During my second year of teaching I had a co-worker come to me and ask if I was interested in attending a CUE (Computer Using Educators) conference during the summer. I hesitantly agreed to go. This moment led me to where I am today. After realizing the world of technology that is offered for the classroom I decided to open my mind to it. I was teaching a 1st/2nd grade combo class during that year then 3rd the year after. During this time we only had computers once a week. The next couple of years technology exploded in our district. Classroom teachers started to get more technology in their classrooms and then came 1:1 Chromebooks for all students.
There were not a lot of trainings when teachers received all of this new technology. So I continued to go to CUE conferences and other trainings and conferences available to me. During this time I was opened up to a world of resources for students with 1:1 devices. I was able to try all of these new ideas on my students.
My students were so excited to try all of the new websites. Anytime I asked them to open up their computers their faces lit up with excitement. Unlike some adults, children wanted to try new things especially if the computer was involved.
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