Thursday, July 3, 2014

Final Reflections

This course has defiantly gone by toooo fast.  However I feel it made a great impact on my future success. Some of my takeaways are

  • The course built on itself so individual assignments combined into a larger learning curve 
  • I was challenged and pushed to investigate a lot of new tools, through individual assignments, team assignments, peer reviews and presentations
  • I was able to work with classmates that all offered many different skill sets I was able to learn from
  • Though it felt like a lot of work the course somehow managed to be a lot of fun too 
Thank you,
Dr.Bert, Reid, Colleen & Ed

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Haa this is Why I Like Searching the Internet...

Random entertainment.....

Pick it...not your nose

This week per assignment suggestion here are some steps I would suggest while picking tech tools. Instead of a rubric I fill steps are easier to refer to when time is money and money is time.

If you are top pick a technology tool for your needs per situation I would start with thinking about these three steps...

  1. What type of tool will work? Think about the content/situation and learner and what type of tool will work. Do you need a video and questions for middle schoolers or adult learners? Will it be incorporated in a live classroom, will it be synchronous or asynchronous, and if you were a learner would it help you?
  2. Tools to you like and are comfortable with - Why invent the wheel? Tech tools and the rate of new tech tools can be overwhelming so when having to create a product 'now' use something that you already know how to do. When you have time try out new tools.
  3. Get it done & evolve - Don't worry about perfection but if you are using a tool you already used try to push yourself to do something new. 

Okay it's not, but try to make it easy and enjoyable ;)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Maybe Final Post?...

....But probably have more to say later.

Right now while wrapping up a rather quick summer semester I feel very excited about my teams end product. It is always refreshing to work with such talented, clever and creative individuals. The challenge is that sometimes you have to think to solve a problem but how far tho let yourself think? just to get it done? or do you push yourself to think past into options how to get it done?

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Week 3-4 • June 12- 18 GAME On!

This week while studying online games I found myself exploring apps which I rarely do. I realized I'm not a fan of apps because on a phone - everything and anything is too small for me to look at for too long. I did however like the curation tool that I used for my spotlight - edsehlf. It's cool for those that like apps and also give search options to find desktop programs. I'm also looking forward to the final project. 

Here are my thoughts on gamification:
"The concept of gamification is relevant to human interaction.  Humans have been ‘playing games’ on each other for centuries. For example the application of gamification (applying game-design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging) in the dating scene."

Week 3 • June 12-18: Pulling my blog hair out again

Why do my choice of blogging platforms always end up sucking? I admittedly am not a good blogger however I do appreciate those that are. I use other peoples blogs all the time to find out tutorials, 'how to's, and reviews on products. For example since I could not find out what the problem was for the 1st blog through Weebly [people could not submit feedback/comments] I found a blog on this option. The option being using a Blogger blog and embedding it in Weebly. I'm hoping this one works.