Monday, March 16, 2015

This semester has already taught me so much about technology and teaching because of the vast amount of websites and tools we have now been exposed to.

I have learned a lot about a number of tools including: Quizlet, Prezi, and more.

Quizlet is an awesome tool I have learned about that is very easy and helpful. I can see myself using it to assist my students in memorizing vocabulary or learning a new topic. It is also great because you can easily share it with other teachers. It can also be assessed anywhere which is so great. There is even a neat, simple app for Quizlet that has all the same features.

Prezi is a fantastic tool that I for sure will use in my classroom. It is an easy way to display information in a fun way. It is very appealing to the eye and looks more fun than a simple Power Point presentation. It is also very easy to use and can also be easily shared between teachers and students. I also might use it as an assignment for my kids to encourage some creativity for a project.
I have learned a lot about the art of teaching and that you truly must find what works for you. Teaching is made up of a lot more than just standing in front of a classroom talking.

I still have some questions about technology and teaching.
For example, what have others found works best for younger Elementary students? What about older Elementary students? I also would like to know what other tools teachers have found that help them in technology. All these questions also lead me to be very curious about what new technology will be emerging when I finally become a teacher.

All these things make me anxious, but very excited to begin my journey as a teacher. Everything I have learned so far has helped me feel more confident in my abilities and I know I will continue to learn more.

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