I have always used an organization system through my schooling and work. That said, sometimes I neglect to take the extra minute to place the paper back in the correct folder, I know that it is always easier later to find it correctly filed rather than in the “to be filed” pile. Interesting when creating an online file, I automatically file it away in the correct online folder. So without even being prompted by this module, I made the decision to use Google Drive for Jump Start. I began using Google Drive a few years ago, initially to share a few documents with a colleague and it has blossomed from there. No longer do I question if I saved something to my personal computer that I needed for work, or realize that I forgot the USB stick at home. It makes my life so much easier having the cloud around! I prefer being able to create a document and know that I can access it at any time or any place (provided there is an internet connection) and never have to think twice about it. Since I have always had some computer skills – both my parents encouraged the development of them – I found when I needed to learn Google Drive, that it was very easy to transfer my skills.
I had never heard of Voxer prior to beginning this professional development a few days ago. I was a bit hesitant, but figured how else do you learn if not jumping in with both feet! After signing up for a username and seeing the tips from Walkie, I started to gain a bit of an understanding of what this app could do. I observed a chat group for a day and then just to ensure that I completely understood the ins and outs I found a YouTube tutorial before jumping in and giving it a whirl. I found it fairly easy to use and I am contemplating how I could integrate this app into my classroom, particularly after learning that it can be used on a computer not just a smartphone!
Link to Module One: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ALz1PLYPLccS2dctx7s7k-2OXUuZXRWL4HJN9hXLbCo/edit?usp=sharing