As I complete another semester of digital learning, I feel that I continue to learn more than I ever expected. This semester asked probing questions that made me think more in depth about my innovation plan than I had before. I faced difficulties in the implementation of my plan than I had anticipated. Even expecting… Continue reading Resources for Digital Environments Reflection
I have just finished my first-year teaching. I can tell you; it was nothing like I had expected. There were many challenges I was completely unprepared for. If it weren’t for the support of my school administration and the advice of my learning community, my year would have gone much differently. There was a huge… Continue reading Creating Significant Learning Environments (CSLE)
After watching both videos, a certain quote comes to mind. “It is not the words you say, but how you say it.” I often think of this when I am teaching a student how to handle a disagreement and even in my own life’s disagreements. In the first video, the woman even mentioned something similar,… Continue reading I am a Change
Taking control of learning is different than education and assignments. It is about taking control of your learning and not just being educated which is something done to you more out of your control. It is an important reminder not only to offer learning opportunities to students but as a class also take control of… Continue reading Ownership of Education
Both videos offered a new challenge to teachers. As much as I try to prepare my students for the real world and not only teach them curriculum but also how to become self-motivated learners, I realize I may not be doing all that I can. In the second video, she prefaced by saying “I am… Continue reading Ready to Innovate
I was unaware of what an e-portfolio was before beginning my journey through Applied Digital Learning. I felt overwhelmed by the idea and wasn’t sure if it would benefit me. After doing outside research, I was able to reframe my mindset and see it as an opportunity to invest in myself and my career. By… Continue reading Reframing My Mindset
My name is Avery Nihill. I am a new teacher starting school again. I am studying Applied Digital Learning at Lamar University. I teach math and science to upper elementary and middle school students. I am hoping to learn more about technology and educational techniques to better support my students. On this site, you will… Continue reading My First Blog Post!