This module helped me to think about how I might be able to organize the content of the course which I am required to teach into project based units. Previously I have employed task based learning strategies effectively in my classroom. I am now thinking about how to combine multiple thematically related tasks into a project unit. I also started thinking about how to use technology to enhance a project based unit and I am looking forward to learning more about how to do so.
I have very little experience teaching with projects. My teaching positions in the past have focused almost entirely on teaching lesson concepts and practicing them through various math problems from the book. So, I enjoyed thinking more in-depth about strategies of teaching with projects. I also appreciated the research references provides about the importance in-depth coverage of subject matter and how projects help facilitate that. It's also clear that project-based learning can really be beneficial for targeting higher order thinking skills, and I understand that on a more foundational level now. However, I have many questions about difficulties associated with this, and I am looking forward to getting some answers to those as we proceed through the course.
I am still learning. I think technology is a good tools thats helps to make communication faster,and helps to access the latest in teaching and learning methods and assessment.It could be very useful in practical when the students needs to search for an idea of projects and find an informations for their assignments, but it cant be used all the time in teaching .I still prefers the old style methods of teaching using the white boards.
I found module two very interesting as it helped me to create general Essential questions regarding topics to more focused Content questions. This will greatly ad me in creating lessons. Additionally, this allows students to think about and discuss a topic and eventually lead to exact and focused questions.
Frankly speaking, I have mixed feeling about the course in general and module in particular. I understand the importance of integrating technology into teaching and learning, but I also feel a little bit overwhelmed by what we have to do to bring about a successful conclusion of the project. Maybe the more we learn about it, the more we will see the big picture and easier it will be....remains to be seen.
Even before I started attending the training, I always liked to use technology in my classroom, not only to enhance students' understanding, but also to keep me motivated when I prepare or explain my lesson. Technology makes preparing a lesson much more fun. So this training helped me a lot in using new technologies in the classroom.
I started this course because it is apart of a staff development and because technology plays an important role in our daily lives.
I have to admit my weakness in Todays technology .I find this course very useful gave the opportunity to learn more about computers and how these computers can further be used not just for information processing but also for communications and problem solving tasks as well. With out these tools I wouldn’t be able to follow your conversation from distance.thanks Mr Omar have a nice day.