The process of building the website has been technologically engaging and frustrating. I have always wanted to create my own website, and it's fun to work with a pre-made website much like using animoto for pre-made videos.
I realize many people end up writing a very long thesis paper for their master's project. I am so glad to have the opportunity to do a Capstone project instead, where I get to learn new digital tools and apply them to the project and to my own teaching. I look forward to the new year in applying all the tech tools I have learned from this master's program and incorporate them into my teaching.
My Macbook is five years old, which in the "tech world" means it is outdated. My outdated computer has encountered many glitches while working on my Capstone project. I lost 2 hours of work one day, and an hour worth or work another day. I finally contacted Gould and Redmond and had Marie meet with me one on one. In the end, there is nothing I can do unless I want to buy a new computer. I have to work around the glitches.
Working around the glitches has caused me to spend a significant amount of more time put into creating the site. I have to work on a Word doc, paste it to the site, quickly save it and then immediately exit Weebly. I can't just work directly on the site or Weebly will automatically refresh the page to when I first started using it. At least one other student, Suzeth Baker, is having the same problem. Other students have had this problem in the past.
All in all, I enjoy working on the site to showcase all that I have learned, all that I applied to my teaching, and all that I plan on incorporating into my teaching.