Technology and Learning is the image I chose today because I think that education has changed more in the last 10 years then it did the 100 before that. Today I carry the entire world around in my pocket with my iPhone. I am also much more connected than I have ever been. I regularly get ideas from teachers all over the United States. With social learning sites like Edmodo, Twitter, and Pinterest the number of teachers I am now connected to was unimaginable just a few years ago. When I started teaching in 1989, I was put in a room by myself with some books and had to figure it out.
It can be overwhelming at first but the connected community can really improve your instruction. Just sharing ideas and trying new things will change your teaching. Learning can now be everywhere, all the time. Take advantage of it and you will be doing yourself and your students a huge favor.
To all my fellow teachers in the classrooms good luck with opening day and try some new technology and learning this year.