Monday, April 23, 2012

Saying Goodbye to 23 Things

Overall, my experience with 23 Things was a good one. I have learned so much from it. Not only did I absorb new knowledge, I maintained that knowledge and it will be helpful to me in my future career. I can definitely see myself coming back to my blog and the 23 things site to use for helping me remember the new told I discovered along the way.

Thing #23

I will use Creative Commons in the future as a teacher. Fist, since my focus is going towards 5th grade science, I want to teach them the importance of creative commons. By using this tool I can better help my students know the true meaning of copyright and how they should turn away from it if at all possible. 

Thing #22

The Titles of my binders are, Education Lifestyle at APSU, Elementary Science Activities, and Social Media for the Classroom. 
My Binder
I could use live binders in a classroom all of the time. Whether it be for my own personal organization or a collaboration of activities and lessons for my students. This website and tool allows for teachers to be more collective and organized with their technology resources for the classroom.

Thing #19

I am a member of TeacherPop, Facebook and Twitter. Any social network is appealing to me. I love exploring the web and being social. I loved how TeacherPop was set up just like Facebook. I felt like it was a safer environment than Facebook too, which is a great thing to participate in when it comes to my future career as an educator. Always strive to set good examples. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thing #21

Try our slideshow maker at Animoto.

I enjoyed this site the most! Although it is a short clip, I decided to do my video on My AP Pom experience thus far. This would be a useful tool for the classroom if you wanted to keep parents updated through a blog. They would enjoy seeing what their kids are doing in the classroom and it's enjoyable to watch.

Thing #20

I love YouTube! I constantly go to that site to view humorous things, entertaining things, educational things, and much more. I like that it has usually has exactly what I am searching for. I dislike that there are so many options that are not at all what I wanted. I can see how this would be useful is applied to my library site because I could share inspirational things, or new ideas of how to teach lessons to my fellow coworkers. 

I selected this video because I thought it was a cute way to express classroom etiquette to the children. 

Thing #18

 It is extremely important that educators know how to social network. Our society is continuously striving towards new technology and the ability to connect through Web 2.0. This is also making it easier for educators to gather new ideas and integrate classrooms worldwide. I have had a Facebook and Twitter for awhile now, and everyday I learn about a new "page" or person to follow. There are so many people (world wide) using such sites. Having the ability to connect with someone millions of miles away in just one click of a mouse is fascinating to me. There is no really anything I dislike about either site. I am on both every day. Facebook has the most useful features, but if twitter had more I feel that it just wouldn't be the twitter everyone loves. I can definitely see a classroom/school application for both sites. In fact, my old high school has both a Facebook and Twitter account to use for school news, athletic events, communication between parents and staff and just an overall easy tool for interacting with community and school. 

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