I have learned so much from this online class. I don’t know where to begin. There are things about technology that I never knew existed. I had not experienced with a blog, bookmarks, rubrics, Google Group, the digital movie, a concept map, or making my own website. I have learned more this semester than I have ever learned from a computer class.
My weak points were the website and the concept map mainly. I had trouble with my Power Point for Assistive Technology because I could not get my print screen button to work right and the magnifier would not do what I wanted it to do. I got started on my website but kept having problems so I decided to try to redo it. I never did get to where I wanted to with it but I do understand how to navigate through it much better than I did.
My strong points were the Power Point (except for the Assistive Technology assignment), the digital movie, Google Group ( I enjoy collaborating with others), and the blog-folio. It was easy to navigate and I really enjoyed the interaction with my peers. We kept in touch with each other off and on, especially when we had problems. I remember being up late one night around 11:00 PM and answering an email from one of the ladies in our group. She was having trouble and I tried to help her out. Our Google Group was awesome. We all worked well together.
I think the interaction I had with my instructor was good. Anytime I needed an answer about an assignment or any other problem I could depend on her to get back with me in a timely manner. I wish some of my other teachers would have been like her. Also, the Teaching Assistant was wonderful and very helpful also. I really appreciated the comments on our assignments. I like to know when I have made mistakes and am given the opportunities to correct them.
The Power Point, Excel Spreadsheet, the survey, and the group story are things in technology that I was familiar with. It helps us as students to work with things that are familiar to us to refresh our memories. The Turnitin assignment reminds us that we should not plagiarize. The concept mapping is a wonderful way fo teaching visually. The digital movie was one of my favorites. I plan to use this not only in my classroom but here at home with my grandchildren. The website is one of the things I learned about that will keep me practicing. I plan to learn all the things I need to know about navigating through it.
My experience with Blog-folio has been good. I liked reading the comments other classmates left on my blog and I loved reading what others wrote about. Everyone has different ways of writing and it is fun to read the different views about technology. The thing I liked the most about the Blog-folio is the clip art and pictures that we could insert and the navigating was so easy to learn. The thing I liked the least was making the pages for the standards. That took me longer than I had planned and I almost forgot about the artifacts!
I have enjoyed this class even though it has been very stressful to me. I will always remember all the things I have learned about technology.