Final Project: Personal Journey into Media

 

This week, I’ve had a chance to reflect and piece together my plans for my final project in this course. Through reading google plus comments and ideas, through my exploration of some amazing ECI832 blogs, and through identifying what I really want to get out of this project, I’ve been able to formalize a plan.

Like Kyle, I’ve decided to distinguish between two different categories of apps to review.

  • Apps that I will use personally, that could potentially spill into my practice
  • Apps geared towards my professional practice as an educator and administrator.

As I mentioned in my last post regarding this project, I already planned to do a full review of Touchcast, an app that I plan to incorporate into enhancing my communication with my staff. But in addition, I have chosen to review the following: Snapchat (this is quite new to me), Remind (I am somewhat using this already, but not to its full potential, and not with my staff), Evernote (I know literally nothing about this app).

I’m very much a spatial learner, so to clarify where my project is heading:

APPS UNDER REVIEW
DESCRIPTION/
ANALYSIS
IMPLICATIONS FOR PERSONAL USE
IMPLICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL USE
LIKELYHOOD THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO USE THIS APP
PERSONAL
Snapchat
Evernote
PROFESSIONAL
Touchcast
Remind

I plan to record my journey in several ways, including through vlogging about my findings along the way, writing on my blog to document my journey, and using one of the apps within this analysis, Evernote, to keep on track. For those of us who work full time, coach, and are trying to manage one or more classes, we can attest to the fact that procrastination on a large assignment like this one would be a huge regret in the long run.

Timeline: I plan to engage in the apps for a 60 day period before delving into my analysis, but of course, I’ll be documenting the journey along the way.

My overall goal for this project, beyond completing the assignment, is to really take the time to find applications that will make my life easier and make the most efficient use of my time. After all, isn’t that the most precious of all of our assets?

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6 thoughts on “Final Project: Personal Journey into Media

  1. Hi Brittany, I really enjoyed reading your plan for the major project. I have been thinking about my project all week and it has given me some inspiration for what I am planning to do. I think you’re definitely correct in saying that this project must be worked on throughout the entire semester and it would be a danger to leave it until later on. I especially look forward to your review of Touchcast since I have yet to use this tool. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This sounds amazing! I am so envious of the fact that you can be so organized and lay everything out like this. I feel like as educators and admin we never have enough time to try anything out to its full capacity so this is a gift! 🙂 Good luck!

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