Though at times timely and tedious, the TPACK teacher quest introduced me to a number of technological tools that I will one day be able to use in my own classroom. It was incredibly helpful to gain hands-on experience to learn how to navigate this wide variety of tools.
The Genius Hour project is something I would love to incorporate into my future classroom. I think it's very important to incorporate student interests into the classroom in order to increase student motivation and enhance achievement. It can be a great project used in Language Arts classes to incorporate different types of writing or simply to assess writing conventions. It's a way for students to write about what they are passionate about rather than simply creating a report in science or social studies.
Overall, this course opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of using technology in the classroom. There are hundreds of programs and ways to incorporate technology in the classroom and we have only just skimmed the surface. Technology can be a great way to engage all students and promote student-lead learning or a flipped classroom. It also provides amazing resources for accommodations and modifications for students of all abilities. I look forward to continuing to explore the effects of technology in the classroom as I embark into my own teaching practice!
These are the individual badges I have earned as a part of this course. Each badge represents a module of the course and demonstrates the different knowledge I have learned.