Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Final Thoughts....

At the risk of sounding like a traitor to my generation, I would like to take this opportunity to say that this technology class was, by far, the most challenging class I have had thus far. While I am admittedly a procrastinator, there were many assignments that I literally put hours into with no positive results. As the semester dragged on, I got the hang of some things, but others, well, not so much. There were a few assignments that I missed simply as a result of being too busy; three jobs and grad school is WAY too much, I now know. But others, I would try for hours and eventually either give up or post what I had, hoping that they was right.

But, unlike the classes that I've taken that simply require mindless essays and discussion postings, I actually learned something in this class. I grew more and more excited to implement these uses of technology in my own classroom, both as learning, teaching, and planning tools. I've wondered a few times throughout the last year of grad school if it was even worth it; the classes weren't really teaching me anything and the pay raise isn't even that great, but this class, and one other that I have this semester actually better prepared me for a career in teaching.

Online Quiz

Quiz Excel

Online Quiz

WMM

WMM Windows Movie Maker, the correct way. I've made so many mistakes in this class that its crazy.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WebQuest

WebQuest

Well, here's my WebQuest. A day late, story of my life.
Anyhow, this was a great assignment. I had so much fun creating it. Its just sucky that I don't have a classroom in which to implement it. But when I do, I'm definitely going to try it out.

I saw some posts from other people stating that they would have rather edited the actual format and sections themselves. I agree, to a point. There were some changes that I would like to have made to the actual layout, but simply creating this project, for me, was a task in itself. I was alright with the limited amount of choices, only because it limited the amount of mistakes I could have made and the amount of confusion (and animosity) I felt towards the multiple uses to technology being implemented.

On a more positive note, however, I did use many of the resources given to us in this class on this project. RubiStar is the greatest web creation of all time, besides Google.

It took me a lot longer than I expected, not because I had problems, but because I really got into it. I worked on it for about twelve cumulative hours this weekend and thought I was submitting it before the actual due date. Ha.

At any rate: great assignment, great resources, easy to use. A+