Hello, Edudemic Community! My name is Heather Edick, and I just became an Edudemic Intern along with some other wonderful folks. It will be wonderful to get to know more people who share the passion I feel for sociocultural learning, the use of technology in the classroom, and the importance of communication to our lives.
Like many of you, I have a child in the public school system. I am amazed at what his district is doing on a shoestring budget and even more amazed at what the teachers are doing with whatever funding they can get to bring useful technology to their classrooms. This site helps educators everywhere discover these useful tools, so I am proud to be a part of the staff.
When I’m not writing for Edudemic, I am Lucas’ mom and Doug’s wife. They are two of the best men I’ve ever met. When we part ways as the beginning of the work and school day, I go to the school-of-the-day as a substitute teacher while I continue the search for a classroom of my own. This is my first year as a teacher; I received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in May from the University of Southern California and my teaching certificate in July.
Prior to this career change, I was a business analyst and a trainer for a computer products distributor. My experiences in the technology sector, my obsession with technology use in the learning process, and my love of gadgets and software led me to subscribe to Edudemic a long time ago. When the editors put out the call for an intern, I could not resist. I am grateful they chose me.
I hope you will enjoy my future posts and look forward to hearing your feedback. In the meantime, enjoy reading Edudemic!