I want to begin a blog devoted to my passion in education, technology. I plan to use this blog to enrich other educator’s knowledge base with the little about technology that I know. As a school library media specialist, I frequently come across forms of technology that either pique my interest or downright baffle me. But I strive to learn what I can, and my goal is to get everyone in my school community at or near the same level of understanding I have. I am OVERJOYED when others surpass me, especially if I know I acted as a catalyst for their launch. I hope you will visit often, and post comments too. I have had MANY interests in the last few years, and here are just a few:
- Web development
- Library database management software
- Television broadcasting
- Digital imaging
- Digital video
- Digital audio
As you can see, I have quite a spectrum of interests. I am not really great at any one thing, but I love to learn in these areas. And better, I love to have teachers and students learn too, but in an authentic and meaningful manner.
I will be attending THE educational conference from my state (S.C.) this week and I must say I love it more than any other annual conference I’ve ever attended in my state. The South Carolina Association of Educational Technology brings us annually our EdTech conference, and this year’s theme is “TechnoSafari.” Of course I’ll be there, and I’ll be working as the volunteer coordinator for the conference. What does that mean? It means that I’ll be limited in what sessions I can attend, because I’ll be busy ensuring that sessions have hosts, attendees and presenters get checked in, and everyone knows where everything is. But by golly I WILL attend the keynote address by David Warlick. I hope to post something from his address this week. So check back soon.