To say that I learned A LOT in this course would be an understatement. I feel that my learning was grounded in constructivist principles in that I learned through creation, through trial and error, through frustration, and finally through satisfaction in creating lessons, activities, reflections, charts, and more that showcase my understanding of how to effectively integrate technology into the classroom.
I have a new lens on which to view the integration of technology. Tools and resources which I already use have taken on new applications and I have discovered a treasure trove of new tools and resources that I cannot wait to try out. One of the most exciting and frustrating things about technology and digital content is that it is constantly changing and improving. During my work in modules 7 & 8 I had an opportunity to evaluate a couple of online resources that I have used in my classroom the last few years and realized that they are still good, they were great 4 years ago, and that I now feel confident that I can create something better, more engaging, full of learning for my students. I think this is the take away for me professionally and for my craft. Constant evaluation and inquiry to make sure tools and resources you are integrating are meeting the needs of your learners.
I feel the readings in Robyler provided a solid theoretical foundation for my work in the course. I referenced my feelings as a constructivist learner earlier and I believe the Robyler text provided a foundation for what works well for 21st century learners. In addition, readings and articles found through simply searching show that those who know about tech are iterating the same ideas.
As a final reflection, there are two things that I enjoyed the most about this course. The first was the relevance of the work we were doing. I have used two of the activities in my classroom already. The second was the inspiration and learning that I gained from all of my classmates. It excites me for the future of education that there are so many creative, hard working education professionals out there. Thank you all.
Blog Self Evaluation
I feel that my blog posts were thoughtful and contained content that was relevant and helpful to others who viewed it. I feel that I would land somewhere between proficient and outstanding.
Readings and Resources 20/20
I used references to support my thoughts from the textbook and additional sources including videos and graphics. I used appropriate APA citation for sources.
Again, I feel I would be somewhere in between proficient and outstanding. I did complete all of the posts. Timeliness, unfortunately, is not my very best quality. I like to think that I have others that help to compensate for this. At least 2/3, but not all of my posts were made in time for others to thoughtfully comment.
Responses to Other Students 25/30
I did respond to at least two other students on every topic. I feel that I fall short of outstanding because not all of my responses were as substantive as the rubric specifies.
Overall Self Evaluation Grade 120/140