Hello and Intro – Eileen

text messages: i love you. i love you. i love you. dscf6294
pic: from flickr

This is going to sound totally cliche but I chose this image because when I saw this picture it promoted me to think of the original reasons I entered the ‘texting/technology’ mobility world; so that I could connect with friends and family… those people that I love and want to stay in touch with. Although many changes have occurred to get us to the point we’re at today, I can still recall many pivotal points in my life that surround both text – symbols and the written word, and technology – from a commodore 64 to now.

My name is Eileen Monks and I am an intermediate (mostly grade 4/5) teacher in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island. This is my 6th/7th MET course and I am very much looking forward to it. As text and written language is still a stumbling for many of my students, I am hoping to gain a better understanding in this area, and additional ways to support my learners.

I look forward to learning and working with all of you.

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2 Responses to Hello and Intro – Eileen

  1. troymoore says:

    I find your comments about the use of text to stay in touch very apropos. I have found through texting I keep in touch with people, I probably wouldn’t have if not for the invent of mobile technology. I like the idea of a closer connected world.

  2. emonks says:

    Thanks! I’ve found texting has been extremely important and beneficial with regards to my daughters. In essence, it’s brought us closer as they can initiate conversations or respond to my queries when they are ready, rather than trying to find a good time or ‘Mom being in their face’.

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