<One of the most commonly heard phrases, for me as a fairly new educator has been, "you don't have to reinvent the wheel". It seemed to make sense. But what if that's wrong? What if we do have to reinvent it? What if the wheel that has always done the job just isn't cutting it anymore? That's scary. Without a doubt. It means stepping and staying outside of our comfort zone. Rocking the boat once in awhile. Taking risks.
I attended my first @edcampswo 'unconference' yesterday and left energized and inspired. There wasn't any one piece of the day that stood out as 'better' than the others. From augmented reality, to leadership, Minecraft in the classroom and tech troubles. My mind was blown. And then blown again. I met an amazing group of educators and administrators and by some stroke of luck co-presented a session on inquiry learning and iPads with Apple Distinguished Educator and fellow Grade 2 Teacher, Kristen Wideen.
It was a game changer for me.
I am excited to use QR codes in the classroom, to test out augmented reality through @aurasma and to provide my kiddos with the opportunities to make authentic global connections. The icing on the cake was definitely extending my PLN. There are so many exceptional educators in Ontario and it was a privilege to learn and share among some yesterday.