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Currently a student at the University of South Alabama majoring in secondary math education.I have a deep affinity for old typewriters, pens, and keys.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Blog Assignment 13

The website for ALEX contains a cornucopia of information. In the Webresources section you will fine resources for students, administrators and teachers alike. The site can be used to create lesson plans and research topics to your hearts content. Many sections of it a broken up into subjects to narrow your quests for knowledge further. You can go to the podcast treasury and hear about a variety of topics as well.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Final Project Progress

Our final project is off to a bumpy start but is picking up steam. Thus far my group has been formed (Alex Maniaci, Courtney Bengston, and Myself). We have decided to conduct interviews with students talking about technology and how they use it. We will be meeting throughout this week in person for some collaboration and ironing out of the details as well as working separately while communicating through email. I am looking forward to really getting rolling on this project and interviewing people. We will more than likely check out a flip from the lab and use my camera to take our videos. Our biggest hurdle will probably end up be trying to keep our video length to a minimum. I am already thinking we could possibly do three separate videos as a series, post one per persons blog, and link to the other two. Making each one's focus a little bit different but carrying the same message.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blog Assignment 12

Q: In this class you are asked to comment on one classmates blog a week for C4C. Describe to me your experiences with these comments. How does commenting make you feel? How does it feel about the comments you receive? How do you feel when you do not receive a comment from your fellow classmates? What might you change?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blog Assignment 11

This approach to technology is pretty unique in my opinion. I found it very interesting that they were learning to work collaboratively and read using Nintendogs on the DS, that's pretty neat. I love when she says "...technology isn't going away." during the skype interview, this is so very true. It's great that her students are getting to learn this at such a young age. Once again we see young students using the same approach to learning that we are here in EDM 310, simply wonderful. Blogging and the internet provides an audience and a cornucopia of sources. You get feed back and that is a great thing for young students, I remember always showing off my school work when I was younger, I would have loved doing this and getting comments in first grade. It was also interesting to hear about the evolution of the technology used in her classroom. Going from computers that wouldn't run programs to broadening out to DS systems and laptops.
 Once again we have a post I feel a bit left out in. Being that I intend to teach High school math it becomes difficult to incorporate technology. There's room for it, just not as much as other subjects or with teaching younger students. I do certainly hope to have a blog having to with my teaching once I am in a classroom, with links to helpful resources for my students and I intend to not just point at boards, slides, or transparencies. As tablets are advancing I can foresee useful programs coming about that I will be able to use (maybe help develop, oh my!) I'll communicate with other educators through my blog and possibly twitter.  With how much technology is involved in my personal life I don't foresee it not being in my professional life, that would be an atrocity.

Little Kids...Big Potential

Ms Kathy Cassidy Skype Conversation

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blog Assignment 10

Three typical college students on a typical Sunday night working diligently in silence on their laptops.
Meteorology, Philosophy, Psychology, and Education.

An Open Letter To Education

"If this was 1999 I'd be saying great!"- Dan Brown
In the words of the internet: LOL.

C4T #2

My teacher for this go round of C4T was Angela Maiers, the president and founder of Maiers Education Services. It's an education consulting firm.
I commented on her blog posts Visual Notes: Digital Literacy Week 2 and Chalk talk