My fist blog/reflection #eci831

Hello my name is Tara SmithOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA and this is my first blog entry in a very long time, and first for my Masters class in ECI 831. I hope to use this blog to help me through the journey of learning new technology and learning how to incorporate it into the classroom. I love using technology it helps make my every day life more manageable and the best part is that I find it easy to use.  My favorite use of technology is social media. I love being connected to the world around me and to friends/family. I am old enough to remember a world without a cell phone/computer, and at times I miss the simple ways of communication; I can’t remember the last time I picked up the phone to call someone and have a conversation with. Knowing that technology and social media will not go away I am going to embrace it and enjoy the many tools that are out there!

Social Media

Social Media

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Entering the blogging world!

Entering the blogging world!

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About tarasmith311

Hello my name is Tara. I am an educator and a new mom to a beautiful girl Adalee. I am staying at home for the year to raise my little one but miss being in the classroom every day. I have been teaching middle year students for five years. I have decided to continue my education by taking my Masters in Educational Psychology through the University of Regina. My dream would to one day be a guidance counselor. In my free time I love to be around the pool. I have played competitive water polo for many years and have been coaching the sport for over ten years. I look forward to my journey as a new mom and life long learner.
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6 Responses to My fist blog/reflection #eci831

  1. kwhobbes says:

    Great to see you blogging! What a wonderful opportunity to learn, share, and journey with others. Great to meet you. Looking forward to learning and sharing with you!

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  2. Ryan Hicks says:

    Thanks, Tara. I agree with you about the phone. What is interesting is I prefer to email/ text, but I have some friends that hate those and insist I call them. I think I have a better, more personal relationship with my friends and family that I actually call than through Facebook or Twitter.

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  3. I also really love that technology is so easy to use in today’s world. It makes me wonder why so many people claim to be “computer illiterate”…

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  4. tarasmith311 says:

    I am not sure either! I do agree with technology being easy, however I feel I can spend way to much time on it and hours go by with out me noticing!

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  5. tarasmith311 says:

    Thanks for the comment!

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  6. tarasmith311 says:

    Ever find yourself asking “what is new” but all ready know the answer because you saw what they posted on Facebook or Twitter earlier that week?

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