TCH 401 Epiphany of Learning
In the Beginning...
I thought this was my "ah-ha" moment but there was so much more to come!
Once again, I realized my "ah-ha" moment was STILL yet to come...
While I had heard of Kahoot! before, I had never personally used it. I know my students really enjoy it but during the school year, I didn't want to get in to something new. I just didn't have the time. It's an excellent resource. It is used as a review game and it will be so beneficial to my students to have something fun and interactive to study with during class.
DropTask is essentially a task or to-do list for students to collaborate on. My AP students work on projects outside of class throughout the school year and I realized this website would be great for them to keep track of what needs to get done and when and who is in charge of different things, etc. It essentially acts as a planner for the students. They would all have access to their groups to-do list and be able to work on it together online. I can't wait to show my AP students this resource in the fall
The MAJOR Epiphany
In the End...
After going through all of these realizations with the new, different resources I had been exposed to as a result of this class, I was trying to think of what about this class, which of these new resources, has had the most lasting impact on me and then I had a MAJOR epiphany: I have a lot left to learn! I realized that as a new teacher, there is so much out there that I have yet to discover. This class exposed me to so many different presentation tools, networking sites, classroom resources, mobile apps, and just different ways to connect with students that I was completely unaware of. When I first opened Symbaloo, I only knew about three or four of the websites listed. The amount of new resources that I now have is unbelievable. I won't be using all of them in the future but there are a number of them that I will continue to use and integrate in to the classroom. All of the little epiphanies that I had along the way about WIX, Kahoot!, the mobile apps, all led me to one MAJOR epiphany that there are so many great resources out there yet to be discovered. I now understand more about incorporating technology in to the classroom and I understand that it is okay to try new things in the classroom. Some of these resources I would have never tried but now that I have, I will keep many of them with me.