Discussing two tools that were your personal favorites from the semester and why?
One of my personal favorite tools I used this semester was Weebly. I was so excited to create my own website and post reviews and projects I made. Not only was the design aspect of this tool amazing, but I learned how and what to do to create my future classroom website. I love the idea of having a class website for my future Elementary students to go with their families and see their projects and such on the internet. At first thinking about creating a website felt overwhelming. However, exploring so many different things for this class and posting to the website got me really working through it. Now at the end I know how to use it and hope to put what I learned for this website to another website in the future. Weebly is free and has everything I know of for my class website which was a bonus to why I loved it so much.
My second favorite would have to be the adobe sparks page. That project was super fun and interactive. I immediately thought about my future students and how they would enjoy using this app creating all kinds of things for different content areas. The project at the end always looks professional and well made. For elementary students they could really get into adobe sparks page and create a small lesson as a group and present it to the class. Adobe sparks app is also free and easy to use.
Look back through your website, look at all you accomplished and learned this semester. Reflect on what you have accomplished and learned this semester.
As I looked back at my website I can for sure say I am super proud of what I created. Not only have I made a website, but I was interacting with other actual teachers all over the country. When ever I wrote a review and tweeted about the teacher. I was surprised at how many of them wrote me back about my review. For instance, one in particular, Craig Kempz read it and reposted my review on his twitter and further tweeted to all his followers to follow me and look at my website. It was seriously one of my proudest moments. Interacting with teachers was great because they have had so much experience. I learned so much from just scrolling through their websites and looking at all the projects they have done with their students and the books they have wrote about teaching. I mean, some award wining books. Also, I really have to admit doing the Celebrating Kansas Voices video was the one I would say was the hardest for me. However, I am so proud of how it turned out. I am not from Kansas and therefore I haven't learned to much about it's history. Researching Kansas and finding a possible Underground Railroad station was so interesting. I not only learned about that station. I also learned about Kansas during the Civil Rights Movement. Overall, I learned how to integrate technology in my future classroom. So many different apps and websites I can incorporate in my lessons and how to use them in my future College of Education classes.