I’m really ashamed that I didn’t get word out on this sooner (before other edublogging sites picked up on it) because one of our members and Forum Moderators, Tom Woodward, is…….. the Technology Ninja!
With a flair for the dramatics, Tom has creatively blended the ideas of the popular website, Ask a Ninja, with his own beliefs in making technology tutorials more engaging. As a middle school technology integration specialist (did I get that title right Tom?) he is constantly looking for new ways to engage students and staff with more than just your typical movie or tutorial.To spice things up a bit while answering common computer questions, Tom dons a Ninja mask, cracks jokes, and lets us know that it’s alright for us mortals to run into problems with our computers; after all, we’re not Technology Ninjas like he is. The great thing about it though, is that it’s been so well received by the staff and students at his school, that he’s gone on to create an entire blog that allows computer users in his building to send in questions, request topics for new movies, and share their thoughts about troubleshooting computers. Sorry PC folks, the Technology Ninja works in an all Mac school, but it’s still worth a watch to see him in action, answering questions with lightning quick ninja speed.
I highly recommend checking out the first Technology Ninja movie for a few laughs and some really good tips. Congrats on getting so much press Tom, keep up the great work!