Throughout the semester of #EDTC300, I have learned a great deal about online presence and the effect it has. This effect can be both positive and negative. I also learned a lot about myself in this process. I learned about blogging and how hiring teachers look at your online identity as a strong basis for hiring you. Finally, I continued to form my teaching pedagogy and develop it to what I think is best for my teaching. Through this, I would like to highlight the importance of online safety to my future students as this world is being taken over more and more by online identities. It is important for students to be educated as early as possible. I created this video linked below on my learning throughout the semester.
The video begins with a thank you to @kbhildebrandt for her amazing work and help this semester. Katia really opened my eyes to the online world, as I have been pretty skeptical about using technology in the classroom and prefer more traditional methods.
The video goes on to explain my process in using wordpress to create my blog and eportfolio. Having a blog is something very beneficial in the world of teaching which is something I learned this semester. It is basically having an online resumé that people can look at. I really enjoyed posting and building this blog to really give readers a picture of who I am and what my teaching pedagogy looks like.
After a brief description on how we used creative commons for our media, I went on to explain our use of twitter in the class. Interacting with fellow teachers is very important in teaching. Fellow teachers have excellent ideas and different insights to help with teaching and to develop personal teaching pedagogy. I highlight how useful it was to interact and share with my classmates on twitter, as well as commenting on each other’s blogs. I know I learned a lot from my classmates. I hope they learned lots from me too.
I then go on to explain a lot of cool topics we discussed in class, such as: the sextortion of Amanda Todd, and how we NEED to teach students online safety from a young age, cybersleuthing, and useful online teaching tools like scratch and kahoot.
All in all, I am very thankful to Katia and my fellow classmates for everything they shared this semester. I really learned a lot and enjoyed working with everybody.