Several people, including Dean and Darren, have posted “Day in the Life of” slideshows. When Dean asked Darren, Clarence and I to speak to his class at the University of Regina via Elluminate, I decided to follow their example. As my sister often says, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Since my students are much cuter than I am, I decided to make it a day in one of their lives instead of my own. I chose the student who was the first one in the door in the morning. He got a little tired of my constant picture taking, so although he was still reluctantly humouring me, I branched out to some other students who were more than eager to take his place.
I have had teachers ask me if my students ever write on paper. Of course they do! Almost every day! Because of this, I wanted to show Dean’s students that technology is not always the best choice as a teaching tool. It is just one of the tools that I can choose from when I am planning the best learning option for my class. It can, however, give us opportunities that no other tool can such as opportunities for connection, for an audience and for transparency.