Monday, May 9, 2011

My Final Reflection

Finally my Reflection is here. This is why you should never wait until the last day to do an assignment because something will always go wrong. Now that you tube has decided to work correctly I can share it with you. Thanks Dr. Strange for being so understanding I saw on facebook that I wasn't the only one having difficulties. Well Goodbye EDM 31o classmates and Dr. Strange. I never thought I would say this but I am so sad to be leaving this class. I will miss you all....

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Final Project 16

Smart Board Ppt

We hope to help future students use the smart board with our project. The great thing about this project was we could all work on it at the same time from home so we only had to meet one time. Thanks everyone!

Comments For Teachers Summary Post # 4 (part 1 and 2)

I commented on John Burrows blog. The first comment was on the link that Dr. Strange gave us and teh second was on the new site at . Here you will find his work along with his students work as well. The blogs that were chosen for me to comment on had few words with them. With art work you don't need many words because artwork tells a story in it's own and everyone that looks at the same picture can have their own story. After reading several blogs on this site I learned that people paint for many different reasons. A few are money, talent, loneliness, anger, enjoyment and so many more. I believe this is why no two pictures are exact because they come from the heart.

This blog had several pictures representing different important things about Black history and each one was very unique. I commented on this group of pictures.

Hi my name is Lara Bishop and I am an EDM 310 student at the University Of South Alabama . Black history month is a very important part of history and the past and I love each piece and what it represents. I could never pick one piece of art work out of the five here because they each represent a different aspect of black history and they all play an important role in history.

My second post was on the picture below of a coke bottle. My comment hasn't been approved yet so you can't see it on the post. This picture is so real looking and is awesome work. i love how it's centered and the colors he chose makes it look real. I think this piece could be a piece that he could sell and see in a gallery one day. With work like this he is sure to be recognized for his work one day. 

Blog Post 14

1. I believe that there are several reasons that people missed the metaphor in the post. first of all when we read something sometimes it is hard to tell the emotion, feeling, or sarcasm in it. This is why text messages are so easily misunderstood. Some may not have read it through correctly. For me I have no clue because once you said it I was like Wow, Silly me. This taught me to really look closely to what I am reading.

2.Metaphors are used so much that we take them for granted and don't even realize we are using them. Some that I can think of are.

  • Time is a thief
  • Take a moment to digest the info
  • Apple of my eye
  • Blood is thicker than water
3. As educators we can teach our students to read between the lines and better analyze what they read. We can also teach them to write using metaphor and how to use them in life. When I teach my students about writing I will be sure to talk in depth about metaphors.

4.Good metaphors suggest new ways of thinking about things and suggest new ideas. They bring out creativity in our writing and in our thinking.

*Metaphors let us prod the language into new meaning, stretching and enhancing its usage

Final Report On PLN

My PLN is still not finished but it has everything on it that I need at this time in my life. I can't say that it will ever be finished because it is something that I will continue to add sites to as I use them. For now my PLN is complete for me and what I currently use the most and this is why it is now my home page. I love opening the computer and having everything I need in front of my face. This is one piece of this class that will always be with me. Thanks Dr. Strange! Below are many of the things that I have included on my PLN.

My Personal Sites

Learning and Education sites including teachers I follow
  • ALEX
******** GOOGLE ( MY MOST USED)********

This is my list and I made it to personally accommodate just what I use the most. I know that this list will keep changing but for now this is what I use.