When creating my Course 3 Final Project my thoughts turned to the past. I have been working at the International School of Luxembourg for nearly 4 years (this is my first step into International Education.) Before that I was teaching in Central London.
In 4 years not only I have personally changed, but as a teacher too. Being part of International Education has allowed me to have so many opportunities – whether that be through Professional Development, through sports trips, making connections with other educators around the world, and of course COETAIL. I genuinely feel very lucky to have been given this opportunity to teach in a different country, alongside some amazing colleagues.
I have spruced up… so how about my CV?
Before this course on digital literacy my CV looked like any other document. Boring, plain…it did not tell a story into who I was.
I have messed around a lot during this course. Each week there were more tools to play around with, to experiment with, to create with.
Week 1 was learning about design and keeping things simple. I simplified my blog. Which I have subsequently changed again. Below are the 4 different designs that I have messed around with….
Week 2 was thinking about visuals. The power of using visuals in the classroom and in everyday life. I am constantly messing around with visuals in class. After all thinking visually comes more naturally to us than thinking verbally.
Week 3 was looking into Presentation Zen and the amazing different ways of presenting information for a specific audience. I found this so interesting finding out and messing around making a few different presentations using their methodologies. I particularly enjoyed the Kawaskai Method and the Takahashi Method.
Week 4 was thinking about using visual literacy tools to tell a story. I loved messing around the huge variety of tools that are available to use today. I particularly enjoyed playing around with Adobe Voice, Adobe Slate, Vine, Storybird. I even set a challenge to readers to tell their story. Below is mine… Whats yours?
Week 5 brought the world of infographics into my view. I really enjoyed the stats and facts that I discovered during my reading. You name it… you can get an infographic on it! I also loved messing around using a few tools such as Canva, Piktochart and Easly.
So that brings up to speed. As stated earlier, my CV needed a spruce up. So after messing around with some of these tools, throughout course 3 (such as Canva, Eas.ly and Piktochart). I decided to not use any of them! Jocelyn Sutherland had created a brilliant CV using Pages. I really liked the look of her CV and I had a little mess around with Pages to see what I could create. Here is my first attempt.
But I was not done there. I continued to mess around with Pages and after doing more research I found this CV, which I really like the look of, too. So I tried to merge the 2 ideas together to create my own remixed CV.
Here is the results of my messing around.
I am really happy with how it looks. I think it has many elements of my learning that Course 3 has taught me. Perhaps more importantly it has allowed me to mess around with some amazing tools that I can now bring into my classroom and share with the children in my class.
Messing around…isn’t it great!