So this will be my last blog post of the semester. Although I don't think I'll be starting another blog anytime in the near future, it's been an interesting experience writing each week and getting in the practice of putting writing out there for others to read and respond to. I've also enjoyed reading the blogs of everyone in the class, it's been a great addition to the class discussions.
This class has really been great as far as the practical application of what we've been learning and discussing. I feel like I've learned a lot about different technologies and web 2.0 uses. Things like twitter and podcasting I had had very little experience with, and now I feel like I could explain them to new users, and possibly even use them in an educational setting.
At the same time even after being introduced to some great new technologies and seeing them in use, I kind of haven't moved past my feelings at the beginning of the semester.... I really like the technology that I use, and the things I don't use I'm not interested in. I like facebook, but I don't like twitter. I love my ipod, but an iphone doesn't interest me. I think that a lot of people feel this way, no liking technology that they're not comfortable with. Through this class I feel like I've become more comfortable with different technologies and maybe I'll be an adopter soon, especially as things become more mainstream. Even just during the time frame of this semester I've heard more and more about twitter.
It will be interesting to see what technologies will become common practice next. And as these technologies change and evolve, it will be important to teach kids and students how best to use these resources. This class has definitely given me a stronger knowledge base to be able to help kids with technologies that I do know, and will hopefully help me to adapt and understand new technologies in the future.
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