Sunday, February 21, 2010

Digital Citizenship

I thought that the Digital Citizenship: Digital Teenagers video was very informative.

I think that my most significant takeaway from this video is that these students are learning about things in more than a memorization kind of way. A lot of the topics that were covered could easily be bypassed by younger students but now that they have had to work for and on the knowledge, they may actually retain it.

I thought the video was great because I rememeber making presentations similar to these in high school. Even now, UCO is having a video contest about real life scenarios like these.

I would really like for my students to be excited about projects like these. I think that they would be more enjoyable than just listening to me lecture.
This week I commented on the Dear John VoiceThread which I loved me because I had also read the book. I also commented on a Storm Development VoiceThread.I thought that all of the photos that were used were perfect!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Project Based Learning.

I really liked the Project Learning video. I think it is a great way to get all of the students involved. I also think that project based learning is a great way to include all the differnt kinds of learning skills.

I think that my most significant take away from this video is that fact that with projects like these, kids aren't just memorizing random knowledge that may not remember long enough to use. These are hands on activities. I think that there is a whole other sense of accomplishment knowing that they buil that robot or that they planted those flowers, rather than saying, well, I read the passage, I'm done with that.

Like I said before, I really appreciate this video because I do learn best from hands on experiences. They're are so many dimensions to project learning that every student, no matter what learning style can play a part.

I really am hoping that when I have my own classroom, we will have many projects like these.

PANAMA! Voicethread Assignment


This voicethread is about a vacation we took to Panama to see my mother's family.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

These were for my Diigo account: (comment can be found under dog pic.) (comment can be found by the Pocket Pouch pic)
(new zealand game!)