I am excited to learn new things, as well as to touch up some of the skills that I haven’t used in quite a while.
I hope to feel somewhat out of my comfort zone during the course to embody the learning process and allow authentic learning to be present as much as possible. Thanks for joining me on this new learning journey!
Summaries & Shout Outs
How are y’all? It has been a hot minute since I have been on here blogging away. Pick-up your coffee (or select drink of choice) and hop along for a quick (actually quite lengthy) ride down reflection lane.
I want to take a moment here to debrief the last class and reflect on a few points. First off, I appreciated Catherine sharing more about SeeSaw with us, as I am very unfamiliar with this educational technology tool and often feel overwhelmed when looking at it. I felt as if I was not a great asset for Tessa when she was asking for pointers in Grade 1 & 2, as I have never taught anything below Grade 6. I honestly, would not even know where to start with those little beaners. Let us just say, 15 minutes of Kindergarten supervision three times a week, meets my quota of trying to understand the younger kiddos.
This is in addition to my latest post: Kick, Boom, Powtoon! A Review of Powtoon as an Educational Content Creation Tool. Many educational content creation tools and technology tools have been discussed, tried, and shared throughout the course. I wanted to ensure that I wrote all of these ideas down somewhere that I, as well as others, can access and use whenever they want. We are strongest when we are working together as a team.
Walking in the Woods: A Few Reflections
Have you ever walked through the woods alone? If you have, it can be quite scary. However, walking with a guide is less scary as they know the landscape and what lurks behind the shadows. They also have the experience to help you through the unknowns. I feel as if I am walking through the woods of EC&I 834 with many guides, and feel supported through my rapid learning in the content area.