Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blog Post #9

What I Learned This Year (2010-11) is a blog post by Mr. Joe McClung. It was his third year of teaching, but his first year staying at the same school for more than one year. It also was his first year of being a coach, coaching cross country, and teaching computer applications. He had accomplish so much from teaching. Mr. McClung has learned about who his boss is and to never get to comfortable. He states that its a must to stay energized and always on a go when your a teacher. He learned to accept and learn new ideas each day. Teachers learn on a daily basis and accept their imperfections and work on them. Teacher must be able to accept the fact that every lesson will not go as planned. Mr. McClung says that he used to stress all the time because his lessons did not go as planned. Being an elementary teacher, lessons will hardly go as planned because your students are all different in all ways. Teachers must make their lessons plans to fit every student. I hope my future lessons plans will be good enough to fit each student learning style.

What I Learned This Year - Volume 4:2011-12 is Mr. McClung last year blog post during his 2011-2012 school year. He talks about how he feel like he is being judge by his peers. Being a teacher or student, being judge is always going to happen. Mr. McClung put his thoughts aside and focus on his students. Making sure his students are well taken care of and enjoying class is all he cares about. That should be all teachers concern and it will be mines.

Mr. McClung also talks about challenging yourself. With him teaching the same subject for the past three years, he began to get bored. He began to depend on old lesson plans and material that he was finding his class boring. Teaching the same thing over and over without new ideas can be very dreadful. Students can lose focus and not be interested in the subject. When he was offer a new position teaching a different grade level and new subject he was happy. It will come with a lot of work and time to get the lessons in order. With a new subject and grade level, Mr. McClung will be learning new material and becoming more creative again to teach. Many teachers will come to that crossroad in teaching, but they must try to think of ways to keep their classroom alive and going. I will never give up and try my hardest to give my students the best. Mr. McClung has once again given good advice and wrote a great post.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Project: #10 PLN


I think I like having a PLN because it gives me what I need right away. All my favorite sites on one page. Something I can use in the future and have my students to create. I hope I get a chance to full up all the squares. Maybe after the course I can still have my PLN active.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Blog Post # 8

In his video This is How We Dream Part 1 and 2,  Richard Miller talks about how multimedia is changing technology and the way we teach. Teachnology makes the world around us much easy to cope with. Using the internet is much faster then going to the library and opening a book. Using an online dictionary, encyclopedia, and much more internet sources are more available to uses through a click of a button. Learning should be fun. With technology we can make it interesting to learn. Richard also talks about the changes in writing and how its changing our community and the world around us. He focus on two main points which was the Incremrntal and Fundamental changes. Time is changing and so is technology and the way we use it. One of my favorite quotes from the video is, "Ideas don't belong to us individually, but to us as a culture." If we come together to incoporate technology into teaching, things will change as a culture in the educational field.


Carly Pugh Blog Post #12 was so awesome. All her ideas and comments was good and on point. She was very detailed when explaining her assignments. The video's she shared on her blog was very good examples of her Youtube play list. It inspired me to put more work into my blog assignments and just have fun with it. I love how she thought deeply about her assignments before starting her post. She had such enthusiasm about her blog post. She also was connected to Dr. Millers video on how to use technology. She did a great job.

EDM310 For Dummies was a funny video. Sometimes I feel just like the girls in the video. If it was not for the video that Dr. Strange inserted in the blog assignments and project assignments I would have been lost on half of the things we have to do. It can be stressful with all the work that has to be done, but if I stay on top of my work, I'll be fine.The Chipper Series video makes a good point about being on time with your work.Chipper procrastinated and did everything she could to take the easier route that did not require her to do any work. In the end it did not do her any good because she was not successful as she should have been. If she would have stayed in school and followed directions she would have done a good job. Late assignments or just not doing your work will not make it in any classes. You cannot pass without doing. work. Had work beats talent any day.

Learn to Change,Change to Learn is about educators discussing how education is changing. They state that a classroom should not just be a class with four walls, but it should be the world. There are so many advantages to having technology in the classroom. They believe we should start with teachers to get to the children. They have created a place where teachers can interact with teachers from around the world. Technology will also provide the best quality in the classrooms. Also one of the guys in the video states that classes today are big on standardize test and other big test, but in the real world jobs do not require that.

Cool Pics

1). I found Edmodo. Its a site mostly for teachers and students. It kind of remind me of Facebook. I can put students in groups and connect with other teachers. It can be a good site for the classroom. I can post assignments, homework, and even project activities on there. Something I can really use.
2). I think the site Animoto created the video. They have a Lite deal which is free. Then they have the Animoto Plus which is $30 a year or $5 a month. This is very affordable. Something that is a very descent price.

