Creating my Learning-Log; AECT Stardard 2.3: Computer-Based Technologies

I am using the same Learning Log that I started in EDTECH 501 because I’ve continued to add to this spot as I take classes. I did not put in the link to what I did in 511 yet, but I may put in a link back to Embrace Challenge where I did put up my stuff for 511 so that things for 511 can be referenced there.

I have learned something that I did not realize before… I do not know how to copy categories used on one page of a WordPress website to another page. I put a LOT of work into creating the categories, complete with descriptions. As much as I need to digest the NETS and other teaching standards for educational technology, I really don’t want to have to recopy them.

By creating a Learning Log, I am using computer-based technologies, therefore the label or category for the AECT standard 2.3 applies. This learning log, or blog, only exists if I use a computer to create it. It lives somewhere out on a server in the cloud. Somehow the people who run this server get money so that WordPress can be free. I am continuously amazed by how so much can be free online. It is a beautiful thing, but I wonder what the free cloud crash is going to cause.

After seeing what my talented peers created, I feel like I should step up my post a bit. The 2.3 standard has a description: Examples include:

2.3 Computer-Based Technologies

2.3.1 Design and produce audio/video instructional materials which use computer-based technologies.

2.3.2 Design, produce, and use digital information with computer-based technologies.

** I think the learning log falls mainly in this category. As you look through what has gone in the log from previous classes, you will see examples of videos I’ve created and images of projects I’ve done. I am not sure there are many links here (std 2.3.4) but if the work I do at the USF class actually happens, then I’ll have to add a link to that, too. I should put a link here somewhere, if I have not already, to Embrace Challenge so you can see a website I maintain so I can show off things I have done with my past.

2.3.3 Use imaging devices (e.g., digital cameras, video cameras, scanners) to produce computer-based instructional materials.

2.3.4* Incorporate the use of the Internet, online catalogs and electronic databases to meet the reference and learning needs of students and teachers. [from (SMETS)]

OK, so my post is still boring. I guess the creative juices have not started to flow as much as they could. After looking at more of my peers’ work, there may be more updates as I become inspired by their ideas.


About Melissa

I am a former high school science teacher and recently completed a MET degree at Boise State

Posted on February 3, 2013, in 2.3 Computer-Based Technologies and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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