Sunday, July 4, 2010

Blog Post #10

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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.


  1. I would think that with a 2 year old you would have to be organized. Maybe, though, a 2 year old keeps you from being organized. It was so long ago...

    You will certainly have to be organized when you become a teacher! Especially these days!

  2. Hi Jessica,
    I too have started using symbaloo and I really like it.

    I really like your "sentence" though like you said it is hard to sum up your whole life and purpose in one sentence. Especially since there are so many more things I want to do or accomplish.

    ~Christina Motes~