So I forgot the last blog post is supposed to sum up this semester, so today is your lucky day! you get TWO posts from me! Where to start? hmmm…. well I guess I’ll start with my favorite assignment. That is definitely the inspiration project. It was so cool taking something I enjoy and making a graphic organizer out of it. I’m 22 years old and I still don’t know how I learn best. I guess it depends on the context. But when I’m given an assignment that asks me to compare things, like I did with the inspiration project, I totally got into making a visual representation. I also learned about so many things that existed on the internet that I couldn’t even conceptualize before being introduce to them. Take for example, voicethread. That was another fun assignment. I really enjoyed getting to discuss a fun topic. I never thought of there being software that could combine audio, visual, and allow for responses in such an easy-to-set-up fashion. The ideas behind these software programs seems simple but again, it never occurred to me that they existed. Finally, the podcast was suppperrr cool. I really enjoyed the assignments where I was allowed to talk about whatever interested me. It didn’t feel like the typical assignment where I was asked to just spit out information that I was able to remember. It was application. Obviously I’m not going to remember how to do everything I learned in this class five years from now when I’m a teacher. But I did learn about resources where I can find the information I need to use voicethread, garageband, and inspiration on the internet. I guess that’s what I really took away from this course: what’s out there and how to the find the information I need to use it. I’m thinking about keeping this blog going, but making it a little more random. I enjoy playing the guitar, talking about philosophy and just having general discussions. Maybe I can start incorporating that stuff into my blog and keep the process rolling. As hard as it is to believe the semester is already over, I am ready for the break! This class was not just about learning facts like so many courses are, but how to apply them.