I am From… – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires;
Through this process of writing about where I am from and how influential “Place” may be, one key component sticks out. Place is fluid. There were several different origins and foundations that popped into my mind when I was trying to determine what I was going to focus on. I thought of the growth and knowledge and love from my family in Alaska. I felt the absence of understanding of my family in Indiana/Ohio. I envisioned fun times in Colorado and Spokane. The wide range of places that I thought of made me realize that I am not a product of one place, but rather many distinct Places.
The use of technology is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world. One of our roles as educators is to prepare and expose our students to the materials and tools available so that they may have the greatest opportunity to succeed in this ever-changing world. I especially like technology that is multi-dimensional and easily manipulated. Haiku Deck is a great example of the type of technology that I love. I fully intend to use this program to create presentations for new and difficult concepts that are often “sticking points” for students. I can only imagine how much straightforward the Citric Acid Cycle of DNA synthesis would have been with this program instead of having all the steps laid out on one or two pages.