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Great Intro to the Subject
Pretty easy, overall.
This is hands-down the most fun I have ever had in a college course. The professor is really the sweetest and most reliable professor there is. SHe cares deeply about all of her students and wants to see them succeed and be teachers some day. The assignments are never extremely difficult but do require time and effort to put out a good finished product. Professor DeSmedt is willing to work with you to make sure you can meet all requirements of the course, and is always ready to help you when you need it. The class becomes one big friend group as you work with other students and present to them your work to them, which just makes it easier to do what you need to do.
The highlights from the course would have to be the indepth knowledge you receive from professor DeSmedt. She teaches you every nuance of how technology blends with real world lessons so that you can create a seamlessly integrated classroom. You learn how to use tools such as Plicker, Powtoons, Kahoot, and so many other online tools that are being used in classrooms right now. You gain a very deep knowledge of how to create lesson plans and curriculum resource pages and grading tools. Every lesson you are taught in this course prepares you for when you have your own classroom.
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I would recommend checking ratemyprofessor to see if you'll need the book for the semester because we rarely used ours other than the occasional online open book quiz. I would also recommend taking this course with Professor DeSmedt as she really is the prime example of what all teachers and professors should be. Lastly, I would recommend not trying to turn in assignments that you put minimal effort into. It shows and you are graded on how well your presentation has been completed.