Hi there, I'm Jenn! For starters, I’m physically disabled but I push myself beyond my limitations. I was in a car accident on my first day of kindergarten in 1990 where I sustained a C1-C2 spinal cord injury, which explains my “SCI Thriver” hashtag on the class padlet. I’ve had a fairly “normal” upbringing as I lived at home with my family. I have full time staff and am quite independent. I went to university and acquired a psychology degree and start my internship in the fall to complete my middle years Education degree! I’m a very spiritual person and enjoy nature, especially walking my dog. I’m addicted to cooking and baking competition shows, I like board/card games, and visiting anywhere in B.C. lights up my soul!
My experience with technology began in the hospital after the accident, using one of the first Macs - I used to love drawing on the paint program 😊 An arm attached to the computer desk held a track ball mouse which I operated with my chin and a sip and puff mechanism enabled left and right clicking. I still use this setup and deem myself relatively proficient with technology 🤓
As for educational technology - I’m learning. I’m not typically up to date with the latest apps or social media platforms (Snapchat, Twitter, etc.), but I enjoy exploring Padlet, Kahoot, Jamboard, and utilize google docs and google slides.
Blogging is a whole other story (pun intended!). I’ve dabbled with blogging, sharing experiences, and I’d like to continue blogging efforts but I first need to work on my insecurities around caring about what others may think about my musings. However, I'm comfortable sharing my Twitter!
Anyway, that’s that in a nutshell, I’d say more so a seed shell, perhaps a sunflower seed or a sesame seed (although I can’t say I’ve ever seen a sesame seed shell but I assume it's smaller...)
Jenn New - an outgoing, nature loving, cooking competition addict, Moose Jawvian who just happens to be a C1-C2 ventilator dependent quadriplegic.