Monday, January 25, 2010


It is necessary for teachers to be aware of the copyright laws, so they do not use something in the classroom that is technically illegal. There are restrictions on using media and print. Also, there are limitations, even when using media for education. Teachers should know what resources they can and cannot use without permission. These copyright laws are to help teachers, not to solely restrict them. This is so that creators of these multimedia products will continue to create to help in the education process.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


(add as many rows below as you need)

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 in order to

8: Cliff Hanger (voldemorts face)

Will Harry be able to get to the sorceror’s stone before voldemort does.

Credit Page:

Aubrey Barker

Andrea Smith

Jenessa Choate

Sarah Ure

Lindley Burton

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tokbox in the classroom

Tokbox can be useful in promoting dynamic and interesting learning environments. Many kids don't have much motivation to work hard in school and don't complete their homework assignments. Tokbox could be a great tool for motivation, and allows the teacher to stay posted on each individual students face to face...well almost. When a student finishes their homework they can report to the teacher immediately following, telling what they did/ what they learning for a particular activity.

For example, what I am doing now. I will report on what I learned in my class last Tuesday night. It was interesting to be reminded that one must be a teacher in order to be a learner. there should be 3 roles in an effective learning process. So students should be encouraged to teach what they learned in order to reinforce that knowledge.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Week 1 PLE post: My technology background and experience

My relationship with technology is bitter sweet. I think I know the basics of technology, only because I have grown up in a time where it surrounds me. I have used computers, cell phones, facebook, digital cameras, video games, and music players. However, I have not had very good luck with many of these electronic devices. It seems that much of what I try to work with doesn't work right. But when it works just right than I am fascinated. I feel that I am easily fascinated with new technological advances.
I am grateful for technology and how it connects me with friends and family, as well as allows me to achieve academically. School is so much more convenient now than 30 years ago.
I look forward to learn more about what is available.