U1 – Finished

U1.

The first of my four-year B.Ed. Program is complete.

It was a rough journey at times, and to quote The Simpsons‘ Mr. Burns:

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.”

While my recount of my First Field Experience back in November-December will be explored in a future post, this one is to simply reflect on my first year as a whole. The friends and peers I’ve worked with these long months may very well be my friends for life. The work has been hard at times, and simple at other times. But overall, this year has been very fulfilling. Much has been learned, and there is still much more knowledge to attain.

Knowing what I know now, I will be more prepared for what is to come in U2.

But for now, I shall take the time to write my book, to get some well-deserved rest, and enjoy this Summer.

 

What I Know About These Technical Things

What I know now about media & technology in Education…

PowerPoint presentations come to mind right away; PowerPoint is an excellent companion to an oral presentation. Also, the use of email and sites such as Omnivox (CEGEP) and Minerva are an excellent way to inform students.

Recently, the use of TurningPoint has come into play in one of my McGill classes.

 

What technological knowledge and skills have you acquired? 

  • PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Pages
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Excel (basic)
  • YouTube (uploading)
  • Filmmaking (short films; writing, directing, capturing, editing)
  • Various Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

What I want to know…

I want to know methods that current teachers are employing technology in their classrooms. What is working? What isn’t?