Friday, May 10, 2013

Digital Citizenship Early Childhood Classroom!

For this blog post we are going to discuss Digital Citizenship. I have broken down all the information about Digital Citizenship on Prezi. But a little background before digital citizen is everywhere around us and it is important that teachers show their students the proper way to use the internet. Within the Prezi it will go over what Digital Citizenship is why it is important to promote it to our students, the issues that can come with digital citizenship, and resources that can be used to in the classroom to promote digital citizenship.
The works citied for this project can be found on my Works Citied Page!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Learning to Unlearn

As a currrent student it is goin to be hard to relearn things. We will most likely teach our students the way we were taught. We will have to relearn ways to teach get our students. As it is said in the Connected Educator "we need to rethink how we do our job. We need to redifine our actions as educators so that we are teaching studetns how to learn".
A stated the article Learning, Unlearning and Relearning,  by learning new to come up with new way to teach the contect. Followed by unlearning is letting go of things you have learned. Also, given up the idea we have of teachers and how our classrooms should appear. Finally relearning is creating new ways to teach the concepts. Teaching to unlearn is one of the hardest things a teacher has to do. We will learn different way to teach our material in creative ways to make the classroom more educational.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Flipped Learning

Our assignment for the the last couple week was constructed a flipped lesson. At first I thought it was a neat idea, after doing the lesson I really like the idea. It takes a lot of prep time to complete the lesson but I believe it is worth. My concept was rather easy, and may not have needed a flip lesson video. For some of the lesson that we will have in our classrooms, I believe that the flipped concept will be very beneficial to our students. They can learn the concept, and become a little familiar with it before the lesson for better understanding. This video is my flipped lesson, on how to read a ruler. This was a middle lessson after then have already planted their plants, and this video is an introduction to what we will be doing in class the next day. This was a video aimed toward first grade. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This Week...

For this week blog, we were to write about what you were doing in our education courses. Well this week was a busy for me at BC3. For my first class was in Creative Experience. Where you work within a group to complete a art project to teach in a elementary classroom. My group and I, made a CD fish, which the students really enjoyed creating. It was quite a learning experience but that is the whole point of the course. Next, then in that same class, we had went over the basic of powerpoint, and I had already the upper hand due to this Technology Class. In my other education course, Child's Environment we are learning basic things to make our classroom better. We also had to research different agencies that we would like to join someday. My technology class helps in my creative class because I can now use twitter to find ideas for my lesson plans.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Twitter Find...

As part of my Tech for Ed class. We had to make a Twitter account, after hearing all my friends talking about I knew, I didn't want one. After, signing up for an account, I looked around and discovered its not all that bad. I found some really cool things. One thing I found was The World's First 3D Printing Pen, you can draw things with this pen and it comes alive. I thought this would be awesome for a classroom. Children would like it was so neat, and really pay attention! I myself would love to explore this invention.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Welcome to OUR Class!

Welcome! As part of my Technology for Education class, we had to make a powerpoint of how we would introduce our classrrom to the parents of the students in my class. I learned alot throughout this project. I didn't realize all the different things you could do o google. I got to work with google Drive which was neat. I had no idea that you could do all those things in one place and then upload it to another.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Look What I Read About...

While was I looking through my new reading list, I discovered this blog The Nerdy Teacher, I found it to be very interesting. He has commented on a comment that was left on his blog. The comment was that the teachers are "too busy," to learn new techniques to put in their classrooms. The Nerdy Teacher, say that with all the new learning tools it is impossible to use all the tools. But they can incorporate some new tools in their classroom.
He then proceeds to say all the things he is envolved with and how we still has time to learn new things to incorporte them into the classroom. He states that teachers need to make time to learn new things to better their classrrom and better themseleves in their job. He also says that teachers should never use "not enough time" because it makes the teachers look bad. As a future educator I would not want to be a teacher that uses the old ways of teaching. When other teachers in the building are using new ways to teach.