Monday, November 24, 2014

C4T Summary for November.

The blog I chose to do my Comment 4 Teacher on for November was A GeekyMomma's Blog.

The first post I read was "Thought Leader's Summit: Who's Leading The Thought?". She wrote about how she was going to be attending Thought Leader's Summit hosted by the National Education Initiative as a part of National Education Week. She asked for questions for certain educators because she was not familiar with a lot of the them and she was concerned there were not enough people to represent the public school educators.

The second post I read was The Vilification of Class Dojo and Other Ways To Avoid Taking Responsibility For Yourself. She spoke about how the website Class Dojo is  being held responsible for punitive classroom management and violating FERPA. She stated that people need to start taking responsibility for their actions instead of just blaming their poor performance on a website or education tool.

Blog Post #5 Part 2

My Personal Learning Network.
My PLN has grown so much since the start of EDM 310. I have discovered so many new websites and have been introduced to many educators from around the world.

We have commented on so many educators blogs through our Comment 4 Teachers assignments. We could contact any of those educators for help or collaboration when you go into your career as a teacher. 

When doing our blog posts we come across so many websites and tools that we can use in our future classrooms such as the SmartExchange. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

C4K Post for November

The first blog I read was Sam's "Future Reflection". It was an art project where they would take a picture of themselves looking into a mirror and then they would edit it to where their "future self" was looking back at them in at their dream job, which for Sam was an engineer.

The second blog I read was Charlie's "Visiting Places". He wrote about how he loved to visit Florida because it is sunnier than where he lives in Wisconsin. Charlie says that his favorite place in Florida is Orlando to go to Disney World and Downtown Disney.  

Charlie Peacock

Monday, November 17, 2014

Blog Post 14

I chose to watch "How to Escape Educations Death Valley" By Ken Robinson for my blog post. I chose it because the title sounded interesting and it seemed like I would learn how to not make the same mistakes over and over again.

Sir Ken Robinson spoke about the "no child left behind" policy and how it is ironic. He stated that 80% of students drop out of high school. He stated that no child left behind is based on conformity and how we focus more on math and sciences than humanities and the arts. He stated that 10% of children are diagnosed with ADHD and how he thinks it is wrong. Robinson says that if you sit a child down for a long period of time doing clerical work, they are going to get bored and fidget and he says that they are just suffering from "childhood."
He stated that teachers are the main component in learning. He stated that most of the learning now a days is based on standardized testing and how it is getting in the way of learning and creativity. Robinson stated that learning should not be treated as a mechanical process and more as an organic process. 

I think I could use his ideas throughout my whole teaching career. I need to remember that not everything is about tests scores, it is about a child's future. 


Monday, November 10, 2014

Blog Post 13


Find evidence, whether it is a video, article or personal experience in a school, on how the way students are being taught now in our schools is drastically different then how you were taught. Write how you will need to improve on to be able to teach in a 21st century classroom. 

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I will need to improve on my knowledge of new technologies. I am pretty good at working the technology that I am familiar with, but I do not know of a lot of the newer technologies out in the classrooms today,

Monday, November 3, 2014

C4T Summary for October

William Chamberlain

The first post I read by William was Emoticons,Bernal Diaz del Castillo and Tenochtitl├ín. He wrote about a project that he came up with that his students would learn about Aztec Glyphs and then they use their "modern glyphs", emoticons, to write their own stories.

The second post I read was Why Audience Size Is Important. He wrote about how if you have a bigger audience you are more likely to find people that share your passion.