A Time Line of the Life of Emily Dickinson
- Tiffany Fey
- Hi! My name is Tiffany Fey and I am 21 years old. I am majoring in Elementary/ Early Childhood/ Special Education and am currently a sophomore/junior at the University of South Alabama. My passion lies in teaching. I love kids and I cannot wait until I am a teacher! I am counting down the days until I can have a classroom I can call my own. ;)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
1. The video “The Networked Student” by Wendy Drexler was a very cute and interesting video. I really liked how it physically illustrates the process of learning of a networked student. While watching the video, I was reminded of the classes that I am taking this semester and how technologically literate you must be to even become a teacher now. The teacher that I am doing my field experience with at Brazier Elementary, Ms. Wiggins, was commenting to me the other about how the school systems are trying to “keep up with all of the new technology” and how she does not have any time to learn how to use all of it in the classroom. This made me very proud to tell her that we are learning how to do this in my EDM 310 class and she said that she felt it was something they should teach every upcoming teacher....
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I really enjoyed commenting on all the Kid's blogs that I commented on! It was really great to read actual blog posts of real children. Ha. I especially liked the fact that they were from different parts of the country/world! Here is my summary of what they posted on their blogs and the comments I left for them:....
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
1. Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Educational Administration program at Iowa State University. He is also the Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technological needs of school administrators, and he was also a co-creator of the popular video, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received many national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association.
When I was reading Dr. McLeod’s post, I honestly thought he was against teaching technology to students. But when I finished reading it I was relieved to see he was not! I think his poem is very creative and true, it definitely points out how a lot of people feel about teaching technology in the classrooms. In my comment to Dr. McLeod I said that I feel it is not only important to teach students how to be technologically literate, but to also be safe when using this technology. We cannot completely stop kids from accessing computers or cell phones or anything else you can use to access the outside world because it is everywhere. But we can teach them how to be safe when accessing it. I think teachers need to show students how to be safe when using the internet and when talking to people through technology. We need to be proactive in showing students what to watch out for and the things that are not appropriate on the internet, while also making sure they know that using technology can be very helpful in learning.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
1. Michael Wesch’s video “A Vision of Students Today” was one of the most moving videos I have seen about education. It really spoke to me and almost made me feel like crying because everything they said was so true. I have had almost every experience they held up a sign for, and when I see it all put together in a video like this it makes so many emotions run through me: anger, sadness, depression, guilt, etc. etc…. I don’t think I could have said what the people in this video said any better, they definitely worked hard to put it together and brought every point together in a powerful way. ....
Friday, February 4, 2011
The teacher who I was assigned to was Dianne Krause. Her Blog is very intricate and provides a lot of great resources for teachers to look into. Her first post was about an interesting tool on Google called "Google Forms". The post had a link to the Google forms page and it gave a brief description of it. Teachers can use Google Forms for just about anything. You can use them to create a quiz, a questionnaire, a poll, or any other types of questions to ask your students. One thing I found very interesting about the Goggle forms is that many teachers get their students to make quizzes to give to their fellow classmates, which helps them understand what they're learning better because they actually have to write the questions! This is my comment I made on her blog post: