This has been quite an eventful semester. I have learned so much new information. What I have learned will stick with me throughout my last year of college and with my future of being a classroom teacher. I have learned things this semester in IT 465 about technology that I never knew about before. Like for instance, this blog. I have never experienced a blog before and I think it is a lot of fun to do. I enjoy being able to talk about different assignment and receiving feedback from my peers. This blog helps me in learning to be creative and able to speak my personal thoughts on many subjects.
Google group was an assignment that turned to be somewhat complicated. I normally enjoy group work but this one was not so easy beings we were never together in person to work on it. Online group work is just not a simple project and takes a lot of patience and communication. My group members were awesome though. This was a really bad time for me during this assignment because of losing my grandfather. My group pulled together and got the job done though. Thanks ladies!! Y’all are the best!!
My Story assignment was interesting. I enjoyed putting this together. This is something I think the students will enjoy being able to do. I also liked the concept map assignment. This is something that I will definitely incorporate into my learning curriculum with my students. I think doing these maps will help them in their all their subjects to break down a topic to learn more about it.
Web tools was also an assignment I think will be very helpful in the classroom. Learning to do the online rubrics and test is going to come in handy. I wasn’t as interested in the bookmark part of the assignment. I didn’t find it as useful as the rubric and test. My favorite assignment this semester was being able to design our own website. I thought this was fun to do and will definitely use this when having my own classroom. I think this is a good way for parents and students to connect with the teacher.
Turnitin and the Assistive technology assignments were also very helpful. Turnitin showed just how easy plagiarism can be detected. This is a very helpful site to go to before turning in a report/paper to make sure the work is your own. The assistive technology assignment was something I was glad to learn about. It is so important to accommodate special needs students in any way possible. I honestly never knew that these changes could be made on computers to help these students out. Kudos to whoever created this. These children deserve all the help they can get while in the learning environment.
In closing, I really, really enjoyed this class. Thanks to all my peers for your feedback and all the help that you provided. To Dr. Wang and Bessie, thanks for all your help and putting up with me and all my questions. This class has been an amazing journey for me and I have learned so much that I will take with me through the rest of my career. Good luck to you all and hope that we cross paths again someday!!