Here I am beginning another education technology class with Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt. After I finished EC&I 831 I stopped blogging and never gave it another thought. That class almost killed me. In hindsight perhaps it wasn’t the best idea to take a class with a 3 week old baby and a 22 month old toddler. I see many of my classmates have babies and I wish you good luck. Everything technology was new to me in that first class. I had never used Twitter, or WordPress, or even remotely thought about having a blog. Although I learned a tremendous amount in that class, there is so much more I need to learn and remember. A couple of goals I have for this class are:
- Gain a better sense of how to build an online or blended course and how to use it to effectively with students. One of my colleagues has started using Google Classroom. I can see some of the potential benefits, but I also wonder how well it will work with our limited access to computers.
- I want to continue to build my professional learning network through this course and Twitter. I also abandoned Twitter when 831 ended. I definitely saw the benefits of it and the opportunity for professional growth. I’m hoping now that I am back at work and I’m able to put some of the things I read about into practice I’ll be able to stick with it. Check me out on Twitter @jannaebridgeman
- My final goal is to finish my master’s! This is my tenth and final class. As excited as I am to start this class, I am even more excited to finish it, and finally have a M. Ed degree. Now this will be no easy feat; starting back to work at Scott Collegiate after maternity leave, planning and teaching all new classes, taking this master’s class, and adjusting to working life with two small children will definitely be a huge challenge. I CAN DO IT. I need to keep reminding myself of that!
I have learned so much on my journey towards a master’s degree, but I am looking forward to the extra time I will have when it is over.
What will I do with all that time you might ask? I’ll probably spend the majority of it watching TV! I’ve missed so many shows. Jokes aside, I am looking forward to spending that time with my wonderful family. My
husband and two little girls have had to make sacrifices for me to be on this journey and I am so appreciative.