I hate to say this but my, oh my, am I excited that this is my very last blog post for this class. This class is probably the hardest course I have ever taken in my years of schooling, from K-12 and the 4 years of university I have finished. I’m not even sure if it was the content that I found difficult or the idea of an online course. The content was hard, don’t get me wrong. Give me 25 papers, I’d write them over teaching myself to use new technology first in order to do a task. It was also hard to find time for these modules; most times the module took all day. They were also easy to forget about because time just flew by. It would feel like I just finished one and then there was another one posted! Some were good though. It wasn’t all bad.
The things I’ve learned in this course would never fit into 500 characters. I started learning right off the hop. I had never even heard of WordPress, nor have I ever had a blog. Making my blog was the first learning experience I had with the class and also my first struggle. I had quite the time getting it to work and after a few attempts, I got it figured!
Oh, wait! Scratch that. My first learning experience with this class was our Google Hangouts session. I had never used that either! Thank god the girls were at my house for that, otherwise I probably would have missed it!!
I learned all about Google Apps through exploring the list on Google and watching my classmates’ tutorials. Some I had heard of and others I had not so I learned a lot! I read a lot of helpful articles, blogs, presentations, etc. Some made me mad, some frustrated me, some I agreed with, and some I just threw out the window.
So, let’s be honest. If you read my blog, you know this class was a struggle for me most of the time! With the help of some friends, we kept each other on track and got through all of the modules.
I’m not sure what my future classroom is going to look like as I am still deciding what I will look like as a teacher. I still think technology is the devil in disguise and I will probably try to avoid it for a while still. However, after taking this class, when I encounter it, I won’t run as fast as I would have a few months ago. I learned, I struggled, but I finished!