Wow! Where did this semester go?? This moment is bitter sweet as I am looking forward to a short little break to recharge my brain, but sad that this class is now finished. I have learned so much once again from Alec and Katia! I want to thank both of them as am so grateful for all the learning experiences they provided for myself and my classmates. My brain has once again been filled with so much knowledge from the readings and viewings they have shared. I also want to thank my #eci832 classmates as I have learned a great wealth of knowledge from reading your blog posts on the blog hub and the resources everyone shared each week. As I began to create my Summary of Learning I realized just how much we accomplished and learned in just a couple of months!
For my Summary of Learning project I went on quite the little journey at first…My initial idea was to use Prezi again for my assignment as I enjoyed learning and using that tool last year when I created my EC&I831 Summary of Learning. I was at first leaning towards using that tool because I already had an understanding of what I needed to do and I also know that I would not have as much of time since I have been busy with my Major Digital Project, coaching curling, and directing drama. But, I like a challenge so I decided to try first Video Scribe. I really liked this tool and I can see myself using it in the future; however, since I was very new to using it I was getting worried about the time. I have been really excited about Christmas this year so decided to use it as inspiration! I created my own version of the book A Visit from St. Nicholas or better known as ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. I created ‘Twas The End of The Semester! It was a lot of fun to use the rhyme and rhythm of many of the lines from the story. Recreating this story forced me not to babble on and on as I am known to be very long winded. I chose to do a hard copy instead of creating the book online so I could explore using different mediums. (I am hoping in the future to do a project using video scribe.) In the New Year I am going to have my students create their own story to showcase their learning so I thought this would be a good model for them. Today I read ‘Twas The End of The Semester to my grade two students and they were very excited to see work that I created for class. My grade two students think it is pretty cool that their teacher is going to school. To stick with the Christmas theme I also recreated a song using the music from Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer! For the music I used music from a karaoke version so I did not have to sing by myself as that would have been scary. Then I used Screencast so I could tie my pictures and lyrics together to create the video. I had a lot of fun putting this assignment together minus a few technical sound glitches that I ran into along the way. I also can not believe that this is my 50th post that I have created on my Word Press blog! 🙂
Here Are My Summary of Learning Project Credits:
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer karaoke – modern Christmas karaoke videos Music Credit: Parenting Extra
A Visit from St. Nicholas (`Twas the Night Before Christmas) Story Credit: Clement Clark Moore
Ribble’s Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship Photo Credit: Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools
I am a digital citizen Photo Credit: Venspired
Ready to Learn Photo Credit: Memegenerator
21st Century Photo Credit: Frau Susi
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my story and song!
Thanks for another great semester everyone! I look forward to continuing to learn and connect with everyone online!
One Last Thought:
*Late last night I realized that my `Twas The End of the Semester video was not full screen when you view it on YouTube. When I watched it back on my iPad before I posted onto YouTube it was full screen, but I did not realize that it would not be when I posted it. Since I am a perfectionist I created another video so my story would appear full screen on YouTube. Here it is!