Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Parallel Play or Collaboration

I really enjoyed watching this video. I feel like this is a video that every teacher should play in their classroom. Mrs. White addressed numerous ways that students can post their thoughts, ideas, and even questions about subjects they may be struggling with. Wiki pages can be used for entertainment as well as for education. Mrs. White's understanding of is very appearent.

I really enjoyed with this video. I have tried adapting new technology into my life and been unsuccessful multiple times. I will use videos such as this one in my classroom to help students use their voices in a different and exciting way. I believe kids would enjoy using something such as wiki pages because it's somewhat looked at as a 'grown up' thing and kids alway want to do what the 'big kids' are doing, so to speak. I think that Wiki sites and other sites like the Parallel Play or Collaboration have loads of potiential to serve as educational outlets for both students and teachers.

Sam's EduTopia Digital Youth Portrait

I am just amazed by the things our youth are capable of doing now a days. I feel like us as teachers need to adjust to the times like these students teachers have. 7th graders are capable of doing so much and Sam proves it in this video. I am called "electronically challenged" because electronics and myself do not usually get along. However, as I watch this video I reflect back on the things I can do. This video makes me want to learn more about technology and blogging. This way I can keep up with my future students. Maybe I will even educate them on something I have learned before they have! :)

Week 11 Scribe Post

This week we did not do too much. Dr. Owens discussed our concerns with the class. Many of us were not finished with many of our assignments. Many of us were also worried about our grades. Dr. Owens promised us that no one in the class will be getting a grade lower than a ‘C’.
We also started to discuss the Unit Plan. We are to approach this assignment as if we were in the classroom and teaching a Unit to our students. I am early childhood so with mine I will be setting it up with different centers instead of a Unit. The curriculum-framing questions contain essential questions where we talk about very broad questions. The unit questions narrow down questions over your unit. Finally the content questions are the essential content questions. Be very thorough with the Unit Plan.