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6341 Spring 2011Archive Feedback

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Amanda Castillo 6341.60               3/29/11

Rebecca Gonzalez begins the session by presenting her chapter presentation.  The final day of submitting the FACTS design is designated as the day the final is due.  Janet Martinez places a strong emphasis on students to work in their groups online.  She is also giving a reminder on linking our chapter presentations to the course wiki page near our name and to properly use powerpoint.  Finally, the last aspect of the course that we must complete is the Whyville tour.  The remainder of the course I was present for.


Amanda Castillo 6341.60               4/6/11

The beginning of the course students are uploading their chapter presentations.  We begin the actual presentations with Noel Escobar, Ch 5, Designs for Problem Solving.  His presentation focuses mainly on the human mind and who controls it.  I was present for the rest of the presentation.


Amanda Castillo 6341.60               4/26/11

Students will be presenting WhyVille Tour presentations.  Cory completes his chapter presentation on Designing Systems of Assessment.  He talks about how testing can lead the way of how we assess our students and the type of curriculum we have.  He believes it is best or a good idea for us to drive away from simply assessing students on paper and integrating new kinds of learning foundations in assessing students.  He also emphasizes on the use of rubrics as a creative or different way of assessing students.  Rubrics provide a more convenient way of providing feedback to students.  Once Cory is done with his presentation the WhyVille presentations begin.  Maricela Ramirez does her tour on South Beach.  Ramon Lopez directs students to Why Power, here he shows the class how to earn clams, by either purchasing or buying them depending on the weather as well.


Jessica Carrizales  6341.60     2/1/11

I arrived late to this session, 13:30 minutes into the recording.  Prior to my entrance, the meeting began with Deborah Rubio's presentation/introduction which included a picture of her family.  Next, while Noel was loading his presentation, Ms. Martinez relayed important announcements regarding the dates for the FACTS design meetings and an explanation of the Whyville Tours.  Noel then continued to present his slide which contained a very powerful image of a little girl; he emphasized changing the lives of students.  I logged into class at this point, in time to listen to and participate in the remainder of the class discussion. 


Jessica Carrizales 6341.60   2/15/11

The recording on this particular session began late, after what seemed to be a game activity.  The discussion was centered around games and the need for the graphics to catch the attention of the audience.  A brief consideration was given to older, but still lasting, games with lower resolution than today's games, such as PacMan and Mario Brothers.  Thereafter, Ms. Martinez gave instructions regarding the procedures for the upcoming weeks.  The following class meeting was to be held in the Global Room where the author of the book was to be the guest speaker.  The week after another guest speaker would be presenting in the Global Room.  The site meeting on Saturday was discussed.  Students were to be ready with the problem to be addressed in the FACTS design and the resources to be used.  We were also advised to Read Chapter 3, and skim through Chapters 4-5.  We were also informed that Dr. Butler added a PowerPoint Presentation for us to view regarding the aforementioned chapters, a Team Discussion link was added to the course page, and rooms were created for each group. 


Jessica Carrizales 6341.60  3/22/11

I was unable to attend this meeting as I had another meeting at the same time (New HS Mtg.).  The recording began with Ms. Martinez clarifying that the Assistive Tecnology project was going to be omitted.  She went on to explain that the purpose of the two classes being held simultaneously was for us to consider the ABCs & the FACTS design when creating our classroom activities.  The agenda for the following Saturday was discussed.  We were to have our ideas down to readily evaluate on Saturday.  As for the chapter presentations, we are to link them to our name on the WIKI.  The Murder Mystery was discussed; we are divided by colors and 2 sets of clues will be sent a different member each week.  We are to determinehow will communicate with our team, how the victim was murdered, who murdered him, and what the motive was.  We should focus on showing evidence and explaining how we reached our conclusion. We were then directed to the murder link on the wiki and the session eded with everyone meeting in their respective groups. 


