These past few weeks have been an adventure in technology for me. From trying to create shared documents for a class activity to experimenting with possibilities on Facebook, I have found surprising challenges at every turn. For instance, I learned how to create a page on Facebook, but then I managed to disconnect that page from my email account. Now I find myself with a perfectly good page that I cannot use. It’s currently floating in the limbo of cyberspace with no one to care for it.
Fortunately, my in-class interactions with technology tend to be considerably less disheartening. Some of my greatest victories thus far have been in the world of PowerPoint. In lieu of overhead projectors in every room, our school boasts ceiling-mounted projectors which enable me to post daily assignments, prayers, maps, diagrams, and videos to aid student learning. I typically use PowerPoint to post whatever information I want to convey. When I plan everything right, all the things I want to share with my students are already typed up on the slides, and I can simply push a button on the remote control to move from slide to slide. It’s so easy and convenient.
While using Facebook may not be quite as intuitive for me, I have managed to create a page that I do have access to. Feel free to visit facebook.com/SrAlisonGreen to “like” my Facebook page and read my posts and links throughout the week.