Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Class 10: School's Out in Summer!

Why not treat yourself for a job well done!
My apologies for those who didn't get the bad Alice Cooper reference in today's title, I was going to post a picture of him, but most of the stuff on Wylio is kinda creepy ;-)  I'll give you a happy picture to end our summer together.

We have a lot of cleaning up to do.  I thought I would try and give a checklist of sorts to ensure all of us understand what we need to accomplish by the end of the evening. . .I have spent a lot of time today grading everything I could. . If you are missing some grades . . .CHECK FOR COMMENTS ON EDMODO!  I am waiting on the following assignments to grade: Symbaloo, Journals 6-10, Mind Map, Emerging Tech, Google Tools, and the Cybersafety websites. . .I did give the fifth round of feedback on the NETS I collaborative narratives, so please check for that and revise if needed.

Tonight. . .phew, okay let's make a list:

1.  Come to class ;-)
2.  Ensure your NETS I narratives are complete and that you have shared the NETS I-V Google Doc with me (check that you have titled it correctly as well)
3.  We will ensure that you have links to your blog and your narratives in TaskStream and that you have requested feedback. Everyone, save two, should have already requested comments so I can access their TaskStream accounts.  We will be embedding the Symbaloo in it tonight!
4.  Speaking of Symbaloo, ensure that you have completed your TPE14 webmix and that it is ready to embed.  Pictures in the tiles are a huge plus!!
5.  Emerging Technology Checklist/Matrix . . .This will ensure you have everything on your blog that needs to be there. . .it must be checked by you and double-checked by a peer!
6.  Submit the completed Emerging Technology checklist ;-)
7.  Check that all of your assignments are graded and edited if need be. . .
8.  Evaluations should have been sent to your cougar email. . .I would greatly appreciate it if you would complete them for me.
9. Other. . .I'm sure I have forgotten something. . .I may revise this when I make it to campus.

Final Question:  What is one thing you will take away from this course?

22 comments:

  1. I think the thing that I learned most is how to set up a digital classroom, mostly with Edmodo,and Blogger. Would definitely use those tools in the classroom. I was also a bit surprised at how much I learned on things like Twitter, which I already thought I knew about.

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  2. I think the one thing that I will be taking with me is the idea of forming a blog and using it in many ways to take the idea from the article "upside down and inside out" to use it as a teaching tool when I am not giving out homework. I think the blog will help set me up a good learning enviornment for my classroom online.

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  3. So much! I really thing this class opened my eyes about so many things. I consider myself to be tech savvy but still have never heard of any of the things we did in this class! How lame.

    So if you want the biggest compliment ever (in my opinion), I have decided to get my Masters in Ed Tech. If I made it through the entire summer and have been posting to Facebook about all the cool stuff I learned, showing my bosses and boyfriend and family my Prezi and iMovie, I'm pretty sure I'm officially hooked to Ed Tech.

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  4. There are a lot of teacher resources and chat cites online when I need information and advice.

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  5. I can't just limit myself to one thing...sorry! I have gained CONFIDENCE that I can really do this technology stuff :) Now when I think of incorporating technological resources into my teaching practice I'm not filled with dread and foreboding; instead, I'm actually EXCITED to think about all the ways I can use these cool tools! THANKS!

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  6. Everything we've learned in here over the past 5 weeks I will incorporate into my teaching style. I would have never started a Twitter account before taking this class, but after seeing how useful it can be has opened up my eyes to social networking sites. I have thoroughly enjoyed this class and have learned so much!

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  7. The thing I will take away from this class is the knowledge of all the digital tools available that I did not even know existed. This includes Diigo, Google tools such as drive and forms, symbaloo, and edmodo. After taking this class i can definitely see myself using those digital tools as an educator.

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  8. I have gained confidence in my technological abilities.

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  9. I will take away the idea of a pln and more so I will continue to grow mine!

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  10. I really enjoyed this course. I wasn't sure how much I would get out of it since I considered myself pretty "tech savvy" but I was wrong! I learned a ton of new stuff. It was very tailored to teaching so I can't wait to start playing with all these toys in the classroom. I've already started working on my future class blog.

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  11. I cannot specify one specific thing I will take away...there are so many things, like Diigo, Blogspot, Twitter, Symbaloo, etc.

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  12. There are so many things I will take away from this course. I am thankful for the resources this course has provided. I also have a new perspective on my relationship with technology. I plan to move forward with more patience and understanding. I have learned that technology is not perfect, but the results are worth immediate struggles.

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  13. Oh gosh, where to start! Well I am really glad that I have a PLN to further enhance my network as a teacher. Some of the fun things I'll implement in my classroom, however, are the use of Wordle, SurveyMonkey, and Edmodo. I think these are all fun and creative resources that will enhance my performance as an educator.

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  14. I will take everything away from this course because every aspect is burned into my mind. I see computer screens in my sleep. But I have already met with my co-teaching partner and am ready to implement writing using Google Docs and trying to develop PLN's. I'll need the A.T. guy at work to get me some better technology, I'm working that.

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  15. Coming out of this course, I have realized the wide range of possibilities of incorporating technology as a support method in the classroom. Knowing that students learn in varying ways, I will better be prepared to accommodate the needs of my students.

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  16. My respect for Twitter increased. I never knew it had practical application, especially for education.

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  17. Learning to do different tasks (tweeting, creating a blog, etc..) using the internet is a big plus for me. I am aware of my shortcomings but I am determined to apply myself and incorporate technology in my classroom.

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  18. "Working smarter not harder", using technology to gather and present information

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  19. Twitter isn't as bad as I thought! I never wanted a Twitter, and was not excited when I found out it was a requirement. I have learned that it is a great education aid for incorporating tools in my classroom. I now have a community I can reach out to for help in my class from technology, to special education, to classroom design.

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