I technically began this blog back in 2006 before blogging in education had become very popular. At the time, I was a fourth grade teacher, and I was trying to figure out how to do this 21st century teaching thing. A lot has happened since 2006. To start, I no longer teach at the elementary school. In between my years as a fourth grade teacher until now I have taught fifth grade and then served as a building technology coordinator from 2008-2012. This year, I wanted a change so I took a position as a sixth grade language arts teacher at the middle school level.
My decision to return to the classroom stemmed from a desire to be more involved with students and less involved with fixing everyone else's technology. I wanted to get back in the trenches, so to speak. I was tired of talking the talk without walking the walk. I loved the idea of being a technology coordinator, but I started to feel like I was getting out of touch. (You can read about my life as a technology coordinator on another old blog here.)
So, now I am back in my very own classroom where technology integration is a way of life for me. Thankfully my district has FINALLY adopted Google Apps for Education so that I can do my thing without jumping through a million hoops. (Thanks DPS!)
I'm going to do my best to post often in an effort to document my great return to the classroom. Thanks for reading! Come back soon!