Sunday, March 24, 2013

EDLD 5398 Intern for Principal

 This degree has opened my eyes to another world that I did not fully understand. I was familiar with Web 2.0 tools and some social media but had not really considered how I could fully use these in a school setting.   I have looked into using Twitter, blogs, Google Docs, Dropbox, and others just to name a few in the school setting.  I understand that students may be familiar with these tools, but I feel confident that I can take them to a new level with how these tools can be used in an educational setting to help them with their educational success. As an educator, we need to show students not only how to use technology, but use technology as a tool for learning. Even though I am not looking to be an administrator, I understand that change starts at the top and works its way down through to the teachers and students. If administrators are not familiar with these concepts, then teachers will not feel supported in making changes and then students will not receive the benefits of what technology can do for them in the classroom. We must remember that most change happens at the top and when teachers know that administration supports new ideas and efforts  then true growth will occur.