I believe my favorite part of this course has been all of the new technology tools I have used and discovered. I am going to be starting a new position as a technology integration specialist for my building in addition to teaching. I now feel more confident in taking on this role after having learned so much from this course. I have learned more about how to use technology in a way that is advantageous to my students rather than just recreating experiences that could take place without technology. I now understand the importance of taking the time to research and practice using technology before putting it in front of my students. Because of this course, I will now always ask myself “What is the relative advantage of using this technology?” I believe I have met the AECT standards through my coursework because it has taken a great deal of research and reflection to create lessons that incorporate technology and that I can actually use in my classroom. I believe that each of my assignments reflect current research and pedagogy, as well as effective incorporation and management of technology. Because of this course, I believe the way I teach as I enter my classroom in a couple weeks is going to change. I now see the value in letting my students take more responsibility for their own learning through the use of technology. I believe I will now take on more of a facilitating role than I have in the past. I am more excited to begin this school year than I have been in awhile. I cannot wait to incorporate more technology into my classroom in a more meaningful way.
I did often relate to real life experiences and share substantial information, but there are some posts that I could have maybe gone into a little more detail.
Readings and Resources 20/20
I completed each of the reading and often related to them in my posts. I also used some outside resources that I had found on my own. I believe all of my APA citations are correct.
I had all of my posts in on time, but they were often submitted on the due date which did not always give my peers much time to respond to them.
Responses to Other Students 30/30
I did respond to at least two of my classmates each week. I feel that I was sincere and detailed in the majority of my responses.
Final Score 130/140