Hey Garth, long time no talk!! Hope all is well your way!
Just a heads up: I have the 2nd round of my interview tomorrow for a High School Art position. They are requiring I teach for approx. 20-30 min. and I am using the lesson plan I developed in your class. It's a lesson that requires the students to collaborate on a drawing with another student overseas via Skype, email, and Google Docs... I created a new prezi for the lesson, uploaded it on my class Wiki, and will be able to "show it off" tomorrow...
I am really geeked out about it, because during the 1st interview they mentioned they are currently in a period of transitioning to a policy of "bring your mobile to class". They are all about integrating tech. into the classroom and I hope I impress them not only with my knowledge and ability as an art teacher, but my openness and familiarity with emerging tech. and its' application in the classroom.
Thank you for making the Technology class at the UofA the best education class I attended!!!
Wish me luck!
Now, I remember Josh. He was a very engaged student who wanted to learn all he could. He was and is awesome--someone I would be very happy to have working in the building with me. However, what is really cool about this email is the fact he wants to high light his tech skills for an art position. Not just high light them, but use them in the interview process (google docs/skpye/prezi/email). That takes guts and it shows something to the people he is interviewing with: He is willing to take "risks" and find what works to engage kids in the world they are living in. I am proud of him and I hope the people watching his lesson today see the value and scoop him up. He will impact education for years to come.
Good Luck, Joshua and I hope tomorrow you have an art job!!!