I revamped my Teaching Philosophy into a digitalstory/voiceover! At first when I was doing the voiceover I thought, Why don’t I use voice thread! (I haven’t used it yet…) But i decided to use Garage Band and do a slideshow presentation.
I really like GarageBand for podcasting purposes. I really think that podcasts are great for teachers. If I had more time, I would make my own podcast! (I will be taking suggestions for topics and ideas! haha….) I found the intro to my “podcast/slideshow” from Archive.com. It was neat and catchy.
Anyway, here is my Teaching Philosophy! Enjoy!
Well, it’s finally done! My Summary of Personal Learning is done! I decided to do a screen cast of the different things I learned this semester in ECMP 355. I was using Jing to do the screen casting but it turned out that I couldn’t edit it when I was done. After speaking with Alec, I decided to download the 30 day trial run of Camtasia! It was so easy to use!
I wish we had more than 5 mins to show the class the things we learned in ECMP 355, because I definitely did not touch base on ALL the things I wanted to.
Anyway, here it is my Reflection on ECMP355. Enjoy!!
Leaders, there are so many in our society. As educator, it is our responsibility to develop leaders with our students. In ECMP class yesterday we had a presentation from George Couros. (@gcouros) He is a principal at an Alberta elementary school. He talked about developing leaders in his school. It is extremely important to have leaders in the school. This doesn’t mean that the Principal is the only leader, there has to be many other leaders.
I run a program for the YMCA which is called Leader Corps and it is basically a program that helps youth become leaders in the community. I firmly believe that there is a leader in every person. As educators we need to dig deep to find the leader in the student. George showed us a video of a 9 year old boy who was the key not speaker at a Dallas conference for educators. He really inspired me and made me realize that I am in the right profession. This boy captured the attention of 20,000 people and more (because it was on YouTube) with his speech. Below is the video.
Happy April fools everyone!!
I hope you haven’t been fooled yet today…if you are planning on fooling someone make sure that it’s before noon today! I remember when I was younger people would always tell me that april fools end’s at noon. This is probably a good thing. I myself don’t play any tricks on anyone, although I have seen my fair share of tricks that have been done on friends. I remember a trick that my teacher played on us in grade 5. At the end of the day she always wrote on the board our homework for the night..she started writing a HUGE list of homework…then at the very end she wrote april fools…she got us good (well i thought anyway haha).
Anyway, Have a safe april fools! and Easter is on Sunday!! so have a great weekend!!
Well, after a great weekend home this past weekend. I realized that there is only 8 days of school left for me! (WoW!!) These are the last days of me being in classes! I cannot believe it! Although this also means that assignments and big projects are due! Yikes! I guess I’ll have to keep on truckin’.
On a brighter note, I’ve finished the outline for my Summary of personal learning for ECMP 355! I will be filming this weekend! I will be doing some screen casting for this. I’m pretty excited to use jing. I’ve looked up some videos on YouTube of people using Jing and I seems interesting and Easy to use. I’m really looking forward to using it. Until then, I need to get some assignments out of the way!
Have a great day!!!
I work for the YMCA with the Before and After School Program. As I walked into my school yesterday, I was welcomed by a display of many different boards. Some had information about different Countries and some had information on Canada and the Olympics.
As I was admiring the work of these students the secretary told me there were more in the Gym! I thought really!?? there’s already so much in the hallways! I asked her which grades did this projects? Students from grades 3 to 7 did these Heritage projects…I was impressed because I didn’t do such projects until I was in grade 6 or 7. But grade 3, Wow!
Seeing these Heritage projects helped me realized that I have chosen the right profession. These kids have been taught how to do research projects and be creative when presenting them. I look forward to teaching my students how to do Heritage projects. They really help in engaging the student because they choose the subject they want to research on. An example of this is when my group of kids from the B&A program showed me their project and the speech they had prepared. It definitely made my day!
I sneaked in some photos while I was walking around… So here are a few projects I thought were well done by these amazing students!
Today in ECMP we “skyped” with classrooms from across the country. I found this class very inspiring in terms of teaching and the inclusion of technology in the classroom. I’ve used skype in the pass with family and friends that live far from me.
In one of my classes last year I incorporated skype in a lesson for science. We would skype another classroom and see what the weather is like where they are. After speaking with @bryanjack @zbpipe and @jansmith, I want to use it for more than that.
In our conversation with @jansmith’s grade one class, one of her students talked about using technology such as IWB (interactive white boards) and skype for reading buddies. (I will need to do more research on this topic, because I find it really interesting) I think this is a great idea tool to use for not only the students but the teachers as well.
I do hope that in my first year of teaching I will be able to use technology to its full extent in my classroom. This class has definitely helped me realize that the students in my classroom will be technology capable students. I will have to let them explore, and learn from them.