My final reflection on this course is that it was well worth my time. I found that tackling a new technological subject each day was draining at first. I wasn’t really sure what was expected of me. I decided to look at myself as a learner with clear goals and objectives. I learned a great deal about new and different tools I will now use in the classroom. Google Docs, Powtoon, Jing, Prezi, Slack and Khan Academy were not part of my vocabulary two short weeks ago. I will definitely be using Google Docs to organize my document folders, files, videos and my ideas. I had a big problem with organization before. I am excited to get back to my work computer on Monday to begin to organize my desktop. I will be talking to my program manager about purchasing a licence to use Prezi. I can see it having a place in my classroom.
I’m glad this is only my second CAE course. I feel this one will help me with all my upcoming courses. I feel a lot more comfortable researching different tools that I didn’t even know existed before. Two weeks ago if you would have told me I would have a Twitter account I would have laughed at you. I now see the benefit of instant communication with many different people from many different backgrounds. The real time communication impresses me a lot.
I enjoyed our class time. Our group was serious and focused. Even though I started ED366 on the first day of my desperately needed vacation, I feel I’ll be going back to work refreshed and eager to apply some of the new ways I learned how to turn the light bulbs on in my students’ heads.
“Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid” John Wayne
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