Discuss the TWO (2) tools that were your personal favorites from the semester and why.
My two favorite tools that I have gained this semester are Adobe Spark and Thinglink. The reasons are simple. Both apps/programs are easy to use and are explained in a straight forward manner. I am not the biggest fan of technology so it is crucial that the things I use online are almost foolproof. Adobe Spark and Thinglink both incorporate mixed media, color and student interaction. The displays change as they are used, keeping the audience interested. I am a big fan of compiling information into one place so students will have access to it without having to do their own digging. These two tools help me do exactly that.
Look back through your entire website (yes the whole thing), look at all you have accomplished and learned this semester. Reflect on what you have accomplished & learned this semester.
Over the course of this semester, I have created a body of work that I would have not thought myself capable of making. I used to see things online and wonder how someone could possibly make it. My WOW moment came when I signed on to Pinterest one day (my favorite site) and was looking at education pins. I saw all of these infographics and online tutorials, webpages, and web quest activities. I realized as I was looking at these ideas that I was now capable of making these things. I could take their ideas and make them my own, because of what I learned in this class. During this whole semester, I have learned about the importance of keeping deadlines, and the stress of pushing them off... I have learned about several apps and programs I never would have heard of, and I also learned about having a responsible, approachable online presence. Thank you to my school, Kansas State University, the College of Education, and Cyndi Kuhn, my Education Technology instructor for being supportive and helpful through this process. It was not easy for me to shift my way of thinking, but I have finally realized that I cannot ignore technology in a classroom, I must embrace it.