I think that this has been my favourite course so far. I enjoyed every week and I learned a chunk! I feel like it pushed me to complete a whole host of projects I had on my to-do list and it forced me to re-think the design of those projects.
- I decided that my blog layout was just fine and then I did the C.R.A.P analysis and changed my mind!
- I revamped my blog design, and then I had my 9th graders do it to theirs too.
- I reflected on my infographics project and built in some specific lessons that will focus on teaching visual literacy skills to my students.
- I had a go at my own digital resume
- I pointed out the lack of sushi plate in my presentation skills (didn’t get a chance to rectify that disaster yet!)
- I wondered about digital storytelling. I am still wondering. I don’t think I have it right yet.
I think I tackled a few of the final project ideas and probably could have settled with my digital resume, but I wanted to further explore the idea of digital story telling. I had a video that I showed to parents that I looked at turning into a story. I wrote out a script that told the tale of a old school maths teacher that enjoyed the stage and loved her textbooks. Her life was revolutionised by technology and her classroom was reformed. I didn’t quite get the chance to put that story into a video. I need more footage (and I might need to continue on that classroom revolution idea!) but I did make some improvements on the earlier video. It’s not nearly the story I wanted to be but it does have a bit more dialogue and it’s clearly a reflection process and/or instructional video.
I’ll keep that hollywood script for another time.