Wow!! I cannot believe this semester is coming to an end. I have enjoyed the past few months meeting up in the Zoom Room every Tuesday night. It’s always nice to see what people are up to, from vacations to hanging with their cats, to trying to soothe a crying baby. I’m very fortunate that I was able to take this online class with you all this semester and continue my journey in the Master’s program. Having a new baby at home and a 2 year old to keep me on my toes makes going to the university to take classes almost impossible, so thank goodness for online options and a great online community!
This is our last and final post in regards to our prototype, it has been quite the journey. Our prototype began with three people conversing over text message and Facebook messenger about what we were going to do and how we were going to do it. After a long of talk back and forth we decided the best way to set things in stone was to meet up face to face and begin to finalize some of our ideas. Upon meeting we realized we had some really great ideas, however we needed to expand upon them. The process of our prototype and where we started to where we are now can be found in the following blog posts:
We created a unit using google classroom.
Originally this was a no brainer for us as we use a variety of google apps, resources, etc. in our classrooms, however as we worked our way through our prototype we did notice that there were some challenges that come along with this LMS as well. If you are interested in viewing our prototype online the log in information is found below:
We are thankful to have been given the opportunity to view others prototypes and provide feedback, this gave us ideas for our own.
We are appreciative of the feedback that was given by our colleagues as the constructive criticisms will help us in perfecting our prototype. Some of the changes that we would make to our prototype can be found below:
Overall, this semester has been challenging, fun and engaging. Although at times I felt overwhelmed by the course prototype I’m glad we had the opportunity to work with colleagues in creating our own online/blended classrooms. This experience has enabled me to reevaluate my own teaching practice and find ways of ensuring all my student needs are met and they are provided with opportunities to be successful. Thank you for a wonderful semester Alec, Katia and colleagues! I look forward to staying in touch with all of you!