Let’s be clear..
Today, I still couldn’t figure out where to find “Sent Items” in my gmail account.
Today, I still couldn’t remember how to pull up a previously recorded Swivl video.
Today, I still couldn’t find where on the library website we had saved my link.
Today, I DID create a hyperdoc all by myself! (Okay, I used a template, but still.) As the Instructional Coach in the building, I was assigned to cover a French class for students who have had a sub since the beginning of the semester. When I inquired about lesson plans, I was greeted with laughter. “There might be some worksheets on the desk, but the kids have probably already done them. Just let them play on the laptops.” Being a 1:1 campus with technology, this was a viable option. But I knew that since it was Friday during the period that includes lunch, I would have my hands full of discipline problems without any parameters for computer use. Last Monday, I attended a PD on hyperdocs, so I whipped out my computer, pulled up the template, and in less than an hour produced a seven-item lesson, complete with writing analysis and French class videos. Remember, see above. As a 53 year-old learner, I am definitely not a technology native. But today I felt like one! It was what I needed to push me a little further into this “brave new world” that awaits us. Of course, I was immediately brought back to reality when I couldn’t find my “Sent Items”, but for today…SUCCESS!