When I was a young girl, we were one of the first to own a home computer. That is probably why I was never intimidated by new technology. In fact, my parents bought two computers and put them in the same room, his and hers! My parents are in their 80’s and they keep learning not intimated but invigorated by new technology. My mom and dad each still have their own desktops computers. Recently, my Dad got even got an Ipad and mom has a laptop (btw thanks for letting me borrow it to participate in the Slice of Life Challenge this month) They both have their own active email and Facebook accounts. Dad drops pictures in Dropbox to share with family across the country. Mom even created her own Blog recently. These folks know how to keep up with the world. It is because of them that I enjoy learning and embracing new technology---Heck, I can’t keep up with them!
As a 2nd year teacher, about 12 years ago, I was offered the training and equipment to become an EMINTS teacher. So for two years, I received technology integration training along with 12 computers for my students, a smartboard, projector, scanning & digital camera! This was a fantastic journey for myself and my students. It has changed over the years but the amazing part is the learning never ceases. I am on the technology committee for my school district. Our school has several Ipads and laptops and are in the process of implementing the BYOD (bring Your Own Device) program. I can’t wait to find out where we will take learning next!