Walden University – Course 6713: Week 6 Application, Part I

What have you learned so far that you can apply in your instructional practice?
I like the idea of posting class information in one common area. Instead of typing up my daily agendas for my students, I think have a class wiki would be a great place to post these agendas. Students would know immediately where to go to find that day’s activities and can immediately get started on the “bell ringer” assignments. Plus, if students are out sick or know they will be out for a school activity, they know they have a resource to find out what we will be doing that day so they can stay up with the work.

What goals are you still working toward?
I am still looking for tools that give me the greatest access in modifying privileges based on teacher, student contributor, student facilitator, parent, etc.

Based on the NETS-T, what new learning goals will you set for yourself?
I am continually looking into Moodle and the various add on modules available to create a media-rich educational environment that provides tools for differentiated learning. This personal goal follows the NETS-T (2b) standard: develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress (ISTE, 2008).

What learning approaches will you try next time to improve your learning?
I will definitely continue to seek insights from my colleagues and other professional educators by remaining involved in local and national professional organizations such as TCEA, ISTE, etc. where I can attend conferences, webinars, sign up for news feeds, etc.

International Society for Technology in Education. (2008). NETS for teachers 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2011, from http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-teachers/nets-for-teachers-2008.aspx