Unless I can find something that I find interesting enough to blog about, this will be my last blog for a while. I am just about to complete this subject and during today I have conducted a review of the requirements for assignment 3 and have found that I have enough blogs to ensure full marks for this section of the assignment. So instead of leaving this journey open I thought I might write one final blog to give myself closure.
Unlike my fellow student Melissa, I am just about to complete my professional experience. I have been lucky enough to have an experience where my mentor was highly competent in the use of ICT’s and the school I have been with provided me with and Apple computer to use during my time with them so that I had the same technology as the students. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at prac and have formed some friendships that I value with fantastic people. Everyone has treated me as an equal and with respect and I have been paid some brilliant compliments that have strengthened my resolve to complete my studies and join the profession. While at prac my private life had some stress with my dear nana passing away and my two children traveling to Canberra for a school trip and during this time the school and mentor have been super supportive. I will be returning to them later in the year to work with year 4 for my next PE and I am looking forward to working with a year level that I have not had experience with yet.
Assignment 2 marks came out while I have been at PE and after a heart racing wait while signing on to find them out, I was thrilled to find that I had been awarded 37/40. This mark was such a relief as it means I only need one more mark to pass this subject. I believe this has played a part in my enjoyment as PE as pressure was immediately released and I felt I could relax a little into the experience and not be so worried about the last assignment.
My last piece of ICT I would like to share with everyone is something that my mentor shared with me and it’s something that, while small, makes a huge difference to the flow of a lesson. The website is Tiny URL. This website takes a normal sized URL and reduces it down to a minimal size. It means that instead of forwarding on files with links on it through applications like Airdrop or Edmodo you can write a URL up on to the whiteboard and it doesn’t take the students three weeks to type it into their computers. I hope that this is something that you will find valuable.
Thank you for following my blog over the pas few months, I hope that you have enjoyed the read.