Thursday, May 10, 2012

Farewell You Guys

I really miss this class already! It was a rough but very exciting class. Thanks Dr.Strange and also Stephon cause you too were the most helpful to me. Appreciate it

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Collaboration Report

For the last two projects in EDM 310, I was in a group April Crum

, Brooke Ladnier, and Jeanette Kelly. They were so great to work with! Trying to find times to meet was the biggest obstacle we had, but we overcame that, easily. We met face-to-face and we also skyped with one another for the second project. Skype was the most convenient tool because we were able to do it from home. We played around with the Google chat, but Skype was our preferred communication tool. We didn’t think to take a screen shot or video of our virtual meetings because we were too focused on deciding how we were going to do our projects. That would’ve come in handy for this post! Nonetheless, we wouldn’t have been able to complete our final projects without the use of skype.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Sentence

Class Blog #1

My Name is Shaun Coleman I'm originally from New Orleans and I've lived on the coast for about 10yrs now. I've been all over world before because I once was in the Navy so I've traveled Quite a few places. Italy,England,Dubai,and Kuwait! I lived in Washington D.C for two years and I was apart of the Ceremonial Guard as a casket bearer. I've done hundreds of funerals in the famous Arlington National Cemetary. Did quite a few ceremonies at the Pentagon and even the White House. Had a chance to meet then president George Bush Jr. After that I was stationed in Jacksonville, Fla for a few years. Once I finished my service time me and my family moved to Birmingham, Al and begin working for a company called Sysco. Lived there for another three years before returning to the coast and moving back home.
When I got back here I began going to college at Mgccc and earned my associates in Applied Science and also Electrical Technology. I graduated from there and enrolled at USA last semester and been enjoying my senior college experience. I'm a Physcial Education major because I love coaching kids and mainly football. I coach a 11yr old football from the Moss Point but we played in Mobile city league and made history. We the first team to ever come in the league for the first time and win the Youth Bowl. So coaching is my passion and I love it. I currently co own a night club also in Moss Point called Club Visions which I've been doing for a year. I have two kids which they are 8 and 3. I plan to continue my education and earn my bachelors degree. I love working out and going to the gym, being with my family means the most to see.

Class Blog #2

r.Winkle Wakes

Mr. Winkle Wakes is a video that shows how technology has helped upgrade our society and that t,he education profession has not changed too much and that can be due to several reasons.The lack of knowing technology but people need to know the simple learning skills of all technolgy and understanding how technology works all over the world. Technology helps make managing your bank account easy. Students need to know how it works and why a computer can do pretty much anything. Students should acquire this ability before trying to interact with a computer.

I believe many theories as to why they would not want to change. Probably the educators do not feel really comfortable instructing with tools they dont really know about. There may be some educators who feel, like why change it if it works?? I think these questions about technology should be checked out. I think that students who enjoy and live for a technological world will also stride and enjoy a technological school history. Mr. Winkle has to be a serious eye for educators as a warning sign to not let the technology miss being apart of the schools. It would be crucial to society to let the world keep going forward while the schools are left behind in the dust.

Did You Know? 3.0- A John Strange 2002 Version

Originally this video was by Karl Fisch and Scott McCleod. Did you know ? 3.0- A John Strange 2012 version is saying the world is changing. and the U.S. is behind all the countries in education. It's interesting that china has more than 75%honor students compared to the U.S. Less than 25%. But in my opinion, for China to be the number one English speaking country in the world, is very disrespectful the United States citizens. And it shows our lack of education here in America. This should motivate everyone to want to be and educator. The video clearly suggests is that as an educator, you must be willing to embrace change and the world of technology around us.

Sir Ken Robinson: The Importance of Creativity

In this video Ken Robinson compares creativity to literacy and how it's important. He said that “You have to be prepared to be wrong, or you will never be original”. As a nation we are so focused on doing what we percieve is right and sometimes afraid of making mistakes. As people we are losing creativity, which is not even close to being a fact. I believe this is one of the most creative nations in the world. Everybody working as an educator, should come up with more ways to succeed in this to teach our students and should make the sacfries necessary to contribute to the learning experience. Math,Language,Art and Music should always be the main ones at the top of the creative list. Students learn and pay attention to being interactive and movement also can help.

A Vision for the 21st Century Learning by TEDS

I believe that the students are already learning a lot thru technology. In America kids are very computer literate,because of the day and age we are at with computers and cell phones, it enhances their learning ability and tools the kids use. Students enjoy participating and not just reading trying to memorize from books. At the end of the day, I agree with teaching students of the future through technology.

Vicki Davis: Harness Your Students’ Digital Smarts
Believing that every child should be taught in a comfortable environment. Ms. Davis understands that kids are able to teach her and classmates new lessons. She incorporates the software, Wiki, and class blogs into all their learning assignments. I firmly believe new words is a good tool to incorporate into the lecture. The class instantly goes to Google the words to find out what exactly she's trying to speak on. Mrs. Davis’ direct teaching methods are probably about the best I've witnessed because she allows the students a wide variety of learning tools and creative things not just at school but in their daily lives. The fact that her students have different projects they present,the students to get a chance to share a lot with one another and are relatively close.