The First Post

On my snowy drive home from school, I was listening to NPR’s All Things Considered when it came to me: “Ed Tech Inspired.” I’ve been motivated to start a professional blog for a short time now, and have been searching for an identity/persona to attach to my contribution to the online educational discourse.

Ed + Tech

Educational technology has increasingly become an interest and a passion. While I do not claim to be an expert, I am constantly inspired to learn more about what is out there and how it can make me the best teacher I can be.

I have also been serving as a 2014-2015 PBS Digital Innovator, and my exposure to a variety of educational technology-based webinars has catapulted my expertise to the next level. I hope to offer some ideas that I have used as best practices, foster discussion, and cast a net amongst all of you to gain a collective wisdom and expertise.

+ Inspired

Since technology is evolving and growing faster than we could ever keep up with, I feel it’s important not to feel like I’m drowning in a sea of possibilities.

I also love to feel inspired. My Pinterest “Inspiration” board has several hundred followers. I think there is a need in this hectic world for us to center our minds and filter out the unnecessary. Keeping a positive mentality and feeling like we are productive in this life is important to me, and I think it is important to the vast majority. I hope I can offer some inspiration to others in this blog, and invite you to inspire yourselves everyday.


Author: Kirsten B. Smith, M.S.Ed

I am an educator, presenter, and single mom of two little boys. I have a passion for educational technology, literacy, STEAM, and mindfulness for increasing engagement and student achievement.

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