I need to start this week’s blog post by saying that our plan of using Moodle as our LMS (Learning management system) was a failed mission. When Alec, Katie and everyone else said Moodle was not user friendly they were not kidding. We should have just listened. However, being the stubborn nurses that we are, we thought we would be up for the challenge.
Like I mentioned in last week’s blog, we were going to use Moodle as our platform because I use URcourses with my employment . Those reasons were not good enough to keep us wanting to us Moddle after we started to attempt to navigate it. After researching Moodle and being frustrated we started to shift gears and started researching more on Canvas. This was a much easier LMS to use. It was a no brainier that we needed to switch. It is always nice to learn something completely different anyways.
In this weeks EC&I class we discussed several different content creation tools. I found it amazing to hear about all the tools that are out there (and for free for the most part). Every single tools almost was new to me. I could not wait to get out there and start playing around with them all.
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Being new to the teaching role and technology world, I quickly become overwhelmed but yet completely fascinated with what I was doing. I was not able to use them all however, I did starting looking at many of them. Within this blog post you can see tools from Powtoon and imovie. It was so much fun playing around on them. Easy to use and very easy for anyone that is a beginner like me.
Believe me when I say that this was a big step for me. It might not seem big for many of you that are already using these tools. My clips in this weeks blog took my hours to create.
I do not use technology to the extent that is out there. How do you keep up with this ever changing world of technology? I guess one could say, don’t get behind is a good start! I am not to far behind to learn.
I have always had my “tech savvy” husband that put together family pictures and videos. No excuses anymore. I will be creating our homemade family movies in an even better way now.
Here’s my first attempt. Meet my pride and job, Jayla!
Have you used imovie before? What way have you been able to incorporate this into the classroom? Do your students use it?