Sunday, March 14, 2010

My Google survery

We created Google surveys for class today here is the Link to mine if you would like to take it. I will include my results when i get them. Here is the link to my results. It seemed like the only reason someone wouldnt want a dog or a cat was because of allergies. The other result i got said they would choose a dog over a cat.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Digital Youth Portrait : Sam

This video we watched for class was about a girl named Sam and her use of technology and digital media. Its cool to see her life outside and inside of school and how she incorporates technology into both. As a teacher i know i need to be open minded to my students using technology both in my class room and outside it. This is great because it opens up assignments i may give them. This video shows how she is using technology to communicate and gain social skills through it. I think in the future cell phones wont be banned in the classroom for most schools because of that. Sam uses her skills to help her friends which is also gaining social skills and motivates others. The greatest takeaway i got from this video was the fact that she used her computer and found a website that had a virtual piano that showed her the notes to play and she could then go down stairs and practice them on her real piano. Its amazing how far technology has come!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Parallel Play or Collaboration

We watched a video called Parallel Play or Collaboration–Leveraging the Wiki Platform for High Quality Work it was about a women named Paula White and her experience with Wikis. She went on to talk about how she wanted to get students engaged with Wikis and how wikis could be used for high level work. This is very informative for the world of wiki. It makes me think that wikis could be a very useful tool for my future students. As a future teacher i could see myself using wikis pretty often. Its a chance for students to self direct, and work with others.