Sunday, April 28, 2013

"Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts" video response

I just watched a short video on YouTube called Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts. This video is about a teacher who is teaching at a school her students using mainly technology. This woman has a blog called the Cool Cat Teacher that won the Edublog award for best teacher blog. She also travels to share with people about what she is doing in her classroom. Her main focus over all is about teaching her students. She uses all kinds of technology in her classroom to teach her students.

Some of the things that I personally really liked that this teacher talked about is having her students learn somethings on their own. She talked about using words that her students don't know on purpose so that they can look them up on their own and learn for them selves. She also talked about teachers feeling the need to know everything before they teach but that she doesn't do that. She enjoys it when she gets to lean from her students. During the video she also had her students teach the class about things they had learned and I really liked that she was not the only one who was teaching the students. I   personally thing that children can learn a lot from each other.

This video really shows the future of what I think classrooms are going to look like. Technology is becoming more and more necessary to know how to use. We use some form of technology everyday. This shows why as a future teacher I have to take classes that teach me how to use technology in the classroom and why it is important as a teacher to stay current. I will defiantly use technology in the class room and allow my students to learn from each other as well as allow them to teach me a thing or two. If you are interested in checking out this video here is the link Harness your Students' Digital Smarts it is not very long.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My super cool cat

So here is a little video of my cat outlaw playing in the bathtub. I honestly wanted to test out uploading a video and well why not up load this cute video I took a while back. He was being a little camera shy for some reason he normally plays harder. Anyways Hope you think he is as cute as I do.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hey Guys!

Hello to every one out there and welcome to my blog. Let me get started by telling you all a little about me. I Am a student at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia Arkansas and I am studying early childhood education. For all of you who don't know what that means I will end up doing, its teaching kids in preschool through fourth grade. I am originally from Northern California in a small town called Petaluma. To give you an Idea Its about an hour north of San Francisco.

I have a pretty good  sized family and a kind of confusing one at that. I have three brothers and three sisters. A mom and a dad as well as a birth, birth mom, step dad, and step mom. On top of that I have tons of extended family who are closer to me then most peoples extended families are. To help you make sense of this it would help to know that I am adopted and the family that raised me lives in Cali and my biological family lives in Arkansas. I will post some other time and get into more detail later but for now that sums up my family generally.
This is my two little brothers and me

 I have a cat who is pretty cool his name is outlaw and he is about three years old. He traveled with my mom and I from California when I moved out here, which may I say was not much fun for him. He is an indoor cat now but when I lived in California he was and outdoor cat. He has a pretty big personality and drives me crazy half the time but I still love him.

I have decided that I am going to blog about my life out here in Arkansas. Just new experiences, places, school, bonding with family, just things that go on in my life. You can check out my school website to get an idea of what the campus looks like Henderson State University and check out my new fb Page Meredith P's Face book page