Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Computer Self Efficacy Survey

Dr. Dr. Pierce,
This blog post is especially for you. I do believe I have completed all items for EDUC 6305. I just completed the computer self efficacy survey, the last item on the schedule. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

****NOTE: TPACK assignment was finished and posted on the 14th.

Google Forms

Google Forms = Amazing Tool

It is really hard for me to develop an amazing online quiz considering I have no idea what class I will be teaching in the future, but this is definitely a good tool to be aware of.

If I was a teacher and wanted to get a form out to parents, I would email it to parents with internet access. If parents did not have internet access, I would call them to come in if possible and fill out the google form at the school
HERE is a link to the form

The embedded form:

Here is the spreadsheet; looks like Sam Smith took the quiz and hates division.


IF only we all could look as snazzy as Alex Trubek...

This Jeopardy game is targeted towards kindergarten students. Although, I am specializing in math and will be able to teach 5-9, I will still be able to teach elementary students so it is good practice for me to put together projects geared towards younger students in addition to middle school math. HERE is my jeopardy labs game for kindergartners.

ISTE NETS T Standards:
provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
Why: Because Jeopardy is a different, but fun and technological form of assessment.

Principle 3:
Learning styles/diversity The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
WHY: Because Jeopardy is a great way to reach the visual or artistic learner.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I've been working hard and here it is, TPACK complete Over a week before due date- that is surprising for me! HERE YOU GO!!


I was familiar with Photostory as I had done a previous project. It can be very useful in the classroom. It would definitely come in handy for an "at-home" lesson. I really didn't have any difficulties creating my video besides finding pictures and figuring out what to say to fill the 4-5 minute requirement.

Principle 3 would definitely be met in a Photostory lesson: Learning styles/diversity- The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners. A Photostory is a great way to reach the visual learner


2b. was met: develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become
active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.

How more technology-enriched can ya get?:)

and on to My cyberbullying video; don't make fun of my voice - I hate hearing my voice after recording:
Embedded Youtube Video:

Here's a photostory I did in a former instruction tech. class with Dr. P. :

Here is my photostory:

Extra Post - Snipping Tool - I passed the Middle School Math Content Test

I just found out yesterday that I passed the Middle School Math Content Praxis II that I took on June 12th. I'm a little excited so I thought I'd brag a little via blogger. Here's my snip of the score report- Woot Woot!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Prezi is a web-based presentation tool using a map layout and zooming to show contextual relationships which addresses some of the shortcomings of Microsoft PowerPoint.

The map layout is the biggest difference between Prezi and PowerPoint. They are the same in the fact that they are both popular presentation tools on the computer.

I think that Prezi isn't necessarily better, but it is different. Everyone is used to the same slide after slide presentation and Prezi isn't the norm. One advantage of Prezi is that it is eye-catching. One disadvantage is that you can not animate text and graphics like you can in PowerPoint. Overall, both Prezi and PowerPoint can be successful when used properly.

A standard that I would cover when using Prezi in my classroom would be: 2a.
design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity

because students would be incorporating the digital tool, Prezi, for an awesome learning and creativity booster.