One of the reasons I go to the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), is to meet folks who will inspire me to learn new things. Recently I was reminded how simple conversations with others are also inspirational.
To my wonderful surprise, a new Digital Disciple Boot Camp (DDBC) participant shared this with me:
Hi, Sr. Caroline – I just had to drop you a quick note and tell you about what I did tonight during a class I was teaching as a result of our conversation.
I was teaching a group class that combined three 6th grade RE classes. I had one class waiting for the other 2 classes to arrive so I asked how many had a smart phone with them – all hands shoot up – great, I say, please look up the word “covenant” – hands start flying, voices speaking into Siri – first one that found something was about a movie – nope – next one – a good lay dictionary definition – nope – something more religious – sure enough someone finds the “Biblical” definition – perfect- screen shot so you can read it to the rest when they come.
It was a perfect use of technology and useful as well. Thanks for inspiring me today.
Thank you Deb Ryan, Assistant Director of Religious Education, St. Francis of Assisi Church for sharing your story with me. I trust that you will continue to encounter many others during DDBC who will continue to inspire you.
My wish in this ever evolving 2015 year is that each of you will be inspired by others who are involved in Digital Catechesis. We are each pioneers, trying to figure out what is possible and what works!
I look forward to sharing FETC stories with my readers over the next couple of weeks. Since I am an introvert, it takes time to sift through the mass of information that I was exposed to at FETC. As you visit this space, I will share with you what and who inspired me to continue to be a Digital Disciple.
Of course, come and share your stories with ACyberPilgrim as well!
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa