Over the past 8 weeks or so, Mr. Mike Nantais has taught us a lot about different apps and programs that we should try with our students someday. It has been an absolute joy learning about these technology related topics in such a relaxed environment. Our group 11 or 12 education students are very fortunate to have the chance to learn just in our little group. Safe to say that I am now comfortable building a website (via Weebly), designing a word splash, putting together a digital story, editing photos, and producing a short video; just to name a few. Each and every one of these tasks is definitely something a middle year's student can achieve through guidance.
I consider myself an up and coming teacher that has a pretty good grasp on technology and how it could be used properly in the classroom and more so now after both of the courses I took from Mr. Nantais. But with the way young students are these days, I think a lot of middle year's students could still teach me a thing or two. Young students are spending a ton of time on their iPhones, iPads, and laptops. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) becoming a reality in a lot of school divisions throughout North America. It is crucial that new educators are up to date on how to use technology for the purpose of learning and especially when the students are bringing their own. It obvious that Brandon University has recognized this a while ago and has provided my classmates and I with two excellent "technology" based courses related to education. Much appreciated BU and Mike Nantais.
Word splash full of ICT memories: