Posts for Tag: technology

tools

I was showing my Digital Media & Design class an older video today. Since the clip was originally filmed in 1988, it presents in square format. One of the students asked why it looked “so weird” and out of focus. 

Legitimate question, for someone who grew up with wifi and HD optics. It created some good conversation about the history of film. It also made me realize how far technology has come in the last 30 years. Meanwhile, I’m viewing my square desktop monitor with a little contempt...

strategies

I’ve been thinking about strategies this weekend. That’s because, I typically spend a bit of time on Saturday catching up on twitter feeds and blog posts, digesting all the amazing things other TOSAs and Teacher Leaders are sharing. This Saturday, it seemed that many of these posts centered on strategy. 

  • Strategies for teaching with technology. 
  • Strategies for student engagement.
  • Strategies for measuring student learning. 
  • Strategies for tech-averse teachers. 
My takeaway from all these insightful articles and posts: it seems that I’m not the only TOSA who struggles with these concepts. 

In my third year as a TOSA, effective strategies have become even more challenging. I feel like I’m moving forward, but I also believe that my strategies need realignment.