Friday, November 11, 2011

Week 7

This week I learned all about ipads and ipods. I had little experience with these types of technology before class so it was nice to work around with the programs. I have been considering buying some type of ipod or iphone and now I am leaning that way a little more. It was very interesting to see that I could make my own application to put onto an iphone.

Week 6

Last week I learned some new things about podcasts. Actually, I had never known a thing about poscasts before last week. It was interesting to learn about how to use Garageband and record my own voice to save onto the podcast. I think one thing I might actually use in my classroom is some of the podcasts that I found while searching last week. Very interesting!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Week 5

Right at the beginning of class I had the opportunity to set up the computer system and screen at the front of class. Personally I think that the screen to hook up all the technology could be a little easier to work with, but with the help of Andrew I figured it out. We set up the screens through the mac as well as the sound and clickers. I liked being able to work the system with the clickers and ask our own questions.
Another thing we worked with was the smart board which I think is THE COOLEST thing ever. I could see myself having one in my classroom. I think it is just one more thing to get the students more actively involved in the classroom.

Week 4

This last week I learned a good deal about Google Earth. I loved being able to create virtual tours. This could be so useful for my classroom when doing social studies lessons. It is a simple tool that I can use for a lesson plan!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Week 3

In week 3 of ED 421 I worked with cameras and shooting film. My group and I did a film about not running with scissors. I think the idea of our film was really creative and I cannot wait to finish it up this week. The iMovie that we used was a cool little program that (compared to other movie making programs) seemed easy to use.

Week 2

Excuse the late jumbled brain was unaware that each week it is expected of us to update our blogs.
I can tell you that week two was very interesting and mind-packed full of information.
I learned all about Photoshop and the amazing things that can be done with it. I loved being able to click all of the little side buttons to see the different things I can do to a picture. Along with that I liked that I can add titles and text to my photo if I choose. Photoshop is more complex than I imagined, but a great tool to use.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Week 1: What I have learned

In my first class session of ED 421 I have learned quite a few things. One of those things being how to set up a blog but also how to link my blog to others. I think that is so neat; I had no idea that I could follow others like that. I really enjoyed looking through the selection of websites that we were given and trying to find an educational purpose for them.

That is all for now!

Friday, September 30, 2011

ED 421 Blog #1

Goodmorning! It is a beautiful Friday morning this last day of September.

So far this class is frustrating me but it is SO VERY MELANCHOLY (a word that I still do not know the exact definition of).

Thank you very much for reading this, tune in again soon!