So the time has nearly come to finish EDC3100. With assignment three due tomorrow evening I am madly trying to finish it. Reading Jacqueline’s blog titled A3… Still going…looking for kindred spirits, I know that i am not alone in the struggle of trying to finish off the assignment and the semester. It has been very long and challenging – but that is why I love studying. Prac was extremely interesting this time round and I learned a lot – I have been practising some of my new behaviour techniques in my job as a teacher aide. Just like Chloemprice and Mitchellraine, I too am happy to be ending this course and like them I have learned a lot about how to plan and implement enriched ICT lessons. Yet, I am still torn on ICT vs concrete materials/hands on activities. I understand the way the world is moving and developing in regards to technology, but I believe that children learn best with hands on activities, using concrete materials they can manipulate. So one of my first blogs is about this same issue and I can honestly say after about 10 weeks I am still sitting on the fence. My progression through this course has not been able to sway me but it has given me a new insight in how to ICT to enrich students learning. So I say goodbye to EDC3100 in a few more hours as I must go now and finish assignment three. Do I think I will continue to blog……. not sure. After some time away from ICT and some well earned holidays I may be able to look at this blog a little differently and continue to blog when the need to have a rant or vent arises. Until then thank you to everyone who has read my blog, liked posts and referred to them and good luck for the rest of your studies.
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Jacqueline blog. (2016). A3… Still going…looking for kindred spirits. Retrieved from https://jacquelinehowlett.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/a3-still-going-looking-for-kindred-spirits/
Mitchellraine blog (2016). Finally the end! Retrieved from https://mitchellraine.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/finally-the-end/