Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Final Project

We did our Final Project based on EDM 310 and how it demanded a lot of work, just like a bootcamp.

EDM 310 BootCamp

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Final Report on PLN

I haven't used Symbaloo as much as I thought I would. This is because I have everything I need on my bookmark and click on it, instead of going to my PLN. However I must admit that it is very useful and should be introduced to other people. It might end up using Symbaloo with my class as they have all their website and work organized at one place and can access it from any computer.

Screen Snapshot of my PLN
This is a screen snapshot of my PLN.

Summary Post C4T Teacher #4

I was assigned to comment on John Spencer's blog. His post talked about "Race and Reform." After reading his post it made me realize that sometimes we don't give student's a chance to prove themselves. He was pointing our that we tend to stereotype but we need to think about it again, because people might come from poor communities but that does not mean that they are not supported by their families. This also doesn't mean that they can't learn how to fix a car, cook or even read a book. We should not underestimate poverty.
John also said something very true about reform- it cannot ignore the issues of ethnicity, social injustice and race. It cannot ignore the reality of life however "Reform has to begin with listening. It has to start with a conversation.".

Picture of a puzzle with a golden piece

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Summary Post C4K Comments Nov and Dec

Blog in wordle

C4K #8- I had to post a comment on Grace's blog. She is in 3rd grade and that week she had earn her new blog and had just created it. She was telling us how excited she was about it and how she achieved it.

C4K #9- I was assigned to comment on Alice's blog, but the link didn't work so I chose a different student but I cannot remember who. :(

C4K #10- I had to comment on "Pennsylvania Skype" which was about how the students used Skype to talk to other classrooms around the world. This Skype session was about a class learning the 50 States and they came up with hand movements. They were teaching it to another class through Skype.

C4K #11- I posted a comment on Dairon's blog with was about "The Great Pumpkin Project". In the post the students describe what they had to do, and how fun it was. While posting my comment I told him that hands on projects are always fun and interesting, and I asked the student what he thought about having more project like these in different classes.