As our course draws to a close, I am feeling a sense of relief (I have my weekends and afternoons to myself again!) but am also feeling more confident in this new world of Web 2.0. I actually feel a little ignorant that there was this whole world out there that I was completely unaware of until I took the course. Now, Web 2.0 seems to be everywhere I look!
At the start of the course, I was completely overwhelmed by all that we were learning and could not get my head around how I could ever possibly implement any of this in my classroom. Since then, I found comfort in the knowledge that I have gained and feel that I am knowledgeable enough to be able to access and implement the various applications effectively.
One thing that I am really excited about is the idea of blogging in my classroom. I am excited that our collaborative project may actually come to fruition. I think I can actually take it one step further and have students blogging with former colleagues’ students from around the world. I have to admit that, initially, I really did not like blogging; I had “Blog Block.” But now, I feel more comfortable blogging and responding to other people’s blogs. I like blogging in the sense that I do not have to think about the technical aspects of writing and in that sense; it is more of a creative process for me than anything else.
I am happy and excited to move into the next phase of learning about and integrating Web 2.0 into my classroom. We’ll see how I do with all of it, but I think I have plenty of resources that I can access if I should need any advice or guidance through the process.