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Hi and welcome to this post reflecting on the last eight weeks of Technology Practices for Instructional Improvement. I’m Susan Murray-Carrico.
It may be cliché to say, but it is difficult to believe that eight weeks have already passed. We have covered so much material and yet it feels like we have barely started. This has been a journey from self-evaluation to future thinking. There are a couple of content pieces that really resonated with me: the data collection exercise and the assistive technology piece. I found the data collection exercise and the supporting Roblyer and Hughes text information to be framed in a manner that future research projects seem attainable (Roblyer & Hughes, 2019). The consistent reinforcement of assistive technologies and practices in the Roblyer and Hughes text and classroom assignments has been reassuring (Roblyer & Hughes, 2019); I feel there has not been enough of this over time and that it should become a norm in what we do. I was particularly challenged by the practice of posting my work online and in video format. That might not be what everyone else concludes, but publicly posting your work has a different feel and commitment to the product. I feel that the tangible products have affected how I approach my work: this course has not been just a series of assignments associated with a textbook chapter, but rather something that we can take with us into our own practice. I feel that how I consider my planning and practice has changed to include a wider, more inclusive view. I am encouraged in my studies and practice to look carefully how I walk (Life Application Study Bible, New Living Translation, 1996, Ephesians 5:15), and in whatever I do to do it in the name of Jesus giving thanks to the Father through him (Life Application Study Bible, New Living Translation, 1996, Colossians 3:17).
Life application study bible, new living translation. (1996). Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Roblyer, M. D., & Hughes, J. E. (2019). Integrating educational technology into teaching: Transforming learning across disciplines (8th ed.). Pearson Education, Inc.
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I am a Technology Integration and LMS Specialist by title, but lifelong learner in practice. An Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator and Microsoft Innovative Educator, my goal is to assist educators in investigating and exploring resources to embed in their instruction. I also hope to be a part of their journey toward an innovative and transformative practice that empowers learners and strengthens their own craftsmanship. I spends my free time with my family, my dogs and a good cup of coffee.