Today driving home I realized – I love my job!
Today was a good day, a very productive day. Here’s a snapshot of my life on a good day.
I started out in the high school. During my 4 hours there, I …
- helped a teacher set up an online journal through our Moodle and how to use it and how to have the students use it.
- worked with my PLN to find a resource for making poetry interactive.
- helped a teacher change a project they had done in the past so that it incorporates more technology and 21st century skills.
- taught a teacher how to use Google Docs, spreadsheets, and forms with Math students.
- showed a teacher how to make a discussion forum on Moodle and have students respond.
- answered a teacher’s questions about wikispaces that her students are currently working on.
- helped a teacher with a few aspects of Moodle she didn’t quite understand.
- talked with our union president about meeting with elementary teachers during their “planning” time instead of their “professional” time.
- had lunch with a few new people and had a civil discussion about politics – with both R & D present!
Then, I travelled to our smallest elementary school that only has grades K-3. There, I met with each grade’s teachers during their planning time. There, I …
- showed imbee.com to 3rd grade teachers who will be setting their students up this weekend. We discussed parent permission and use of the site.
- gave a mini training session on iMovie ’08 with as many features as I can cover in 15 minutes.
- showed Pixie to Kindergarten teachers and brainstormed uses of it in their classes.
- shared interactive websites with Kindergarten teachers to get their students engaged during center time.
- demonstrated web 2.0 resources such as kerpoof.com, blabberize.com, voki.com, and wikispaces to 1st grade teachers.
- helped teachers organize their files better so they are more productive.
- fielded questions about smartboard problems, student accounts, broken printers, etc.
- answered questions about the moodle, ning, etoolbox, and other district resources.
And, all day during and in-between meetings with teachers I constantly answered emails including, but not limited to, the followig topics…
- moodle accounts – both student and teachers
- mysterious emails appearing in a parent’s email box from the moodle
- google apps and domains
- meeting times for integration help
- topics for upcoming trainings
- classrooms for the future
- smartboard problems
But at the end of the day as I was walking out of the elementary school with the young students, I thought, “I love my job!”