Enter D'Apps I'm using this site to gain competence with technologies that I intend to utilize in the classroom. My college is doing a pretty good job teaching traditional methods, however, I only have one instructional media class and I believe that 21st century students should learn with 21st century technology. When I begin my teaching career, I want to integrate technology starting on the first day, and the only way I'll be able to do that is to start practicing now. I'll use blogs in the classroom for communicating with parents and daily roving reporting by students. Students will also have the option to write on their own blog. Over the next couple of years I'll model how I'll use use blogging in the classroom on this site. Please check out my other sites concerning Handhelds and Podcasting.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


My First Post

Well, I guess I'll get this blog site up and running. Originally, I planned to create my portfolio using Blogger, but the area-ISD acts as the ISP for the 21 local districts and blogging tools are completely firewalled. I talked to the ISD tech coordinator last night and she said the ISD has a policy and a plan for blogging, and it is about two years away. So in the meantime, since I think it would be pretty awkward to show up for an interview and have my portfolio work firewalled, I'll look for some non-web based solutions that I can use along with the standard paper portfolio that my school's education department says I must have. I'll use Blogger to work on the technical skills I'll need so I can introduce technology into the classroom when I start teaching.

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