My favorite concept that I learned with Professor Steve Katz was the idea of teaching a class through an LMS. Previously I’ve used Edmodo to help my students learn Digital Literacy but its mostly a message board for the class. I never thought I’d be able to use it to give and grade assignments yet he has used Schoology to give every single assignment, grades, other feedback, distribute resources and more. He has successfully redefined the way that I view technology as an asset in the classroom. Its no longer just a tool for disseminating information but can now be a platform for every lesson and assessment. Sure this is easier in a 1:1 setting but I will strive to utilize my LMS to a greater extent. I may not be in a 1:1 school now but that is one of my main criteria for my next job and I might as well start trying to integrate tech now. Going forward I’ll begin with my 1:1 after school club and experiment with expanding tech into every lesson that I can.
This teaching method requires more responsibility on the students but when achieved gives the teacher more time to work with the students who truly need your help!