1. I grew up in the age of technology.
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  2. It has always been in my life.
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  3. When I misplace my phone, I actually freak out a little bit.
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  4. I understand how my students feel when we try to take away their technology.
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  5. There are tons of things out there for us to
    explore and utilize.
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  6. But I know that I get overwhelmed with all the options.
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  7. And I grew up with all of this futuristic stuff!
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  8. So I can only imagine you may feel the same way, too.
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  9. We are moving from old to NEW.
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  10. Someone once said “the only constant in education is CHANGE.”
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  11. They were right.
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  12. The world seems to be constantly plugged in.
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  13. Students will continue to use social media to communicate.
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  14. And I will continue to learn with them.
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  15. I am slightly addicted to Facebook and Twitter.
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  16. I am definitely loving Celly!
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  17. I plan to more effectively incorporate Edmodo in the classroom.
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  18. I will keep updating my Weebly page.
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  19. I will continue to use Wordle and Tagxedo to generate word clouds.
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  20. My kids love using Animoto for projects.
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  21. They share information with their peers using Prezi, Glogster, SlideRocket, WallWisher, BeeClip, or whatever else they’d like.
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  22. Does it seem like I’m already using a lot of tech tools?
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  23. I feel like I'm not.
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  24. I try to only choose 1 or 2 new things to learn each year.
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  25. After all, teaching is a marathon, not a sprint.
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  26. It is really hard with all the choices out there.
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  27. But technology is only effective when it fits your teaching style.
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  28. Don't try to change who you are to conform to some mold of someone you're not.
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  29. I am an amazing teacher.
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  30. You are, too.
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  31. We have the power to change the lives of our students.
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  32. And I think that is pretty awesome.
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  33. Technology or no technology.
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