Sunday, November 30, 2014

C4T Summary

Dean Shareski,

"When Data and Numbers Ruin the Game"

Dean Shareski explain in the post how people thinks about the data and total number of points of game more then having fun. He also states that sports in general has become data obsessed.

My comment:

In my comment I stated that I agreed with his post and that it's a lot of people that worry about how many points they score then having fun. 

Edna Sackson

"Planning For an Inquiry into Digital Citizenship"

Edna explains in this post about how teachers should have their lessons modern and making sure the students aren't taught the ways their parents were. She explains that it's important for students to be able to do what they know.

My Comment:

In my comment I told her that I agree that students should be taught differently then their parents were. Also I told her that future educators should read this post.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blog Post 5 Part B


Throughout my experience in EDM 310 my Personal Learning Network has gained. Starting off, I only networked with my current instructors and family. Now I'm networking with many other teachers around the world through blogs and also through family. The new people that I've encounter have helped me tremendously throughout this process. I know my PLN list will only get longer the more I get involved with putting myself out there to meet people.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


"Brennan M's Blog"

In Brennan post, she talked about her favorite character from Pokemon which is Red. She also uploaded a video about the character.

My Comment:

I explained to Brennan how I used to love Pokemon. I also told her to keep up the good work in school and that her post was great.

"Sean M's Blog"

In Sean blog post he gave a sneak peek about "Dead Yet Alive". He also gave a descriptive summary of it.

My Comment:

I told Sean that his post was very descriptive and asked if it was from a story he read.


Blog Post #14

List of  Problems

  •  Unqualified Teacher recommendation more programs to educate teachers 
  • Seniority Distraction  recommendation promote on efficiency rather then seniority
I agree with Albert Shanker unqualified teachers is a problem in the United States. I think he nailed it on the head when he stated that we need to hold our educators to the high standards that we set for professions such as a doctor or lawyer. If America had more programs to educate and prepare  teachers before becoming full-time educators, they are able to prepare students for life. Also, if America had these programs there will be fewer than "23 states boast a single program that provides solid math preparation  resembling the practices of high-performing nations."

The Seniority distraction has plagued our education system long enough. I think seniority obligation is a problem. As Mr. Albert Shanker point out, if there were lay-offs the decision to let go of a teacher will not be based on their effectiveness to expand the mind of their students to become critical thinkers. I also think that seniority is a distraction because just as in college some educators become lackadaisical once they reach tenure because they have job security. If we have a system that rewards are educators for effectiveness, I think America can become #1 again in math and science.

In Conclusion:

Having a educator that are prepared to teach children is important. Teachers mold children into becoming leaders and help them grow. It's important for an educator to be able to understand a child mind and uplift them in a time of need.



"NCTQ Teacher Prep"

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Blog Post 13

What Did I Leave Out? 


What are some advices and tips that future educators can use to become successful in their career?

Go through the sites and videos that I've provided for you and talk about some of the advices and tips that you will use and how it will help in your blog post.

Sites & Videos:

 "Student Teaching Tips & Advice"

"How To Be An Excellent Teacher"

"What Makes Great Teachers"

Also in your post explain new advices and tips that you will give educators to use for there classroom.

In the "Student Teaching Tips & Advice" site it gives many advices and tips to become a great educator. Teachers should be original and unique. Students will get tired of learning the same way and also doing the same old activities. Teachers needs to also know how to have fun when giving their lessons. If a teacher is not excited about teaching, why should a child be excited about learning. It's important to think about what the students in your class likes and how you will include it in your daily activities.

In "How To Be An Excellent Teacher" video she also explains ways to be an excellent teacher. Some of the advices she gives are:
                                          (1). Be Relaxed
                                          (2). Set Goals
                                          (3). Creative
                                          (4). Demonstrate Empathy

In " What Makes Great Teachers" video, a news reporter show what goes on in elementary classrooms and how teachers get their students motivated. The teachers go over their lessons by using real-life experiences and they also teach the students in a way that's fun.

Project 12 Part B