Sunday, June 29, 2008

Week 3 Reflection

Looking back, the assignments for week three has kept me very busy as well as intrigued. I have learned so much in such a small amount of time from this course. Creating the newsletter for this weeks assignment was a lot of fun, very creative and allowed students to research topics of interest to them.

One of the requirements for this week was to create a podcast. Initially this seemed easy, but I quickly learned that is was more time consuming than I thought it would be. It is amazing how easily one will pronounce a word incorrectly, mind will go blank or stutter. I don't know if it's from having it be recorded or its my own stage fright. i found myself recording my message over and over and over again. Once I was done, i found it to be quit hilarious.

The newsletter and podcast could be very beneficial for a classroom. Teachers/professors could create newsletters to share information with their students. This information could just be for their information, class material, rules & consequences or just a way of communication in general. They would also be useful to allow students to create them based on what subject they are focusing on. It would allow the students a chance to share their knowledge/ideas with the class. The podcast could be useful in maybe recording lectures and posting them on websites for students who were unable to attend class that day. It could also be helpful to give homework assignments, news flashes, urgent messages, summary of class lectures, etc.

Technology has made so many advances in today's society that it is almost impossible to ignore it or refuse to utilize it. It has made so many day to day activities easier. The more you learn about it, the more useful it can become; so happy learning!

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