Thursday, April 26, 2012

Video review...

Honestly that video was the most annoying thing EVER! I messed up so many times that at some point I just didn't care... :/ I know that isn't the best thing to say but yeah. #TrueStory. 

it was not fun....maybe if i had more time....or if photo story 3 was a little better....

In the end...I watched my video and I can't stop laughing.....so I'm not so sure how rewarding that one is for me...

And no I will not be using videos inside my classroom.... :) at least not as of now....cause I've been so annoyed with them lately. 

I believe...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

YAY OER's!!!!

 OER's otherwise known as Open Educational Resources are a wonderful thing teacher and students can use. OER's are so easy to access and they are open to anyone who may need them! :D


http://oer.issuelab.org/research  This website it great! You can pick your topic, contributor and the issue area covered!

  http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm This website is another good one! Lots of classroom resources! 

http://www.oercommons.org/ is another wonderful website where you can find tons and tons of OER’s! All these OER websites could be used to my advantage once I become a teacher they all have tons of great information!!! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I believe...

I believe teaching comes with creativity....

There's really nothing worse than sitting through a class with a boring teacher, who never does anything different to change their regular routines. During high school most of my teachers were just like this! Having to sit in their class was always a drag, I would never want to go to class just for this reason, because of the fact that the teacher isn't doing anything "fun" and "exciting" all they would do was read notes, pass out papers, give us homework. Those classes were always the classes set aside, the ones I didn't care much for until I came to college.

Even though everyone say "college is going to be so much worse than high school" I actually believe that it's really not. My first year here at Edinboro University I had Dr. Skelly for psychology 101. Hands down he's the best teacher I've had. Hes not boring! He doesn't just sit there and read all the slides. Hes very active when it comes to teaching. He sometimes even changes his voice just because he was bored and it would gets our attention, or one of my favorites, he stood on his desk for a whole class to teach and occasionally he'll have props to go along with what hes talking about that day along with him cracking jokes and telling us about some funny stories that went along with the curriculum.

Those kind of things that gets students attention, that makes the teacher stand out from all the others is what I believe makes a great teacher!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tweet Tweet :)

I've been using twitter for about a year now and when I first started using it I was so confused on how it worked but not it's so easy. As a student this is a good way for our teacher to remind us on work that is due because I know for myself that I'm always tweeting and always looking at the site so If teachers would to tweet it's an easy reminder for students.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

After the power point

Well....over all I guess that power point project wasn't too bad but eventually I got very annoyed with power point when it froze on me about three times and didn't do what I wanted it to do... :/

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

PLNs


Hello again! Happy Tuesday! 

I am a sophomore at Edinboro University; I am currently taking SEDU183 with Professor Marc D. Smith also known as” BaldDaddieTeach.” Now that we are into the third week of the semester we’ve read the introduction and chapter one of Personal Learning Networks. The main focus of this book so far is introducing all kinds networking within a classroom.


 Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) has become a huge part in our schooling systems today even though they look easy to put together the book states that “While participating in these online spaces may appear easy, creating a PLN is in fact a highly complex intellectual and emotional task.” (Page 19) 


I think the introduction of Personal learning networks will end up being a great tool to use within any classroom. “What hasn’t changed is this: learning, online or off, is still social, and that’s good news for all of us.”(Page 19) I look at learning as the more there is to connect information to information, the better I can and will learn material and for example I would rather read an article online instead of reading an actual book! This is how personal learn networks can help students in a classroom, where reading books isn’t their strong point but going online could help them with that. 


A few of the main points throughout this chapter are The Big Shifts, Learning Networks, Changing Skills, Network efforts, Does it work?, and Looking forward versus looking backward. I think that if schools are willing to put the effort and the time into teaching students about all these networks and how to use them properly in the classroom, then PLNs should be a great success! 


Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Ways to Blog! With Giraffes :)

I Love Giraffes :) Everything about them. The end.



20th birthday is this weekend...
Anyone? I'll love you forever :) <3

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hello :)

My name is Samantha Perry, I go by Samm...yes with two M's! I started spelling my name like that in the 6th grade because I wanted to be different and it just stuck :)

My aspirations in education are to become a Pren-School teacher. In high school I took child development 1, 2, and 3 while I was in this class we were teachers for 3 and 4 year olds. I absolutely loved working with the kids over the years and I had so much fun!  

I hope to share everything that I possibly could with using this blog :)