Thankfully I don’t feel as isolated from technology as I used to. Before taking my first Ed. Tech. class, I was feeling left behind and somewhat lost. There has always been a resistance to my embracing technology. I was one of the last to use the internet, email, and even a cell phone. This resistance comes from a number of different beliefs: I like to keep things simple, I like to have face to face human interactions, and also – fear of the unknown.
Since my previous Ed. Tech. class, I have noticed a new confidence around technology that I feel good about. I have a small, but growing sense of wonder and curiosity. I am happy to say that Andres words this week are with me as I try to ‘have fun’ with this class.
Goal number one for me this semester is to try to relax and to overcome the intimidating feelings I have around technology (… like trying not to compare myself with others , and learning how to use Twitter). Goal number two is to understand more about blended learning, which I’m sure will come about in assignment number one. Finally, my third goal will be to try to maintain a balance between home and school and University.
I am on my journey to trade in resistance for persistence.
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