Learning & Theories
The coursework in EDTECH 541 has helped further develop my belief in the power of technology integration. I have a better understanding of the foundational theories that support technology, specifically TIP and TPACK. These theories will help me plan, prepare and select the best strategies and materials to support learning. I understand that there is more to technology integration then having “tools” in your classroom to use.
AECT Standards & My Teaching
I feel the most rewarding part of the course was creating different lessons and products. I learn best while doing. I now have several lessons that I can share with others, use as examples or teach in the classroom. I have a feeling that all of the knowledge I gained in this course will serve me well as I continue with the MET program. Each course is building upon each other while meeting the different AECT standards to prepare me for graduation and life beyond the program.
I can honestly say that everything I have learned is relevant to me professionally. I am currently working as a Technology Coach and helping my staff integrate technology in their classrooms. I have an arsenal of ideas and lessons that I can put into action at my school. When I first took the job, I was worried about how to help the teachers outside of elementary. Spending time learning about different ways to integrate technology across the curriculum prepared me to help those teachers I was worried about. I feel better prepared to make a difference at my school.
Using the rubric provided, I scored myself at 136/140 points. I felt I could have posted earlier in the module on some occasions and could have gone into more depth on other posts. Here is my completed rubric.