Sunday, September 28, 2014

Project 8 Book Movie

Blog Post #6

What do you learn from these conversations with Anthony Capps?

  In the video, PBL video's it explains how Anthony Capps teach his third grade students' using project based learning. He also explains how he gets his students intrigued about the many projects they do. As an educator. he understands that he has to follow the state standards, but he makes it fun doing so. It's even great that many of the parents' are involved with their students. He also entails that he doesn't want his students' to be limited. He wants them to be well-rounded and surprised about their outcomes. Finally, Project Based Learning involves how students' learn and also what they learn in the end.

PBL Learning

ICurio which is explains in the video iCurio Video is site that is academic friendly for students' to use that is safe for them to look up images and videos. It also help the students' to also stay organized virtually and easy for them to save their materials that they look up. ICurio, also includes digital content that provides teaching from the K-12 curriculum subjects.

ICurio Image

Saturday, September 27, 2014

C4K assignment

La Luna: By Mohammed

  In Mohammed's Blog , Mohammed wrote a descriptive paragraph on the animation La Luna.
He talked about the different rising actions throughout the animation. My comment to Mohammed stated; how he really understood the animation because it was very descriptive. Also how informative his paragraph was to get the readers of the post intrigued.  

LaLuna Image

A Long and Hard Life: By Mikaela

  This post talked about the struggles that a 16 year old girl name Tara endured. For example, her brother battling with bad asthma and also her family rebuilding their shack because it had burned down. It also explains in Mikaela's Blog that her life could be worse and that their are some positive sides in her life, like her being able to be in school. My comment stated that the story was very interesting. Also I like how she gave advantages and disadvantages enduring the hard life.

Kid Blogging

Week 4: By Tori
  In Tori's Blog, it's based off a story that they read in class. She talked about how a girl wanted a pet crocodile but her mom didn't want a new pet. Pepper couldn't decide if she wanted a light up pillow or a crocodile. My comment to Tori was, "great summary and what story was the summary based off of.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blog Post # 5


PLN, better known as personal learning network is a tool that allows educators and administrators to connect with each other globally. Most connections are made through many social medias and blogging sites. The main purpose of PLN is to network and get help from other educators academically. This tool is best for teachers to get their problems solved in a fun way. PLN is for educators that are willing to improve and also to grow as a great educator.

In the site Symbaloo, I organized websites that will be helpful for educators to be able to network globally and to also find other interesting tools and information for problem solving. The many resources I found are fun and will engage many future educators and will also be beneficial to educators now. Pinterest, a great resource to use to find many helpful sites and also information that's teacher friendly. Twitter, a social media site that many educators use to network with other educators. Also it gives many new information daily by going through the newsfeed. Youtube, a great site that has many topics to search for that has multiple videos for them. Educators technology, is an engaging site that has many apps, tools, videos, and blogs that helps with problem solving and to also entertain. Classroom 2.0, is a site that is blogger friendly which is a great way to interact with other educators globally. Their are so many resources that are teacher friendly that's helpful in networking, as an educator it's best to find sites that's suitable.

As for the people that I can network with is my mother, which is a school nurse that interacts with teachers and administrators daily. My Godmother is also a great person for me to network with because she is a 6th grade teacher. Other important people are my advisors and instructors that are helpful in making sure that I grow academically.

Project # 3 Presentation

Project #7 4Movie Part A

My Sentence

My Passion

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Search Engines Project

Search Engine Project

- Here are a few search engines.

1. This site is very education friendly. It is very helpful when you need to know a definition or information for something.

2. Everyone technically knows about this search engine. also uses as their search engine.

3. This search engine is kind of helpful in finding answers to many questions. Also if the question is not found you can post your question and wait for someone to answer it.

4. Wikipedia is a really great search engines, it gives a great deal of information to anything that is being looked up. The only downfall about this search engine is that anyone can add information to the source, which can cause it to be not a creditable source.