C4T #2: The Principal's Principles

3 Words for the Year: Hope, Opportunity, and Courage

Mr. Bernia talks about how students come to school without hope, opportunity, and courage at a stuff meeting. He wants teachers, like his self, to give students hope,to give them an opportunity, and to courage them to go on. If not teachers, who is? Some kids go to school with no hope that they will not succeed. When students lose hope they lose faith. Knowing they have hope for tomorrow they will keep them moving forward. Some students do not get an opportunity to see the world or go places. As teachers, taking a student on a field trip to the movies, museum, concert, or to the zoo is giving a child many opportunities. Many students really will not explore places with out a school trip. Most students, if not all, need to be encourage. They need that courage to move on and to make it through school. There will always be that one teacher that will not give up on any students. Courage can take a student a long way in life. I was encourage not to give up in life by my grandmother, and I will not turn around now.

Students Reading for Pleasure

In his blog post, Mr. Bernia talks about getting students to read for pleasure. He states that reading can lead to improved reading comprehension, increased writing ability, better use of grammar, increased vocabulary, and much more. The hard part is keeping older students interested in reading for pleasure. His solution is the RSS feed. Its a feed reader such as Google reader or Apple reader students can create to help them find interesting thing to read. Blogging in class can also help the students to connect with other students. Blogging can also help them with their reading. Helping students to stay interested in reading is hard if they do not have help. Keeping them encourage and giving them hope that they will stay focus to read.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Blog Post #7

The Networked Students did a good job on the video.The video demonstrates how students no longer have to hand in their information anymore. Teachers now found ways to make learning effective, by demanding students to take the knowledge and apply it.I loved how they use pictures to get their points across. They talked about how students can be their own teachers. I like that networking gives students the time to build their own way of learning and meet other people. Teaching is changing everyday and technology is becoming more reliable. But in my opinion teachers will always be a key resource.

"Why does the networked students even need a teacher?" Because students need some guidance. Teachers are the one who give them the opportunity to build their information on their own. As teachers also help students make a way for themselves to become more open to different learning was through technology and  other resources. Teachers are here to make sure that students are making the right decision. Teachers can only help so much. They can make a difference if the student lets them. Networking can give students a more hands on based and having fun. Not just staying in the books because there is more to learning then just a book.I can say I am ready to become an networked teacher. I am willing to go the distance to become a great one.

A 7th Grader Personal Learning Environment (PLE)

This video has taught me a lot.. I really was not sure what a PLE or PLN was till I saw this video. PLN can keep you more organized and its an easy way to obtain information. It is a quicker way to get to favorite web links faster, and a great way to organized information about a certain topic or subject. The 7th grader showed me a way to be more organized and she was very creative with her PLE. I think I can get use to using a PLN from now on.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Blog Post #6

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

First off, Randy Pausch was an amazing person. He starts off his video by telling the audience that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I’m not sure I would able to act as if I’m going to live forever, knowing my time on Earth was limited. This just goes to show what a great, strong man Randy Pausch was. He was at peace with his condition and chose to reach out and help individuals, one last time. His “Last Lecture” has touch so many people including me.

Like many other people, he had many childhood dreams he wanted to achieve. Such as: being in zero gravity, playing in the National Football League, authoring an article in the World Book Dictionary, being Captain Kirk (actually meeting Captain Kirk), winning big stuffed animals, and being an imagineer with Disney. We learn throughout the video that he accomplishes almost all of his dreams, which made him the person he once was.

After he talked about his childhood dreams, he eased into enabling the dreams of others. He mentioned that there was no better job than enabling the childhood dreams of others. Tommy Burnette helped him realize that he could enable the dreams of others. He conducted an on-line class at Carnegie Mellon to teach others the same thing. He has helped so many people, and will continue doing so many years to come.

This video inspired me to bust through those brick walls that come in my life. One of my biggest bricks wall is the Praxis exam. I will keep trying till I can knock that wall down and pass that exam. As a future educator I want to raise the bars for my students so they can execute effective head fakes and much more. I loved the advice he gave in his videos. “When you screw up and nobody says anything to you, it means they have given up. If they stay on you till you get it right, it means they care”. I will not give up on any student of mines because I do not want them to give up on learning. I will never forget the advice he has given in his last lecture.


Friday, October 5, 2012

C4K #1: Iron @ Pt England School

Thai Fish Cakes-(Let's Cook With Parmco)

My first C4K is a little girl name Iron. She lives in England and is in the fifth grade. Iron and her classmates are in a cooking competition for "Lets cook with Parmco". She is in a group with Gloria, Kaycee, Sela, Tyla-Marie, Jouan and herself. Their dish was "Thai Fish cakes". They look so good and yummy. It was their first time cooking. It was difficult for them because they was scared that they were going to get burn. Iron and her teammates favorite part was getting to eat the Thai fish cakes. I really hope they win their competition. They have my vote.

My Cousins Birthday!

Iron second post was about her going to her little cousin third birthday party. She was very happy about the party mainly because she knew she were going to eat some cake. Her favorite part of the part was to eat some of the birthday cake. I realize her cousin birthday was on the same day as my niece birthday (9/23/12). I hope she enjoyed her cousin party and hope she enjoyed the birthday cake.

TimeToast Timeline Individual Project #9a