This particular blog post doesn’t follow my usual format and style mostly because I just keep on learning.
Sadly this learning seems to be occurring mostly by default as I struggle and plug along to teach myself first.
Good thing I am a teacher. Otherwise who knows how long this might have taken.
I fear this blog won’t be hitting the 250-300 TYPED word range but I think I may have made the mark by allowing myself to represent my learning in a new way. See ya’ later old school pen and paper. Im taking it 21st century style.
Are we excited….. heck yes we are!
It hiccups like crazy, the videos stall out, you accidentally hit the home button and BUH-BYE goes the best attempt yet and you have to physically restrain yourself from smashing the iPad, all followed by the whisper and muttering of “I should have just wrote it down like I normally do.”
I felt a wee bit like this. I just had a tad more… self-control? Sanity…?
This blog touches on my need to become proficient in the use of the technology I expect my students to use. Only when I become proficient and confident in using it, will my learners be able to. This was a common thread throughout my readings.
Now don’t get too excited they certainly aren’t hollywood production quality but it is a format new to me, and it took me a long time to research how to get the emded code so that you my lovely readers might actually be able to see my attempts. Ha! I won’t even tell you how many times I recorded and re-recorded it. True to nature I still don’t love it. Something about listening to your own voice recorded is oh so very strange and borderline awful. Incase they hiccup like crazy, like they did in my editing window, I have put the address where they are stored under the embed code so that you may go to them directly. For the amount of time I invested in finding the embed code – IT BETTER WORK!
I fear once I post, the files will be too large and you will have to bounce back and forth. Sorry about that.
Urban Dictionary for the win!