This is the second time I've written this post. I first started writing it last night. My daughters and I decided to make an impromptu trip to Vancouver and stayed with family in Langley last night. After getting the kids all tucked in bed and visiting for a bit, I retreated to my bedroom to write this post.
As fate (and irony) would have it, I had apparently never logged on to their internet connection before with my iPad so couldn't use it to post this. Ok, I thought, I'll just use my phone. No sooner had I begun working on my phone then the countdown begins -
7% battery life left.
I was typing as fast as I possibly could at this point, knowing I had very little time before my phone shut down for good. Fingers flying, I almost finished the post when the screen flashtes white and the faded to black.
Awesome. No post for me.
As the type who doesn't like to miss a deadline (but doesn't mind procrastinating) this is a blow to the ego. I don't miss deadlines. Even self-imposed daily ones.
Fast-foward to today. I have been fidgeting all day, just waiting for the moment when I can redeem myself. When I can offer up my sorry technology-failed-me excuse for why I did not write a post about, of all things, ed Tech. The irony is not lost on me.
So here I lie, in my youngest daughter's bed, waiting for her to fall asleep and re-writing last night's post.
1 - Audio books. Hands down. They can turn a reluctant reader in to a voracious reader. 'Nuff said.
2 - Evernote (including Skitch). Good for a whole ton of things, for me and my students.
3 - Speech to text. When paired with Evernote, it can be a struggling writer's key to success.
4 - eBooks. Can have the same impact as #1 and so many useful features for struggling learners.
5 - Various presentation apps & websites (Prezi, Glogster, Voki, the simple video camera, and more). So many great ways to share their learning!
6 - My Smartboard. Easy, engaging and infinitely useful. Hate the doc camera though - just turns it in to a glorified projector.
I'm Bryn, teacher, mom, book lover, athlete. I am passionate about literacy, collaborative teaching and finding new and innovative ways to engage & motivate all kids. I hope you find something that speaks to you here on my blog and would love to hear from you too!