This may be a strange post written by someone who blogs about education and sometimes about the amazing things that we can accomplish using technology in our schools. I love what can be done now with our students. I love the connections we can make with people and experts around the world. I love that we can learn from everyone and anyone we want. I love the difference that technology is making for some of our more at-risk learners. Technology is starting to bridge the gap for some learners as it enables them to express their learning in ways they have never been able to in the past.
But, the truth is… I’m no “techie”.
Some signs I am not a techie….
- When it is Family Movie Night in my house, I need to ask my 3-year-old to start the movie. I’m not even sure which remote to use
- Why DO we have so many remotes?
- On many occasions, I have tried to use a projector at school, become frustrated that it was broken, called for help, only to realize it wasn’t even plugged in! Oooops!
- I have often called our Head Secretary to help me on a spreadsheet or other computer issue (which takes her usually 2-button-pushes to fix).
- How do I get our report card program to work, anyways?
- Countless times I have tried to figure something out, pushing many keys and buttons, crossing my fingers and hoping for the best – only to make something work, but have no idea how it happened or how to recreate what I just did!
- There are many things I have no idea about!
- Cords, cords, cords! Ugggghhh! That’s all.
- List list is endless….
So, if I am not a techie, what am I?
- I am a risk-taker.
- I am not afraid to push a few buttons and hope for the best.
- I am inquisitive.
- I am a learner.
- I am a collaborator.
- I am optimistic.
- I am a problem-solver.
- I am a challenger.
- I am a wannabe.
- I am a member of an inspiring PLN.
What does “being a techie” mean to you?
Are you a techie?