Friday, April 30, 2010
I really would like to use blogging in my classroom. I like the idea of my students using the internet and communicating with other schools. I also like the idea of having a place to put extra classroom materials and information for my students to look at whenever they have the need using blogs, videos or recordings, or even iTunes U. Their parents would also be able to look at what we are learning, if they were interested.
I know the Google is going to be a big part of my education world. Both my students and I can use Google Docs, Spreadsheets, mail, Forms, et cetera in my classroom for projects. I already use Google Presentation in my classes whenever I have to do a presentation. I love that I can work on it with my group members no matter where they are.
I came into this class knowing only who to use Microsoft Office. I leave knowing everything that I thought I needed and more. I cannot imagine trying to forget anything that I have learned in this class. Though I do not feel that everything will be a huge benefit in my class, I do think that it might come in handy, such as ALEX.
I did get excited in this class. After looking at some posts from my Comments4Teachers, I wanted to hurry up and graduate so I could start trying out these ideas. Looking at the Comments4Kids was, though and assignment, was fun to look at. I loved looking at what the kids would say. Overall, at various times in this class, I would read about doing something in the classroom, and I would get excited just because it sounds like something that my students would enjoy. I get excited about using things that would make my future students want to learn.
I have to say that trying to come up with paragraphs every week was somewhat challenging, especially when I felt like that a topic was similar to the previous topic. I did not like fluffing up paragraphs just to have more to write about and I have had to do that a few times, both in this class and others. I also found it a little challenging getting time to get all of my school work done in time and trying to breathe. My dad said that college life is supposed to be the best time of my life. I hope that next semester will be better. I can say that I have never been bored in this class. Though I still think that our class had a lot of work, I do believe that everything we learn should still be taught for the future classes. I cannot pick out anything that I think should be removed.
I am not technology literate nor am I technology illiterate. I think that I am somewhere in the middle. I know a good bit of information but not near everything. I plan on using what I do know both while I am learning and teaching. Hopefully I will be able to stay on top of the new technologies that will be coming out in the future.