Sunday, July 4, 2010
Blog Post #10
A 7th Grader's
Personal Learning Environment (or PLN)
I first watched this video when I completed my blog post concerning Mrs. Drexler. After watching it, I immediately created a Symbaloo and I love it. I have a Symbaloo specifically for my PLN, a Symbaloo for music, and a "miscellaneous" Symbaloo. I'm also beginning to get used to Delicious and I'm liking it more because it keeps everything organized, something I haven't developed great skill for yet. This 7th grader has a very well developed PLN for her purposes and I think that mine is expanding for my own, which are information, collaboration, and a sort of backbone support of teachers from all over the world.
Two questions that can change your life
Question 1: What is my sentence? It is not an easy task to smush up your "being" into one sentence. When I began to think about my sentence, I thought of my child, my education, my dreams, my future, my past, and my accomplishments. This is what I came up with:
I am a single mother of a beautiful child who is my greatest inspiration for my journey into the field of education where technology and English will collide in my classroom.
Question 2: Was I better today than yesterday? Since I am a parent and a server, this is always something on the top of my mind. I have a 2 year old so I have to be better than yesterday just to keep up with everything he is learning to do. I have to be better than yesterday as a server because I live "daycheck by daycheck", even though some days I wish I had a fast-forward button. This question is also going to be a foremost thought when I become a teacher. Everyday can we be better than the last with new ideas and a never ending amount of things to learn.