I am at the end of the Jump Start, Teachers Guide for Tech, summer online class! This post marks my reflections and goals for future implementation. I have really enjoyed the course and the people who’ve shared their learning and thinking along the way. For me, this was a very effective way to think about the content, practice new tools and collaborate with others.
What was my Favorite Module? I loved learning about Thinglink because I had never played with it before and I was excited to try something so new. There really wasn’t a module that wasn’t meaningful and relevant however.
What Module was the Most Challenging? Simultaneously the most challenging and the most rewarding was in working on this blog. I started this Word Press blog about a year ago and I have really struggled with meaningful content, a regular posting schedule and sharing the URL with others. Through this course, I have built a much more realistic and practical approach to using a blog and I think it will work well in my current job as a Curriculum Coordinator.
What Tools will I Start Using? I plan to continue using Word Press, as well as continue using Twitter professionally. I also already have plans for several more Screencasts to support online courses that I offer.
What’s Next? I have been working through the tutorials to become a Google Certified Educator and I am going to finish that process before school starts in September.
3 Immediate Goals:
- Complete tutorials and the online test to become a Google Certified Educator by August 26.
- Add video tutorials to both NGSS 101 and STEM Online courses before the new Science Online session begins in September.
- Add a column to my weekly plan that includes a weekly blog post. Send a link to both curriculum teams each week to forward to teachers.
Take-Aways… This was a rich learning experience made more meaningful by having the intentional practice through a blog and a small group for collaboration. I look forward to practicing with the tools more and having a more confident approach to using technology.