Summary of Learning
My EdTech Adventure began in EC&I 832 with an overview of various social media and the introduction of creating a blog and joining the Discord community. I had no idea how to do either of these things and felt a little overwhelmed but then I discovered how helpful everyone was in this class! I was pretty excited when I was able to create the blog and start my first post. There were so many helpful tips posted in our Discord community.
I had already been using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but became less comfortable (or more cautious) as I read the articles suggested on the first day of class. It definitely made me rethink how I use these apps.
As Group A delved into what it meant to be a good digital citizen, I began to feel better about how to manage my own digital media activity. It also became evident how important it is to teach digital citizenship and media literacy to students, starting with our youngest learners!
My job as a Teacher-Librarian is to provide instruction to the students in the school and promote reading as well as supplying resources to teachers. So, when I was trying to decide how to best present my summary of learning, it was obvious I needed to incorporate books into my video. I started making a Google Slide presentation with book covers that I wanted to represent my learning. I was not very thrilled with what I had come up with, so when I was telling one of my colleagues about my dissatisfaction, she suggested I write my own story. I had been reading many children’s books about internet safety and how to be a good digital citizen. The inspiration to my story came from the book #Goldilocks: A Hashtag Cautionary Tale. With the help from my colleague, I began writing my own fractured fairytale. When my story was complete, I had another colleague help me make it into an iMovie.
I hope you enjoy my summary of learning!
Here is a list of the sources I used for the images in the presentation.
You have a great job, Brenda! It is so good to see that we all have reached this way and fulfilled so much from our course. A beautiful way of summarizing your learning and amazed to see how you have incorporated your learning in a storytelling way.
Well done! What a unique way to share your understanding, Brenda! Thanks for sharing!
WOW!! Super creative and so representative of you as a teacher-librarian. You maintained a flow throughout and incorporated elements from our learning. Way to go!!
This was an absolute delight, Brenda! I appreciate the time you took writing this relevant and creative fairy tale to capture your learning in this course. Teacher librarians are so awesome! Have you ever heard of Storybird? It’s a site where students can choose images created by artists and turn them into a digital story where they write the words. I have used it for a few university projects and I thought of it instantly when I saw your video!
Wow, that was great. I did my last SoL for ECI 834 as a car salesman and this one as a Detective so your creative Summary is much in my vein of metaphorically thinking of all the concepts in the course. Love it!
I really enjoyed this Brenda! Very creative and cool how you tied your position as a teacher librarian and passion for reading into this. Great job!
Well done! I love how shared it with the class tonight, and showed us all about your amazing project. You did such a comprehensive job of reviewing what we learned this semester and did it in such a unique way. Loved it! I originally thought of doing something like this, but I couldn’t think of the best way to put it together. Great job. I hope that you’re so proud of this! 🙂
This is so creative and unique – I absolutely loved it! I’m so glad you shared it with the class tonight!