Cuin 6320

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Managing A Classroom

I admire the way that Dr. Thompson manages this class. At first looking at the syllabus seemed to overwhelming, but there is definitely a method to the madness. Having us stay involved by assigning so many assignments is the best way for us to learn. In the previous online classes that I took you were basically on your own there was not really anything to keep you motivated throughout the course or to make sure that you studied along the way. The way that this course is set up really keeps you on the right track and involved in what is going on. I also love all of the websites that we have been introduced to throughout the course. There are so many great ideas on the websites that I would have never known about. I hope that I can keep a list of all the great sources that we utilized throughout the course.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Strange Things

I was working on one of my assignment and all kinds of strange things started happening to my computer. For some reason I could not close down any of the applications that I was using even when I tried to go throughout the task manager. It is pretty neat how may of the tools you use to manage different applications are so universal. It almost seems like when you learn how to use one you can use them all. It can sometimes get a little time consuming, but it is not as hard as it seems. I am so glad that I took this class, my computer knowledge and skills have definitely improved.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

How Easy

Today I realized that computers really are not as complicated as I thought in the beginning. It seems as if once you learn one program many of the tools are universal which helps you to navigate and manage the programs so much easier. Not only that once you know what you are doing it becomes so much fun. I am so glad that I took this class this semester and that Dr. Thompson challenged us. I was even able to use my excel skills at work to create a project for my supervisor this past week. The crazy thing is that I did the project not knowing I had an excel assignment coming up. I used the skills from the other Microsoft programs and figured out what to do. I finally feel some relief.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Enjoying Class

I have realized that practice really does make perfect. I am certainly getting the hang of our assignments. It has become so much easier for me to link to my webpage. It has also become a lot easier for me to do my assignments. At first I was feeling overwhelmed, but now I really enjoy doing the assignments. When I begin to do the assignments I realize how many ideas and possibilities there are to use in the classroom. It is very exciting knowing that there are so many creative and fun ways to teach students. I am really looking foward to learning even more new programs as well as gaining new computer skills.