As a teacher, I am always looking for ways to make my classes interesting for the students. So, I signed up for this online class to learn about technology tools I can use. That is a weak spot for me. I know there is a lot out there that I can use, but I need to take the time to learn about the new technology and take time to explore what I can do with it and what I can create for my classes.
I have read both the "7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learners" and the article about Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I love learning and would be happy as a clam if I could be a "professional student." However, that is not possible, so I need to expand my "learning toolbox" to include more than books and classes.
The easiest of the 7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learners for me is to "begin with the end in mind." As a student in college, I had a goal and reason for the particular degree I earned. With the classes I teach, I also have goals and reasons for units I include and for the activities I choose.
The hardest of the 7 1/2 Habits of Lifelong Learners is to "use technology to your advantage." It has seemed to me that learning new technology would be very time consuming, because there is so much out there. I am a confident learner in many areas, just not with technology.
So, I'm hoping this course will help change that for me.