I have really enjoyed learning how to use these new tools for the creation of my first website. Since I’ve started the process of writing lesson plans and starting to get into the classroom, I feel like a whole new side of teaching has just been opened up to me. There are so many ways to engage the students using different tools that I never would have gone out and learned about myself. Using these tools helps get student’s attention, and may reach different types of learners in a new way.
I am really excited to start as a teacher in a few years time, and be able to apply these things I’ve learned. The way the classroom works may be changing, but the students are still just as ready to learn. These are just some new ways to teach the content we’ve always taught, hopefully in a more effective way that will stay with our students. Being able to leave a video behind for the sub to show at the beginning of the day, telling the students to mind their substitute teacher. You know? Just things like that! Things that were not possible before. I’m really thankful I’ve been able to learn about these tools, and can’t wait to find ways to use them in my lesson plans.