For the past couple weeks, I have been taking a class called Web Tools. This class explores different teaching methods through the use of technology. Exploring the instructional technology world has been a valuable journey thus far. I have learned useful information through blogging, tweeting, and using different educational tools. I have engaged with educators, administrators, and even students through blogs and twitter chats. All of these things have taught me a lot about what it will be like as a future educator. Being able to create my own lesson plans, quizzes, and presentations has not only prepared me to teach myself, but also to use my own creativity to translate information to others. All these different teaching meatheads that I have learned will help me keep my lessons interesting.
This class has also helped me better understand the risks of the internet when it comes to teaching. By researching about different teachers who have lost their jobs by uploading mindless posts on the internet, I better understood that any teacher can lose their job by posting something rash. In this class we are expected to watch videos through EDpuzzle and answer questions as we go along. This method helped me stay focused while watching these videos. A video that I found very beneficial to understanding how teachers should act on the internet can be viewed below.