Friday, May 3, 2013

C4K Summary for April

Dylan G's Blog: The Snowy Fight

dylan's blog

In Dylan's post he talked about a snow ball fight he had with his brother and sister. He is very descriptive of this great time he had! He said that they sabotaged his base, and then he did the same to them but he helped them rebuild it because he is nice. I told Dylan that this was a great post, and it sounded like he had an awesome time! I also told him that it was very nice of him to help them re-build. At the end I asked Dylan about how he built his base.

Mitchell C's Blog

mitchell's blog

In this post Mitchell introduces himself to the blogging world. He explains that this is his new blog, and he is very excited! He shares a few of his interest and asked his readers if they had anything in common and about their interest. I responded by telling Mitchell by welcoming him to the blogging world. I told him that this year is also my first experience with using a blog. He did a great job! I asked Mitchell what does he enjoy most about his new blog.

Blog Post #15 Final Reflection

After re-reading my first post, I feel like I was on definitely on the right path. I knew then that I wanted my students to be hands on learners but I did not know how quite yet. I also said I want to incorporate the smart board in my classroom (which I still do), but through EDM 310 I have found so many other options to incorporate in the classroom. I still think it is important to display student's hard work, and feel like art is a great way to get students involved in the lesson.

My BIGGEST change to that post would obviously be a class blog. That is number one on my agenda as a new teacher. It is an amazing way to communicate with your students and even parents if needed. I feel like blogs make even the act of reading new assignments fun! As a young student I would have loved to write a blog post versus writing a short essay on paper. I also feel now that I would be more open to teach as high as third grade. This decision definitely comes from our group experience of making project-based learning lesson plans for a third grade classroom. It is so exciting for me to see how enthusiastic these young students are about learning. I can not wait to have my own classroom!

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