Wow! EDTC300 just flew by. Anyone else agree? Crazy! I don't think I'm ready for this class to be over, but I sure am ready to fully enjoy summer (and work).
When creating my summary of learning project I had so many ideas - almost too many actually. So when it was time to put my ideas together, I really didn't know how to start or what to do. I continued to brainstorm, but creating a completely online presentation was much harder than I thought it was going to be. Now that I know all of these new cool apps and add-ons I assumed this was going to be a breeze. I was very wrong. Not only is this my last project for this class, its actually my last summative project for my undergraduate degree, which made me feel the pressure even more. This really pushed me to try something out of the box, but I just didn't know what to do. Before I would of just stuck to a PowerPoint or a google slides with audio over top. This was my comfort zone. It really took a lot of thought and procrastination to end up where I did, yet here we are.
I wanted to make sure to include so many of the important things I learnt through this class - however, I thought this could easily be done in a blog post. I wanted to do something that focused more on the process and creative rather than mostly informative. In my video I focused on overcoming zoom, digital identity and the Professional/Personal Learning Networks (PLN's) encouraged to partake in the class, and lastly focus on getting over the hesitations of using technology in the classroom. I also got to incorporate my #learningproject as well and attempt to 'sing' AND play the ukulele at the same time, which is still a little too advanced for me.
Somehow through all of this I landed here... Have you ever seen Dora the Explorer? Well I have.
Now after all of this.... It's time to enjoy my summary of learning project!
I don't think this video expressed this enough, but I truly did learn so much in EDTC 300 and I look forward and excited to bring technology into the classroom.
The main aspects of this episode/semester:
Zoom - I had to get over zoom bridge by signing up and realising that this is an awesome platform for online class and so easy to participate.
PLN - Professional/Personal Learning Network
Twitter - I had to (re) learn how to use twitter to enhance my PLN. I thought I was going to hate it and feel forced, but I have now come to love it. There are so many cool chats and people to connect with, it truly is an amazing resource.
Blogging - One thing I was worried about throughout this entire class was blogging. I have now come to blog, but I found it VERY easy to fall behind. But as I type this I am out of the forest and still enjoy enhancing my portfolio with blogging.
Digital Identity - When going through the Dangerous Forest of the Internet, I talked about the importance of thinking twice before going in, just as one should do with posting on the internet.
Technology: Apps and Resources - Through this class I now have HUNDREDS of resources for every aspect of teaching. I have always found that finding good apps and resources to use have been difficult, but with feedly, twitter, and all of my peers it made it so easy.
My learning Project - I am still learning how to properly play the ukulele, this project really made it a priority and I did enjoy it. I'm not quite a ukulele star like I planned, but there's still time.
Overall, this project really made me ..... have fun? That seems weird to type, but I truly did. I got over a few of my fears and create something completely different. Even though, I was stressed with how the project would turn out (which is nothing like I saw in my head... oh well), I am still pretty proud of what I could pull together.
Also, how beautiful is Big Hill Springs? The perfect place to explore, besides the internet.
Thanks for watching! Hope you enjoyed my parody of Dora the Explorer!