I've never had the need to share a presentation online or remotely, so see the Brainshark tool was an enlightening part of my day. It is always interesting to watch the infographic videos relating the new metrics of technology and social media usage, and how it demands to be incorporated into our classrooms as we teach. Not long ago, I was against many forms of technology in the class, since I knew they could become huge distractions; I now see how with proper care, they can be incredible assets.
Here's my "Autobiographical Poem" created for the ED303 Language class at the university
It's always been a struggle for me to focus while reading, and to retain and be able to recall what I read.
I know that teaching or explaining is the best way to learn and remember, so I need to do that with myself after my reading.
This post really helped me, but I need to put it into practice!!
1. Read with a purpose.
2. Skim first.
3. Get the reading mechanics right.
4. Be judicious in highlighting and note taking.
5. Think in pictures.
6. Rehearse as you go along.
7. Stay within your attention span and work to increase that span.
8. Rehearse again soon.
I also read on another page that mind mapping key points and ideas can be helpful, so I will try that too.
This is the first post for the ED3508-2012 EdTech class. I'm fairly well versed in blogging, but I'm not too sure on the feasibility and value of a blog for education. Perhaps more for reflection and sharing insights, snippets of new tools and 'aha' moments. Either way, it will be good to keep track of the semester.