Standard B has been proven and proven again in the use of TOOL. Specifically through the Navigate unit, I was able to express my knowledge of synchronous and asynchronous learning (and to do it I learned how to use Piktochart!), I explored different LMS (and feel as if I conquered several... kicking and screaming), and the screen capture section showed that I have a wide repertoire of tools for creating such videos. Standard I was demonstrated in 3.2 with LMS reporting, with all of the talk about analytics (heavy!).
Link to or provide specific examples from your work in Navigate.
I think we should just do this by Standard:
- Standard B:The online teacher understands and is able to use a range of technologies, both existing and emerging, that effectively support student learning and engagement in the online environment.
- Standard I:The online teacher demonstrates competency in using data from assessments and other data sources to modify content and to guide student learning.
- Standard K:The online teacher arranges media and content to help students and teachers transfer knowledge most effectively in the online environment.
What strategies will you take away from the Participate module and apply to your teaching? What lessons were most beneficial for you?
I think all but the last section were very helpful in application to instruction and teaching. The last lesson took a lot of unnecessary time (Creation of Courses with LMS) and frustration. Honestly, I think we should give our trainees "trial access" to D2L, give them directions on how to manipulate the shell and maneuver through the course, and be done with it. How does it help us to continuously use systems that we do not use in GAVS? I just feel it was a waste of time. In all other areas, I learned either material that helps me understand my position as an online instructor or I learned to use a new tool that I will use in the future in my GAVS classes. The most beneficial were the Screen Capture section (I explored some different screen recorders, but I also played around with some online whiteboards, which was fun), the LMS trends (because I think it is important that we stay up with what is happening in the digital world), and the two sections that I used Piktochart for because I love that tool now and will continue to use it in my classes! It was also beneficial for me to consider all of the roles within our construct as an educational institute simply because it makes me appreciate the teachers and also all of the other faculty that work for GAVS. We are a pretty incredible learning community!