"DIGITAL SKILLS TODAY, FUTURE READY TOMORROW".

UCHE LIN
Posted March 3, 2020 from Nigeria

Uche Linda Okpala is my name. I'm a global teacher. ICT/Data processing teacher at Federal Government college Daura, Katsina state, Nigeria, West Africa. I'm a Microsoft Innovative educator expert, Skype master Teacher, Wakelet Ambassador, Fligrid Student ambassador, Natgeo certified educator and #MSFTEduChat Global Tweetmeet co host.

  I had a repeated fibroid surgery for a decade now and it's been disturbing me seriously which I believed  that through this platform, I could get help.  I got married 10 years ago. I don't have a biological children of my own yet but have thousands of  students, global students are my children. And I really want the best for them by inculcating the 21st century learning skills, critical thinkers, problem solvers, digital and global citizens and for them to become members of the work force.

    I'm one of those  educators who are experimenting in more innovative ways of sparking curiosity, cultivating empathy,  sharpening critical thinking and incorporating Edu-technology in the classroom, That's why I won scholarship to attend Education exchange in Paris - France, April, 2019 by Microsoft. I couldn't make the trip, my visa was delayed and denied because I wasn't having enough money in my  account.

     I won AKS Global teacher awards Nov. 2019 New Delhi, India. I couldn't make the trip because the Indian consulate was requesting for clearance from ministry of education and external affairs, whereas i applied for tourist visa and AKS is non governmental organization and couldn't provide the requested document on time thereby rendered my efforts useless. My chances of attending the awards ceremony was ruined. I was devastated and depressed. I later got over it and moved on. This is my opportunity for my voice to be heard. If not for my health issue, I could have done more.

I'm currently leveraging the use of edu-tech tools in the classrooms, training of teachers and students both offline and online.  Because of that, I featured on #wakelet October newsletter with the Indian students  i introduced the Wakelet and walked them through the App. I featured on #Wakelet November Newsletter with my students exploring the Wakelet App.  

I have trained over (1000) teachers and students targeting to reach a mile stone of one million across the globe by God's grace.

I'm a change maker, Transformer, Motivator, Innovator and  Together we can make a huge difference.

Uche Linda,

#Wakeletambassador

#MIEEXpert

#SkypeMasterTeacher

#FlipgridStudentAmbassdor

#NatgeoCertified 

Nigeria.

This story was submitted in response to Become a Featured Changemaker.

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Hello, Uche,

Welcome back! How are you doing? I am so glad you are applying to become a Featured Changemaker!
You are a mother in your own right. You raised a thousand tech children under your care. I am proud of you!

Congratulations on your achievements, awards, and recognition. I am hoping for the best on your applications. Please continue to update us with your journey. Our World Pulse sisters can benefit a lot from your skills, expertise, and knowledge!

UCHE LIN
Mar 05
Mar 05

Thank you so much @Karen. I will updates what I have been up lately, how I leverage edu-Tech tools in my classroom and my global learning connections.
Indeed I have thousands of global children!
#Techforgood

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 03
Mar 03

Hello Uche, congratulations and keep up the good works. It's so fulfilling when you transform people's life. Yes you are in the right sisterhood we're your voice will always be heard

UCHE LIN
Mar 13
Mar 13

Thank you so much @Regina. Indeed our voices has to be heard and to uplift, motivates and inspires some one out there and makes more impact to the community.

Elizabeth Ziro
Mar 03
Mar 03

Wow! I am happy that you are still pressing on despite the challenges. Keep on keeping on.
Receive much love from Kenya

UCHE LIN
Mar 05
Mar 05

Thank [email protected]. Not matter the situation, I should strive for a better tomorrow.

Regina Afanwi Young
Mar 05
Mar 05

Thanks for words of encouragement Uche.

lizzymark
Mar 03
Mar 03

Hy Uche,how are you,its great to create and make change in the communities we live in. Am happy you are applying to become a change maker,and for the successes you have already. Thanks for shearing and keep soaring we would love to follow and know more as you keep soaring. Hope you have a nice day.

UCHE LIN
Mar 05
Mar 05

Thank you @Lizzy. I really appreciate you for this. You're awesome sis!

Jill Langhus
Mar 04
Mar 04

Hello Linda Dear,

How are you? Welcome back! It sounds like you're doing great and making quite an impact... go you!

So, have you received the help that you were seeking for your fibroid, dear? That's quite a lot of prolonged stress there. I'm reading in my "Heal Your Body A-Z" book by Louise Hay that the probable cause for fibroids are "denial of the self. Rejecting femininity. Rejection of the feminine principle." A new, more healthy thought pattern would be: "I rejoice in my femaleness. I love being a woman. I love my body." I hope this resonates for you. I can only assume that you may have some residual, unresolved trauma that needs to be addressed. I think once you have come to terms with it, dear, that you will feel much better.

Let me know. You can also private message me, if you like.

XX

UCHE LIN
Mar 05
Mar 05

Hey Jill, Thank you for your concern but you should try to get your facts right with medical scientific backing not solely depend on probability of an Author. I love the woman in me, love being woman and can't wait to have my own kids. Thank you once again.

Jill Langhus
Mar 05
Mar 05

Hi Linda,

You're welcome. I can see we have different viewpoints. It wasn't my intention in any way to offend. I'm glad that you love being a women and I hope you are able to have your own children soon.

UCHE LIN
Mar 05
Mar 05

I'm not been offended in any way dear, I just poured out my mind. Is a free world indeed. Hope we are good and would like to learn more from you?
Thank you.

Jill Langhus
Mar 06
Mar 06

Oh, good. I was concerned.

Great! Just let me know if you would like to chat or brainstorm. If so, you can private message me. Hope you get a resolution to your challenge soon, dear.

Adanna
Mar 04
Mar 04

Dear Uche,

Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your numerous achievements.

Keep up the good work!

Love,
Adanna

UCHE LIN
Mar 05
Mar 05

Thank you sis! and together we can make a huge difference!

Anita Shrestha
Mar 05
Mar 05

Thank you for sharing

UCHE LIN
Mar 05
Mar 05

You are welcome dear!

baganda
Mar 05
Mar 05

thankyou for charing

UCHE LIN
Mar 05
Mar 05

You are welcome!

baganda
Mar 06
Mar 06

thinkyou dear