As I started this module, I was overwhelmed with how much I would be doing using pictures, digital stories, slideshows, etc. I was very concerned because I often avoid using any other pictures, videos, or music that I have not created personally so as not to engage in copyright infringement. And after studying copyright laws in our last module, I was even more aware of how easy it is to unknowingly break them and how difficult it can be to stay within the guidelines of the laws.
However, I am becoming more and more aware of how important it is to use digital tools to teach and engage our students. So, while I was a bit worried, I was excited to learn how to properly use those tools and information on the internet. After watching the video “A Vision of K-12 Students Today“, I was inspired to incorporate more hands-on learning and digital tools in my classroom. Times have changed a lot in the past 10 years, therefore, so should our teaching strategies and tools. I am now very excited to become more knowledgeable about the tools available to teachers these days and how to use them most effectively. And I believe this module lends itself especially well to helping me achieve that goal.