Overall, I truly enjoyed this course. It forced me to broaden my horizons as an educator. I came across a number of new sites that I wouldn’t have otherwise used. While going through the course, I have come to utilize Diigo the most. It has helped me with my specialist classes, as I can highlight material for papers. Additionally, the ability to take my bookmarks with me and tag and search information is a huge help.
I also enjoyed the flexibility the course provided. As a coach, I could never attend the other professional development that our district provides. It is either during practice or an event. By having a 100% online course, I have been able to work at my own pace. Additionally, once I was bogged down in wrestling season, I was able to put the course on the side and come back to it at a later date.
As for the course, I would like to see it updated a little. Some other interesting sites I didn’t see mentioned were Remind101 and SAS Curriculum pathways. Both are things that I feel many would be interested in learning more about.
All in all, the class was great. If I had to sum it all up: The course is a fantastic way for educators to stay abreast on current trends on technology in the classroom at a pace and time that is convenient for them.