About Me: Anna
Why I joined this EVO.
I enjoyed my first time attending an international TESOL conference in New Orleans a few years ago. I gave a presentation about using Mr. Bean videos in a beginning English class at the Electronic Village Fair. Since then, I haven't been able to attend a big TESOL conference--just state and regional. This year, TESOL is in Dallas. I live in Houston, and I'd like to go, but I plan on having a baby around that time. I thought that this course would be a good way for me to have a great professional development experience without traveling anywhere.
I'm a little bit afraid of technology, but that doesn't stop me from using it. Any time a colleague or friend tells me that he/she is using some new tool that it is really effective in the classroom, I try it. (I've enjoyed using are VoiceThread for student presentations and FaceBook as a course management tool.) So, an online course is a stretch for me, but I'll give it a shot.