First of all, I want to apologize for being so MIA the past couple of weeks. The end of the school year is always a little hectic with finals, grading and other general wrapping-up activities. This year was especially crazy, thanks to leaving my school and transitioning into a new workplace! I’m so glad to finally be able to announce to all of you that I just had my first day as a full-time technology coach with a local, Houston non-profit called Houston A+ Challenge. I will be focusing on technology integration with the organization at large, and will also serve as the tech director for a brand-new mobile school opening in the Museum District called A+ Unlimited Potential.
All of this is very exciting and I can’t wait to get started! Right now, I am working on deciding what kind of devices we should pilot with our first cohort, and will keep you posted on those decisions. It is by far the most responsibility I have ever had in regards to an educational technology position, and a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. I am eager to do some research and present the options to the teachers, and have already begun planning out what kinds of apps students will use. The decision has basically come down to iPads vs. Chromebooks – and if you have any advice on one over the other please share them with me!
In addition to my new job and the new decisions that come with it, I also got a new haircut! Although this blog is dedicated to sharing educational technology resources, the haircut was a big deal for me, so check it out:
Happy new week, y’all!