I am easily distracted.
My students are treated to that little bit of information on a daily basis when we start talking about one thing in class and we get off on a tangent and just keep going. And going. And going. And that’s okay with me. My family is treated to this when I find a great home decor item in a store and suddenly a whole room is transformed. And my spouse knows this about me because our storage room is filled with my past ‘distractions’: stained glass supplies, card-making materials, stamping bins, cake-making/decorating items.
I see something I am interested in and I jump in. Which explains how I have come to have enrolled myself in #ETMOOC, a MOOC around educational technology and media. Whenever I find something like this that I just *have* to do, I go through the initial excitement and enthusiasm and can’t wait to get started. Now that I have received the confirmation information and the schedule and the first ‘assignment,’ I will move onto the next part of my MO, panic and anxiety.
The second guessing has begun: Will I have time to do this? What if I suck at it? What if I have nothing good to contribute? I need to remind myself that this is an opportunity to learn through self-directed goals and activities.
I am looking forward, mostly, to watching and learning from the big brains who are part of this activity. I am hoping to share a thing or two that I might know and I am really hoping that this makes me an educator even more comfortable with using technology with my students to encourage their engagement and quest for lifelong learning.
Let’s do this thing.