Friday, April 30, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 25th

Everyone has different combinations and preferences for their social networks but they all revolve around the same job which is helping people learn and also teach others. This student uses her PLN similarly to mine by letting it be reviewed by peers to make sure her info is correct. She also uses it to teach others, like how she did with explaining the difference between being poisonous and having venom. I do the same thing when i use my social networks to explain how certain social networks work like twitter and blogging in my blogs.

The second video asked "what is my sentence?" and "I'm i better today than i was yesterday?". I think my sentence would be "He got his bachelors in physical education and taught thousands of kids how to become healthier people." With the second question i would have to say no. I have a bad habit with taking days off. Kind of one of my problems on the football field too.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Comments 4teachers 10, 12

I commented on Candice Follis's post about a handout she read called the "Reciprocal Teaching".

Google Docs Survey

Here is the link to my Survey.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Google Earth Tour

Comments 4teachers wk 7,8,9

Commented on Mr. Ferriter's article on questions to ask before buying IWBs

Comments 4kidz wk 10

I watched and commented on a video done my a 5th grade class in New Zealand's. They made a video of the pictures they took around their school and had an audio explaining it.

April 18th

Teachers and facebook unite!

Can teachers and facebook work together? It would seem that these two advisaries have engaged in a war that has been going on for years now. I know from my personal experiences that facebook is probably the biggest distraction for college students hands down! And by the loks of things i don't see students coming anywhere close to stopping their usage of it, at least as long as its free. In our EDM 310 class we have witnessed how many internet social networks are being incorporated in the learning process. But i haven't seen facebook being used as much as other social networks and i always wondered why. If schools and teachers could somehow use this network to their advantage i think they could impact millions of people.

Students spend tons of time on the computer. Whether it's doing homework or socializing with social networks, or surfing the web the fact of the matter is there online constantly. If educational departments say had a facebook page where their teacehers interacted with students and posted information about school work i think they would receive tremendous feedback. Its so much more convenient for students because they are facebook more than any other network so the are more likely to see and respond. I can even see it replacing emailing.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


My Skype'n

Skype is a program that allows users to communicate with eachother incorporating chat, webcam, or telephones to talk to one another. I use Skype to talk to my friends back in Florida and a few who live in other parts of Alabama.

Timeline Toast

This is a timeline of a few things I have done this week so far.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April 11th Blog

There are many benefits for students in blogging their work. When a student post work on the world wide web he is able to get feedback from so many minds, including fellow peers and professors from across the globe. Also, it inspires others on a much more broader scale so they effect of it can teach millions of people instead of hundreds or thousands. Thus, putting your work on a blog is like putting work up on a chalkboard and the internet is a classroom with millions of seats.

The Dear Kaia blog sparked the interest of a couple of U.S. teachers and classrooms and encouraged more involvement of parents with their child's learning.

Another example is the blog of Morgan Bayda. Her blog caught the attention of our teacher and this actually lead to a Skype discussion with her and our class where we learned about how a person just beginning their careerer in the education field values and uses technology to teach as well as learn.

In the NPR news blog, they educated people about the cautions of using Wkipedia as a credible source of research because of how easy it is for people to change it so its information favors a certain group's opinion instead of being completely factual.

Student blogging educates people outside the classroom while also obtaining feedback from millions of readers over the world. This creates a learning cycle that extends far beyond the limits of teh four wall classrooms.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4th

Kaia's Blog, Dear Kaia, and Singing Hearts are all connected together by the story a young girl and her father's attempt to use technolgy to explore and learn about the world outside their house. But with the help of documenting it on the internet, their exploration has inspired teachers and classrooms all over the world.

Even thought she is only 3 years old what she is doing is a small version of what professional photographers do. Simple adventures outside become the foundation to a learning process that children carry with them into the schools and workplace. Asking questions, critically thinking about the answers, finding new ways to look at old things are all products produce by the curiousity of a persons mind.

What sticks out to me the most are two areas of these events. The first is how even at 3 years of age technolgy can greatky aid in a child's learning. The other is how technolgy is a great tool for children and parents to work together in stimulating their child's learing. With more interaction from parents, it will make a teachers job that much more lighter of a load.

Comments 4 kids week 9

In this weeks comment for kids i viewed a video about bullying done by a girl named jessica and her classmates on bullying. It was very entertaining and they are some good actors. Especially the bullies.