This week flew by rather quickly! I can’t believe there are only 2 more weeks of class left before we begin our next placement.
On Tuesday we had a guest speaker in our class, John Finch. He is the coordinator for the Learning Support and Technology Unit of Manitoba Education. Rather than have a presentation, he opened the floor for questions. I wasn’t exactly sure who he was, so I wasn’t sure what to ask him. Everybody else seemed familiar with him, which was great!
He talked to us about some of the do’s and don’ts of using technology in our classroom. I had no idea that we were not allowed to use public radio in our classrooms … or maybe I misunderstood. I find that odd. I’d understand that we’re not allowed to record anything and use it in class, but not to be able to use a live radio broadcast is really strange. Does that apply for podcasts as well then?
I wish I could find a great replacement for textbooks! I dislike them, but feel that sometimes for math and science they’re the only option. As a young, inexperienced teacher I don’t have the resources to pick and choose what to use for teaching. I guess over time I’ll be able to take what I need from various locations, but for now, I find textbooks best. Of course I don’t use them all the time either, but still …