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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Thing23

What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
One of my favorite exercises on the journey was the wikis and videos. I think they will be very useful for me during the school year.
How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? This program has brought some resources to me that will enhance my teaching skills as a teacher and a learner.
Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? I expected this program to be difficult for me to work through but for the most part it was user friendly.
What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? I think it would be great to have like online chat people to help with technical difficulties.
If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate? I think I would participate.
How would you describe your learning experience in ONE WORD or in ONE SENTENCE, so we could use your words to promote 23 Things learning activities? Phenominal!

Thing22

Nings seems to be a very good resource for me. Since I am working on my PhD, I can use this resource to connect with other teachers around the world who are studying similar subject areas. I plan using this website more (Ning in Education).

Thing 21

The photostory was a little difficult for me and was pretty time consuming. I can however see how it can be used in the classroom. A picture is worth a thousand words. It is my hope that students can look at the pictures and from there use them to write down their thoughts and feelings.
video

Thing20

I am a 7th grade special education teacher. I chose a video that would help students remember material. This would be a useful strategy to share with other teachers who have students that are struggling in this area. Here is the link to the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6uYhDU5tvg

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thing19

What was most special about this tool is that it was organized according to category and ranked according to popularity. This could possibly save time when searching for items. If the rankings are according to success with the sights, I could see how that would eliminate time in going to areas that may not lead to the success you are looking for. In addition, the variety in the rankings allows flexibility in the sites. Schools and classrooms could use this as an organizational tool for research with students.

Thing18

I didn't see any real advantages with Google Doc. To be very honest, it was very similar to Microsoft except it is on the internet. Because there are so many tools that come along with Microsoft, I would say it would not be advantageous to waste time getting on the internet to do a document or spreadsheet when everything is already set up and readily available for me to use.

Thing17

It was pretty easy to create the search engine. I chose a topic that would benefit me during the school year...Reading Comprehension. The name is Reading Rollers. This is the link to it:
http://rollyo.com/search.html?q=Reading+Comprehension&sid=569985