Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blog Post 13

This week we are required to create our "own" blog post.

Directions to blog post: Write about the most important lessons you’ve learned in your life – What is more kind than helping others and analyzing yourself at the same time?

My Post: Growing up, I have learned many things and been through many tough situations. One of the hardest lessons in life to learn is figuring out which bridges to cross and which to burn. I have always been a person who had trouble with making big decisions on my own. When it would come down to making a decision on my own, I would usually freeze up or ask a lot of other people for advice. I know it is good to ask others for advice but sometimes you have to go with your own state of mind and do what you think is best. As I've gotten older, I have learned the hard way through some situations but I appreciate them because they taught me a lot. One of the biggest lessons that I have learned from is choosing my friends wisely. I know we all can relate to this one but I know everyone has or will come across this one day in life. Sometimes you think you may know a person really well but you soon find out who they "really" are once they show their true colors. This was a situation that I learned the hard way. At the time, I didn't understand why it was happening but now that I look back at everything I understand why I GOD chose a different route for me.

C4K Summary

C4K#1: My student's name is Bradley and he is a 5th year student. In his blog post, he posted a picture of a math worksheet that had his answers on there as well.

My comment: My name is Sydney Potter and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. As I was viewing your blog, I could tell that you enjoy math. Math is actually my favorite subject. Growing up, I hated math with a passion but as I got older I began to love it. C4K#2: My student's name is Germaine and he is a 4 year student. In his blog post, he created a video on a butterfly animation. It showed how they lay eggs and turn into a caterpillar caterpillar.

My comment:My name is Sydney Potter and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I really enjoyed watching your butterfly animation. Your pictures are very colorful and pretty. Keep up the good work!

C4K#3: My student's name is Roimata and she is a year 5 student at Pt England School in Auckland, NZ. In her blog post, she put up a picture of a dog. She said that she looked it up on the internet and copy and pasted it to her blog.

My comment:My name is Sydney Potter and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I really love your picture. I used to have a dog that looked almost like the one in the picture, but he passed away when I was younger.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

C4T Summary

C4T#1:I had the pleasure of reading the blog of Silvia Tolisano. In her blog post, she was discussing how to get students and teachers excited about poetry. Her page was full of tweets with poetry lines in them. She felt like this would be good practice for students to develop better writing skills.

My comment: My name is Sydney Potter and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I am actually a fan of poetry myself. Back when I was in elementary school, I enjoyed the different activities on learning new poetry. I never liked writing papers but writing poetry was always an excitement for me.

C4T#2: In her blog post this week, she discussed an event that she created for her students during earth day. This project includes creating an image of earth from the ground up and collecting portraits of the people of earth. Once they have gathered all their information and pictures, they will then create a mosaic image of earth.

My comment: My name is Sydney Potter and I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I think this is a really good idea to get students involved with earth day events. A lot of people look over this day but I feel like it is important because it is a great opportunity to raise money to help save the earth that we live on. This is our home so we should cherish it and be willing to do whatever it takes to keep it clean and alive.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Project 12: SmartBoard Part B

Project Overview

Project Calendar

Blog Post 12

After watching the Video Assistive Technologies for Vision and Hearing Impaired Children, I found it to be very inspirational to me. Seeing how the teachers were very active and embracing their students with care and guidance was amazing. I feel like it is only fair that students with disabilities should get as much proper education as the normal students. Using these technologies can really benefit children and help them develop many learning skills. These tools can really change and inspire a person's life. The next Video, Teaching Math to the Blind, was also another inspiring video on teaching students with hearing and vision disabilities. I have never heard of this board before in my life but soon as I watched the video I was very amazed at how someone had developed such a helpful tool for these students. This device will really help the students with beginning algebra and further on. Another Video I watched was The Mountbatten, and I learned many cool things about this piece of technology. This tool can do just about everything a regular computer or laptop can do. It saves files, receives files from a computer, and transfer files from a computer.

blind children working on technology