Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Project #6 C4K Summary #1

Rocks with different facial expressions

The second week I was assigned to comment on the student named Liam, she was from South Africa. Liam didn't have to much to say in her post. Her blog was about how elephants were in an electric fence and when they touched the fence they learned that it hurt and to stayed away. I commented back and told her how that was a good observation and if I was an elephant in the fence I would stay away from it too.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Project #8: Book Trailer

Amelia Bedelia

Blog Post #6

Children working on a project to help each other learn

While watching several of the YouTube videos I learned many different things about project based learning. Project based learning is a project assigned at the end of a lesson to show what you have learned and needed to learn. Anthony states in his YouTube video Project Based Learning Part 1 that the goal of a good project is to have the students interest. He also makes a fabulous point to never limit your students, create opportunities for the students to go above and beyond what you would like them to do. I have never heard about iCurio till I watched the YouTube video iCurio: Conversations with Anthony. I learned that it is a website that lets you take notes and keep them in folders so you can come back to them whenever you need. Another great feature is that it is very kid friendly, and it is great for kids who are new to reading because it can read allowed to the student. My favorite thing I learned from Anthony, is the Discovery Ed. This is a great tool for teachers to take advantage of by bringing experts into the classroom and showing educational videos. I think that it is awesome for students to learn by other people or to see different ways of teaching. While watching the video The Anthony - Strange Tips for Teachers Part 1 there were two tips that really stood out to me. The first, was that it is hard work, but will be very rewarding. The second, is you have to be flexible and understanding with all of your students.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blog Post 5: Personal Learning Networks

I have never heard of Personal Learning Networks before; but, upon my research I found out how easy they are to learn as well as how helpful they are. Personal learning networks are a quality list of set people and tools that you can call upon for help. It is those people, places, organizations, and activities which will enable you to learn. Watching the YouTube video Welcome to My PLE! was really cool and helped me to understand more about PLN's. PLN's are great because they are worldwide and are usually free. If not free most PLN are very cheap. PLN's are all over, you may be using one and not even realize it. Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube are all considered PLN's. PLN's can help you with teaching, you can connect with others and see how they are teaching the lesson, or even watch videos on how they teach their lesson.

Picutre of different word ideas jumbled together.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Project 15:Search Engines

These eight sites are great places to search for whatever you are looking for.

1. WolframAlpha
This search engine is not commonly known. I have never heard of it till I was assigned this project. I wish I would have known about it sooner it would have made all of my math classes easier. In the search bar you can put in an equation and it will sole the problem for you. It doesn't only do math problems, it will also search the web for other things you need and will show you detail unlike other search engines.
2. Yahoo
Yahoo is a very common website to search. Several People use this site for their email address. It has many other choices like the weather, sports, dating, and several other categories to click on. On the main homepage it constantly has different news articles sliding by. You can search this site for pictures as well. Most would compare this search engine to Google.
3. Chacha
Chacha is a website that you can ask it anything. You could ask it the most random questions and it can usually give you an accurate answer. You can also text Chacha any question and they will text you back with an answer. The only bummer to this is you only get a limited amount of questions you can ask a week.
4. Ask
Ask is a fairly well known search engine. It has an auto fill search bar. It has a tab to search for pictures, as well as a tab for read up on the news. It is a very simple and easy to work site.
5. Bing
Bing is a very well known search engine, almost as popular as Google. Several people have this site as their home page. A lot of people have this cause it is an easy access to the popular email address MSN. There is a auto fill search bar to search the web and images.
6. DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo is a very simple search engine. It has an auto fill search bar. This site does not track your history, which can be a good or bad thing.
7. Monster
Monster is a search engine to help people search for jobs. It gives you three auto fill search bars. The first auto fill is for job titles. The second is for keywords or company names. The last one is for your city, state, or zip code.
8. Dogiple
This search engine is simple to work. It has an search auto fill. This website also has its own app you can download to your smartphone. Dogpile gives you seven different categories to help you find your search. It gives you "resent fetches" to see what is trending.

Blog Post 4

In the first article, The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom , by Ben Johnson made very much sense. I he mentioned several good tips, but what I liked the most was how he said to check with your class for feedback. While reading the articles and links Dr. Strange provided for us I learned a lot and had never thought about some of the stuff I learned, such as you do not want to ask more than one question at a time to confuse the students, or to reword the question you gave to the students in case they became confused by the question the first time it was given.
While watching the Youtube video Asking better questions in the classroom I learned the difference between a close ended question and an open ended question. A closed ended question requires a one word answer, but an open ended question leaves respondent for more thinking and more information. To get an answered open ended question you need to add explain, describe, why, or simply make a list when asking the question.
In the other Youtube video I watched, Questioning Styles and Strategies he showed sever different styles of getting the students to answer the questions, such as random calling upon, surveying, and asking for an extending response. After the students answered a question he was sure to give them positive feedback.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Blog Post 3

While editing your peers papers there are a few things you need to remember. Compliments, suggestions, and corrections are the three main topics to look for. Always stay positive and use your words kindly while editing. Treat their paper how you would want yours to be edited.
When giving compliments the number one rule is to stay positive. While giving suggestions help them with details, word choices, or ideas. Finally, look for corrections such as punctuation, spelling, and grammar. just don't be a Picky Patty, not everyone is perfect.