Sunday, April 26, 2015

Project 16

Unfortunately I was sick during the meeting times that Group Pencils had to make the video but I was fortunate enough to be able to help with the lesson that our Project 16 was on via email, google docs, and text messaging! Group Pencils did a great job including me in this Project even though I was sick!  

Blog Post 5-Part 2

For this blog post assignment, we were required to summarize our Personal Learning Network so far since starting at the beginning of EDM 310 class! Since starting my Personal Learning Network at the beginning of the class, it has improved greatly! Like most of the future educators in EDM 310 my PLN has improved mostly through twitter. I follow many accounts that help me keep up with the many changes in the educational world. These accounts allow me to also keep up with the evolution that is happening with technology integrated into the classrooms. 

The accounts that have been included in my Personal Learning Network are: 

These accounts listed above are all very informative! They have links, pictures, videos and other great things that can help teachers now and also other future educators. They offer other information that could really be useful in a classroom or classroom setting. Now that I have improved my Personal Learning Network I can broaden my horizons as an educator. I would also like to encourage other future educators to broaden their Personal Learning Network's through Twitter, there are a lot of great accounts that can help improve skills in technology, creativity, and also their educational views. 

C4K April Summary

Gabi T's Blog Post: SO BE IT

Hi Gabi, my name is Allie Brooks and I am a student in the EDM 310 class at the University of South Alabama. I really found your blog post about the book So Be It to be very interesting! I liked hearing what you found interesting about the book and why you enjoyed reading it. I loved reading mystery books so I will definitely have to see what this book is about! Great Post!

Ariana's Blog Post: My Kindness Post

Hello Ariana, my name is Allie Brooks. I am a student in the EDM 310 class at the University of South Alabama. I really enjoyed your kindness post! I'm glad that Adam was able to help you better understand what you were doing in class! Adam seems like a really nice person! Keep up the good work!

William's Blog Post: How Do We Get Energy From The Sun?

Hi William, my name is Allie Brooks and I am in the EDM 310 class at the University of South Alabama. Like you, I am required to read your blog and comment on one of your blog posts. This blog post was pretty short but the answer to your blog post question was very true. We can get electricity from a lot of things but the sun is our main source for electricity! Great Job! Keep up the good work!

Blog Post 16

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Blog Post 13

What Did I Leave Out?

Why Elementary Education?

In this weeks assignment we were asked the question "What did I leave out?" We were asked to create a blog assignment that corresponds with our choice of major. I have created a blog post that I think would be a great add in with all of the other great blog assignments we were asked to do. Its important for everyone that is majoring in the field that they have chosen, to be able to answer the question "Why are you majoring in ..." and this blog assignment allows them to answer the question and provide their reasoning. 

I am majoring in Elementary Education so the question I would ask in this blog post is: "Why did I choose elementary education as my major?" 

First I would like you all to watch this very special video that really is truly inspiring to me as a future educator. And really explains my view on why I chose to major in elementary education. 

I chose to be a elementary major because it really has been dream of mine ever since I was little! I strive to be the best I can be and I would love the opportunity to teach kids to be the best they can be as well. It is amazing to think that in the future I will be educating young minds and that I can make a difference for them. I can remember my mom always telling me that I was going to be a teacher when I got older and that I was going to make a huge difference in the world for little kids and now that the opportunity has arrived I am both terrified and astounded! 

Monday, April 13, 2015

C4T #3: Summary

These post and comments can be all referenced to: My Mind Gap

Post 1:
In Mrs. Rand's blog post she explains that she is reading a new book: Tywla Tharp's A Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life. She tells us how much she loves the book and explains how it is helping her with everyday life.

My Comment:
Hi Mrs. Rand, my name is Allie Brooks and I am currently a student at the University of South Alabama! I have been required to create a blog and write posts each week according to an assignment given by our teacher. This week I was given the assignment to read your blog and comment on a favorite post of mine! This post was very interesting to me because you made some really great points that have stuck with me throughout your post. An example would be when you mentioned that facing your fears helps to get a new perspective. While you said it was about getting your Phd, others can achieve a new perspective on many things when facing certain fears! This was a really amazing post!

Post 2: 
Unfortunately Mrs. Rand has not posted any recent blog post so I was forced to comment on a old post! In this post Mrs. Rand explains that she will be pursing her doctorate degree and will be posting about her experiences and what she learns during her awesome journey. 

My Comment: 
 Hello again Mrs. Rand! I loved hearing about the journey you are about to partake on! I wish you the best of luck and look forward to your future blogs. Pursuing your doctorate is a great accomplishment and I cannot wait to read all about the interesting concepts and experiences you learned! Thanks