ds106

ds106 is nothing like I’ve ever heard of before. When I was reading the instructions for this week, I thought it was just a type of software program, basically like the previous information we’ve been checking. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it is not that at all. Instead it is an actual course…

Experience It.

Lately as I continue on my journey through my Independent Learning Project, I feel like I have been doing way more experiencing, than I have researching. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a bad thing, because I am still learning in a different way. It’s interesting that it happened this way this week because it is…

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. It is not just memorizing for a test. There are 8 main elements that are involved in Project Based Learning;…

More Traveling, More Learning

Well, here we are again.. just like the title more traveling and more learning! The pictures above seem to sum up the weekend quite well. Since we’re still in preseason, we have more time, which means not always eating at fast food and unhealthy places. We got to eat at a couple different restaurants, such…

Personal Learning Network

This is a great resource for PNL! It explains what it is, how to build it, & much more. https://t.co/LtLxlXi1t9 #digtlitclass — Taylor Bauer (@taylorbauer24) February 9, 2016 I decided to embed my tweet about the article that I found because I found some interesting information from it. Most of the information I’m about the…

Step in the Right Direction

This week went a lot better for my Independent Learning Project. It was honestly sort of shocking that it went so well. It was the first week that we traveled for softball. We left on Tuesday so it was a long week and weekend with a scattered scheduled. Between the games and traveling, the eating…

Passion Based Learning

25 Ways to Institute Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom I chose this article because the title interested me. I think this is lacking in the classroom so it’s always good to learn how to create a better education like, how to provide opportunities for passion based learning. We all know students learn better and are…

The Struggle is Real

To update on my Independent Learning Project, it’s not going quite how I would like it to yet. It’s been a rough week and very busy to say the least. I’m not trying to make excuses because life doesn’t care and will not stop for you and just keeps moving forward. I would say that…

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Are you this?                                                                                  Or this? I chose to watch this TED talk video for a…

Change is Good

At first I didn’t know what I wanted to do for my Independent Learning Project because there are still so many things that I would like to learn about. Growing up, education didn’t allow much time to learn independently about your interests. I mean sometimes they would give you an option like do a research…

Hackschooling: Yes or No?

I have seen Logan LaPlante’s TED Talk, “Hackschooling Makes Me Happy” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY) before in another class, but I hadn’t analyzed it like I have now. What do you want to be when you’re older is not the question people should be asking children because they’re looking for a career or job as the response. What they…