Hello fellow bloggers! This is my first attempt at having my own blog and keeping it going. I am in the process of getting my Masters degree, and to be honest, creating a blog was a requirement for one of my classes. In case you haven't gotten around to reading the "about me" section to the right, I would like to mention that I teach Technology classes at a Career and Technical school in the state of Maine. Mostly Business and Technology classes, such as Desktop Publishing, Intro to HTML, and Microsoft classes. I am Microsoft 2007 certified, and on average 15 to 20 students pass certification each year after taking my classes. This national certification is not easy to pass, and last year, for the first time, one of my ELL students passed the certification exam. We were both ecstatic, he worked very hard for this, and I was especially proud of him. I would like to have more moments like this.
I have created this blog in hopes that I may find other educators that teach in the same content areas as I do, or have ideas on how to use new technologies. I would especially love to hear from anyone out there who has ideas on how to make my Microsoft word class more engaging. I am looking for fun things to do in that class once every other week or so to make the class more energized and interesting. This is a facilitated class, 9-12 grade students, with a wide range of levels. I have pondered on how to make this class more appealing, and have been unsuccessful. I am hoping that someone will see this blog and be able to help.
If anyone would like to share ways in which they are using wikis and blogs in the classroom, I am also open to new teaching ideas in this area too, and my students would be very appreciative.