There were three goals I wanted to meet in this Janterm class and they were: to understand the technology that is being used to teach, being able to create material online to use in the classroom, and to create an overall project based learning project. Before I took this class, I was very “old school” in the sense that I wanted to stay away from technology use in the classroom. I am a believer that teachers can teach things and subjects that computers cannot. But after learning about the different ways you can use technology in the class, I realized that computers are not put in the classroom to distract, rather they are there to help the teacher. My Cool Tool Duel Project I realized this was useful when we did the Cool Tool Duel Project! Although it took a while for me to get the hang of it, I actually really liked my video and could really see myself using that in my classroom. I realized videos like that help kids when they are at home so they can re-watch the material they did not understand. After doing the many projects in the past month, I can say that I am more aware of all the cool technology tools out there and I feel so awesome about it! I think I’m just excited because I was never a “tech-junkie” so by learning new tools I can use in the classroom I feel more “modern” and it makes me look more “tech smart” (even though the videos are really easy to make).
Overall, this class went by VERY fast paced and although it was rigorous at times, it really did make me realize technology is our friend in the classroom. I think if it used correctly and at the right time, it can really change the learning environment in the classroom for the better.
Here is my Final PBQ! I hope you all enjoy it and enjoyed this class as much as I did!