Sunday, January 31, 2010

week 2-feeling disconnected

I believe, whole-heartedly, in the ability of the written word to change the way one perceives the world. I entered the teaching field and the English Major so that I could share the skill and power that comes with writing well with as many students as I could. I believe that it is our responsibility as future educators to leave our mark on future members of future societies. I wish to see a future in which children can express themselves through powerful works of writing.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Guess Introductions are in Order

My name is Julio. I'm an English Education Major and History Minor at MSU. As part of a tech involved course I hope to use this space to post work that i do. While not yet totally sold on the idea of electronic class rooms I know that an open minded, adaptable educator is a more marketable one. Besides which i feel that any technology that allows me to effectively teach more students in more places without them coming to me or vice-versa must be a good thing and must be utilized. While I don't feel that the days of the three dimensional classroom are numbered and believe there is something to be said for a physical space separate from the home for the student to realize their potential I do feel that this technology does serve a very important place in our schools and should be mastered by all educators.