Friday, February 25, 2011

Time flies....

As I look back at my last entry from January 15th, I can say the last 5 weeks have been a blur of learning, teaching and life just happening and passing so quickly that sometimes I can't believe that I have learned so much in such a short period.  After joining the Webheads in Action for their 2011 EVO sessions at in January and learning to create blogs, wikis and use other technological wonders for enhancing my teaching skills, I have been able to start an online class for my own adult students that I tutor using a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment called Rcampus at Rcampus is a a user friendly teaching platform which guides teachers through the set up of their own private classroom to use with their students. Only those with permission and a password can access the virtual class, so it allows teachers the flexibility of controlling who can access their curriculum. It also allows teachers to create their own personal website to use for their class.  The resources that are available on the internet to help us become better at what we all love to do are amazing. If you have not already experienced how online Web 2.0 tools can enhance your teaching and create a blended learning environment to help your students achieve their goals, then I challenge all teachers who are afraid of technology to put aside their fears and dive in to all the amazing technology on the internet. Check out the links on this site to other teacher's blogs to see how they are making use of the technological wonders to enhance their student's learning experiences and watch as your students progress to higher levels of competencies.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Darlene,

    Yes, time flies! I agree with your view on using technology in teaching. It adds value and with proper design and implementation would enrich learning experiences of our students. Educational technology should be seen as a complementary rather than an adversary. Teachers should not shy away from technology because it's like a goldmine of tools and resources that can be tapped to benefit learning.