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Monday, June 29, 2015

For Your Interview….

Microphone - On Air
Mrs. Bennett has rounded up some volunteers for your interviews.
I am sending an email to you with their names and contact information.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Special Blog Post Assignment Due July 1, 2015

Picture of Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Assignments 1 and 1a:
Last Tuesday June 23, 2015 I spent the day at a worksop for all teachers at Gulf Shores Elementary School. The workshop leader was Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. Look her up in Google!

Here are some comments she made which I want you to think about. I am not asking you to read them as fast as you can, but to THINK about what she means and what her comments have to say about your approach to teaching:

"Assessment is evidence - not what the teacher says or provides to a student."

"Doctors do not think about how they dispense drugs but rather whether the patients get better or not."

"Learners now create and share knowledge differently from other generations of learners."

We will discuss these further when we meet on June 30, 2015. Anthony Capps will be with us. He was also at the workshop and will share his thoughts with us.

Assignment 2:

Dr. Jacobs has a fabulous web site: Curriculum21 When you get to her website, click on Clearinghouse. She has 68 resources available in the Clearinghouse. Near the top there is Show …. sorted by …. containing… . This allows you to organize the list in different ways. Let your cursor hover over all resources. You can see your choices. The same is true for the other boxes. You can also use the next button (at the top and bottom of each page)to view all of the resources in more detail.

From her 68 resources, find 6 that are particularly interesting to you or that could be useful to you as a teacher. In separate sections of your blog post (use bold headers like I have done in this blog post, e.g.Assignment 2), identify the resource, provide a link to it, describe why it is of interest to you and how it might be useful to you as a teacher. This is NOT to be done as fast as you can but as thoroughly and thoughtfully as you can.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Midterm Questionnaire (Examination) Sent to Your Gmail

I have sent the Questionnaire that is due Sunday June 21, 2015 to everyone. It is to be completed no later than Sunday midnight June 21, 2105.

If you have NOT gotten the link to the questionnaire when you read this post, please send a Gmail to EDM310 Help and advise me that you have not yet received the questionnaire.

Project #14 (PBL #2) To be Done Collaboratively

Collaborative working group
I have changed the project Instructions for project #14 as a result of our conversation with Ms. Bennett.

The second Project Based Learning Plan is to be done COLLABORATIVELY. I have changed the project Instructions accordingly.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Date Change Next Mandatory Class Now TUESDAY June 30

Date Change: Mandatory Class changed from June 25 to Tuesday June 30

The next Mandatory Class date has been changed.

We will now meet on Tuesday June 30. Anthony Capps will be with us and will share his latest teaching techniques, sample of his students' work, and many ideas and future plans. I talked with him about an hour ago (on Wednesday June 17). It is exciting what he has been approved to do, by State Superintendent Bice and his principal Ms. Julie Pierce.

We will see you on TUESDAY JUNE 30!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Padlet Gallery

Another link from Mrs. Bennett that will take you to the Padlet Gallery

Using iTunes U

Mrs. Bennett has shared this link to help you understand how to use iTunes U and how valuable it can be in your teaching.

Twitter Education Chats

Courtesy of Michelle Bennett: Twitter Education Chats

Monday, June 15, 2015

Yes, You Have An Audience

Your trailers draw attention. Just ask Dawn Oliver! Watch her Book Trailer

Dawn's Original Message -----

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:58:20 -0500
Book Trailer

My name is Dawn Oliver. I am a student in EDM310 at the University of South Alabama. One of our projects was to create a book trailer. I chose to do my project on your book, Dog in Boots. My son chose this as one of his books to buy from his school's book fair a couple of years ago. We have enjoyed reading it together many times. I hope you enjoy my book trailer. Here is the link to my blog if you would like to view it.

And the response from the author:

From: Greg Gormley
To: "Dawn Oliver"
Subject: Re: Book Trailer
Date: June 15, 2015 at 9:40:40 AM CDT

Ha ha, thanks for sending me that Dawn, I really enjoyed it. It's always a thrill for me to hear that someone so far away is enjoying one of my stories!
Do say hello to your son from me and I hope your studies are going well.
Very best wishes indeed,

Friday, June 12, 2015

Significant Changes Made to Project and Blog Assignments

Purple tulips

I have made significant changes to both the Project and Blog Assignment Documents. Be sure you are using the latest versions as shown in the right column of this blog.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Clarification of Project 7 Assignment

Chihuly Bowls, Chihuly Museum, Seattle

All 4 videos must be posted to your blog, preferably in one post.

I have revised the project instructions to clarify whether part B videos should be posted. The answer is YES.

You can see that the project instructions have been changed. In the right column of the Class Blog the Current version for project Instructions is now 2. Always check the version you are using to make sure it is the latest!

New C4C and C4T Assignments Posted

Calistoga California  Geyser

I had inadvertently given everyone an extra day for C4C assignments last unit since I listed the due date as 6/7. I have honored that. New assignments are now posted as well as new assignments for C4T#2a

Monday, June 8, 2015

Congratulations - A Very Good Week. But We Can Do Better!

Yellow rose with touch of red

Yesterday (Sunday 6/7/15) was the first time you had more than one assignment to be posted to your blog.

For the most part you did quite well!

One person did not post C4T#1a

One person only posted Blog Post # 4 and did not post either of the other two assignments (Search Engines and C4T#1a)

One person did not mention the teacher's name of the teacher whose blog she read.

Good start - but we can do better!