Thursday, September 27, 2012

Webinar for School Relations 5326

Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Abernathy have conducted some very informative and enthusiastic webinars.
One of the interesting points was the knowledge of taking the ILD during the end of the year and the advantages of having this class to better prepared for the interviewing process.  I am looking forward to his class and taking the Texas certification test. 
A great piece of knowledge was the existance of the wiki  to keep up with all the changes of the forms and requirement of this class.  I found out that I had many of the wrong forms and spent countless hours this summer completing the wrong forms only to find out that I needed to complete a different set of forms.  So what I learned is before doing anything like that I better confirm it.   After listing to many individuals trying to get their videos and microphone working, each of the web conferences turn into a very informatiive, collaboarative event where alot of information is covered and clarified.  I really enjoy these events and always come away with some valuable information.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

EDLD 5397 Week 5 Web conference Reflection

After reviewing the recording of Week 5’s webconference it appears many people still have questions about the professional development plan, this does not seem very clear. I understand it to be a look a our desired growth in leadership as we continue in our career. That we to access where we are currently and where we would like to see ourself in the future and how we plan on improving or striving for these goals.  Dr. Martin said this course was a time to reflect on what we have complete so far and look at what we need to add to our internship documentation. Required to have a reflection paper for 5398. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

EDLD 5397 Week 4 Web Confernece

Week 4 Web Conference - August 8, 2012
Since Dr. Martin and Dr. Mason did not join our web conference all the participants used the time as a question and answer session, it was very collaborative and many good questions were posted.   Talked about the reflections required for our internship activities and embedded courses.  We discussed the assignments for the action research project and the final reports, helped students  how to find our Google site with all the internship forms and worked through questions about time schedules and course calendars.  People are still discovering they are not using the correct reflection forms for summarizing the internship. We discussed how long our action research paper is required to be and how soon it was to graduation!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

EDLD 5397 - Week 1 Web conference Reflection

EDLD 5397 Web Conference Reflection for Week 1
This conference was very helpful to have a good overview of what will be necessary to completed and submitted by the end of this course.  I found out that I had an old form that I completed my 33 Technology Internship Plan and did much more than I was actually required to complete my internship hours. I am so glad we now have access to the Google site with the current forms and instructions for completing our second half of this program. I understand that we do not have to have a signature on our ETLISE, but just meet with our Mentor to discuss our progress and write up a progress report and a rough draft of our Action Research Paper. Dr. Mason and Dr. Martin were both very helpful about giving tips on how to proceed with our class and not get bogged down in the small details but look at the big picture and also that our grade will be the number of points we receive on the practice test for the LCE, so another good tip, do it until you get all 25 points

Saturday, July 7, 2012

EDLD 5363 Wecome to View our Team Digial Video for

This is a video about Flipping the Classroom for World Geography.  Enjoy the concept of having students review the material at home via video or computer and then have time to expand on their learning during the classroom time.

Monday, July 2, 2012

EDLD 5363 Week 4 Web Confernce Reflection

During our Web Conference, Dr. Abernathy reflected on our Week 4 assignment and assured everyone that Assignment 4.3 and 4.4  was just a recap of our progress. There were very few questions it seemed everyone is comfortable with the completion of the assignments.  She mentioned the next assignment will be looking forward to our next class and how our internship hours are coming. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

EDLD 5363 Week 3 Multimedia

This week we worked on a collaborative Google document to set up or final project for this EDLD  5363 mufti media class. Interesting having to do a flipped classroom concept.  Students are required to watch the initial lecture or video to introduce a concept and then the teacher would use the next class meeting to go deeper into the information or do a project related to the information.  This enables students who have a harder time taking notes and listening to the teacher to rewind and listen to a section they may not find clear. It gives an opportunity for students who missed the class due to illness or outside activity to stay current with the class lessons. Flip classrooms are not easier on a teacher but does allow for more hands on with the students and helping struggling students.  I like the concept and would like to see some teachers put this concept into action.