5. Yahoo is a really great search engine. You can look up the news, weather, and other valuable information.

6. This search engine reminds me of google. It's also great that images can be looked up as well.

7. Hotbot is a cool looking website. Also it's neat that the weather and location is on the right top hand corner.

8. AOL reminds me of Google search engine. I like the fact that it has quick links that are located under the search box.

C4T #1

Purposeful Silence and Reflection


 In the blog, "Purposeful Silence and Reflection" it gives insight about spiritual healing and the growth that the students endured when taking a trip to a residential outdoor environmental friendly place. This trip was a great experience for the students and a little of a cultural shock to a few. Especially when they were told when they had to leave all electronic devices and materials such as blow driers and straighteners. The teacher push the students to also fight their fears and to succeed at whatever they put in mind to doing. The students gained physical, environmental, personal, and social growth while they were on the trip. What this article is trying to persuade, is that teachers don't have to just teach on an academic standpoint but to teach the value of life itself.

  Purposeful Silence and Reflection:

    - I love the idea about spiritual wellness and pushing the students to succeed. Spiritual wellness is not just about faith and religious belief, but in this case it's more about personal, emotional, environmental and physical growth. Students shouldn't just be taught on an academic standpoint at all times. It's important to teach them the value of life itself and being one with yourself. The trip that the students' went on seems like an awakening for them. It was great that they got away from the city life and distractions and focus more on the important things, like the growth they endured.

Game on (For Everyone)

  - This blog entails some of the changes that need to be made in the way educators teach today. This is a new day in age, and I agree with the ways of teaching shouldn't always be traditional. I definitely think that the paper resonated with me and my belief as becoming an educator. I believe that it's all about the students. It's important to make the necessary changes for a child to learn better and to have fun doing so. I also stand by helping a child develop skills such as: responsibility, positive and open-minded thinking skills, communication skills, and etc. I think those things are important for a child to learn at a young age because it will grow with them as they become adults.

Blog Post #4

Blog Post #4

                   What do we need to know about asking questions to be an effective teacher?


  As an educator, it's important to make sure that the students learn. Asking the student's a question such as , "Do you all understand?" is a question a teacher might ask in order to see if the class is understanding the material that is given. In the article "The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom", entails that asking the question, "Do you understand?", do not necessarily get many responses. If a teacher ask a follow up question that is specific like, "How do we do that?" or "How do we know that's right?" can give the teacher more insight on if the class understands the topic or not. Also the article explains that asking a question that gives a yes or no response is also not a particular good question to ask, because the students can easily guess the correct answer.

 In the video, "Questioning Styles and Strategies" is a great video that shows different ways to see if the students understands the book "Bridge to Terabithia". He asked the students the question, "If they came across Terabithia what would they see and to write it down". This is a really great way to see if the students understand the material independently with no help. I also like the idea of him calling on a student, which the student answer the question that has been asked. After, that student call on another student to answer a question that is given from the teacher. This is also a good method to use to make sure that the students are in tune into what is going on in the classroom.

It is our job as educators to make sure that the students learn. Patience and asking the right questions are the easiest and most important ways to do so. The teaching styles that were given in all the sources that were provided are great for an educator to use to better their teaching styles.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Blog Post 3

                                    How Can You Provide Meaningful Feedback to Your Peers?

  In the two videos and slideshow that was provided, it entails on how to give great feedback when critiquing someone else work. Each of the sources emphasized many of the same materials. Giving compliments, suggestions, and corrections, are the three important factors to use while peer evaluating.

  While giving suggestions it's important to look at the word choice, details, and organization that the peer has used. Also it is very important to be specific and to stay positive when giving the feedback. Evaluating someone's work is a very important process, so it's important that it's done right. In the video, "Writing Peer Review Top 10 Mistakes" is a funny video that sums up what not to do as far as critiquing someones work. This video will be great to show to a fifth grade class, as they start the peer evaluating process.

These sources were great to teach students to peer evaluate better. We as students are the best solution to give our peers positive critiques, as long as it's valuable.