In this last blog, I did a video about my reflection on the Summer semester 2012 in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class. This class has really taught me a lot about technology and teaching. It has really emphasized that a teacher should be technologically literate.
At the beginning of the semester, I wasn't sure if I had made the right decision of taking EDM 310 in the Summer. I had previously taken the course in Fall 2011, but I felt like it was the wrong time to take that class. I didn't really have time and I wasn't mentally prepared for what was expected of me. Now, in the Summer 2012 semester, I'm very prepared. I learned how to manage my time wisely and really get engaged into the assignments. I really learned to like the work and often wished that I had more time to really enjoy our assignments. Most Summer courses are fast paced and I understand that.
My group really helped me and encouraged me to work hard and stay determined. Some of their positive feedback had rubbed off on me and kept me going through this class. Like I mentioned in the beginning of the course, I wasn't sure if I had made the right decision. But with a little time and effort, I realized that my decision was the best choice. I worked really well with the class being so fast paced. I felt like it forced me to stay on top of my game. I was really looking at the big picture this time around and realized that what I wanted was success and that meant that I would get there no matter how hard it seemed to be. Within a few weeks I became adjusted to how the class worked and it actually started to get easy. I really enjoyed this class and hope to use some of the tools that I learned in my future classroom. In my final reflection video, I will talk more about what I learned or didn't learn in this class.