This site is about education first and technology second.
Sometimes teachers think they are not “Technology Savvy” enough, which is a phrase I hear often right before someone teacher-friend-divorces me or when I am getting “pre-jected” from offering a teacher a solution. I am afraid teachers are sometimes the worst at admitting we do not know it all, even though no one expects us to know it all.
In this blog I investigate teacher online professional learning, think out loud about designing online content, apps/applications for student use, I review a website every now and again, I look for inspiration, I want to meet new people as much as new ideas through this blog.
I am interested in any better way to learn. I am looking at the fully online all the way to the fully face-to-face. The only way any of this is worth anything though is if the instruction is sound.
So learn along with me? Let’s embrace that we don’t know it all and learn something from each other already.
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2016-12-01 at 11:15 am
I want to start a video series type of blog. I saw how useful for language teachers video can be. For example Video Elle type blogs to get to know an area or help students learn new languages through real life video instead of studio staged. I am a Spanish teacher in Frisco, Texas and I saw how my students reacted to learning to write and speak using Video Elle type of scenarios. It caught my attention that I could do the same using my area in Texas, and hopefully help other teachers like myself, become better teachers.
2016-12-01 at 2:09 pm
That sounds awesome Sonia! I hope that you let me know when you are up and running, I would love to “stop by.”
2018-07-23 at 11:31 am
I just started my first teacher blog! This is so far outside of my comfort zone but it’s a way for me to connect with other educators and reflect on my teaching.
2018-07-23 at 3:11 pm
Tiana that is great to hear!
I hope that we keep track of each other and you are able to participate in future HotLunchTray.com teacher blog challenges (#8weeksofsummer is wrapping up this week)!
2019-01-30 at 5:29 pm
Even though I am not a teacher, I enjoy your blog, it keeps me up to date about the things that are going on in our schools and possibly the needs of the teachers and children if I might be able to help my school district! Thank you so much!
2019-01-30 at 5:33 pm
Thank you Holly! It is meant to help other educators, regardless of their roles, and also to help me think through thoughts I am rolling around in my head. I am appreciative of your praise.
2019-09-03 at 2:50 pm
I’m excited to learn how to use technology effectively in the classroom.
2020-02-09 at 1:35 pm
We appreciate a blog like this! Obviously we advocate for better learning 🙂