Jessica Carrizales  6341.60  3/29/11

Although I was present for this meeting, I arrived 10:04 into the discussion.  Prior to my arrival, Ms. Martinez clarified the major assignments we need to be following along with: FACTS Design, Chapter PowerPoint Presentations, Whyville Tours, and the Murder Mystery.  She also reiterated that there will be no research project on assistive technology and that we would most likely begin the Whyville Tours in the next class meeting.  I entered Elluminate at this point. 


Jessica Carrizales  6341.60  4/5/11

Once again I was present for this minute, but I arived twenty minutes into class.  Prior to my arrival, Ms. Martinez reminded the class about the additional Saturday meeting and the fact that there would be no class meeting the following week.  She asked us to link our FACTS design to the wiki.  A large part of this time was waiting for class members to upload their presentations.  Noel's presentation was first.  He was presenting on Chapter 5: Problem Solving.  I arrived at his third slide, just prior to the brief game he had as part of his presentation.



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Comments (5)

Tina Billman said

at 12:24 am on Feb 21, 2011

Tina Billman February 14, 2010 EDTC6340.61 8pm
I was late (18 min.) to the session on Monday, Feb. 14, 2010 because my computer crashed as I was trying to log in for the session and I had to wait for it to restart. I wasn’t sure if I needed to watch the session or not, but watched anyway to make sure that I hadn’t missed anything. I had already emailed my answers to the questions to everyone in my group and posted them online, so everyone except Dr. Butler already knew what I had to say. They “bounced the ball” from person to person answering the questions that we had received the week before over an instructional module. Dr. Butler clarified that we were to be focusing on the framework of the module rather than the content. One viewer felt that it contained too much information. Although the module was designed for high school, I think that a middle school student could handle it with some minor adjustments. I also think that the students would be interested even though they have little or no experience with snow. This was the point where I came in. Students continued to answer questions regarding the module. Dr. Butler asked if this type of module could be developed for staff development. The consensus was “yes.” Dr. Butler pointed out that using this type of module for staff development would be an excellent way to model the type of instruction we want them to develop. We discussed the strengths of the module which were the navigation through the module, the checklist, the frequent checkpoints, the incidental learning, and the depth and breadth of the content. We were irritated by the large number of dead links and careless spelling and grammatical errors.

Zonya Compean said

at 2:48 pm on Feb 21, 2011

This archive is for February 1st, 2011. I was unable to make it because I had my duties to be at a game since I am a coach. It begins with Debbie Ramos' slide show with her family and professional goals. Unfortunately, there were some glitches and so Dr. Martinez went out to tell us about sessions that we will stray from our normal class time (February 26 and March 26). Noel then begins his presentation that we can all try to change our students and we can by learning how to intergrate technology into our lessons. Dr. Martinez touches bases sensory literacy and learning. Brain rule #10 says that vision triumps all other senses. We use 30% of our brain for sight. Showing a picture can impact students 60,000 times faster and they are able to retain it. 90% of information is forgotten within one week without using any visuals. Dr. Martinez explained that even changing the font and the color of words do not have the same effect as using pictures. She encouraged us to use pictures at the beginning of class as a bell ringer to engage the students. Dr. Martinez then went on to tell us how colors can affect people by using the example of a jail in TX that had pink uniforms instead of orange. The study showed that there was less repeat offenders due to the "humiliation" of the color. Brain rule #9 We must stimuliate other senses. Using sight and sounds is better than sight or sound alone and words with pictures is better than just using words. Using just one sense is worthless. Brain rule #4 We do not pay attention to boring things. We can use emotions to get attention and we should seek meaning before giving details. The brain cannot multitask and like people, the brain needs to rest. We must follow the 10 minute rules by using activity and visuals to get the brain working. Visuals are needed to be affective in learning. Being boring wont' get you anywhere. Use pictures to get point across and be creative!

