I have been rather busy this past week. I kept attempting to get this blog finished. I felt as though I was completing it in chunks. This is not how I normally work. I am someone who sits down and does the whole thing in one shot or I become flabbergasted! I have had ups and downs all week. I had surgery on Wednesday and created my Reading Responses whilst I waited in the hospital. It killed plenty of time, and certainly connected to BYOD. Without my lovely new laptop, I would have been bored and scrolling through Facebook while I waited. Instead, I got to use my time constructively! 😀
This module was enjoyable. While completing my Reading Responses, I recognized what I wanted to do for my mini lesson. Coming up with the time to do it seemed to be more of a challenge than the actual task. Finally, this morning I found the time to work on the blog. I am no longer doped up and my brain is functioning! I enjoyed creating my mini lesson. It is something that I would use in the classroom. It connected to a variety of areas in the curriculum and seems fun. I wish I had the opportunity in school to create projects like my “Virtual Travel” lesson.
Everything I have learnt in this course is starting to make sense. I do not want a paperless classroom, but I want my students to be engaged and interested in what they are learning. If incorporating as much technology as I can into the classroom is what it takes to have my students excited about coming to school, then I’m doing it! I want to make school a place where every student wants to be, not dread.