Sunday, February 22, 2009

Relfections on Class

I finally have the opportunity to write my first blog! I hope this works because this in itself has been way too stressful. Technology is great when it flows and works but when it doesn't and you're like me I just want to scream and shout and give up! That said I use technology every day in my classroom. My students who are working towards high school credit must complete lessons using the Nova Net website. There have been several times when the system is down and shuts off in the middle of the lessons where the students loose everything they've done and I have to work hard to calm them down because these are special needs students who have very little patience or motivation to work. I have been on both sides of the fence now. There is no turning back and no escaping the future and it is all about the technology.

I like how the class is structured allowing us to utilize the class time to actually complete required work. I also like the hands-on experience, learn by doing in the class with the teacher present. I for the first time used publisher and look forward to using it in the classroom.

I am fortunate to have computers in my classroom and seek to learn ways to utilize them for learning besides the required Nova Net work. My students are very clever and wise in the ways of technology, far ahead of their teacher, Ms. Tuten. I am seeking to learn valuable information to share with my students to help them progress educationally in all areas of academics.


  1. I think that it is a great idea to do what you can to get your students excited about writing. It's a skill that they need across the curriculm. I like that you are planning to use the computer to get them interested in writing. They will begin to "write" without really feeling like they are. What grade level do you teach?

  2. I so admire what and who you teach. You are indeed a special person. Since your kids like the computer so much, as they learn to write have them write about what they relly like, whatever it is.

  3. I think that your job is so important. We will be lost witout computers os adequate skills to use them.