My name is Thanh Tran. Nice to meet you!

I started this blog as part of an assignment in a technology course I took at The University of Houston. After the course concluded, I wanted to keep adding to it to share thoughts and ideas with other educators and have a place for professional reflection.

Currently, I am an Instructional Designer at the University of Houston where I support faculty with course design and technology.  

In the past I taught elementary for the district of Clear Creek in the Greater Houston Area. Then I participated in The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program where I went abroad and taught high school English for the Mie Prefectural Board of Education. I returned to Houston, completed my post-graduate degree in the field of educational technology, and now I work for UH in a department of edtech. 

My work is mainly in consulting with faculty on best practices for course design, troubleshooting online courses, and designing resources for teaching. Aside from my full-time work supporting one of the colleges, I am an online lecturer for a UH technology course, and I create teaching resources for my online store.

My professional interests are, ofcourse, educational technology, literacy education, and English Second Language education. My personal interests are the Japanese language, creating digital resources such as graphics or videos, animal welfare, and taking care of my dogs.

This blog is intended to review different types of technology tools and their uses in an educational context while branching out to broader issues in teaching and learning. I hope you will find the information here helpful.

Thanh Tran

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