Q & A Session with Diana Williams

I had the opportunity to have a questions and answers period with my mentor teacher Diana Williams today. It’s been one busy day, as I had a Google Hangout with her class this morning where I taught them a lesson on friendship and then the interview this afternoon.

It was great to have the chance to connect with a teacher who is using technology in the classroom and to see what it’s like to tackle that terrifying task. Technology can be daunting and down right terrifying, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned by taking my ECMP355 class, it’s to not be afraid of it. After all, if it works it works, and if it doesn’t, it’s not the end of the world.

Building my PLN (Personal Learning Network) has been such a great experience and as teacher Diana said during our interview, “somebody will know somebody that can help.” It all comes down to knowing people and how to connect to the right people for the job. (Dean… you were given the kudos in knowing so many people. I may be calling upon you someday to find someone or maybe as a possible presenter.)

Diana talked about how technology offers students from lower socio-economic status’ the opportunity to see the world and gain those experiences that might not otherwise be possible. This is a great point of view, and a great sense of motivation for all educators to embrace technology and use it to its full potential.

A great big thanks to teacher Diana for the wonderful opportunity and the great feedback. It’s been a slice.

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7 comments

  1. Ashley, I love this “it all comes down to knowing people and how to connect to the right people for the job.” I think that we have had great opportunities to start learning how to use our PLN. Looks like you have had a great experience connecting with Diana.

    1. It was such a great opportunity. It’s something that I never would have thought would be incorporated into an online university class. I’m thankful for all the connections we acquired. I hope your experience was as great as mine. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Thank you, great inspiring blog, i’m so looking forward to start reading and discovering what you write on here.. 🙂

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