So I haven’t written in a while as it has been extremely hectic. I have been using Quizlet, AnswerGarden, Google Docs and Nearpod quite a bit in my classes. It has been an interesting process, trying to learn the ins and outs of each of these but am really starting to feel more comfortable as I use them!
Some of the struggles are ones that are beyond my control (getting kicked out of the presentation, connection issues, etc.) but ones that I am continually figuring out how to manage! The other struggles are all on me but are becoming less of an issue as I become more comfortable. Those include not doing enough research about a technology and trying to use them before I am ready (creating problems in class) and using technology for the sake of technology rather than making sure the technology is ENHANCING the learning and directly helping students with the learning outcomes of the class. I am definitely learning through trial and error!
I was very excited in one of my classes last week where I used Quizlet live for the first time with a particular class to do a review for an upcoming test. The students were very excited about it and looking forward to using Quizlet to help them study! I’m looking forward to seeing how this might translate for them on the actual test on Friday! I will keep you posted on this one!
That’s it for now!