freetechforschools.com is one of, if not my favorite website/blog! I am a Preservice Teacher about to enter my credential program. I just started learning about education technology about 6 months ago and to say I was overwhelmed if the understatement of the year.
I graduated in 1995, high school that is, and although the internet wasn’t a completely foreign concept, it had yet to transition its way into the classrooms that I was familiar with. The only “technology” related class I knew about at my high school was typing class were 35 students shared ten word processors.
Since I never took typing in high school the extent of my computer knowledge was playing Atari when it came out. I had an enormous fear of technology and was completely intimidated by even the smallest things related to technology. My anxiety grew as e- mailing became more and more common, smartphones almost gave me a heart attack when they surfaced and soon it became apparent that knowing how to navigate the internet was no longer a choice, it was required..
.About a year and a half ago I jumped in feet first determined to conquer this fear and the craziest thing happened to me…I realized that I had finally found my first hobby at thirty five years old. Not only was I not afraid of “the big bad internet”, I was spellbound by how far technology had come since I had last given it a chance.
That is not to say I wasn’t completely overwhelmed by the endless amount of resources the web had to offer. I wish I had known about freetechforschools.com from the very beginning because it would have saved me a lot of time and frustration. If you haven’t had a chance yet, go check the site and I recommend bookmarking the page because it is one of the best EDTECH resources a teacher can have.
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