Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Project # 5

Hello everyone!!! Here you will see a video that describe a little about me!!!! Hope You enjoy!!!!

Project # 2

   words that describe Kashondra

Blog Post #1

My name is KaShondra Rudolph and I'm 21 years of age and I am from Monroeville, Alabama. I moved to mobile 9 months ago to attend University of South Alabama. This is my third semester here and I am currently a Junior. Although during my first semester here I had a few set backs and became very confused about what I really needed to do verses what I really wanted to do in life. So I began to seek God and family members and I was reminded of all the different talents I have along with my inner passions. With these thoughts in mind, I decided that Elementary Education was my path to take.

I started volunteering at a daycare center back home when I was 13 years of age. When I was 17, I was given a part-time job. I worked there untill I graduated high school and became a substitute teacher at the local middle and high schools. Along with me working at the daycare and in the school systems, I became very dependable by helping my parents look after two of my younger siblings. I also have four other siblings, with a total of five sisters and one handsome brother. Family is very importanat to us, I feel that without Jesus first, and family who can you really depend on. Im just happy to be in school, striving for an education and career to better my future.

♥ I hope this semester goes well!!!!!

Practice Post

My first post

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Final Video Reflection

This is my Final Video Reflection for EDM310. It is not that long, but I think I did great!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Final Project Final Summary

The group members for our Final project, Heather Beverly, Bailey Hammond and I created a Facebook group called EDM310: Student Aggregator.   The purpose of this group was for all EDM310 students  to have a way of connecting with one another with any class work of general questions they may have. The group was awesome and is a create source for future EDM310 students to use. Many of our classmates uploaded and shared their final projects and they too were awesome. I have really enjoyed this class and will continue to use the information and resources I have gained.

C4T Summary

The teacher i was assigned for my C4T assignments was Mrs. Dianne Krause. Below are the Blog posts along with my comments.

C4T Post 1

  • “Most educators hope that their teaching touches students in exciting ways so that the information conveyed makes an impact. One sure way to engage students is to make their educational experience fun. New teachers just starting out as well as experienced teachers who could use a breath of fresh air in their curriculum will love all the great tools available on the Internet to help make their teaching more entertaining. Some of the following tools will have teachers and students exploring wikis, open courseware, Twitter, blogging, comics, videos, and incorporating plenty of other tools that will help make learning fun.”
    Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

    My response
    Hi Krause,

    I am one of Dr. Strange's EDM 310 students at the University of South Alabama.  I agree with teachers making a fun learning environment for their students. This will allow the students to feel involved and want to come to class to learn new and different things.  I find myself some days wondering, " Will I be a great, Fun teacher, or will I be a Boring teacher." I am a fun person  but I also think I will turn out to be a great teacher. I'm realizing, from working around different kids, that every student requires different amounts of attention and fun and entertainment is the best thing for students 90% of the time.

    C4T Post 2

    • A very nice word cloud creator in which you can choose different shapes, fonts and colors for your word clouds. Nice alternative to wordle. You can even sign in with Twitter and Facebook to make word clouds of your status updates.
    Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

    My response
    My name is KaShondra Rudolph. I am familiar with creating wordles in my EDM 310 class and I think the idea of creating pretty clouds is awesome. I find myself often browsing the web to find cute things such as this to enhance many emails of projects I create. This is not the first time I have visited your blog, I really enjoy reading it!!!

    Below I have posted a link to Mrs. Diannes' Blog.  She keeps it updated and it has some very interesting information.

    Final PLN Progress Report

    My final thoughts about the PLN is very POSITIVE!!!! I really enjoyed using this resource and organizing all of my different websites onto symbaloo. I arranged my personal websites such as, Facebook, twitter, craigslist, and YouTube onto my PLN. I also arranged my class websites such as EDM310 blog and different teachers website on my PLN also.  I have introduced my PLN to my brother, who also find it a great organizer.