Monday, 25 February 2013

LL #2- Learning Styles

I am definitely a visual learner. I usually need to be shown how to do something before I can actually do it.

I've actually used YouTube a ton of times to learn stuff. For example, if I want to cook or bake something, watching a video on how to make it is way more effective for me then just reading a recipe.

Because I am a visual learner, it's super hard for me just to listen and pay attention without getting distracted. Lessons in school that have me actively participating in something are usually best for me or that have visual elements are usually best for me!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

LL #1- Technology In The Classroom

Alright, hello! So here goes my first learning log.

LA Comp is definitely way different than I thought it would be, and probably way different than any other LA class I've had. I thought it'd be the standard LA class where we would read some books, have some discussions, answer some questions, etc. But it's pretty different and actually pretty enjoyable! The use of technology definitely keeps things different and fresh. Instead of taking notes with pen and paper, we all share one Google document. We post these Learning Logs on a blog instead of handing them in. The use of technology in this class is a different way of doing things then I'm used to but it's really nice to switch things up a bit. A little change is good!