Today I found the class fun and interactive. Leona and I learned a lot about screen casting, even though we ran into a lot of problems and general confusion in our presentation. 🙂 Darn Mac computers….. why do they have to do things so differently from PC’s??
I am considering using jing for one of our optional assignments (simple/complex assignment), so I plan to play around with the software more on my own computer over the next couple of days.
I also loved the powtoons presentation software. It seemed easy to use and I was impressed that Christine and Brent made that video in the short time that we had.
I already knew about Khan Academy… a valuable tool for students that may be missing foundational concepts in math- which is something we see quite often in our department. We spend a great deal of time supporting students that may not necessarily have a diagnosed disability, but for one reason or another, are lacking in basic literacy and numeracy skills.
Slack seemed like a neat idea, but I could see how students could loose their focus easily. I loved the neat little robot in the software that’s designed to teach you how to use it!
And google forms was neat too. I have started using features in google drive over the last several months and I find them so easy to use! I’m still trying to figure out how I can use features of google drive in my presentation at the end of this course, so I’ll continue to play around with it to look for practical applications in the classroom.
Overall, it was a great class, but my brain is fried from learning about all the technology. Although technology definitely has its place in the classroom, I still prefer an old fashioned face to face conversation.