Monday, April 18, 2011

Project #14 Teach someone something/ Blog Post #12

For this assignment we were asked by our teacher Dr. Strange to Create an assignment for a Blog Post he should have created. Write the instructions that should
have been assigned. Then do it.  I decided to incoorperate my Project 14(teach someone something into this BLOG)                                

Blog Post #12 Assignment


1) Using a computer of any type, choose two children of close age ranging between the ages 5 and 11 how to do one thing that you think will benefit them in their future.

2) Write a summary or share a video explaining your progress with your chosen student. In your summary Compare the progress of the two students. Also include, What you taught the students to do? How fast did each  student  catch on? How much time did you spend teaching each student?

3) Post the Summary to your blog.

This assignment is meant to give you one-on-one experience with students. Every child catch on with learning things at a different pace. Some students need more time to learn things than others. This will show that the use of technology can be helpful and fun at the same time. As a future educator, this assignment should give and idea of how we will have to handle different students in our classrooms. This assignment is not meant to set students apart from those who catch on faster than others, its just to get an idea of how much time and patience a teacher must have to work with individual students so that all of the students can stay around the same pace of learning and not make each other feel less. Every Child is Unique!!!

My  Complete Summary

I taught two of my cousins , both age 10, how to use Skype. Neither or the two children knew what Skype was nor its purpose. After explaining to them different purposes of Skype and how to use it the process of teaching them how to use it on their own began. I created a second Skype page to use for an example and asked them to follow along with creating theirs. They both created the accounts, but I found out that each student typed at a different pace and asked more questions than the other. NORMAL!!! I then went on to show them how to Video chat, and allowed them to chat with each other form different rooms in the house. One of my cousins caught on fairly well and one had time keeping the call connected with out having fun playing around with the different features. After the wonderful tutorial I have found my Skype account ringing everyday because my wonderful cousins call to talk to me every night to show me their homework grades and just to conversate, since I only get to visit them once a month. I have also learned that each of them now calls me all by them self.  One of my cousins told me that they were able to call one of their friends on Skype to go over homework assignments that she needed help with. This was a fun Project.


  1. KaShondra,

    I think this is a great assignment, and it actually overlaps with the Teach Someone project. As teachers, we do need to realize that all students learn differently and are not on the same learning level. We do need to have patience with all of our students, and some of them will understand how to use technology while others do not. I love your summary, and I think it is great that your cousins are now skyping you. I have recently taught my mom and her friend how to use Facebook, and I have seen similar results. This was a great experiment, and I think it is great how well your cousins benefited from it.

  2. This is a great idea! It might be a little difficult, however, for every EDM 310 student to be able to find two kids to teach. But I do like the idea; I would like to do it! It's cute that your cousins call you now. You accomplished a lot with this project: a completed blog post assignment, you got to teach someone something, and now your cousins can see you whenever! Good job!

  3. This is a very good idea. Kids these days are learning technology younger and younger and it is good you can teach your cousins that!