Sunday, September 29, 2013

Blog Post Assignment 6 Asking questions: What questions do we ask?

I enjoyed Ben Johnson's article for how teacher ask question and the remedy he gave for improvement. The remedy I will hold in memory, when in the classroom,  ask a question, pause for three seconds then say a student name to answer the question. Johnson's points out this will make the other students think and have a better learning attitude because I've shown I may call anyone.

Composed specific questions are what educators should ask also. These questions should be what you want to know the student comprehended from a subject or what you think the student might ask you. Ask good questions.

Finally ask opened questions and questions where class participation is required in answering the question.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blog Assignment # 5 How Can iCurio Be Used Effectively in Your Instruction?

iCurio narrows one's search for digital content. It has easier save and open access for content that has been collected. Folders can be created to better manage collected material.

Sharing and collaborating work can also be used in iCurio. Your work can be shared with a teacher or a school district. Using the tools offered in iCurio can make instructing easier for the teacher; students easily finding information will be more attentive as well.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

EDM310 Comment 1 for C4T and Comment 2

The memories of seventh grade! I enjoyed how the teacher took us through a special time in his life that mirrored a lot of us. The pictures helped visualize the moment. I appreciate the sharing of his ideal to relate to your grade for a moment.

 This is the grade, changes start in a student life. Leaving silly things behind and start growing into a young adult. I like the ideal, "here's a poster of me in the seventh grade.

I can  see a few hours a week of BOYD, for the learning experience, but no more. These devices can be a problem for the class room. I agree these devices can be a good learning tool, but he did specify the thin line on the use of BOYD in the class room.

BOYD in the classroom is something that should be limited.

Blog Assignment #4 Why Podcasts? How do we do a podcast?

I am one of those grandparents Langwitches spoke about of the reluctance of technology combined with reading, writing, and arithmetic. After reading the grade students experience in podcast, I have changed my mind.

These students are learning the three R's and a lot of  other skills. Technology came in swiftly on my generation; we are having difficulties understanding it's usefulness. Langwitches is helping those of us with little knowledge of technology to understand it better.  Technology in education is a plus.

Thanks to Langwitches sharing information on Podcast, I understand what it is and how Podcast can make reading  more exciting. The information will be of great use when I make my first Podcast. I now have motivation because of the experience of those first graders use of Podcasts.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Blog Assignments #3 How Can You Provide Meaningful Feedback to Your Peers?

The peer editing instructions that were given are good foundations to critique others writing. The thought, "This could be my work," applied with the instructions , make the process an easier task. When someone writing has a lot of errors, words softly and kindly spoken can ease into a environment of correcting the writing. Critiquing others with a positive attitude is the key factor for acceptance to what you are trying to do. The writings of my group reflect a lot of positive views. Examples were given, so readers of the writing understood what was written. Very few grammar errors and maybe two words were wrong. I would e-mail my members to view the critiquing I've done.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

EDM310ClassPostAssignment#3 What will teaching be like in the Twenty-First Century

Utrillo Project One word describes Mr. Dancealot, boring. I laughed a lot. His teaching methods was unreal. He was the only one interested in his dancing instruction. Mr. Roberts thoughts on teaching in the 21 century, focuses on technology making the classroom an interesting place. I feel his thoughts of technology is great because of the ability to involve the students in learning more about the world. As a educator, interested in learning would mean a lot to me. I was assigned the video, “ Harness Your Students’ Digital Smarts” by Vicki Davis. This video can be found on the Edutopia website. The video is a great example of how to implement technology into the classroom and step outside traditional teaching methods. Vicki Davis’ students were sharing their thoughts and work with students all over the world! She has created a website called “Digi Teen” where students and teachers can comminucate through blog posts and share their ideas. They also have assigned topics they post their research and writings, that other students from around the world can comment on and pull information from. In addition, students can not only critique and comment on each other's work, but they can also collaborate on assignments together, even though they are thousands of miles from each other. Davis also includes her students in the teaching process. She allows them to stand in front of the classroom to share their work and not only instruct each other, but Ms. Davis herself. For example, in the video she says that her students taught her how to use Tetherraform, which she was unaware of how to use until her students showed her that day. Davis utilizes technology in her classroom on a daily basis. Wendy Drexler: The Networked Student Wendy Drexler is an instructor at the University of Florida. She designed the university’s first blended Moodle course. Moodle can be used as a platform to construct fully online classes. Ms. Drexler also facilitated students in developing their perThe video explains what it means for students be 21st century learners. The male in the video explains how connectivism, “the theory that presumes that learning occurs as part of a social network of many diverse connections and ties made possible through various tools of technology”, empowers and enables students to be in control of their personal learning environment. Students are allowed to make connections with others who will help these students in strengthening their learning process. sonal learning environment, demonstrated in the youtube video ‘The Networked Student’. An important question proposed in the video is “Why does the networkedHe was the only one interested in his dancing instruction. student even need a teacher?”. This question is pretty much answered in the video, while a networked student is allowed to be in control of their learning process and is an independent learner, he or she would still need guidance from their instructors. As described in the video a teacher is a ‘learning architect’ and is their to aide students in building their personal learning network and to take advantage of learning opportunities presented to them. The teacher should also help students get excited and motivated about new information that they find. Teachers also offer guidance and assistance when a student becomes stuck or needs to effectively communicate with others.