Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Clearing a Technology Hurdle

A few weeks ago I had a teacher open her Macbook up for the first time because she found a need to use it... (we are transitioning to an all Mac platform, so teachers have PC tablets until June)

She wanted to create a video and had seen other colleagues producing great videos using iMovie; so she took on the challenge one video clip at a time! She encountered difficulties along the way, but the amazing thing is she pretty much  taught herself how to use iMovie. She would email questions and by the time I would get back to her, she had it all figured out. 

I was so proud of her accomplishment and what she had overcome...her fear of technology. I made sure that I complimented her on her achievement and this was her response...
"I am proud of myself as well!  Since I didn’t even touch a computer until my senior year of high school, I have always kind of lived in fear of them, and I finally feel like I’ve cleared some kind of technology hurdle.  I think learning iMovie might be my proudest professional achievement this year, since it does not come naturally to me.  Thanks for your help!"
Seeing the twinkle in her eyes and the excitement in her voice was priceless! 

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