Over the course of this semester, I have done so much learning! Whether it was through class lectures, assignments and blog posts, or through my classmates and the PLN that I have created, I have learned more about educational technologies than I thought I would have been able to in two short months. It is my hope that I have contributed to the learning of others in my class as well.
Through blog comenting, I strived to give my classmates unique feedback that was specific to them and the post they made. As simple as that sounds, it can be easy to fall into the trap of giving everyone the same generic comment for the sake of reaching your commenting goal for the week. I wanted my classmates to really feel like I had read and absorbed what they spoke about in their post and respond to it with my own knowledge in return.
This was one of my favourite interaction/conversation I had with a classmate. It just so happened that Raegyn was looking for some different perspectives on her post and she asked some great questions for readers to respond to. And, I had a lot to say.
Twitter was another place that I found it really easy to interact with my classmates and build my PLN! Twitter has made it so easy to actually build a PLN and I made connections with teachers all over the world and made some meaningful relationships with some across Canada and the United States. I tried to follow the same philosophy that I had with blog commenting and post useful and unique resources and feedback for my PLN.
One of the most memorable relationships that I was able to create was with a first-year teacher from Illinois! Although she was not a classmate of mine, I wanted to include a summary of interactions as I believe they have been mutually beneficial. Throughout my time on twitter, we have participated in each other’s Twitter Chats and have found ways to connect over resources!