My EDTC 400 Introduction

Hi everyone! Welcome to my first blog post of EDTC 400. To start out I would like to tell you a bit about myself.

My name is Caleb Lueck. As of writing this, I am in my third year of Secondary Education with a major in Math and a minor in Phys Ed. I currently live in Regina Saskatchewan.

Now that you know a bit about me I would like to talk about my three goals throughout my time in EDTC 400.

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First I am excited to get back into learning about the various educational technologies again. For the last year or two, I have almost completely removed myself from social media, because for the most part, it was just becoming a time waster. With that being said, I know that social media can have a much greater purpose especially as an educator, and I want to focus on relearning how technology can assist me rather than waste all my time.

My next goal is to understand the pros and cons of technology in the classroom, and I specifically am referring to the Great EDTC Debate assignment. I feel like this assignment can really benefit me as an educator, and will help me gain a better understanding and form my own opinions about many topics that I probably never would have even considered in the past so I want to use it as an opportunity to grow as a teacher and shape my pedagogy.

My final goal this semester, not just in this class, would be to start shifting my focus and looking at my classes through the lens of a teacher. Not that I wanted to, but I feel like, in my first couple years of Education, I have had the tendency to be stuck in a student’s mindset and think it’s really important that I start shifting my focus. I want to use my opportunity to mentor the EDTC 300 students as a way to do that.

That is all I have for now. I would like to use this first post as an opportunity to help me towards one of my goals, and so if you would like to, feel free to follow the link to my Twitter here. I look forward to connecting with you!

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