About Me

Once upon a time there was a technology integration specialist who lived a happy, quiet life in Pensacola, Florida Longmont, CO.

Every day she spent her time wandering around her school, wandering around the district classroom to classroom, helping teachers use technology tools such as digital cameras, iLife, and iWork, and wikis effectively.

Until one day she realized that while she was quite comfortable telling teachers that “not enough time” wasn’t a good excuse, she was using that very same excuse to justify her reasons for not exploring new and wondrous web tools.

Because of that, she developed her very first .mac web page where she shared her presentation materials, handouts and links to published articles stored across the web.

Because of that, she started keeping her bookmarks in Del.icio.us and communicating with her peers on Twitter and Plurk.

Because of that, she began collecting her best work to post to SlideShare, the Apple Learning Interchange, and Flickr, sharing her ideas on this blog, podcasting about learning with laptops, as well as creating a network of friends who shared their work as well.

Until finally, she could say that she too was truly learning something new every day.

Ever since then, she’s not only encouraged teachers to try something new, she’s shared her own struggles to keep up with new web tools.

The moral of this story….practice what you teach!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Michelle Bourgeois

Instructional Technologist
St. Vrain Valley School District
Longmont, Colorado

Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2003
Scholastic’s Tech Tutor
Listen to Always On in the iTunes store

Thanks to Rebecca Stockley for The Story Spine lessons.

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