Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Excelling in this course!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Take it, go on!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
rubric: Romeo & Juliet.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Windows Movie Maker
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The first link to is to the PowerPoint I uploaded, published, & previewed; the second one is the FTP link where I saved the PDF version I downloaded from Google, since you cannot publish PDF, only "share." I did 'share' it with the instructor. PDF is preferred, since it's so compatible. It was work figuring this out...however, I believe I have a basic understanding now. *wipes brow. The presentation is a group project from my undergrad studies of applying Literary Theory & my favorite author, Sylvia Plath. Enjoy.
Thank you Alex.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Here's the correct link! *Added 3/13/09. Sorry!!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
It's Poe, Yo.
Link to Script:
Thursday, February 26, 2009
|Personal Web Album!|
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This was my first time experimenting with Photoshop Express, and I found it to be quite the free editing software! It would be handy for personal/classroom use; students working on a presentation could upload/edit photos, while as an educator I could link/share albums relating to course material. I wish there were more graphics for decorating; however, I should not complain since it is free... I did enjoy playing around and 'popping' colors. Overall, the website was easy to navigate; I did have some initial difficultly saving edited pictures to my desktop.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Turns out... "Crappy Graphics" is pretty darn good. As an English content major, it was a little difficult at first formulate an idea... but then numbers from my previous lesson plan entered my head! As Secondary Education, I would recommend this tool to students; I could have greatly used this for high school math/science presentations.... I could even use this website now to help display evidence for my Action Research Proposal. I could not figure out on the 'create' page how to 'undo' painting errors... I had to start a new graph each time. Although 'Crappy' is good, I still found Kid's Zone easier, since it's so straightforward. This exercise fulfills 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning: to "design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity." It allowed for reflection & promoted my future recommendation of the website in the classroom.
kind of crappy?
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wonderful Graph Two compares the 4 lowest income states with the percentage of students with an IEP. Although all of the numbers are higher than wealthier regions, West Virginia's percentage is still significantly higher than the other low-income states.
The information was retrieved from IES: National Center for Educational Statistics, courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here's link to the charts!!! Graphing with Kids Zone was actually quite simple; I found it to be a useful link!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
The concept of the 'Cone of Experience' was fathered Edgar Dale, one of the initial visual-learning researchers. Although the cone itself is interesting, the popular misconceptions are far more intriguing.... Dale initially presented the cone as a visual metaphor which simply illustrated the different levels of learning, ranging from abstract - concrete. However, over time the placement of the 'actions' gained percentages, ranging from the least effective to the most substantial in learning retention. Although the lower levels are more 'physically orientated,' provoking the senses, and are commonly associated with 'learning is doing'...the idea of having respectable percentages in divisions of 'tens' immediately illustrates the lack of true scientific research.
Regardless of the visible errors and false crediting, my opinion on the overall notion of the levels of retention in regards to abstract [reading] - concrete [preforming] I think is a great educated guess. Current research does illustrate that different tools of learning are quite successful when combined...Nevertheless, the ways in which individuals process information is different; there are different types of learners. If the information twisting Dale's original cone was 100% accurate, then humans would have only one way of learning. Personally, I benefit more from hearing than looking, while 'hearing' is credited above 'looking' on the Cone; my sister is the exact opposite, she is a happy visual learner. :)
A completely amazing post on FTP....
Photo: [courtesy LIFE Magazine Archive] *The real man with a plan....
Friday, February 6, 2009
Here's My Exciting Resume:
Thursday, January 29, 2009
On a side note: anyone interested in a female calico cat? She's technically a stray, but has been living at my apartment [no un-caged animals allowed] for several months. She's lovable and great with house guests.... Only flaw, she wants to eat the roommate's guinea pig.
Monday, January 26, 2009
In my spare time I play the banjo...
I enjoy dirt-track racing [pure stock cars & 4-wheelers]
I help manage the family business- A berry farm located in Proctor, W.Va.
[blackberries, blueberries, and coming this spring..... black raspberries!]