Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Beginnings

As I sit here in Springfield, preparing for an early morning session at the Illinois Education and Technology Conference, I realized it has been months since my last blog post.  In fact my last post was in February following the ICE Conference.   I've been trying to figure out why that is and the only excuse I have is that over the last few years I have been shifting my focus from tools, which are easy to write a quick post about, to how to assess and analyze the use of those tools to achieve learning targets and engage students.  This is a welcome trend; but, has required a lot of introspection and self-reflection.  I have also taken on a number of new challenges both personally and professionally that have limited my available time for writing carefully considered reflective posts.  I am hoping that my edtech batteries will be recharged and my focus renewed during IETC 2015.  This conference holds a special place in my heart as it is the first conference I had the pleasure of presenting at many years ago! I'm looking forward to connecting and learning with many amazing educators in the next 48 hours and continuing this amazing journey through education and technology with all of you! 
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