Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I can really see kids latching onto this type of learning more than they would the traditional classroom setting. I could see many of my friends who were home schooled really liking this form of learning where resources are typically tight.
Personally, i do not see myself creating this type of learning, but I could definitely see me using this type of learning for individual study to give relatable stimulation for students and give them a different view of the lessons that I try to teach my future students.
Sam seems to combine aspects of several people I know. She is with technology as my friend is with music. They just pick up the new toy, and within an hour are able to work it perfectly. I hope that many people who are all about technology use it to better themselves how Sam does. She uses technology to help people, to interact with friends, and to learn new things like playing songs on the piano.
This video inspired me to try to relearn how to play the piano. As a child, I took piano lesson but was too impatient to follow through. I know desire to play the piano well and I see that I can use technology to help me reach that goal.
This video relates to my life experiences because for the first time ever, I was recently introduced to what a wiki is. We made our google sites in class with specific guidelines, but the video shows us that we can use wikis for so many different things for our future teaching careers.
Having a wiki for the class may be a good way to keep students up to date with classwork. As an elementary teacher, it may be difficult to keep the wiki updated on a daily or weekly basis. But I think that Middle school would be an excellent time to introduce a classroom wiki for students to see what they missed from the many school activities and such that keep middle school students so busy. It could also be a good project for students to do throughout the year is to have a week where they are responsible for updating the wiki. This way they learn how to manipulate a wiki and help with the classes needs which they may need themselves one day.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Currently, I am taking my teaching science course and we have discussed every week the benefits of discovery learning and inquiry. This video just seems to solidify the fact that allowing students to develop their own ideas and skills through investigation. It just makes me think of different projects I want to develop for my future students.
Like I said previously, this could be called Inquiry style of teaching. I will try very hard to use inquiry to allow students to develop their own complex projects. The students will then "create" their own learning which will make a very memorable lesson.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I do not feel like I can relate to this video much at all. I am not a person who envolves alot of technology in her life and its hard for me to relate to these videos of people who spend every second of their life working with technology.
This video has just reminded me that there are several apps available through the internet that can be useful in numerous ways.
I think it is neat that Joyce presents her hobby for others to see and learn from.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
I love the video that Kelly made called The Oversized Truth because it is very factual and informational about America's obesity and what the reprocussions are from being obese.
Again, I feel like I keep repeating my thoughts, but it really just makes me think of my sister and dad and how they have always kept up with the newest technology. I know that alot of people love every aspect of new technology and understand it well. Then there are others who do not, and thats me. But I do think there are benefits to using technology throughout life.
I love the lego robotics idea. My cousin is now a senior in high school and for the past two years, she has been involved in a program called Robotics where highschool students all across the country make robots to compete against each other in competitions. Last year, their robot had to be able to pick up balls and dump them into a chamber on another robot. The team with the least balls in their robot wins. They went to nationals and got 3rd in the rookie division. It's an extremely neat program but I don't feel qualified to teach it.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
It's hard for me to find a way to relate this to my childhood experience in school because growing up in a small farm community, the access to the latest technology just wasn't there. The teachers didn't seems to seek out that technology either. I now wish that I would have had a teacher like Rachel somewhere along the way through my education to expose me to the possibilities of technology.
There are endless possibilities when talking about adding technology to a classroom. I personally, do not see myself using alot of technology starting off, but the longer I teach, the more I will integrate it for a larger variety of uses. This video gives so many great examples of how to use technology to create an enriching learning environment for out students.
There are always going to be people who have a way with technology. I know in the future as a teacher, I will run into many students who know how to work the technology way better than I do, but I have to accept it and allow myself to learn from them. I have always been behind the curve with technology, but I am getting better. Slowly but surely, I will keep up.
Well as a future Elementary teacher, I would be teaching more of the basics of technology and not the great details that Nafiza uses in everyday life. As a "caught being good" treat, I could use technology as a reward such as listening to your ipod while doing homework. There are ways to work with our growing technologically advanced society and I plan to use that in my classroom.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This video connects to my own experiences, because last semester I had my first field experience where I was the one trying to decode 2nd grade English. You have to stop thinking like an adult and try to view it as the children do so you can help them correct their mistakes. It took me awhile to get the hang of decoding 2nd graders versions of words, but it is something that every teacher candidate should have to go through in college.
Setting up blogging buddies with a local college is something I definately would like to attempt no matter what grade I end up teaching. I think it is a great teaching tool for all who are involved and it would make memories that students will have for a lifetime.
As a child, my older sister and father was always very into new technology. I watched them spend hours on their new technology toys. The video reminded me of my sister and how she tends to understand the usefulness of new technology very easily.
Cameron has brought to my attention how important it is to allow for students to use their skills and hobbies to make lessons for the class. Most students have a better understanding for the visual aspects of lessons and so by using the knowledge of my students as well as my own, it will make for a much better classroom.