I have learned more from this class than any other course I have ever taken. That may be due to the fact that I was highly defecient in the area prior to taking the course. I remember being very overwhelmed at the begining of the course; I think because it was all so foreign to me.
Some of the topics that I will remember most are the website building, the flipped instruction, the instructional video and the KISS principle. I honestly feel prepared to teach now. As we used to say in the Army we need to constantly add things to our "kit" bag (philosophy) to continue growing. This class has created so many ideas and approaches to teaching.
I cannot wait to get into the classroom. I worked hard at the items that I created in this class to be as close to finished products as they can be. I look forward to implementing the ideas and building lesson plans and instructional videos now. I am going to try to continue to blog, with the hopes that it will be habit throughout the rest of my schooling and my future teaching.
Every time I hear someone mention this class; I suggest that they take it from Kristen Carlson. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is going to use technogy in their job, which is just about everyone. I would take it even if it were not a requirement.
Relevancy videos are used to tie the subject area together through multiple perspectives. This especially helpful for high school students in two ways. Students get the information in a different media and they receive it from another individual. I also think it is a great tool for teachers to use as part of flipped instruction. Although, it has some detriments I believe the benefits are much better. Here are a couple of videos that I have found that would really compliment my instruction.
Michael S. current educator and former paratrooper
Books in my backpack..