Tuesday, October 28, 2008

At this point in the semester . . .

When I signed up for this course, I knew that technology can be incredibly useful in the classroom, providing teachers with many opportunities. However, I was unaware of the extent to which this really is true. Already this semester I have learned so much that is beneficial to me as student, and more importantly, as a future teacher. Learning about Wiki and making my own teacher website, for example, will definitely be something that I incorporate into my student teaching and my first classroom. PhotoStory is also something that I can see myself using with future students as an interactive project. And, even though we have only begun to touch the surface of Smart Boards, I can see that if I have access to one as a teacher, it will no doubt create countless possibilities in lessons and activities.

Although putting everything together does take so much time (especially for me), the end result of this technology is definitely worth it, and I am so glad to be learning all about it.

Learning so much!

These past weeks I have learned so much! Wikispaces are so useful. I love the idea of making a teacher website so students, parents, and other teachers can have access to my resources. I am so glad that I learned how to embed videos and pictures because it is beneficial that you do not have to click on the link but you can view it on the page. I also enjoyed learning how to do the photo story. There are so many fun ways you can use it in a classroom. You could make a class scrapbook or have it be part of a writing activity in which the students create a story based on pictures they took. Basically I have learned a lot and cannot wait to use it in the classroom!