As part of my professional development, I am taking an online class on Technology Engagement. The assignment asked that I write a blog and do a reflection. So here it goes...I am sure this is going to go viral LOL...please feel free to share and re-post if you like. No seriously thought...here are my thoughts
I participated in a Zoom chat and a google form activity. Both went well, I am considering the Google Form idea for the midterm activity where they will all have to self select a chapter do a summary and then post on a google form as a class.
I found it beneficial. I think the big take away is how online classes are hard to schedule time within the week. I can see how my student's fall behind and also see if I don't create a routine for them with clear instructions, how they can get confused. So I am creating a day when everything is always due. No exceptions so they won't be caught off guard.
The two elements I selected are group and individual in learning. I admit not too challenging for me. The challenge is the time. It is really hard to be fully engaged when managing so much. Again, it gives me empathy for my students.
I am currently applying a lot of the items currently in my class but I find the group work confusing and I see my students struggle with this also.