Carrie Ann’s 2/16 Class Reflection

Posted by on February 22, 2010 
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I have to admit it was nice to be back in the classroom after two weeks of class absence due to the Snowpocalpyse or Snowmaggedeon, whatever you want to call it.  That has been the first time in my academic career to have two consecutive weeks of classes cancelled due to snow and I hope it never happens again.  With that being said, I took quite a good bit away from this week and I hope to expand my knowledge on some of the topics that we discussed.  First, I enjoyed taking the time to look at the Visible Knowledge Project and the Gallery of Teaching and Learning to see how electronic research projects are formatted and presented.  Looking through some of the project and e-portfolios started to get the wheels turning in my head of how I would like to create my own e-portfolio for the music classes that I teach.  This is something that I would like to do more research on and I know it would only help to enhance the material presented in my class.  Before this class I never knew of the Visible Knowledge Project and the Gallery of Teaching and Learning, and now I feel that I will be looking and visiting these sites a lot in the future.

With regards to our nine questions for research study, the “Believer/Doubter game” that we participated in was an interesting way to receive feedback on our topics.  This provides both “positive” and “negative” (and I am using those terms lightly) in a non-abrasive way so that your colleagues can help you take your research to the next level. I am looking forward to continuing this “game” with everyone in class this week and I welcome all critiques on my research topic.  Looking forward to the rest of the semester and hopefully… no more snow!

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