Digital Citizenship

In today’s day and age our students have access to an unlimited amount of information via the internet. Students get all their social and news information from Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It is important that we teach our students about the appropriate way to use this kind of technology. We need to teach them about…

Online Creation Tools

Photo credit: http://socialna-akademija.si/digitaleducationaltools/portfolio/items/piktochart/ This week, for my online creation tool, I used Piktochart. I am a big fan of new activities to use in the classroom, so I thought that this would be a fun little project to work on. I was curious what it was and how it worked. When I got to the website…

The Benefits of Podcasts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast This week I had to observe in a middle school classroom. During the Social Studies class, I observed the teacher playing music in the background while the students worked independently on their projects. I thought to myself, “Wow, this is so neat!” The kids loved it and even sang along while they were working….

Reflection

https://elearningindustry.com There are so many things I could talk about when asked what I have learned by taking this class. First, I would like to talk about the material that we have been assigned to research and blog about. I have learned a lot about the types of learning that go on in classrooms as…

Project-based Learning

CC: https://globaldigitalcitizen.org Project-based learning is a way of teaching that I myself never went through as a student. It is important because it shows students that schools can apply learning situations to real life. All through school, I would have classmates complain about the material we were learning because it didn’t and wouldn’t ever pertain to…

PLNs

I think that personal learning networks are a great idea! Not only are they great for meeting and learning from new people all around the world but they also allow others to learn from you! The first thing I struggled with when making my personal learning network was coming up with something that I wanted…

“Doga”

I came to a realization this week. I was sitting on my couch at home watching “Friends”, when I noticed that not only was I being a couch potato but so were my two dogs, Cricket and Rusty. I looked at both of them and decided that I needed to start taking them for more…

Passionate Learning

After reading about passion based learning, the first thing I thought about was “What if a child hasn’t realized their passion yet?” I know that when I was between the ages of 6 and 14 I was changing my future career three times a day. My passions included “Disney Channel” and learning how to t9…