My name is Kailee.
I like coffee, taking baths, summertime, running, kids, piña coladas and getting caught in the rain (kidding, I hate the rain).
I am from the booming metropolis of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
I have just finished my degree in education. I am currently teaching Media Studies, Social Studies and Information Processing at AE Peacock Collegiate.
I know a little bit about technology from working in the computer department at Staples. I know enough to sell you a computer, and can tell you about gigabytes and DDR-3 , but most of what I’ve learned I googled because a customer had a question and I needed an answer. I don’t have a lot of first hand-experience, and I know more about the hardware and software of a computer than the actual tools and resources you can use on the world wide web.
At this point, I think technology isn’t used to its full potential in our classrooms. A lot of people have mixed feelings towards technology in the classroom, thinking that it takes away or distracts rather than enhances. I’ve always felt there are a lot of ways that technology can be incorporated in a way that enriches students’ learning, I just wasn’t exactly sure what that might look like. I think it’s important for teachers to have a good grasp of what technologies are available to them and how those things (youtube, twitter, etc.) can be used for the benefit of learning.
I am really excited for this class. I am also very overwhelmed. There is a lot of technological resources out there to be used, and it’s just a matter of understanding it and becoming comfortable with it. That is what I hope to gain in this course. I want to see all of the potential benefits for teachers and ways to empower students through the tools of technology.