Thursday, April 23, 2009
I have many differnt choices that I have found when it comes to using a webquest for the branches of government here are just a few that I really liked.
Hope you like the ones I found I really enjoyed them, and I learned a lot by working on them myslef.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Today we finished our Jeopardy and Millionaire games. They both made me hate power point, but I will still use it for almost everything I do. As of now I ahve two power points in my SS unit, I know other people have several more, but I wanted diversity, even though my unit is very repetitive.
Both of my activities are on my website.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I hope I will one day use a web page, because I think it is is a good way to get information across and a very good way to show students and parents what is going on in the class room and in the school.
I also learned that all the work I did on my Jeopardy board is gone...
really this in not my week... please say it is all over soon :(
Glad tomorrow is a new month...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Here is a link to view the powerpoint I foulnd dealing with the branches of government, I plan to use this or one like it when I do my SS unit.
Here is the power point presentation
Here is the PDF version (doesn't work right)
Here is a link to the power point.
I tookl this off of a website, it is not my powerpoint, but I do plan to make one similar to it to use as an actvity in my Unit on the Branches of government
here is a link to my actual presentation
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
We were to create a lesson plan that we can use in the classroom for demonstrating a podcast. My lesson deals with the three branches of government. Students are exposed to being able to know what a podcast is and for them to be able to use it in a way that helps them learn content. The students will each be assigned a branch of the government to research and have to talk about the people in each branch and the responsibilites of each branch. This is a great way to expose students to technology and give them the opportunity to share what they know/have learned about the government with the rest of thier peers. Follow this link to the lesson plan and rubric:
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
We also talked about lessons plan, and how what we have to do is not what everyone feels is the thing to do.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Here is a graph showing the comeparison of the students in West Virginia on IEP's compared to the next 3 poorest states.
West Virginia seems to have fewer students than the other states, but that is becuase WV has very people in the state to draw in information from. I think that if we did that based on percentages then we would see something different than we do here.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This graph proves the West Virginia is not doing too bad in the long run. We can see that WV is almost on task with the rest of the nation.
You can also see this at: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=d3bw6mv_16sxbwvdv
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Presidents List (Spring 2008)
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Great Steak Grille (‘07-‘09)
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A.C.S. Teen Board (2 years)
Working in a little boy with Down syndrome at church (school year ‘08-‘09)
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I know that word documents on the computer make peoples writing look more uniform and legible, but I think we should be allowed to do things hand written instead of only on the computer.
I just had to vent a little. Thanks for litening!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
We were told to also read Multimodal Learning Through Media Link and answer the following questions (in a blog post):
Describe what Dale's Cone of Experience is?
A "visual metaphor" depicting types of learning, from the concrete to the abstract. It shows that the more we can do with the information the better we will remember it.
Is Dale's Cone of Experience logical? Factual?
The data shows that we remember more in learning when we see pictures/movies and interect with the data/information than when we just read about it. The data can't be found, but Dale's "bogus data" is more a representative of a "rounded-off generalization based on Phillip's experience and probably some test data, at the Ordinance School.
How does Dales' Cone of Experience comport with current research on teaching and learning in the assigned reading.
After the reading, comment on your opinion of the validity of Dale's Cone of Experience.
Visual Symbols are part of Dale's original cone. They are a small part, but they are still there. The difference with today's research is that it is based on better technology that is retilly available. I do agree with Dale's Cone because I think that Direct Purposeful Experiences will always be important in learning.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Well it is like 12:30 AM, I should go to bed... I might write another blog tomorrow
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I work at the YMCA during the summer and I help out on Sunday's at church. I help with first grade Sunday School, and my special interest this year is named Ben. He is 7 years old and he has Down Syndrome, he is the sweetest kid you will ever meet, and he is the reason I am considering going into Spec Ed for my Masters.
When I am home you can normally find me at my elementary school helping out during the week or babysitting a couple of the kids from there over the weekend.
I guess that is all for now.