Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In school we would watch school house rock videos and they cover a wide varitiy of information and are fun and entertaining for the kids.this particualr video covers conjuntions and how they can be used and why they need to be used. what do u think of the video?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Powerpoint: the good, the bad, the ugly

We have used powerpoint twice in class so far, and like almost everything there are benefits as well as down falls. The first time we used powerpoint was to show Mr. smith what it was that we knew when it came to powerpoint. He asked us to tell him a little bit about ourselves to help him and the rest of the class get to know us. We were to use as many of the features powerpoint has to offer that we knew how to use. The second time we used powerpoint the assignment was to pick a grade level and subject then we had to pick two standards that our lesson would cover and create a powerpoint as a tool to assist us in teaching our lesson. We also had to create a way to asses what the students would learn from our lesson.
The benefits of powerpoint:
-Its easy to learn and use
- you can make them interactive
- a very simple way to introduce someone to technology who isnt used to technology

The downfalls of powerpoint:
-People who use powerpoint tend to make them a little on the overboard side with the information they use it can be distracting if you have paragraphs after paragraphs of information.
-the color schemes can be to distracting or hard to read
- even though powerpoint has many features you are limited to what it is you can do with powerpoint.

What do you find to be a benefit or downfall in powerpoint?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

About me

My name is Kara Morrow and I am currently attending Edinboro University as a special education major. I have worked with special needs children practically my whole high school career I would volunteer my study halls and spare time to the emotional support room in my high school and that is where my aspirations to teach came from. I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of our future children and I wanted to give back to my community. I am also the oldest of three children I have a younger brother and sister and I am very involved in their lives. They are my world and I would do anything for them.
My aspirations in teaching include:
-I want to go above and beyond in the ways I help the children I teach.
-I want to come up with fun and creative teaching styles that are not only fun for the students but fun for the teacher as well.
-I want to show kids how they can reach their full potential and have fun learning.
-I want to help kids realize that school can be a fun place and not somewhere they feel obligated to be.
- I want to help the students realize and find what they are passionate about and be a mentor like so many of my teachers where to me.
- I want to be the best teacher I can possibly be.
The things I hope to share through this blog are my learning experiences, my progress, my goals, my obstacles, and how i overcome those obstacles.