Some tools for those who see themselves in the crawling phase include:
- Reading blogs
- Trying a different browser
- Learning to use cloud storage
Some tools for those who see themselves in the walking phase include:
- Following Twitter and reading posts while making the transition to doing their own posts
- Starting a blog-just the essentials and probably for themselves and a few people at first
- Sharing documents from cloud storage
Some tools for those who see themselves in the running phase include:
I Want To Run
The question begs to be asked, "What do you want to do: crawl, walk, or run?" The really important thing is that it doesn't matter where you are but that you get moving. For my teachers, I am there for every aspect from sitting there encouraging them crawl, to holding their hands and then holding out mine while they walk to me, and even cheering them on as they run (even if they get ahead of me-my ego's not that big!). The really funny part is that as I write this, I can see the SAMR model being applied not only to student use of technology but in teacher growth as well.
Where am I?
Well, I'm off and running when it comes to classroom integration but still walking when it comes to blogging. I want to run and know that I will one day. For now, with the help of the Edublog Teacher Challenge, building a Twitter PLN, and just continuing to develop my own skills, I am enjoying a brisk walk through life with technology in education.