Week 10

Reflection week.

I have come to the end of my blog posting for this course.  That of course does not mean the end to my blogging.  Through the interactions of this unit of work, I have set up Instagram, and snapchat account and viewed my Facebook account a little more.  While I am not a big user of these tools, I do see they can all have a positive use for people in today’s society.  I have really enjoyed blogging and writing down my thoughts.   Blogging has been for me a time of reflection and thought.  It has become a new way of jotting down my thoughts and using it as a diary of my journey as a pre-service teacher.  I have enjoyed connecting to other pre-service teachers and have appreciated the way in which we have all shared our little gems in teaching tools.  I now feel more comfortable with implementing ICT in the classroom as I know I have the network support and resources to provide students with engaging and transformative learning.  I know there is still so much more to learn, but at least I feel I can support students in their use of ICT.  What a journey this has been.

As part of EDC3100 we are to engage in professional experience.  My mentor teacher showed me her reward system which is class dojo’s.  While I have seen this app before, I was completely unaware of the other features it has.  I have only seen it used as a reward system in the classroom.  Parents, teachers and students can connect with each other.  The teacher can take photos or videos of the students learning and send to the class parents.  Students can also post photo or video and add to their portfolio to share with the class.

https://www.classdojo.com

Reference:

ClassDojo. (n.d). Happier classrooms.  Retrieved from https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/?redirect=true

 

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