Monday, January 25, 2010

I learned that one must obtain sources legitimately before Fair Use can take place, which is something I hadn't realized before. I think teachers need to be aware of copyright laws in order to use what they can to their full advantage while being fair to and protecting authors/artists and their work. In addition, students will be watching how their teachers use material and how they distribute it. If they see copyright laws violated, they will be under the impression that they don't matter. This attitude can carry over into high school, college, and the work place, where they could find themselves in some very sticky situations if they choose to disregard these laws like their teachers did. (I took the quiz... I don't know if we had to post that or not...)
Names:Lindley, Aubrey, Andrea, Sarah, Janessa

1: Introduction (Image of Hogwarts and Harry Potter)
Catching movie/book introduction. Have the students imagine what they would do if they found out they were a wizard.
“Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy….”

2: Characters: (Pictures of the characters from the actual movie)
Quick intro. Of each character: Hermione, Harry, Ron, Dumbledore, Voldemort.

3: Muggles (A picture of Harry at his aunts house) setting
Introducing how harry is different

4:Wizards/Friends (part of the conflict)…show image of Harry and his friends at Hogwarts)
Introducing the world of wizardry and

5:Rising Action: He is a wizard but is a very important wizard (show a picture of harry and his scar)
Describing that events at hogwarts leads up to his identity as a wizard and the power that he holds is critical to relationship with voldemort.

6:Climax: When Harry finds out about Voldemort and that he is the only hope for defeating him. (voldemort and harry picture)
Describing how all the events led up to this and when he finds out who voldemort is and his power over the evil voldemort.

7: Conflict: Voldemort (sorceror’s stone)
Harry has to get the sorcerer’s stone before Voldemort does

8: Cliff Hanger (voldemorts face)
Will Harry be able to get to the sorceror’s stone before voldemort does?

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Aubrey Barker
Andrea Smith
Jenessa Choate
Sarah Ure
Lindley Burton

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tok Box

I have never heard of TokBox before, and I think it is pretty cool. I think it could be used for both fun and practical purposes in the classroom. It would be fun to send to students to tell them to have a good day, or remind them of homework, etc. TokBox could also be sent to parents to help them understand what is going on in the classroom, if you need a meeting with them, etc. It would just be fun to send messages back and forth from student to teacher.
In class last week I learned just how much technology is out there that I don't know much about. I think I need to be much more pro-active in learning about and how to work with these new tools, although its hard for me becuase sometimes I think it is more incenvenient. But I have resolved to not bury my head in the sand when it comes to technology.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Week One: PLE Post

Let's see, my technological background... pretty much, I know nothing about technology. Recently I have started texting on my phone. I really don't like it, but I've kind of been forced into it by others. I have no idea how to work mac computers, but I can write essays and do very simple assignments on a normal PC. So... minimal. My knowledge of technology is very minimal. I know it is important; I see it as a necessary evil that I need to learn in order to function fully in the world, and hence, I am willing to learn.