Sunday, May 13, 2012

Shift in Technology

When I began teaching seven years ago, we were preparing to move into a newly constructed building. However, for the first half of the year, I was a traveling teacher moving from classroom to classroom. I didn't have access to a computer, projector or even an overhead. My desk was a rolling cart. I could use books and a chalkboard as tools for teaching. When we moved into the new building, all of a sudden I had a computer with a projector in my classroom. It was such a drastic shift for me, but I felt I didn't have the proper training in the use of all this technology. I didn't know how to use it, and therefore I didn't take full advantage of all that was in front of me. seven years later, much of the technology is beginning to fail or even become obsolete, but I feel I never even mastered that, yet something new will be coming along eventually.