CI 201 Reflection

2269 Words 10 Pages
Overall, CI 201 was a very beneficial class for me to take in my journey towards becoming a teacher. One big takeaway I have from this class is to be innovative with technology and to use it to do things that would be difficult to do without using technology, rather than using it just to use it. I think this will be very important for me to keep in mind as I start my teaching career because as the amount of technology available to students increases, I will have to think of ways to use it in my classroom that will make learning the different content both engaging and effective for my future students. I learned many different technological tools that I have learned will be beneficial to use in my future classroom. One project that I really enjoyed …show more content…
This involves the teacher combining their knowledge about technology and their knowledge in the content areas to promote and engage students in creative thinking using technology and to show students how to use these different technological tools to solve real life problems. Two assignments that I completed in CI 201 this semester that met this standard are is the Dot Day assignment and the Digital Storytelling project. In the Dot Day assignment, I had to create a Little Bird Tales video based on Peter Reynold’s book The Dot. By completing this assignment, I learned how easy it is to make a project come to life using technology rather than the “old school” way of using a paper and other art supplies. Although there is nothing wrong with the paper method, using technology teaches students to use technology for an educational purpose and allows them to be more creative. I believe using technology for this in an elementary setting would get the students more engaged and make this learning experience more memorable. For the Digital Storytelling assignment, I had to use iMovie to create digital story about myself. This is a perfect example of ISTE Standard 1 because it allowed me to be creative in telling my story. After completing this assignment, I realized how easy it would be for students to use this in any content area. They could use it to create a movie trailer for a book …show more content…
In this standard, teachers should be able to demonstrate their abilities using each of the different technology tools that they expect their students to use and to learn how to use different technological tools to communicate information. One of the assignments I completed this semester to work towards mastering this standard is the Google assignment. I used Google Forms to create a sample form that parents could fill out to give more information about their child. I think this would be a very effective way to communicate with parents as well as use technology to gather information. I think without using this technology, it would be difficult to collect this information, as a paper copy could easily be lost or forgotten. Since Google Drive tools are free, I know a lot of schools will want to use them, so being introduced to them in this class and learning to use them efficiently will be very helpful in my future as a teacher. Also, students will most likely have to use tools like Google Slides or Google Docs to collaborate on projects, so learning how to use them in this class is a good way to learn how to be efficient in this tool. I would like to continue to use other tools that I learned about in this class to better prepare myself for my future

Related Documents