As students we live for the end of a semester or quarter, that is what I have reached. This is likely that last post I will make, as I am off to bigger and better things. But, fear not, for you all have learned many things on this journey. And, as I am won’t to do I will summarize these things in a list format, along with where to go from here.
What We’ve Learned About Technology/Online Tools/Online Resources:
- The internet is a great source, we should definitely use, smartly!
- But we must be careful, it is the internet after all, not everything is completely true or factual.
- Searching is different from research.
- Use a calendar, make a schedule, set goals.
- There are tons of websites out there to help you learn, find them.
- Blogs and discussion boards are key. They can be super helpful in your learning process.
- Videos are great too! Find what you are studying on websites like Youtube and Khan Academy.
- Look for those credible sources, you don’t want to present incorrect information.
- Utilize Google Docs and Dropbox when doing group projects, keep your group connected.
- Have scheduled breaks when studying, it can get boring after all.
- Flowcharts can help, as well as venn diagrams, graphs, tables, charts, pictures and regular diagrams.
- Libraries and their online catalogs should not be forgotten, use them.
What We’ve Learned About Ourselves (Mostly Me :P):
- I procrastinate, came in with that knowledge, but it should be stated.
- I’m all about the basic outline format for notes
- I’m all about the verbal learning, I learn best from the things I read and hear.
- We all have different learning styles, so we should use a combination of methods to help us learn.
- I don’t like sentences, which makes getting to the word count harder, at least for 500+.
- I’m pretty adept at the internet 😛
- I could blog for a living… If I do say so for myself.
- Online courses can be fun!
What We Will Remember Forever:
- I hope that it’s this blog!
- Who knew that blogs could be such useful tools of study?
- They definitely help organize information and affirm your thoughts.
- Also, hopefully they can help start scholarly conversations with people, if they visit and comment… which no one has. ;-; Come on guys!
- Discussion boards
- All the same reasons as above.
What the Future Will Hold:
(In the future we will, or at least should:)
- Make plans and stick to them!
- Take notes, rewrite those notes, do it again.
- Use pen for those notes.
- Personalize those notes.
- Procrastinate less, hard to do easy to say.
- Prioritize, especially when making our schedules.
- Email our professors if we need anything.
- Read discussion boards, the can help answer your questions.
- Use Google well, it is your friend.
- Sleep, daily. Go for at least 7 or 8 hours.
- Utilize the internet to our advantages!
- DOMINATE THE INTERNET!!!!!
Honestly, what are the other posts for? Everything is covered here! Regardless you should definitely review them, they are pretty great…