Gramma of Wired Grandkids
Update: Retired and Loving Art: Life in retirement allows for expanding one’s life in many ways, so this blog will now vary its postings to show the ways in which life has provided me with more opportunities.
One, in particular, is art. [Art Blog] As a teacher, I am fascinated with learning– so this blog will also reflect on my new passion: art, especially digital art. If you are an artist– I hope you add to my learning so we can grow together. If you are not artist, but are a teacher, then beg for art– support art, and incorporate art in your classrooms. These posts will add to that support.
Writing and reflection also still ramble through my life’s meanderings, so stay a while and share your reflections and ideas too as we connect to make the world better.
So much to do and so little time! Luckily, my husband and I enjoy the same hobbies (walking the dog, boating, and geeking out on Mac computers), so all the time I spend learning and preparing for teaching the best that I can so my students can be their best — in their future– is appreciated and understood.
Students today enjoy the connectedness of social networking; it is part of their very being. My goal as a retired teacher is to offer guidance from research and my experience for other educators, so they too may bring their instruction into that cloud to teach the content required in ways that inspire online responsibility and ethics in this new, very public world.
In today’s education reform, we all need to consider the issues carefully for the sake of our children’s future.
It’s impossible to imagine what will be in the next few years because of the frequent advances and changes in technology, but I do know that my students needed me to be informed and engaged, leading with the educational transformation occurring right now. For them to be successful, they need guidance in the tools they choose to use. Hopefully, schools will allow those tools in the classroom so that all educators can “bring instruction into that cloud to teach the content required in ways that inspire online responsibility and ethics in this new, very public world.”
I am so thankful for the families and students as we engages and interacted and learned together in our projects.
And yet, there’s so much more to learn… here we go…
These are my thoughts, not my employers.
Please remember: I’m thinking things through; please be patient with any errors.
Thank you.Sheri Edwards. 2016
Go Boldly… And scatter seeds of kindness–
Reflect curiosity and wonder…
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