Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blog Post #8

The Chipper Series and EDM310 For Dummies

The video Chipper Series is basically a video on how hard we try to get out of work.  This is a great video and sort of funny, and it was also informative. The video EDM310 For Dummies grabbed your attention at the beginning.  It was a great video and was well thought out.  I would like to do a video on how to become a better teacher.  I would use some of the stuff I learned in EDM310 and EDU301.  I would also use some of the ideas I read on other teachers blogs.

Learn to Change, Change to Learn

This video is an eye opener on how schools are behind on technology.  I Liked how different people in this this gave their individual view on technology in the school and how it can be beneficial.  Their points and their ideas are great.  I think schools should become more community based so parents can keep up with what their kids are doing in school and how well they are doing in school. Also, schools always depend on the community for donations and schools could get better donations if they set up a website on what their schools are doing and upcoming plays a certain class may be putting on. This way the community can stay involved.

This is how we Dream Part 1 and 2
Part 1 of this video shows how we use the computer for research, writing, reading, and collaborative work.  It is true we rarely use the library anymore for this things.  We usually just go to the library to use the computers they have or for their Wifi.  Future educators need to become aware of this so they can give their students good websites to use for research, how to type properly, what websites to use for reading, and show them how to use Google Docs for their collaborative work.  I personally still like to read the old fashion way.  I have never used devices to read with, unless I use a website for research purposes.

Part 2 of this video had a statement I would like to elaborate on and it is: "We as Educators must be in the business of sharing ideas freely."  This is very true.  We use social networking to post what we are doing, what quote we liked, what we are thinking about, what idea just popped into our mind, and what we did that day.  Educators look up ideas on and activity to do in class.  Some educators post what activity they decided to do with their students that day and how well it worked out or even how it didn't work out.  People don't realize how much we post ideas.  Teachers are going to have to become aware of this and use it to their advantage and to help another teacher out.  Remember we learn something new everyday and come up with so many great ideas, why not share them.

Carly Pugh Blog Post #12

First things first, this is a great idea.  This should be a require assignment for EDM310, so we can keep up with videos that helped with our projects and video that discuss the future of the professions that we hope to join.  She comes really close to what Dr. Miller's hopes.  She shares her idea online and freely, and she is using Youtube for research. This was a very well thought out and written blog.


  1. Great post! I agree with you in every aspect. I loved the Chipper series. It was a great eye opener for anyone, whether they are a procrastinator or not. Schools and teachers are definitely behind on technology. I think every teacher should have a class blog for the students, parents, and community to keep up with and see what is going on in their school system.

  2. Hi, Patricia
    I enjoyed reading your post. You did a great job explaining each section. I to liked how many different people gave their opinions and ideas in Learn to change,Change to learn. The chipper and Edm 310 for dummies was a great series to share with everyone and expressed main points. I liked how you talked on Educators sharing their ideas freely, I agree this is very important in opening new doors and ideas for teachers everywhere.