Let me start by saying that I have never blogged. I’ve never tweeted, I don’t have a Facebook account and I’m just about the opposite of tech savvy. I know how to work my phone – usually – and I can find my way around my district issued laptop and classroom technology (assuming my projector doesn’t give me ANY trouble), but if you need any sort of technology help I am not your girl. This class, INTE5340, it so far out of my comfort zone it’s not even funny. When I read the syllabus last week, 4 times, I cried (although, I’m admittedly a stereotypical pregnant woman at the moment and it doesn’t take much).
I’m here because I recently found out that I only need one (one!) 3-credit course to complete my MA. In the last seven years since I finished getting my teaching license I’ve been teaching all over the Colorado, gaining incredible experiences, and furthering my education by getting various certifications that would help ensure I could meet my students’ linguistically diverse learning needs. This course was the only one on the list of courses I could take to complete my capstone that sounded nothing like any other course I have taken. Honestly, though, I completely misunderstood what this class was about. I thought I would learn how to broaden my students’ digital literacy, not that I would actually have to broaden my own! But, here we are. I’m nervous that I’ll fail, but I’m excited at all there is to learn. Bear with me, I am a certified newbie at all things digital.