Hi, I’m Brittany, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have you here on my website. Welcome, welcome!
Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’m an educator with a genuine obsession for all things technology-related. Seriously, if there’s a new gadget or a shiny software program, you can bet I’ll be the first in line to check it out. But beyond my love for tech, I’m truly passionate about teaching students the essential 21st century skills they need to thrive in our ever-evolving world.
Now, let me take you back to where it all began. Picture this: fresh-faced Brittany nervously stepping into an interview for a 5th grade teaching position. Little did I know that the conversation would steer towards the idea of launching a technology program at the school. With my trusty master’s degree in technology education, I found myself unexpectedly fitting the bill perfectly. Excitement coursed through my veins as I embraced the opportunity, even though I had no clue what I was getting myself into. It was definitely a “fake it until you make it” kind of situation in that first year!
As time went on, something magical happened. I stumbled upon some techniques and strategies that worked like a charm in my classroom (but let’s not forget the countless blunders and mishaps along the way). It was these moments of success, mixed with the inevitable setbacks, that ignited a fire within me. I knew I had to share my experiences with fellow tech teachers who might be going through the same journey.
And that, my friend, is how this very website came to be. I’m here to offer you a glimpse into my rollercoaster ride of a teaching career, filled with triumphs, failures, and everything in between. I’ll spill the beans on what worked wonders and what made me question my life choices. Together, we’ll navigate the exciting world of technology in education, exploring innovative ideas, tools, and resources that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take on any classroom challenge.
So, whether you’re a fellow educator seeking guidance, a tech enthusiast looking for the latest scoop, or simply curious about what this “21st century skills” buzz is all about, consider this website your virtual home. Feel free to explore, learn, and most importantly, join in on the conversation. Trust me, we’re about to embark on an incredible journey together!
Thanks for stopping by, and I can’t wait to connect with you further.
Warmest regards, Brittany
Some questions you probably have that I figured out along the way…
- Ugh, I have to track data and give grades?! Let me help you get organized
- What in the world do I do if my students don’t work at the same pace? Early finisher activities
- How do I make sure all of my students are learning the standards? Take my free email course
- How do I plan for 6+ grade levels each week? Save yourself the headache!
- I’m brand new at teaching tech. How do I even get started?
- The classroom teachers want me to do what? Online Research Skills for Students
- What do I do when the technology isn’t working? Unplugged Technology Stations
- I know how to teach, but I have no idea how to be a technology teacher. Here are 7 tips for transitioning
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