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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Go! Animate4School

Browsing through the web, I found a interesting tool. Go! Animate4Schools is the tool I found interesting. What Go! Animate4Schools allows you to create is an animation of something you learn in a classroom. I found it interesting because as a future teacher, I can share this with my collaeges and students. Go! Animate4Schools complements your teaching. For example, intergrating design principles into animation. I will go to the program Go! Animate4Schools and register. Shortly after registering, the person in charge of the program will send you a quote. Once you receive the quote, your animation of your lesson about intergrating design principles will be animated into a summary of you lesson. Students will put learning into Go! Animated4Schools, as well as sharing their practices and experience. However, this can be a long process if should do not remember the lesson. Some viewers would believe this is the easy way out of exactly teaching students in classrooms, but I believe this is a good way of reviewing your lesson. For example, it turns the lesson into a cartoon animation that a child will watch. Also, it allow student to get involved and give feedback. Last but not least, it puts the word FUN into learning.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO. THE VIDEO GIVES A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF GO! ANIMATED4SCHOOLS

GoAnimate4Schools.com: Design Principles and GoAnimate by Steve Moore

Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate4Schools. It's free and fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011



This video is good for students who don't know how to count by five, yet at the sametime the excitment of the song students will learn how to count by fives.

Monday, October 10, 2011

No Child Left Behind

I really don't understand No Child Left Behind. In my class Child Development 2, we have been discussing NCLB. What NCLB is No Child left Behind. No Child left Behind is a United States Act of Congress concerning the education of children in public schools. The NCLB have requirements that the teachers and students have to accomplishs in a little bit of time of 180 days of work. The requirements are all students must be highly qualified, take a standardize test, and meet the AYP (adequate yearly progress). This doesn't make any since highly qualified what's that supposes to me. Everybody is different in their own way. Students have to take a standadrdize test that teacher prep them for about a month or two long. How can you meet the AYP when our school board is all messed up. If you can't meet the NCLB, then you lose you funding for school. I'm so confused with the NCLB. Was George Bush even thinking when he proposed this. I'm glad that this is being reauthorized because I have been birdwatching a lot of things that have been said about NCLB. And to my knowlegde, from a bird's point of view a lot of students are being lefted behind.

Questions:
  1. What can be changed about the NCLB?
  2. Why are students being rushed to take a test, if funding is being taking away?
  3. Do the school's board really care about the student education?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Google Docs

Reflecting my class SEDU 183, we have used tools that I was very interest in. One of the tool was google docs. Google docs is bascially a Word document. Google docs was presented to my following classmates in SEDU 183 as a group project. In the group project each group had to form some paragraphs with detail information in it. Google doc allowed everyone in the group put their own thought into the paragraphs without everyone sitting together. Everyone were able to comment or write things all at the same time. Google docs is a interesting tool, it can be used throughout of teachers teaching methods.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Move to the Beat

Hello, my name is Dashaya Williams. I am nineteen years old. I'm currently an sophomore at Edinboro University. I look forward to getting an bachelor degree in Early Education and Special Education. Education is very important to me. I love teaching younger children. Some on my aspirations in education is teaching younger children songs, rhymes, etc about my problems. This way students can learn by having fun. I feel as if students in the grade level of second grade will have a better understanding about math, if I'm able to come up with a song or rhymes using the basic math. I'm hoping young children will be able to make up song, sing along, and learn different method on how to remember their basic math. My blog will be an inspirations to those teachers who need to improve their method of teaching as well as my students learning while enjoying themselves.