About Mindful Edtech

From 2009-2020 my blog existed at Technology Chatter using the edublog platform. Due to various reasons, I have decided to move my blog over to a Blogger platform starting now (June 2020). It seems fitting to make this transition now as we are just finishing up 3 months of virtual learning brought on by the closures due to COVID-19. Priorities that existed pre-March 2020 have shifted as we have discussions on what the 'new now' will look like. What hasn't changed is how students learn. Now more than ever, whether we are physically in a school building or in a virtual classroom online, we need to engage students in authentic, real-world problem-based, and project-based learning. That is the base of my new blog title 'Mindful Edtech'. 

Moving forward we need to be mindful of how technology is a part of learning. Mindfulness about purpose and role will be key as we move forward with the learning and teaching in this new now. 

A Short Biography

This blog is administered by Dodie Ainslie, Instructional Technology Support Specialist for Broome-Tioga BOCES. My goal is for teachers and administrators to collaborate and be mindful on how they are using technology to increase student thinking and learning.

Currently, my focus is supporting teachers in two districts, helping teachers integrate technology to enhance learning in their classrooms. Digital Citizenship is also my passion specifically cultivating a community of good citizens both in our physical communities and our virtual ones.

In 2011 I worked with fellow educators across the world to organize the Global Education Conference. In 2012 I was elected to be the Communications Coordinator for ISTE SIGadmin and served until 2014. In the Summer of 2014 I became a Google Certified Educator and December 2015 I became a Google Certified Trainer.  In early 2020 I successfully became an ISTE Certified Educator. I am an educator by choice and am passionate about student learning. My classroom teaching experience includes 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades. I have mentored and coached teachers pre-k through 12th grade.

This blog is purely my own beliefs and ideas of education therefore the ideas presented here are not necessarily the ideas of my employer.

To find me, check-out the following:

Twitter- djainslie

Youtube Channel: Dodie Ainslie

Facebook page-techchatter