Monday, September 28, 2009

Week 2 in EDU 651

This weeks readings and posts in the blackboard classroom have all been about wikis and what can be done with them. I personally think that wiki's are the future of educational learning. I think more and more schools, colleges, and online schools will be including and improving upon the wikis they use or will be using inthe future. Students can learn from and connect with other students around the globe through learning activities like this.
I also can see schools taking this technology and incorporating it into the public school system. I know schools generally don't have the money for things like this, but this is something that could be so easily incorporated into the classroom with low cost. It may take some time, but I believe this is the future and all schools will go this directions eventually.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Here is my pbworks page link.

It is still a work in progress, but I hope to have more up and running with it tomorrow.

Figured out the the pbworks wiki assignment!

Well I spend time reading and trying to figure out the pbworks wiki assignment. I was a little confused as to how to use the wiki page a created on pbworks. I had created it a while ago for another class, but was not quite sure how this class was wanting me to use it. But after a little reading and investigation, I figured it out. I am going to use this as a way to incoporate my daughters creative writing into my own school. She loves to writen and has a bunch of stories she has already written and some still working one. I will have her post some of her stories to this page and we will work together to edit and me give her feedback in how she can improve upon her writing. This should be really fun.
I does seem a little silly since she is in the house with me most of the time and I can just as easily read her stuff right from her computer, but it will be neat to use this technology and find ways to incoporate it into my unique teaching situation of homeschooling.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Finish BA on to MA (technology degree)

I have graduated from Ashford University with my Bachelors in Organizational Management, with a concentration in Education. I was looking for a BA in education because that is what I wanted to go for....but there was a bit of confusion when I signed up for this degree, I was told by the enrollment advisor I could do most of my classes in education and my degree would say education. But when I finished  and recieve my diploma, I was surprised to see my degree said organizational management. I called the school and they said they were sorry but there was nothing they could do. It was just basically a mix up with someone telling me on thing and getting another. But oh well, I am taking it instride.
Now I am still attending Ashford earning my Masters, in technology. The degree is called Teaching and Learning with Technology. So far I am loving it and I am learning a lot of different things and new technologies available out there, especially things available for teachers and educators.
This will be someing I see myself helping to better educate my children and will deffinately help with finding a job to pay off my school loans since technology is advacing so fast. Many people will be looking for people who know how to use this technology.
Lord willing I will continue to recieve A's in these classes.