Friday, May 4, 2012

Project 13

        I was in a group with one other person, so we found it easy to communicate, without using the phone or meeting in person. Google chat and video was the primary way we communicated with each other. Although we had a couple of schedule conflicts, we managed to pull it together. We haven't met yet to complete our final project, but we have already set a date to add the final touches on the project. Google chat and video are great tools to use and very user friendly.

Final Reflection/Exam

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Update on Final PLN

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I have so many great resources to include in PLN. Teachers from C4T and a host of other teachers I have included on my Twitter account. I also have Facebook, Paws,Twitter, My Space, and the University of South Alabama Home page added. When I first stated using Symbaloo, I couldn't remember to add things to my PLN, but after not being able to find something I just use or someone I talk to, last week on Twitter, I decided that using it would be helpful. Now its not just for educational purposes, I use my PLN for everything.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Instead of doing Math on the SmartBoard, we decided to use handwriting because it will benefit both the students and the teacher like using it for role. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Richard Byrne blog is very beneficial he has links for free downloads, step by step directions to creating a blog. His blog page is a one stop shop for any teacher that needs to find anything about technology. The last post I commenting on was very helping for me because I have been searching high and low for a audio editing app for my final project in EDM310, I clicked on his blog and there where step by step directions to downloading and using an app call myna. I downloaded the app and I can complete my final project.  
Comment 1
My name is Cedric Lett a student in EDM310 at the University Of South Alabama. I enjoyed reading your post. Sometimes its hard to understand why some people/parents don't understand what we consider common, but if you take a step back you will understand that  technology has come a long way and what common to  you is not so common to our parents. My mom had two strokes, and although she is a very educated woman, there are things she will never understand the same.  Thanks for taking that time to find something that could help you educate your step father on how the virus got there. This post is a inspiration to me, so know I plan to find ways to teach my mom to understand things a little better.

Comment 2
My name is Cedric Lett a student in edm310.Thanks so much for this post, I have been searching high and low for a free app, that I can use to complete my final project for my EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama. I enjoyed reading your blog post, as well as reviewing you entire blog. Your blog was very helpful to me and will be to any educator that visits your blog.  Please feel free to visit my blog.


I started the process, at the beginning of this week, because I knew it would be hard for me to do. I was thinking 24 hours with no; phone, television , or laptop. I will go ahead and prepare to do all three tries. On Tuesday, I left my phone at home and went to my first class, that was a  long hour and fifteen minutes. I know I am suppose to be in class and paying attention to what the teacher is teaching, but most of the time, I play on my phone until the lecture is over and then complete my class work with no problem. Today after not having my phone, I don't have to study the material as much, because I listened in class. When I got home from class on Tuesday, the the first thing I picked up was my phone.  I clicked on Facebook and remembered I am working on my blog post 13 and I can't use the phone.( Start over two) I decided to start over right at this point, so now its Tuesday 3p.m. home alone, so I started working on my homework and cleaning the house. The second try ended quickly, while cleaning my house, I wasn't thinking and turned the radio on. (Last and final try) 5p.m. on Tuesday, I was done cleaning and doing my homework. The rest of the evening, I went  to a movie and came home and went to sleep. The next day  my group members had to meet at an elementary school, to do project fifteen. Preparing for the project we had to use the smart board and laptop. I couldn't find the school, so I had to use my phone and call my group member to get directions.

I think that my students would have a culture shock coming into a classroom with no computers, Tv, or other technology that are common in most classrooms. Students enjoy being engaged and 
 with students today a dry erase board just isn't enough to keep students engaged for a long period of time.
my teacherAfter completing this assignment, I realized without the use of technology it's hard to get through  a normal day. Thinking back on how people lived in the old days, I would have said," I could not have made it", but that is only because I have grown accustomed to the use, of my everyday technology. When talking about everyday technology, I think about things we use that is considered technology and don't realize that we are using them. After finishing my third try, I've decided to try this again, once school is on break for the summer. I may have to lock myself in my room, but I will not let technology defeat me.