Here are the things we covered in class and what I learned and how it will be useful to me as a teacher and as an individual.
Blogs- This will be useful to me as a teacher and possibly as an individual. I hope to have a class blog in the future.
Wiki- I think that this is like a blog. I did not learn anything from it and I will not use this as a teacher or as an individual.
Presentations- This was one of my favorite parts of class, everything that we had to give a presentation I learned so much. I will definitely use this as a teacher and not so much as an individual.
Google Docs- This was really neat to learn about. For a person that is in a hurry it would be a great tool to use. I on the other hand, prefer to use the Microsoft Power Point, Excel, and Word. As an individual and as a teacher I will not be using this program.
Google Spreadsheets- For a person that is in a hurry it would be a great tool to use. I on the other hand, prefer to use the Microsoft Power Point, Excel, and Word. As an individual and as a teacher I will not be using this program.
Picasa- This was really fun to learn how to use. I like having the ability to “play” with the pictures. I will not be using this as a teacher but definitely as an individual.
Podcast and videocast- I only had the chance to do a few of these and they were ok. I did not really learn anything from them. I will not be using them as a teacher or as a individual
Youtube- I am so glad that I learned how to upload videos onto this site. Hopefully, I will be able to use it in my classroom and in my personal life.
Moviemaking- I did not learn anything about this. I do not see myself using this as a teacher or individual.
Post I read- I learned a lot from all of the different post that I read throughout this course. Some of them gave some challenging thoughts and I hope to continue to read as many as I can.
PLNs- This enabled me to learn a lot from different teachers from around the world. I will hopefully, continue to keep in contact with them as much as I can so that I can continue to learn. I will not use as an individual because I do not see a need for it.
Twitter- This was a little difficult for me. I do not like just “tweeting” about myself and what I am doing. I don’t see myself continuing to use this as a teacher, but I may continue as an individual.
Learning from Other Teachers- Being able to learn from other teachers from outside of our region was really cool. I hope to be able to continue to keep in touch with them and continue to learn from them both as a teacher and as an individual.
Comments4kids, Comments4classmates, and Comments4teachers- I had a lot of fun learning and commenting on all of these different posts. I may continue as a teacher if time permits. I will not continue as an individual because I feel that it should continue to be professional.
iTunes and iTunesU- These were both easy to use. I did not use either one, all that much in this class. I will not use this as a teacher, but I will continue to use this as an individual to get music, movies, etc. for my ipod.
Who I am as a Professional- I am getting ready to start my professional career and I feel that having taken this course as well as a few other courses, they have started me off as well prepared.
Google forms- For a person that is in a hurry it would be a great tool to use. I on the other hand, prefer to use the Microsoft Power Point, Excel, and Word. As an individual and as a teacher I will not be using this program.
Google earth- This program was difficult to use. I will not use in the future as a teacher or an individual. I feel that this program is more geared towards other professions like engineers.
ACCESS & ALEX- Both of these programs were great to learn about. They both offer so much for both students and teachers. I will be using this as a teacher to find different lessons plans and other services that they provide. I will not use this as an individual because it does not apply towards my everyday life.
Technological literacy- I feel that as a person I have improved technologically. I will continue to maintain and possibly improve what I have learned in both of my teaching and individually.
Future of schools- So far during this course, I have learned that the future of schools is to become more technology oriented. There is 1 school that is completely SMART, in our area, and I think that every school surrounding us should work towards becoming.
“Intellectual trail”- I learned to only put things on the internet that I would not be embarrassed by. I will continue to only post good things in both my professional and as an individual.
Things I learned: How to blog, how to compose a power point and spreadsheet using Google forms, how to share a document, how to Twitter, how to Skype, how to upload a video to Youtube, how to make a podcast, how to how to use Google Earth, how to make a wordle, embed a picture or video onto my blog, how to enhance and change pictures using Picasa, how to use Vocaroo and CamStudio, and construct a PLN.
2.)Things I would have like to have learned but did not: None
3.) Everything that I learned in this class will be possibly useful sometime in the future.
4) The things that I learned that were useful and “excited” me were: Skype, comments4kids, and blogging. Skype was a thing to learn how to use because it is something that I can use outside of class. I am able to talk with my fiancé and my family without running up the phone bill. Comments4kids was probably one of the best things that I learned and was able to do. It was exciting to be able to connect with students from around the world. Blogging on my personal was fun, it was really cool to be able to turn in my work there. I have changed my view about being a pen and paper kind of girl. I have found that I do like turningin my work online.
5.) I did not find anything during this course to be “intellectually challenging.” However, I did find some things to be user challenging!
6.) I was definitely not bored. Between the blog post, projects, comments4teacher, comments4kids, and comments4classmates there was no time to be bored. Needless to say, I stayed busy.
7.) The only thing that I would suggest to change for this course would be the syllabus. For me, it was hard to read and unorganized. I would have liked it to “flow” more easily and to include all blog assignments as well. Having all of the links was great, but I think was the source for the confusion.
8.) I would say that, now, I am good when it comes to being technology literate at the moment. This class has definitely helped me improve my technology skills. I feel that I am more confidante in myself to be able to walk into a classroom and begin to incorporate technology into a classroom.
9.) To maintain my technological literacy between now and the time I graduate, I plan to keep using Skype, Youtube, and Google docs., and possibly continue blogging. To maintain between now and the time I start teaching I will probably continue the same thing.