May 10, 2012

Reflection



The project opened my eyes to how a want to be a teacher and how to teach. This was easy but at the same time hard. There are so many ways you can teach and learn that you need to know how you are going to do things. This vedio explains everything. This is who I want to be. What kind of teacher I want to become. So this project so a good why to think about becoming a teacher.

April 23, 2012

OER


OER is Open Educational Resources. This would be great for students to have access to because its freee and they have standards for all of the resources. I found this tools useful for me to become a teacher. It showed me how I could use Games in the lesson. Games are always a great way to get students involed in a lesson and most of the time they are learning while playing but they dont see that. This site also give me pionters on Homework. How homework is not always the best for kids. One of the last things that I liked about OER it show you about how you can go about your room. What do you want to do about it? When it comes down to it OER will be very helpful not just for up ciming teachers but also for students and teachers, really any learner.

April 19, 2012

I BELIEVE....!!












I believe that education should be inspiring. You should feel welcome and ready to learn when you come in to class. This should be a want and not a have to. For me education was never inspiring. I went through school with an attitude of ‘I didn’t want to be here’ and ‘I wasn’t smart’. It was not till the end of my high school career that I got inspired. I only wished that is was sooner and for some people it is. I wish that I could have changed and cared about school a little more and I might have if I knew this. The thing that in spired me, was knowing that I was number one in the group of kids that had learning disabilities. It all started when my mom came home one day after having a meeting with my adviser. They had told my mom that I was doing great in school and that I was the only one that was even trying to take college level classes. This open my eyes that yah I might not be at the top of the class but I was at the top of the learning disability kids. This showed me that I could do anything that I wanted to do. Yes I might have a learning disability and mine might not be as bad as some but that was not stopping me from trying and that should have not stopped anyone else from trying either. When my mom told me the news, I just could not believe it. This made me come into college with a whole new attitude. When I got here I told my self that I wanted to be valedictorian of my college class. That I was going to show people that even kids with learning disabilities could be successful in life. It does not matter who or what you came with it is about what your dreams are and how you are going to get there. For me a want to become a teacher, I went to show my kids that learning can inspire you. That learning can make your dreams come true. This is way I believe the education should be inspiring to kids no matter where they come from.












April 16, 2012

April 1, 2012

Awsome Tool!

A fun website to use is FunBrain.com this website is a fun great way to learn but also play games. When kids would be playing this game they wouldnt even relize that they are learning and thinking.




You can play games for almost any subjects. The teachers and parents can see how they are doing as well. This is a great place for you kids to have fun and learn.


Watch this veido for some codes!!!




February 17, 2012

TWITTER



One thing that everyone knows about is the Internet and what most teens know about is the famous networking site Twitter. To me at first Twitter was nothing I wanted to be a part of. I thought it was some stupid website. Now learning more about Twitter I realize that its more than just a website. It is a place were you can get great information. You can follow important people. So now that I know just a little more about Twitter, I hope to find more out and see if it will help me more with my future.

February 16, 2012

Telling Time!








I hoped that you liked my power point!

This is the standard my power point is based on





The project that I had to do was make a power point that had a lesson component. The process for me was not that difficult. I already knew how to make a power point and how to use all the animations. To get the kids to interact with the power point I made a little game. The game was simple you just had to answer the questions, but you had to answer them till you got them right. After the game I would then test them to see if it helped them learn and if it didn't then I know that I need to go over it again. When I present it everything worked great so I know now that this could be something i could use in a class. Over all this project was easy for me.


February 7, 2012

Why the big shifts?

While I was reading chapter one in the book Personal Learning Networks, I came a crossed the line “No question, we are living at a time of unprecedented change, and the wed is driving much of it.” When I read this I stop to think, is this really what today is about. Our time is change fast with all the new technology coming out. How are we going to keep up with the technology? Children are using more and more technology at younger ages. What all are we going to change? Will it be the way we are teaching, living, or as simple as communication?

Today we have already seen how the technology is changing the way we teach/learn. In Chapter one under The Big Shifts, paragraph 4, it say that we no longer need to sit behind a desk to do work. It also says that in the near future we will only need our phones to accomplish what we need. Already in schools they use computers for research or projects. What is going to be next? All classes online.

If you are older you can see the change from when you were a kid to now. Things have changed fast just within ten years. Most of us couldn’t even live without technology anymore. How far will it go? Will it make us all fat because we won’t have to move to do anything or will it help the earth? Two very different things that it could lead to.

Communication has changed a lot. Now we can talk to someone half way a crossed the earth. You can contact anyone in seconds. So is this going to get even better? Maybe even faster.

Technology is changing everyone’s life fast and it is just going to keep changing. But why change so fast. Will it be better for us changing so fast? If we could live back when there was no technology, what is the rush of changing everything? Like analog to digital or generic to personal. Why move so fast? For me I think taking it slow to get use to it and to push things.

January 26, 2012

Just a Little About ME

I am Erin! When I get older I would like to become a teacher focusing on math. I am a freshman as of right now going to Edinboro University. I am a very out going person and I love the outside. So now that you know I little about me let me tell you what inspires me in the education field. Since I have been a little girl i have always wanted to be a teacher. I would always look up to them and they were there to help. Now looking back on those days it makes me inspired. I want to become a teacher so that the students will look up to me and know they have someone that wants to help them. In my blogs I want to inspire you to want to do what you want. I want to show you that education does matter, that it will get you to where you want to go. When you read my blogs I hope that you get inspired like I was.

Inspiration in Life

Inspiration


My entire life I have been INSPIRED. Everyone in my life has affect me some how. Everyone put together made me want to inspire others. I want to show others that they can follow there dreams. This is a little video on different quotes that can inspire you.





If the video inspired you and you want to follow your dreams read this article it will help you!
Thing They Don't Tell you



Whatever you deside to do in your life make sure you follow YOUR dreams and no one elses. Do what will make you happy.



Erin Edwards