Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Visitor vs. Resident
Technology has always been a part of my life, since my family had owned a computer before I was born. (They purchased an Apple 2 in 1984.) This then influenced my brother to become a Software Engineer, and has influenced me to not only be technology literate but to enjoy and understand it as a tool. I learned math on Math Blaster, reading on Reader Rabbit, had my own email address by the age of 5, and an AIM account at 7. With this I have been familiar with the idea of cyberspace, and as soon as Facebook was available to high school students, I was quickly on top of it. I like the fact that I can easily connect to my friends that I might not have been able to stay in contact with due to crazy lifestyles and moving across the country for school or work. I constantly read blogs, use skype, twitter and other sites which gives me a presence, which according to Dr. White, makes me not only a resident, but a fearless one. Since I am fearless, it allows me to try all sorts of tools with education. I am already being more exposed so some social networking tools that I can use for education, and I am willing to try anything as long as I can connect my students to the math.