Thursday, February 23, 2012

An issue in education

A current issue in education which seems to be popping up more and more is children with a learning disability.  Most children can do fine in school and learn at at decent enough rate.  However there are some children with learning disabilities that just can't keep up with all of the other students in their classes.   Another part that goes along with this is that some teachers are not entirely sure of how to deal with these students.  There are many things going on now to find out if there is a way to increase the learning capability of children with a learning disability.  I found a site  that has several different issues to talk about.

I found a video that had a little bit of information about children with a learning disability.
Learning disabilities are show up more often than ever and it is sometimes hard to do anything about, but that does not mean that we should give up on these kids entirely I believe that no child should truly be left behind.

PowerPoint Project

The powerpoint project was a great way to figure out what sorts of different things that you could do on powerpoint in education just by exploring.  You also got to see what some of the other students did which benefits you to so that you may even know more ways than what you had originally come up with. 
I did my powerpoint on orders of operations and i found it to be a long tideous project for certain things. It was truly fun though. The way that I used it wass to start out with a guided practice to have them go through each individual step in the problem by what goes first then that equals what ever it is then kept repeating that. Then after that it went on to an independent practice just by having the questions and their final answers.

I did not struggle with too many things but they way that i had to transfer it was not through a flashdrive. The way I did it was to attach it in an email which took a little bit longer.

I learned a great deal about the new powerpoint some of what I learned I had forgoten from earlier uses. I remembered about certain things that you can do with the animations in their timing.  It was a good learning experience for most of us I think.

Here is my powerpoint if feel like looking.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

here is my twitter so you can follow me if you want

My Twitter if it doesn't work give me a comment and ill see what i can do


Okay so twitter it seems alright of a program i just do not see what all of the hype is about it.  To me it just isn't that great of a program.  Anyway how would I use twitter to teach my students in the future well I could have them follow me and on a separate account just for teaching and post reminders to them about homework assignments and tests or quizzes in the near future.  It would be the worst thing ever to make for the reasons of teaching and I see as to how it can and most likely will be useful in the future.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

a little more on Chapter one

I think is great the things that are truly happening in the field of education.  The fact that technology will eventually be used more than what it has been is so intreging.  Some people will miss out on it which is not fun for them that they wll miss certain things.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Feb 2/2 class

I read chapter one earlier and it was just very interesting how some teachers out there don't even want to leave their jobs because of the growth in technology and that it is going soon be used more in the teaching field.  Also went on the penndot site today and saw how much there really is to teach about to the kids I will be teaching in the future.  It just seems really interesting to see the types of things our teachers in High School went through to get to the point that they are today.  See you all (if you are in my sedu class)  on Tuesday next week.