Friday, April 24, 2009

Thing 23

I've certainly become more open to breaking into "Web 2.0" in the past 2+ months. When this started, I certainly knew plenty about the web, but I hadn't used much of it because I felt comfortable with the web I knew. I'm glad I took this class if for no other reason than it forced me to acquaint myself with technologies that nearly passed me by.

I'm also happy with the timing of the class. This being my first year of teaching, I'm glad I got a chance to get some first hand experience on my own in a classroom before trying to adapt my curriculum around technology I wasn't all too familiar with. I also am fortunate to have not formed habits that I might refuse to break.

I need to spend some time this summer looking over my own blog posts to remind myself of all the ideas that came into my head these past few weeks. Everything from long class collaborative projects like the Wiki to shorter, individualized assessments like a podcast.

I think the biggest idea that I'll take away from all this is that those who refuse to adapt get left behind, whether you're talking about students, teachers, or just the public in general. The internet first became popular when I was in my early teens, and I was waaay ahead of the curve creating HTML websites and following newsgroups. I feel like I've slipped in the past few years, not jumping on bandwagons until they've nearly passed me by. Hopefully, this can help me catch up lost ground.


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! You did a great job working your way through the program.

    Well done!