Heyyyo people of the intraweb,
Final blog post 🙁 I am sad. But anyways, let us get into it,
So for this module it was all about motivation, and it is probably my favorite module from the entire semester, as it really made me think about what I do when I study and how I can improve upon it. By far my favorite lesson was how to create a playlist that is built for studying. I used to listen to music when I study but it was always music that would distract me or would make me sing along, which in turn made me kill a lot of precious time that I was unable to get back. Overall, I have a playlist now and it’s so dope and I can not wait to try it out. Another useful teaching was about cutting out distractions, and I think I am a pro at that now. I finally learned how to turn do not disturb on on my Mac, and I have it on right now so I do not stop until I finish this blog. I think that this is a great lesson for all kids who are trying to study with how much technology surrounds them today, and I hope you try it out to.
I bid you farewell and good fortune, and I hope you enjoyed the ride.
What’s up ladies and gents,
This week was all about doing research and finding quality articles for schoolwork. I was very happy to do this module at this time as I am writing a research paper in my ARTED Criticizing TV, so this was kind of perfect timing. I really liked learning and using the OSU library system (https://library.osu.edu), as I have never really tried it out before. I normally just used EBSCOhost as my high school had access to it so I was comfortable using it and had never tried doing something else. I also really liked the little discussion post we had to do, as it the skills that we learned in the lesson be put to use.
As for the other assignment we had, I see myself using my guidebook a lot. The guidebook will be very useful this year as I have just declared my major and it will become more and more challenging as I begin to get into the upper level classes, and I see myself referring back to my guidebook when I am in need of help and something to make me focus and bring my studies together. I am very excited to have this tool in my back pocket and am excited for school to start again.
Until next week peeps,
What’s up people, module five coming at ya!
So in this module, we learned all about note taking skills and ways to enhance the ways we take notes in the classroom and online, and this module was very interesting and helpful to me. The most useful tool that I learned in this way was the cornell style of taking notes. While I usually write notes in an outline form, but I am going to give the cornell style a shot when I get back to school. I think that it is a very interesting way to take notes, and I think the class that I am going to try it out in will be my science class this fall, weather and climate. I think that cornell notes are made for science classes, and that outline notes are perfect for more uniform classes like history and english. As for advice for any future students, it is to save the link or URL to the video that we had to watch on note taking from Indiana. It was a very interesting and helpful video, and I think that it can help anyone if they have a hard time taking notes to just go back and re watch the video to see the different styles of notes, why they are useful, and what exactly they are.
What’s up peeps,
This module has probably been the most interesting to me because it is one of the main reasons I added the course: to gain tools to help me succeed in the online classroom. The best thing I learned about was definitely the tool I discovered, which is Evernote. I had been using my iPad to take notes the entire semester, and had notability to take them on. However, I could not figure out how to make them sync onto my Mac, and if my iPad was dead there was no way for me to look over my notes. I am looking forward to the school year when I have four classes that I have every day, and having all of my devices with the notes loaded up on them. From the learning, I had also never thought about using mnemonic devices. I particularly liked the one that mentioned creating it using songs, like the “A-B-C” song. I am going to try and start integrating using that over the end of this class and my second year writing until the end of the summer, and I am definitely going to try it out when I take my science class next semester because I think that one will include a lot of memorization needed.
Well until next week, have a great day!
What’s up guys,
Within this module, I think the teachings and learnings will help me greatly in this upcoming semester and for the rest of my collegiate career. By far and away the most useful thing that I learned in the module was how to use Google Calendar and Google Task. I have already put in my full schedule for next semester, along with my practice schedule, and have added times and breaks for studying. The tasks really help because I can control when it will remind me and how far in advance it will give me a heads up.
Like I just said up top, I have already put that teaching to good use and plan on using it even in my daily life with work and everything else.
One thing that I would like to put into practice for the future are all of the lessons and videos about procrastination because I am definitely a procrastinator and would like to get rid of those qualities that I hold.
If I had any advice to future students in this class for this module it would be this: decode the information and absorb it, don’t just look at it all and do what is simply asked. I am saying this in reference to the Google Calendar and Tasks segment, as it would be easy to just follow along and create what was needed, and not really learn what exactly is being taught.
What’s up everyone,
So, I just finished doing all of the assignments and reading the notes for this module- and it turns out I’m pretty terrible at time management! I took that quiz where it assesses basically your schoolwork skills and I did okay, but I only received one stay on scheduling and two on goal setting! Well, at least I know what I need to work on now over the course of the summer.
Anyways, I was reading the notes as well and a good amount of points caught my eye- as well as some of the videos. I personally do enjoy the videos with the professors from OSU in them, and find them interesting, especially the ones we saw in the first module. One key point that caught my eye when reading the notes was on the slide that talked about talking online, and how it can be interpreted differently from the reader because it is not being spoken, and they cannot understand what tone you are trying to take as the writer. I have never really thought about that until now, and I started to read through all of my texts with friends, with my brothers and my coaches, and I began to wonder if some of my texts are interpreted differently based off of the way I intended them to be read and how they actually read them. I really enjoyed the section about netiquette and am going to be practicing from now on having good netiquette and making sure I am very clear with the way I say things and how I want them to be understood.
For future students or people looking to have good netiquette, my own opinion and some tips on how to achieve that would be to look up examples of bad netiquette. It can be so clear how some things that are said online might have a different intention of meaning, but the way you interpret it creates a negative energy around it. I think that, especially on twitter, but on all social media sites, there are immense amounts of comments made and what not that are clearly not intended to be harmful but can be perceived as something they are not, and intentions do not really matter when you are sitting behind a screen typing away.
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