I picked this image because it jumped out at me right away – children are exposed to new media at such a young age. As educators, we need to teach children to use the tools they are exposed to at home in school. When I was entering school my family had an old computer that gathered dust in our kitchen. Now, I depend on my computer everyday and want to weave digital literacy into my classroom.
My name is Alison and I am teaching grade 1/2 in West Vancouver this year. This is my first met course along with ETEC 511. I am both excited and nervous about starting the program. I was drawn to this course as I really want to learn about the fluidity of spaces for reading and writing and how to incorparate them into my classroom. Last year I taught grade 5 and found it easy to incorporate blogs, wikis and discussion boards. I want to learn how to bring technology into the early primary classroom. I look forward to working with you all.