Saturday, May 2, 2009

My EDM 310 Blog Assignments are Now Complete

Thanks Dr. Strange for being patient and teaching everything, and at time learning along with us. To my fellow students it has been a fun class, I hope y'all have learned as much as I have. Maybe we will have some future classes together, but if not best of luck to everyone in their teaching careers. Remember that is a process, keep your head up, and everything will turn out just like it's suppose to. Maybe one day some of us will even work at the same school. Anyways, thanks everyone for everything, and thank you too Dr. Shaw. I leave you with this JFK quote "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'why?' I dream things that never were and ask, 'why not?'"

Last EDM 310 Post

1. I learned a lot from this class, and I would like to think Dr. Strange for that. It was not looking up something from a book and then trying to match that to your computer screen. It was actually hands on, trail and error work, and I think that people learn more from that. I have been trying to figure out how I, as a physical education teacher, will use technology in my classroom. I have been drawing a pretty large blank on that. Nonetheless, the stuff I learned will help me than just beyond the walls of my classroom. When I took this class I knew about blogs, but not how or that I would have to create my own. I enjoyed because I had my own little world to express my own opinion and no matter what I typed it would be right because they were my thoughts. Google Docs as a whole were great, and they were FREE! The spreadsheets were most difficult, but with practice, and the guidance of Dr. Strange's Instructional Videos (which were the best) it was pretty easy. The podcasts were a lot of fun to do, and it was fun to watch everyone else do theirs, even if it was scary talking to the "world". Google Earth probably has the most potential to immediately impact the classroom. Twitter is very addicting, and I have come to love it. Everything thing else I took a little something from but nothing like the impact of the stuff I have already mentioned. And Foliotek, well it's University required so that's that. iTunes I use almost everyday so I was pretty up on that, except for a few of the educational groups we looked at.

2. I think I learned more in this class than I ever expected. I don't think I could have learned anything that I wanted to learned because I learned about more things than I had bargained for, if that makes sense.

3. I don't think I'll forget anything in this class. I may wish I could forget Twitter, but I highly doubt that. :)