Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Crappy Graphics

I am finished with my crappy graphic, it is very simple but I do believe that it serves the purpose for this activity. I believe that this would be a simple way for students to learn to create simple graphics, however some of the content on the site would be inappropriate for them.

Techonology is a big part of the 21st century learning that has been adopted by the West Virginia Department of Education. In my opinion our children are behind when it comes to technology, although it has seemed to improve in the last 5-10 years.










Saturday, February 14, 2009

Charts & Graphs

The charts and graphs was a good project, I have learned alot about interpreting and building a graph for someone else to interpret.

I chose Kids Zone to complete my project and it is really easy! Thanks for suggesting it Mr. Pierce.

Check the site out for all your charts and graphs!

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/classic/


It looks to me like West Virginia is below the national average. However I believe we are keeping up quite nicely.

These charts and graphs were difficult for me, but I learned alot with the help of a classmate.

This type of visual aid is an important tool that can be used in and out of the classroom by the teacher and the students.



I have also included the bar chart with the IEP data below, West Virginia seems to be in the lead as far as Individual Education Plans are concerned. We have the highest percentage per capita than the next poorest states of Arkansas, Utah and Mississippi.



Thursday, February 12, 2009

Graphics

Ok, finally after some help I was able to finish my graphic in PAINT (which I do not like)!



I downloaded a picture form the World Wide Web, revised it in Paint and then saved it into Powerpoint. I then saved this as a JPEG file and added it to my blog!



I believe using graphics is a great tool, one which will help in the classroom.

I am a firm believer that some student and adults may learn more by using this method of teaching than the use of just text.



If I am creative in the way that I teach, then my students will learn to be creative!



Enjoy!










Sunday, February 8, 2009

Foggy Morning

I began my day at 5:45 a.m today since I had to be at work by 7:00 a.m. The drive to work was horrible ---- the fog was so thick I could see better without lights on than with them on. The fog makes me so nervous I want to throw up - there is nothing worse than not knowing where you are going.



Anyway I read the homework assignment on Dale's Cone of Experience and I have attached my thoughts.

ftp://studentsftp.fairmontstate.edu/Dale's%20Cone%20of%20Experience.doc


Have a great day! See you all on Tuesday!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Photo Story

I have finished my photo story have a look!


video

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Resume

I have had a rough week, I have been home in bed with a (sinus) bacterial infection. I have in between sleeping worked on my homework. I finished my resume this morning, if you would like to view it please go to this site http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dg9pf275_0gtmjbrdv&hl=en.

I am hoping to be back on my feet next week. I want to thank everyone who has sent me my assignments...........I really appreciate it!!!