Sunday, August 31, 2014

Blog Post #2

I: Professor Dancealot
A:central message
B:case for this conclusion
II: Teaching in the 21st Century
A:outline of video
B:agree with Robert?
III: Networked Student
IV: Harness Your Students’ Digital Smarts
V: Who’s Ahead in the Learning Race?
A:elementary students vs. college students
VI: Flipping the Classroom
A:new to me

1.Professor Dancealot:
The central message of this video shows that teaching from just a power point is not always the best way to learn. At the end all the students had no idea how to dance. Yes, because no one learned how to dance in the class. You can not learn how to dance from a power point. You have to learn how to dance by practicing.

2.Teaching in the 21st Century
Robert thinks teaching in the 21st century means to include technology to engage students.
I. Students can find information anywhere
A. Social networking
B. You tube
c. search engines
D. etc
II. Teach students to find reliable information
III. What resources students use to find information
A. searching
B. twittering
C. networking
D. etc
IV. Students learn by collaborating and creating
V. Teach students the right way to use technology
VI. Talk to other people about your ideas
VII. Start small
I feel that Roberts sees teaching is mostly technology where I find it a mixture of the old and new. I also feel that technology doesn't always work. For example this video: the video moved too fast and froze while I tried to pause to try and catch up. I had to restart the video several times. I personally don't learn best with fast moving words across the screen. As an educator I think it's important to incorporate technology based teaching but for me this video did the opposite because it was hard to follow so this video does not affect me.

3. Networked Student:
My reaction to this video is the student discovers his own information through searching and uses the teacher as a model and guide to find his information that he then shares with others.

4. Harness Your Students’ Digital Smarts:
Vicki Davis thesis' is to teach students using technology and allowing them to collaborate to help teach other. My reaction to her argument is positive. I think she makes a lot of good points. You can learn from your students and using several sources of technology help the students learn better.

5. Who’s Ahead in the Learning Race?:
I believe that elementary students are ahead. I am an undergrad and I feel like in some ways I am ahead and others behind. Elementary students grew up with technology and I have had to learn it as I go. Babies can play with Ipads because they have always been available to them. They haven't always been available to me.

6. Watch Flipping the Classroom:
Flipping a classroom is new to me. I do not think this
approach will be useful to me as a teacher because not every student will have access to a computer and how will you know if they are completing the assignment? I think that expecting your students to do this kind of homework a few nights a week is difficult. Parents and students have lives outside of school. This isn't a type of homework that can be taken to your brothers soccer game.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Blog Post #1

1. I heard it takes up a lot of time and if you know some what how to use a computer you will be okay.
2. My fears are that I will not do something correct.
3. I have never had a course that made me write a blog.
4. The most difficult thing about EDM310 will be getting all the work done.
5. The way to address the most difficult thing is to do it early so you can go back and can redo it if needed.
6. I do not know what to name every blog in this class. I will ask my question in class.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Practice Blog Post

I: Introduction My Self
A: Where I Have Lived
B: Major
C: Family
II: Field of Education
A: 21st Century

My name is Maura Hutson. I was born in Mobile, Alabama. I have lived in the same house for 21 years in Daphne. I have had lots of new changes in my life right now. I have moved for the first time in my life and I have a new school. The changes have all been great. I love my new place and I am starting to like my school. My major is elementary education. I went to Faulkner State Community College for 2 years. I came to University of South Alabama because it is a good college and it was close to my home. It is also where my brother and sisters have gone to school. I am the baby of six children in my family. I have four sisters and one brother. I am known as the free spirited child in my family. Some people may just think that I am weird but a good weird.

I want to enter the field of education to help others. I have always have had a really hard time with school. I have learned to work around the trouble. I want to help others that have trouble with school and teach them how to work with the trouble. Technology has been the best way to work with my troubles I face with school. Educators in the 21st century have been given many new tools to help teach children. The technology we are given today will help assist in teaching children with different ways of learning. The technological access that this century had offered to my troubles with school is a main reason I want to become an educator.