Going into the semester, I was a little confused about why I needed to take this class. I had heard that there was a lot of tweeting involved. I wasn’t too excited about it. The first few weeks I was still a little unsure. Then when we jumped into learning networks, it all started to fall into place for me. It’s not something you necessarily think about when you think of all of the tools you’ll need as a teacher – but it’s definitely an important one! Just from a few weeks of creating and fine tuning my personal learning network, I’ve learned A LOT! I have begun following people who I feel I can learn from now and in the future. I’m always going to Google to search ideas for certain projects, so now my first stop is my PLN. I have especially enjoyed learning from my classmates in this class. There are so many good ideas floating around Twitter now with our course hashtag! I love how easy it is to find them.
I have not started my daily create projects yet, but I think they are a super idea. I could definitely see how they could be incorporated into the classroom to encourage creativity and even independence. I think the hardest part about the daily creates will be the same thing that is hard for me with this class – being responsible and getting stuff done without a set schedule. This class has definitely taught me that I need to be more self-disciplined and on top of things.
Moving forward, I hope to continue to add helpful techniques and resources to my toolkit!