Like a fish out of water

The crazy thing is that I am probably considered a fairly tech-literate person, and I have always been comfortable and enthusiastic about trying new things with tech in my classroom. Yet, this class has me completely overwhelmed and it’s only week 1. All week I felt like I should’ve been ‘doing something’. Whether it was reading articles, or engaging in some sort of research around the topics. After endlessly scrolling for a couple hours on the weekend, I sort of just gave up and hoped that I’d learn more about what I should be doing each week in class tonight.

This class is so different from the other 5 graduate courses I have taken, and that is not a bad thing, but I really do feel like a fish out of water. And someone mentioned last class about already thinking about our final project!? Yikes!

I hope tonight brings some clarity, and I hope I can gain a bit of confidence so that I don’t feel like I am drowning. The good news? Anytime I have felt like this in my life, it has turned out that I was in exactly the right place that I needed, I just didn’t know it at the time. I am banking on the fact that this is where I need to be. Wish me luck!

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4 thoughts on “Like a fish out of water

  1. Hang in there Kari. I remember feeling like that in my first ed tech class…but it got better. Alec was wonder and showed me the way. I got there slowly. Hang in there, it will get better and it’s worth it!

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    • Thanks for the pep talk Melinda! I was clearly ‘in a mood’… lol… I know I have so much to learn from him, and I took ECMP355 years ago with Alec so I know that he is the best person to be taking a course with! Just felt overwhelmed today I suppose.

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  2. Do you have more clarity about what this class will entail after our debate last night? I was not thrilled about going the first week but I am glad that my debate is over and done now. If you need any guidance this community is VERY helpful and always eager to help each other out. Alec has said, “It’s all about your own personal growth”. Good luck!!

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    • Yes, Wendy! Thank you for being a true leader and going first 😉 I am still extremely intimidated by all you awesome tech gurus, but I am so excited to learn from everyone! As you say, it is about my own personal growth, and I know I look forward to seeing how my own beliefs and opinions about technology grow and change. Thanks for the kind words.

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