Oh my goodness, I can't believe I survived this technological venture!! I'm not going to lie, computers have always been very daunting things to me - but after using 23 Things, I am feeling more confident than ever about Web 2.0!
I think my all-time favorite was exploring Google Drive. I love that I can create a powerpoint presentation online that will automatically be saved! And the best part about it - now I don't have to go and purchase Powerpoint for my computer!
Of course, this course has impacted my lifelong learning goals because I never thought I would ever try to tackle the things that I managed to do through this blog. Make a video? Did it! Design some posters? Did it! Set up a RSS feed? Did it! Amazing - this blog has given me the confidence that I needed to continue to explore and navigate the internet.
I was surprised by how easy some of these tools were to access and use. I will say, thought - I did NOT enjoy opening up so many accounts for things that I feel like I will never use again. Then again, never say never, and I completely understand why this blog calls for us to do so as engaging learners. Sooooo, I guess it is necessary to create accounts on different things in order to explore and learn about them properly.
Now that I have a new perspective on technology and new things that I have access to (because I've opened up so many accounts), I plan on using as many of these tools as possible in my future classroom. If these things are important to my students, I want to use them as much as possible so that I can connect with them on every level.
Thank you, 23 Things! You have opened up my eyes!