The End………..

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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References:

Cat picture.  Retrieved from https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/00/1b/8f/001b8f76798cd792fa004f562818d8a4.jpg

Chloemprice blog.  (2016).  The end.  Retrieved from https://chloemprice.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/the-end/

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/

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