Sunday, December 5, 2010
My Personal Learning Network has been a great way to organize all my applications. Through it I have been able to access everything that I use on the internet via all my bookmarks on one page. It is a great tool in organization, and I think it will be extremely useful when I am a teacher. The good thing about PLNs is that virtually everyone can use them. I will be sure to recommend PLNs to anyone and everyone that needs a good and easy way to store all their information and applications.
The first student that I commented on was named Colton from Ms. Cassidy's 1st grade class. His blog post was a recording of him making a phonetic sound. I said that he had a great reading voice and mentioned some other words with the same phonetic sounds. The 9th child was in Miss Byrne's 7th grade class, and his name was Tristin. He made a sort a montage of war pictures for Remembrance Day. I told him that his pictures did a great job of evoking the emotion of the day. The next student was from Ms. Millar's 3rd grade class. The student made a picture and phrase to remember all the names of the planets. I told the student that that was a great idea and that their picture was very creative. The last student was named Yasmine from Mr. St. Pierre's class. Yasmine's blog was a Wordle based on a book that she had been reading. I told her that in the EDM 310 class, we had to make a Wordle as well and that hers was very creative.
For my Comments for Teachers #4, I was assigned to Wesley Fryer's blog, "Moving at the Speed of Creativity." The first post that I commented on concerned Screenr and how screencasting is becoming a part of technological literacy. I agreed with him and mentioned how we have used applications and websites like Screenr and Screenjelly in our class. The second blog post that I commented on was about a technology workshop that Dr. Fryer was holding. He was holding the workshop to talk about Google Tools. I mentioned that I never knew how much one could do on Google until I started using it with EDM 310. It is amazing to see all the things you can do. Overall, I think that Dr. Fryer has a very interesting blog with some very useful information.