Friday, April 9, 2010

Final Project

Wow, I am bad. I finished my project on Wednesday and completely spaced posting it. Here is my completed project. I did the Student Assignment familiarizing myself with the Presidential Fitness Challenge website. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blog Post #9

So, doing some catching up today. For my final project, I want to do a Student Assignment based on using the US Governments Fitness program: The President's Challenge ( I know that it's not "software" necessarily, but I feel that it is an online tool that can be very useful for helping start/maintain a healthy lifestyle. I will probably be targeting middle school age students while I am creating my assignment.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The REAL Project #2

Here is my REAL project. I didn't have my movie saved under the right file when I first tried to upload it on YouTube.

Project #2

Here is my uploaded video. I think it to be pretty good, considering I had two screaming children while I was filming it the entire time.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blog Post #8

Here is my wonderful video response about asynchronous video use, and yes I realize I look absolutely ravishing early in the morning. :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Blog Post #7

I decided to use skype to chat with my Dad. It had been a little while since I had used skype (I believe it was back around Christmas time when our family was talking to my sister-in-law) but everything seemed to be pretty much the same. One of the reasons I really like skype is that it's relatively easy and convenient to use. The buttons are very straight forward (so Grandma and Grandpa can figure it out rather quickly without much trouble) and the quality of the video/audio is much better than other video chat programs I've used.
Video chat can be used to especially help with after class learning. In one of my early general classes, I believe it was Physical Science, some of the TA's had online chat hours that they could help you out with problems or concepts that you weren't understanding in class. This was a life saver for me as I lived in Springville and wasn't always able to make it up on campus during their office hours.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Blog Post #6

How can fair use benefit you as a teacher?

Fair use can be used in the class room to better explain subjects that you are trying to teach. For example, one of my favorite TV shows made by Disney was called Pepper Ann. One of the episodes is a musical episode and her teacher sings a song about photosynthesis. That song has stuck with me every time someone starts talking about photosynthesis. As such, I decided that if I ever became a teacher, I would show that song clip to my students so they could better understand the mechanics behind photosynthesis.
I do understand the need for materials to be copyrighted. However, being able to use these materials with the fair use act that students/others are more likely to relate to will make the learning and explaining process easier for both students and teachers alike .