Teachers are Gardeners

Teachers are Gardeners I think of teachers are being gardeners. Gardeners take a small seed, plants it in the ground, and nurtures it. The gardener keeps weeds away from it, provides water for it, and gives access to sunlight. And soon enough, the small seed turns into a flourishing plant. I believe that teachers do…

Innovative Educators

I like the quote from The Mindset of an Innovator  is, “I am an innovative educator and I will continue to ask “what is best for learners.” To me, this quote is so fitting for us that are going into the field of education. Our main priority is our students. It says that we are…

Not a Goodbye, but a See Ya Later

I think the title and image are very fitting to wrapping up my Independent Learning Project. My Independent Learning Project was to focus on health and fitness, mainly on the road when I am traveling for softball. Even though my season is coming to an end after this week, it doesn’t mean that I am…

Tech Tools For Sharing Learning

I have used Canva before, this semester actually. I have made five different presentations using this tech tool. At first, it took me a little bit to figure out because there are so many tools within it to be used. They have previously made themes, text boxes, and fonts. I like it thought because you…

Importance of Podcasts & Digital Storytelling

Serial Podcasts I haven’t heard of using podcasts in the classroom because we never did in middle school or high school. After reading about them and listening to a few, I think it is a great idea and can be very beneficial in the classroom. I know that I would rather listen to a story…

Attention Log

Observing my attention while I was online was very interesting and quite eye opening. I know each was a minimum of 15 minutes but when I am on the web it is usually for hours. I wanted to focus more when I am doing homework, not so much looking through social media. I did still…

Decluttering Internet=Decluttering Life??

I put a question mark at the end of my post because I think it is a personal opinion when it comes to that question. Yes, I agree with what the Simplifying the Internet article and the TED Talk video had to say. The internet could be very bad if you let it consume your life. On the…

Independent Learning Project Check-In

Even though we haven’t been blogging lately about our Independent Learning Project, I still have been experiencing it. To remind you all my Independent Learning Project is maintaining health and fitness on the road. I have struggled some of the weeks and have excelled in others. This past weekend was probably one of my better…

Digital Activism

Technology and digital programs are used in many different ways. One of those ways is to share ideas in many different forms. Activists have advanced this idea to share their thoughts and their opinions on certain issues. The New Face of Teen Activism stated that two in five adults engaged in social media issues online. This…

Digital Citizenship

I learned that Digital Citizenship entails way more than I thought it did. One of the sites I found was that it is the guidelines for responsible, appropriate behavior when using technology. One of the phrases another resource used was it is using good “netiquette.” There are nine elements that are included in Digital Citizenship….

Who Said Pausing is a Bad Thing?

Coming into this class, I didn’t really have any expectations. I never try and guess what each class will be like because they are all completely different even when it’s the same instructor. Each course requires something different and needs to be taught different from others. So far, I’m extremely pleased with how the class…

Late Night Thoughts

This has been another weekend on the road for me. As I’m  typing, I’m still sitting on the bus. I was way too tired last night and Friday night to work on this post. The tiger in the picture above is a pretty good description of how I’ve been feeling, just want to roll over…