This is my first blog post! I am a Spanish teacher in Ashland, MA. I would like to comment on the shift of technology since I first started teaching. I only started teaching 9 years ago and there have been so many significant changes.
I first started teaching in 2003 on Long Island, NY. I taught in a large school with about 2500 students. I taught in 3 different classrooms and there was not a single computer in any of the classrooms. I did not communicate with my students, colleagues or with parents via email. We did most of our communicating in person or via “memos.” I used the one office phone to communicate with parents. I never used email.
Now, I can’t imagine my life as a teacher without a computer in my classroom. I don’t know what I would do! I use email for everything and countless other websites to communicate with my colleagues, students, friends and family. I am never without my smart phone and I am almost always connected to some sort of technology. I have not had much of chance to reflect on these changes and I look forward to hearing some of your comments. Would you be able to survive without a computer in your classroom??