Thursday, August 15, 2013
Discovering new technology with a new school year
Edmodo made me feel like I have never used a computer before. A familiar looking layout, like the designers paid homage to Mark Zuckerburg. I thought that this educational Facebook would take five minutes to acclimate to, but boy, was I wrong. Intuition told me that things should be able to be dragged and easily integrated into each post and that Google Drive (which I am reliant on) should work just like it does with Google Sites. Three days and one handout later, I was ready to return to Google Sites (at least I knew how to work it), but then I asked for help which is not something I am good at doing, especially when it comes to anything involving technology. With a less than 3 minute conversation with a coworker, I figured out what I had been missing and have posted the information and assignments that I was wanting to. When school begins on Monday, I will be able to give my students their codes and make this digital community work. I'm excited.