Zonya Compean said

at 11:58 am on Feb 22, 2011

This archive is for January 25th, 2011. I was unable to make it to class because I had my duties to be at a game since I am a coach. This was a basic Elluminate orientation. Dr. Martinez showed us how to use the tools and icons in the Elluminate room. One I found helpful was how to test the audio to see if it is working. I noticed during the recording that many of us had issues with the microphone and using this test would be useful in the future. Dr. Martinez then showed us how to upload the powerpoints into the whiteboard of Ellluminate so we can show our presentations. Using the brown folder that is only available while you are a moderator, and clicking it to get the current screen. We choose our powerpoint and choose the monitor resolution. We need to make sure that we close the powerpoint if it is open so it may work on Elluminate. Dr. Martinez then asked for each person to upload their two slide presentation. Since i did not present, I will tell you about my presentation here and I have since upload the presentation on the wiki. My presentations had 5 pictures. The picture on the top left is a picture of my mother, my grandmother and myself at my grandmother's 92nd birthday party. These are the women I look up to and have tremendous strength. The bottom left picture is of my brother Hilario and myself during the Christmas vacation. He's my only sibling and we are very close. The top right picture is of me with my fiance AJ at my high school reunion. We're getting married soon. The bottom right pictures is of my dog Chuy would is the smartest chihuahua ever. They are all surrounded by the Cross of Jesus because I believe he has blessed me with these wonderful people. I have a verse from my favorite Beatles' song "In my Life" because In my life, i love them more. My professional goals is to continue growing as a teacher and integrate technology in my classroom. My personal goals is to organize myself so i do not stress and to get my certificate.

MrLopez said

at 12:26 pm on Feb 27, 2011

This archive is for February 1, 2011. I missed class because my daughter was admitted into the hospital with pneumonia. Students were presenting slideshows. There were uploading and audio problems. Dr. Martinez discussed the Saturdays classes and the working on the Facts design, Feb 26th and Mar. 26th. The Whyville tour was explained as we were waiting for others could upload their presentations. Noel explained what he felt we students should consider when dealing with our students. Dr. Martinez explained curriculum writing and that we should consider teachers time and develop lessons from beginning to end to head off resistance from stressed out teachers. Dr. Martinez discusses storytelling and "being manipulated" by effective stories. Brain Rules by J. Medina discussed. Dr. Martinez explains importance of sight and states brain is "hardwired to see". Pictures are flashed as an example of the speed at which humans process visual information. Students need know a concept strongly in order to draw it. Students also need reinforcement to new learning to retain beyond one week. Some moments are visuals and you will remember them forever, like when a baby is born or the second plane going through the World Trade Center. Dr. Martinez discussed colors and that yellow and blue are best and that pink jumpsuits can deter recidivism in area jails. Evolutionary preference for colors: males dark colors and females brighter colors. Dr. Martinez makes the point that combining senses when learning boost effectiveness.

Zonya Compean-Gorena said

at 10:19 pm on Apr 10, 2011

This archive is for March 29, 2011. I missed class due to the request of my athletic director to attend the boys' soccer playoff game. The meeting starts off with Dr. Mtz explaining what we will need to do the next couple weeks and what is due. FACTS design, of course, is the most important. Hopefully by next week, we will start the whyville tours. Jessica begins the presentations by showings us how students need to be aware of thinking what they are thinking. Teachers should be using what is called anchor learning. Students must engage in authentic activities and make it as close to the real world as possible. Students must be aware of what is going on in their environment in school or in the world in general. Maricela begins her presentation with a survey on a "real world" statements. As teachers, we have failed the students by constant testing and not allowing them to experience themselves. Using authentic activities, students are able to share with each other what they have learned. Rebecca begins her presentation by stating how teachers overloaded their students with information and in fact, students are able to find information for themselves. Using search engines such as google can help out students. Students will then sort out what information they will need for their audience. Students will then need to learn what is authentic and what fake. Students will of course need to be careful as they search information due to identity thief, misleading information etc.

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