Thursday, December 5, 2013

All done with class presentation

Did my presentation today, it went well, glad to be done.  I thought it was nice that everyone tonight used different tools so that we could learn different ways to present a variety of information.  Everyone did a great job in the class and I am looking forward to seeing more next week.  I will be spending time this week looking at online typing programs to see if we want to switch.  I got my paperwork done foe my license so I am goog until 2017. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Final paper submitted

I decided if I look at my stuff any more it will drive me crazy.  I redid the design doc to fit the arrangement wanted by Dr. Park and submitted both documents because I felt the layout of the first was better.  I am not a researcher or ever planning on being a researcher so this APA formatting is not for me. I did my bibliography in MLA which is what I teach my students and am familiar with.  My slide show presentation is done and ready to show.  Now I need to write my reflection paper for my license. This past week we had a meeting which talked about management systems for I pads and the positives and negatives of each.  We also talked about consortiums which are working on online programs for all areas of standards taught in MN.  Lacking some meat but checked out the mn history site which has good activities that meet the standards but is lacking the information needed to do the activities which kind of defeats the purpose of full lessons online.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Conferences and book fair.

This week we have our conferences and I run a book fair.  I think I got a majority of my work done for both classes.  I just may make a tweak here and there.  I also have our students ready to go using mackin via.  This is an e book service by mackin books where with certain titles that you buy the entire school can read the book at the same time.  Some of the books even have hot links that take you to more information on the web.  Excited about the fourth big ten gopher win.  Go Gophers!  Heading into Wisconsin on a high note.  Yea alumni band trumpets.  

Last few weeks of class

Photography class over, project done except for a final check.  Spent the last few days working with trying to mesh up mn history curriculum between ecmecc moodle and northern lights.  Wonder if anyone out there has done much with mn history as a free source moodle.

Friday, November 8, 2013

This week I learned how to work with google web pages.  That was new for me.  I finished my pictures for my photography class unless I come up with some new ones so that is done for the quarter.  I think I have my web pages done for the final for my other class but I need to do some work on my design document as google forms would not allow me to phrase the test questions the way I wanted to do that.  It is my week to facilitate for class so I hope that goes well, I can't be in class the entire time next week because we have conferences and a book fair.  I hope to find a way to listen and work with my ipad, my stupid phone probably won't hold a charge long enough for me to listen.  I can always catch up later but this is the week to discuss the stuff we have been doing for the past few weeks.  I did post some reflections of past weeks on my blog for the weeks we were not posting anything if you want to check that out.  Happy Fall.  Go Gophers! Beat Penn State!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Listening to the podcast for class and updating my blog.  Trying to process all this information and determine how I plan to use all this information in my classes.  I am learning how to create new things and this past summer I learned how to do more with presentations.  I don't know yet if I will use podcasts but I do see some uses.  I am glad I was able to post some thoughts about some class topics the past few weeks because we ran out of time to discuss these.  Downside to podcasting, if it is a presentation you don't get the visuals.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Classes are driving me crazy!

Just submitted my paper on an interview.  I was only able to fill two pages with the information given for the assignment. Did anyone else have the same problem?  I am struggling with time management between the amount of work in this class and my other class.  Both classes have the same amount of credits but this class has a lot more work to it. I plan on writing the paper for the final in this class and hope to get a lot done over this long weekend.