With only 10 weeks left in the school year, I've already started my countdown. After all, this summer presents another major change in my life - I'll be joining/fulfilling my military service obligation in Taiwan. I've applied for the Substitution Service, a governmental program that enlists military-aged men in Taiwan to serve the community in … Continue reading Tears, joy, and the use of Kahoot for learning!
One thing I picked up from my teaching practicum is gathering student feedback. I made questionnaires for the students to fill out and that helped me recognize areas to improve on. One major feedback from my very first questionnaire was a quarter of the students felt my Math lessons were too rushed. I adjusted accordingly and it … Continue reading The Results Are In! Student Feedback …
Coursera - What future for education? by Dr Clare Brooks, Institute of Education, University of London I'm going to give Coursera a try. Came across this school today and their Masters programs look very promising. This is a taster course to see if distance/online learning is a good fit for me. I'll be blogging about … Continue reading Coursera – What future for education?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8ZZcCDyTUk In order to reach these hormone rampant, self-conscious gr8 students, and encourage them to be creative, a teacher must first demonstrate and sacrifice one's own dignity. Was feeling rather reluctant at first, but a teacher's gotta do what a teacher's gotta do.
What are the students doing? Using iPads? They are using Quizlet to learn vocabulary through flashcards and games! = ) Of course I need to keep an eye on them so they don't go on Candy Crush or Tower of Savior : P
The students loved it. Success! =)
So I came across this article that discussed the ability of tech gadgets to distract students. Excerpt from Psychology of technology article: "Recently my research team observed nearly 300 middle school, high school and university students studying something important for a mere 15 minutes in their natural environments...The results were startling. First, these students were only able … Continue reading Psychology, Technology, and Education – my three passions
Today my mind is changed. A while back I attended a workshop on using iPads in classrooms and I was not too impressed. Here's an excerpt of my reflection back then: "As far as the iPads go, I am slightly disappointed. As a technology enthusiast, I am not blown away by the ability and offerings … Continue reading iPads in classroom – my opinion changed.