Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blog Assignment #9 What Can Teachers and Students Teach Us About Project Based Learning?

The  source of material on Project Based Learning with the students and teachers that are using this method of learning, completely eliminates the traditional method of teaching. Reports of students using collaborative methods, critical thinking, and technology in PBL along with the students having a say in the learning process, encourages both students and teachers to become engaged in whatever the project consists of. The students are guided to ask questions about whatever the project is and from there do a real life search for themselves that might involve something in their community to get answers. Project Based Learning informs students that others will be tracking their work also. This is a factor that makes students want to do good work, knowing others will be looking at their projects. Creativity is another strong factor for this new method of keeping our students not only interested but engaged in the learning process. Peer editing and revising are the perfecting of the brainstorming ideas that created the project, a part where the student presents a more clearer view of the project, Teachers monitor the students project and offers advice when needed. This out of the listening to lecture and lets create what is being lectured produces more comprehension of what is trying to be taught.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Special Assignment.

Part A- With the data on the much usage of smartphones, educators would do well to have lessons that can be used for the smartphones, since student wake up reaching for this form of technology. Learner can access much information from this device. It is a phone and has capabilities of having internet service.

The student can use these devices anywhere an internet signal is present

C4T #2

The first comment was on our schools getting involved in teaching our children about money, and how it should be spent. H & R Block should be given a special recognition for this much needed topic. Teaching students about money before entering the world of handling money, is a giant step in the direction of being financially healthy.

The second comment was on the ten tips to help with studying. I found that these tips is worth trying. They are simple, and easy instruction to follow, Eating right, exercise, and using your time wisely is just a few of the things mentioned. These blogs were informational to help others to better their life. Thank you for caring and sharing.

Blog Assignment #8 What Can We Learn About Teaching and Learning From Randy Pausch?

Mr. Pausch presented a very powerful message on teaching students a different way. He shows the world in this video about a personal challenge where he accepts the things in life that he cannot change and then focuses strongly on the things he can change; for example, making learning a fun experience. Helping others is another strong message he stresses. Share your dreams, and teach other to dream ,then teach them to work toward making those dreams reality. His speeches and films enlighten the use of Project Based Learning and how it drew the interest of the student parents, friend, and the community.

Project 9