In recent light of my project, I would have to say I would not have thought that this class would have been as free as it is. I have been able to explore topics that I want, and get my ideas out there. My most recent accomplishment that I was ecstatic about was when Vicky Davis, a huge tweeter, blogger, and educated professional on technology in the classroom, tweeter my project for her almost 18,000 followers to see. I was so excited. Her blogs are so insightful and she really knows her stuff. Getting the stuff I have been working on in this class out there so that others beyond the walls of our classroom can see them is something I never imagined or expected.
I think that my strengths in this class are my curiosity to go out and see what I can find. I would also say that, whether something good or bad, I get addicted to media once I find a string of related material. Sometimes I feel like I have to give my poor lap top a break because I fear it will overheat. To get a deeper understanding beyond the course, I have been looking at blogs from people outside of our VLE and seeing their views on the topic. I think I could do more of this. I mean, all it took was one blog comment to get my project tweeted about.
My work so far on my project now just needs depth. I have a base to work off of, but I am still a little hesitant in exactly what will add “depth.” I feel like for this project to have true depth requires time. Getting information out there for people to see is easier in theory than practice. This is just the beginning.
I really enjoy reading what is relevant to my future. If I can find something on teaching adolescents or English, it definitely has my attention. I absolutely love reading or finding material that is relevant to my project. When I came across ELEV8D, I was so fascinated. It was like my project, except with video. I am considering making a video about my project to post there to get more viewers on my project.
I think I need help with getting my stuff out there. I am not sure really where to go with it from now. I kind of want to get more material specific to teaching high school English and using technology. This is something I may start looking into. I have started looking into blogs outside of our course, but I want to find time to explore this area more.