I started teaching in 2003 when things were slowly changing. I had always aspired to be a teacher but I wanted to be just like Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus. I dressed up like her, had class pets like her, created lesson plans that were hands on and creative like her BUT I was missing one important thing: The Magic School Bus.
(Instructional Technology in the hands of students...)
Instructional Technology finally gave me my Magic School Bus. All of the sudden I could send kids to the moon (googlemoon.com) or take them on virtual field trips into the human body. Instructional Technology allows me to truly integrate subject areas seamlessly, differentiate my instruction, and give students the independence they need to become 21st century learners.