Saturday, May 12, 2012
I have learned a lot this semester! I have learned so much about our education system but most of all about how to help students learn, grow, and have fun while doing it. I have also learned that teachers are never alone, we always have each other for support. Our students are the most important in our field and so their success should always be our focus. Even when we have 30 students in the class they are 20 individual minds and souls. Each and everyone of them is unique in the way they learn and interact with others. We must always be patient and caring, we may just be the only person they have to confide in and if we don't open ourselves up to our students and try to get to know them how can we expect to know them and how they learn.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011
Lamb, Annette. "
Redefined for a Transmedia Universe." Learning and Leading. 39.3 (2011): 12-17. Web. 17 Dec. 2011. <http://www.learningandleading-digital.com/learning_leading/201111?pg=14&search_term=Reading Redefined for a Transmedia Universe&doc_id=-1&search_term=Reading Redefined for a Transmedia Universe Reading
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Parr, Ben. "Google : The Complete Guide." Mashable Social Media. 18 Nov 2011: n. page. Web. 17 Dec. 2011. <http://mashable.com/2011/07/16/google-plus-guide/>.
Brogan, Chris. "Educators- Google Plus Is For You." Chris Brogan. Genesis Framework, 30 Sep 2011. Web. 16 Dec. 2011. <http://www.chrisbrogan.com/gpluseducators/>.
Google+: The Complete Guide was a very interesting article on the different aspect of Google’s new social network. It described it as the product of Facebook and Twitter combined. Google+ can help with organization of all of your documents and dates and events and it also allows you the opportunity to share different information with different people simultaneously, something that Facebook and Twitter are still developing. The way you can control this is by grouping your contacts into circles. There is also a hangout or a group chat feature that is missing in other social networking sites.
How can fieldtrips and Guest Speakers be more convenient with Google +?
Posted by MissCruz422 at 11:49 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2011
What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication?
Augmentative and Alternative Communication is a form of communication in which speech is not present. For example when we make gestures or use signs or pictures to communicate what we want or need.
Sign Language is the most commonly used type of no technology Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Sign Language is a series of hand gestures which entail the alphabet and strung together can also mean words or phrases. In the classroom ASL is used as an alternative language to communicate with students who may have a speech disability or may be deaf.It can also be used as a supplement to language enrichment or as a substitute for foreign language requirements.
When the child can't use a traditional device or computer alternatives are used and the child is able to operate these with any part of their body from their eyes to their feet to their breath.
Alternative input hardware devices allow the child to use and operate a computer with limited movement such as if they aren't able to control their hands. An example of a hardware is a Lipsync or a mouse that is controlled by the child's sip and puff. Allowing the child to control the mouse clicking right and left or moving it around the screen.
An Alternative input software is a program used to aid people with limited mobility to use the computer. An example is the QualiEYE it is a support software that you can install into your computer. It uses the webcam to track the eye, head, and finger movements to move the cursor on the screen. It is designed for anyone with controlled movement of the head or fingers. It would be a great tool to use in the classroom because it is simple to install and very discrete as well as helpful.
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