Hey everyone! My name is Jocelyn McGillivray and I am in my first year of Education. I have a love for animals and have my own dog who is a two year old yellow lab named Tucker. I also love basketball and spending time with my family and friends. My favorite colour is yellow, my most favorite thing in the world is coffee, and I enjoy watching football. I’ve been told that I am weird because I have chosen math to be my major, but I love math. It is my favorite subject in school and I would love to share my passion through teaching it to high school students. My minor is physical education because I love being active and moving around. When I was in kindergarten I wanted to be a teacher more than anything. I think this is because I had an amazing teacher at the time. However, as I grew older becoming a teacher fell out of sight and I wanted to be a nurse. That was quickly changed to engineering when I passed out after getting a needle. After a long time of aspiring to be an engineer, I realized that even though I loved math, I wouldn’t enjoy the jobs available to me after my degree. By the time grade twelve rolled around I was dead set on becoming a high school math teacher and I am eager and ready to get into the classroom!
I have very little experience with educational technology, with the exception of blogging last semester. I am entering this with an open mind. I have a love hate relationship with technology at the moment, and I am hoping that through this course I can learn to appreciate and see the benefits of blogging. I think blogging can be extremely helpful in the classroom because students have one site that they know everything will be on. If I blogged as a teacher I would be able to include my contact information, upcoming due dates, assignments for students who might be absent the day it is explained, rubrics, the possibilities are endless. The only issue I can see is if my blogging habits aren’t very good, then my blog won’t be up to date and then there is no point in even having one. I do however love using social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat to update my friends and family of the going ons in my life. Click here for the link to my Twitter profile!