I was quite amazed after this first online course and seeing how far technology has evolved since I took ECMP 355. Some of the tools we got to examine were delicious, google reader, worpress, and google docs. These may seem like such minimal things in the world of technology to some, but compared to when I took ECMP 355, which was only 2 years ago, it has made using technology more accessable.
When I was in ECMP 355 we used bluedot, some other blog follower — how sad is it that I don’t remember the name, and we had to make our own webpage using dreamweaver. Just one semester after that all of the programs changed.I am quite amazed with the change because for my e-portfolio in particular, all of time consuming work is already complete, so now I can really focus on the content.
I am also quite amazed with the whole google system, in that, with one google account you have access to so many resources! Being able to share google docs with students is going to / has changed the future of Language Arts Programs in schools. I have not witnessed it yet, but I am looking forward to using something like this in my future classroom.
I can see why many people who did not grow up in the technology age are resistant to learning new things in technology because it is such a fast paced ‘environment’.