This summer with 504 was so much fun! I learned how to make a podcast, I made a website, and learned about Diigo. I had no idea that making a website was so easy. I have no idea what to put on it, but I have one :) I think once I do more things in the MAC program that I feel are worthy of being on a website then I will post it. For our last podcast, I used garage band and it was so easy. It's funny that I used to hear about people having their own websites and I always thought, WOW! They know how to do that! This was quickly followed by the thought, "What could I possibly fill a whole website with?". I am excited to go back to some of the things we learned this summer, specifically Evernote.
Class on Friday was great! It was really nice having previous MACers come in and talk to us about their unique teaching environments. It's also encouraging to see that people do have jobs after this program (I hope I am one of them! Crossing my fingers!!). It was interesting to hear about the varying amounts of technology in each of the schools. A woman who teaches at Detroit Country Day is in a school where every student has a computer, whereas another teacher worked at Ecorse High School and his outdated computer broke within the first three weeks and was never repaired.
I really enjoyed hearing their stories and envisioning myself being a real teacher with my own classroom (it's happening in a year :D) !! I hope we will get a chance to hear from MAC graduates as the year progresses. But, right now I am ready for my well deserved three-week vacation!!!!!
Everyone enjoy your summer! Relax! Sleep in!! See you in September!!!!