Intro Blog: 728 Challenge

The following post is for my Grad School class: Digital Media in the Classroom.

  1. Who are you and what do you do? Ginny Washburne- DEN Director for Discovery Education. I help build teacher community in large urban districts across the US.
  2. What is your primary goal for taking this course?  I am taking this course as part of the Master’s of Science in Instructional Media Degree.
  3. What is your philosophy of education? I believe education should develop students passions, expose them to the many possibilities and instil a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.
  4. What do you see as the greatest benefit of using technology and/or digital media in the classroom? Access to information anywhere/anytime and the ability to make learning fun and interactive.
  5. What is your biggest concern or challenge with using technology and/or digital media in the classroom? Using technology just for the sake of using it instead of using it to help transform the learning environment.
  6. Provide an example of how you currently use technology and/or digital media in the classroom. I constantly use videos to introduce a topic/idea, I use PhotoPeach for digital storytelling, and Google Hangout to collaborate with educators.
  7. How does your classroom today differ from when you were the same age as your students? I’m not in a classroom, but when I was teaching it still looked very similar except for the technology (IWB, projector, computer). The curriculum was also still mostly the same.
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One thought on “Intro Blog: 728 Challenge

  1. Hey, Ginny! Welcome to EDIM 508. 🙂 I agree with your statement on concerns with technology. (“Using technology just for the sake of using it instead of using it to help transform the learning environment.”) This seems to be prevalent in many districts.

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