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I am a grade 8 French Immersion teacher in Manitoba and this is my 7th course in the MET program. I recently moved to Grand Beach, which is about one hour north of Winnipeg. In my classroom, I use a SMART Board and other educational technologies on a daily basis. I have observed that these tools engage students and accommodate those who have special needs. I believe that acquiring information about digital technology will help me achieve my professional goal of helping students reach their learning potential.
I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas throughout the course!