Part One: Reflection
When I look back on this course, I realize how much it helped me implement technology into lessons that I already use without technology. This is very beneficial as my school will be going one to one next year. I’ve learned that not only can it be beneficial to include technology in my lessons but to make sure that technology is used in a way to help my students learn. Not only do I feel this course helped me learn how to implement technology in a way to benefit my students, it also helped provide examples of mastery of the AECT standards.
When I look through my final project website, I can see evidence of the standards throughout. It is clear that within my assignments I was able to show my skill and knowledge on how to design, develop, utilize, manage, and evaluate assignments that will benefit all learners. My assignments also show materials that I have developed that use audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies. Not only do these assignments show my mastery of the standards, but I could also implement all of them in the classroom tomorrow.
Professionally, I think I have grown more confident in my design and implementation of technology into my math lessons. This will allow me to not only successfully use these ideas in my classroom, but will also give me the opportunity to share with my coworkers and help them come up with their own ideas for their classrooms. This course has allowed me to see how easy it can be to use technology in my math courses in a way that can impact my students’ learning in a positive way. I look forward to implementing these ideas more and more as my students gain more access to technology themselves.
Part Two: Assessment
When looking back on my blog for the semester, I will say that I could have done a lot better. Personally, this has been a very busy semester for me at work and that can be seen in how I handled this specific assignment weekly. After looking through the list of required blogs, I’ve found there was ten total we were required to do before this week and post on our blog (The overview of instructional software was not required this semester). The 11th requirement did not have to be on our blog, but we still had to give feedback on two other students’ final projects. With that said, out of the 11 required posts, I completed 6 of them. Five of these were actual blog posts and the sixth was the feedback on the final projects.
As far as grading myself on my blogs, I do believe I met all of the requirements in the rubric. The posts I completed were rich in content, they had clear connections, resources were used and cited, posts were done on time, and I responded to two others in all of the weeks I did them. If I were to have done the other five required posts, I would say I deserve full credit. However, I did not. Considering that I did right over half in a timely manner, but because of not doing all of them I would propose a grade of an 80/140. Since I did a little more than half of the required posts, I do feel I deserve over half the points, but I do not feel I deserve any more than that.