Thursday morning, when GPISD teachers returned from summer break, we were greeted by the Discovery Education Network.
I’ve used Discovery for their streaming of videos many times before. In fact, I already had folders with saved videos on it from several years ago. I’m not going to lie – I had a couple of moments where I thought I wasn’t going to learn anything (which happens to me quite often in technology classes). Thankfully, it only took 1/2 of the first day before I started to learn things I didn’t already know. Then the excitement kicked in, the wheels started turning, and I started trying to decide how I could use the DEN at the beginning of the school year.
The second day of training brought even more possibilities. I feel fortunate to work in a district that values technology and its benefits to our students. I look forward to this school year and hope I do a good job incorporating this new technology into my classroom.