My name is Cheridy Aduviri.
Professional Info I currently teach at Oregon State University. I teach online courses in educational technology and in the ESOL/Bilingual endorsement program in the College of Education. Over the years, I have held a variety of jobs: Assistant to the Principal, University Writing Center Supervisor, 6th Grade Teacher, and University Instructor to name a few.
When did tech meet ed in my life? Education and technology have always played an integral role in my life. There was no escaping them due to the fact that I come from a long line of educators and my computer teacher father provided me with learning opportunities from a young age with Number Munchers, Typing Tutor, and Logo on an Apple II Plus.
How well do tech and ed "play together" in my life? They play together like I used to with my brother-- usually like best friends, but for small bouts like enemies. I find that when I bring education and technology together in the class, it creates an exciting learning experience for both me and my students. However, at times, I have little patience with the hardware and frequently am tempted to throw it out the window if it doesn't work the way I want it to in a matter of seconds. The belief in both the process and amazing, creative products that my students produce keep me hooked. There are always obstacles, but working thru them with my students often provides an authentic learning experience. Technology and education will continue to work together and shape education, and it's exciting to play a part in this collaboration.
Other interests In a word: travel. I've gone to Mexico a few times and had the pleasure to work with elementary and secondary teachers. I've lived in Micronesia, worked in Brazil, and traveled to Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, and Paraguay. I was also fortunate enough to have experienced an incredible month backpacking trip to Bolivia and Peru.
I have a strong belief that it is impossible to have too much fun with my family, to eat quality chocolate in excess, or to travel to too many places.
A favorite quote: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Confucius
(The views I express in this blog are my own and do not reflect the views of my places of employment or colleagues.)