As I reflect on the ICT course I realize how far I have come in the world of technology. I may not be overly computer savvy but I recognize (and use) a lot more of the latest and greatest! There are so many wonderful and engaging communication tools out there on the web and there is a part of me that refuses to get acquainted because I feel like I already have a mild addiction to email and Facebook. I don’t want to allow myself to slip into a virtual comma where I forget how to have face to face interactions with people. That thought terrifies me!
I really enjoyed making and uploading the podcast. There are hundreds of ways to use the Digital Voice Recorders and I think this will be used often in my classroom. It is simple enough for the grade one kids to use it on their own and uploading is simple too. Hopefully, if our final project is accepted by administration (classroom newsletters as a blog instead of a bi-monthly email), my kids will be able to upload all sorts of their learning onto the class blog for all to enjoy. It sounds exciting!
This class was a wonderful eye opening experience and although I was frustrated from time to time, it was well worth the time and effort by all. I am unsure if this blog will ever be written on again…..but there is always a possibility 🙂