The web is such a vital component of technology to me. I have been studying web technology and web tools for many years, so it was interesting to think of and analyze this from a pedagogical perspective. I really love seeing how other teachers implement technologies, and I always gain so much by watching and talking with other educators.
I was most excited to learn about VR and AR during this semester. I discovered many novel resources, but the module really made me hungrier to learn more. I especially want to learn more about VR specifically and incorporate it more into my curriculum. What I love most about being in education is that is forces you to learn more and push yourself as a person to continue to become a better teacher for your students. I need that because I tend to be wary about changing my instructional strategies sometimes. This year, being in grad school while simultaneously dealing with COVID, has forced me to reach well beyond what I am comfortable with, but it is going to really make me a stronger educator.
Lastly, the ELL module was an interesting aspect of this class. Working on the ELL report and focusing on tools that address personalization really helped me plan for differentiation. I plan to develop some differentiation artifacts to use in the future. My ESOL students and my lower achieving students will benefit from what I discovered through focusing on my ELL report.