Carolyn O'Connor - Secondary Science

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Patience, empathy, and mindfulness are key qualities that I hope to embody and model as a teacher.

It's exciting how much educational content is available to an increasingly wider and more diverse audience through digital technology. We can now learn and teach internationally through the web. Computers can enable quick, sometimes instantaneous assessment and feedback. This can be invaluable to both teachers and learners, if well designed and properly used.

However, technology can also be a distraction. I am concerned that I will be competing with electronic devices for my students' attention. I have heard that some schools are even requiring teachers to enroll in Facebook and Twitter. I am skeptical that more is better, especially when it comes to social media.

In this class, I hope to learn how to effectively and efficiently find, organize, store, and use electronic content for my classes.

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