I can’t believe that as I sit down I am sitting down to write one of the last assignment for my degree. It’s astonishing that after 4 years I can finally see an end.
That being said, let’s not forget that these last 4 years were hard work and this semester was no cake walk! ERDG required quite a bit of discipline to remember to tweet daily, blog weekly and comment regularly.
In the final blog post, I will talk a little bit about my journey through this semester!
Twitter has been a great platform for me to grow my PLN, and it has introduced me to many great people! One of the coolest things I learned about twitter was #twitterchats and how using tweet deck makes #twitterchats so much easier to follow. Throughout the semester I gained many new followers and hope that as time moves on I will grow my following as I move on to the next phase of my life as an educator.
I was able to use Twitter to share my blogs, my thoughts and some great tips I came across. I used Twitter to stay current and connect with some great teachers.
Blogging proved to be some of my favourite parts of this entire class. I really liked reading my fellow classmates’ blogs, especially my besties who were learning Africans and were creating delicious food that I loved to sample. Watch out for my cameo experiences in both! I loved commenting on what I thought when I read other peoples blogs too.
Here are some of the comments I left!
This isn’t every comment I made but rather just a little sampling.
I really loved having Miss. Stoyko comment on my blogs! Lots of her comments were encouraging and I knew I could always count on her to leave me a comment. I found people’s comments to be very encouraging and I always looked forward to hearing from others!
I found each week I looked forward to responding to the questions posed and learned a lot about my own thoughts and ideas in relation to what I had learned, we well as what others had gotten from the same articles and ideas.
When posed with the question;
What did you contribute to the learning of others?
I think I can say, I contributed in many ways. I regularly tweeted, commented and blogged about my journey and in response to the journey of others. I made cameo appearances in my friends’ blog posts and most importantly I pushed myself to go beyond my comfort zone and try new apps, new ways to take videos and new ways to incorporate technology and for that, I think I’m all the better off.
I am very glad I chose to take this class and I cannot wait to use everything I’ve learned in my future classrooms. Technology is the future and I am just glad I’ve hopped on the tech train and learned how to steer it.
For the last time,