Summary of Activites
It was also nice to be given the opportunity to discuss with classmates and explore each others districts and their practices. Problem solving situations one with another helps to look at difficult areas from a variety of ways. To hear other's perspectives and defend your ideas helps to solidify appropriate actions.
The networking we have done with our colleagues has also been beneficial for me. The interaction on Facebook, with each of us sharing various articles and sites surrounding technology has increased my knowledge. The conversations and view points shared has challenged my thinking and caused me to reflect on my actions in trying to lead teachers and students in technology integration and use.
Change in the Classroom-Schools-District
Looking toward the future, I plan on working with our Instructional Technology Facilitator to design and conduct family nights for our community. My hope would be to bring in outside agencies including law enforcement and counselors to educate our parents and students on appropriate use of social media. It is also important to include warning signs for parents to look for in their children as a result of cyberbullying. Parents need tips on talking with their children about safe use of social media websites. Students need education on appropriate and safe use as well.
In the classroom, I plan to work with teachers on integrating technology within their lessons. During faculty meetings, I plan on spotlighting a different technology tool and setting the expectation for teachers to use these in their classes. I will conduct walk-throughs and provide teachers with feedback on their progress in incorporating technology into their classes.