digital literacy final reflection

  • What are your thoughts on hybrid learning (in person and at home) compared to when you are in your learning groups (at school for all classes). Which format do you prefer, and why?

Both have their pros and cons; I find at home learning to be an interesting and useful experience as I have more control over what assignment I’d prefer to work on at what time. This can be useful if I have a really good idea about a certain project because since at home learning is less structured so I can choose to work on the project that I have the good idea about, as opposed to in class learning where there might be a certain project we’re working on. In person learning has many definitive pro’s though as we can have more interactions with our peers and possibly go over our ideas with them. I don’t really think one system is exclusively more enjoyable then the other I really enjoy the mix of both as I think they balance each other out. 

  • How has technology benefitted you during the hybrid learning experience?

Most, if not all of our at home learning has been online, and before covid, I wasn’t great with computers. I think the learning about how to be safe on computers and use our time on our computers productively has really helped me create better online projects when I am working from home. I think if I didn’t have a computer for hybrid learning I wouldn’t have been able to do any work. Teams has been an extremely useful piece of technology throughout hybrid learning, as it has helped me greatly in following assignments due dates and being able to work on said assignments both on school and in class. 

  • How has technology impeded you during the hybrid learning experience?

My biggest issue with technology was poor wifi connections. When you only use technology if the wifi goes down you can’t really do much work (paper worksheets don’t need to buffer). There were a few times over the year where my home wifi went down for a few hours which normally wouldn’t have been a big deal, however I had assignments that I need to finish and handed them in late. 

  • Is there anything that you hope remains a part of school that was new because of hybrid learning after the pandemic is over and school returns to normal?

I really think having one hybrid day a week, or even every two weeks could be beneficial. A chance to work from home often gives people a chance to work at their own pace without interruption, which is helpful to productivity and de-stressing. To that extent, people getting to work in an environment they feel comfortable in (like their homes.) does make schoolwork less stressful. 

  • Link to 2 Projects in school /TALONS that used digital technology and explain how the use of that digital technology enhanced your project. Ideas include In-Depth, Eminent, Zip, individual class projects in Talons or other subjects… 

I think that my in-depth and eminent projects most shows off my ability to use technology. 

In-depth: I had to use a lot of new technology skills to create a “choose your own adventure story” and to show off my work through bi-weekly blogposts. 

Eminent: this was my first blog post based project and I had to have a fair amount of growth in my technology skills to be able to well show case my work in an interactive way. 

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