I am an ITRT and I will admit that I do not have the stress of classroom teachers. However, lately I have wondered about going back into the classroom. I love teaching and it is lessons like what went on during 3rd grade computer lab today that make me realize how much I love teaching! We did a circle Thinking Map on what we do at school. Next time the kids are with me we will turn the circle maps into flow maps. Now as an ITRT I am not supposed to be the computer lab teacher but just like Scarlet O’Hara never felt like she belonged unless she was at Tara, I feel like my place in in the classroom. Every year the tug to go back into classroom teaching gets stronger. I wonder if this year will be the year I succumb?
_Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools,
located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to
work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work
with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus,
I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
ACPS' 1st computers
I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler