To start the semester I am feeling both excited and anxious. Learning about Web 2.0 is going to be such a useful resource in the classroom. I think learning about all that technology has to offer is going to help us, as educators of today, relate to our students better, and give them information and lessons that are not only relevant but interesting because now, we are utilizing technology. Even just learning about the Wallwisher application on the first day was exciting for me as an art teacher because there are endless ways to use a resource like that in the artroom for brainstorming, idea starters, etc. I thought it was great that students could have a voice and either put their name on it or not, which in the art room is a hard thing to do especially when criticism is involved. It would be interesting to use the wallwisher application during a critique and for the first round allow the students to put up information annonymously about one piece of artwork, and then during another round, they would have to put their name on their comment or criticism.
So, needless to say, my excitement is overwhelming my anxiety and I can’t wait for next class.