October 2015

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm………

Early Childhood Student Teaching. This is the biggest thing that has been on my mind lately. I am going to Aldine, Texas in January to complete my Early Childhood Student Teaching requirement. While I know that it is a few months away, I am still worried. I am the type of person that likes to have things planned out, and it is driving me crazy because I don’t have any idea what to expect when I am there. I know that it will be a good experience for me, and that everything will work out, but it doesn’t help me worry less now. I’m looking forward to seeing how education is in different parts of the country, and to make comparisons between how education is done between these different areas versusĀ  how education is done in Wisconsin. I know that once it gets closer to when I leave for Texas, I will have an idea of what I am doing for lessons while I am there. I just hope that I have enough time to make my lesson plans and have everything ready for my time down there. I want to do the best possible job that I can while I am there, because it is important to me that I always do my best and always look for ways to improve so that I can be the best teacher I can be.


Graphic Editing – Good or Bad?

Editing graphics can be tricky. While I enjoy taking pictures of a beautiful scene outdoors, many people can take pictures of scenery. What people do with those pictures is what makes it different. Below is a photo that I took at Ridge Run County Park in West Bend, WI, which is near my home. I took this picture in the later afternoon on a warm, overcast day. in the summer.


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Technology Integration

Technology is something that is ever changing and is hard to keep up with. There are so many different things to use. There are SMARTboards, endless Google Apps, numerous options for social media, tablets, Chromebooks – the new possibilities are endless! One of my goals right now with technology is using Twitter and building my PLN. Twitter is something that is completely new to me, and I am finding it hard to adjust to. I am also trying to become more accustomed to using Google+. Google+ has many different parts and apps to use with it, that you can virtually do everything on it. Right now, I am trying to keep up with my accounts, and to learn how to get comfortable using these sites. These sites are great ways to network with others to learn new information, new methods of teaching and using technology, and to learn about even newer technology that is being introduced into society.

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First Post!

Hi! My name is Danielle Stern, and I am a student at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Over the course of this semester, I am hoping to keep up with this blog, continue to build my PLN, and move one step closer to graduation. Within the next year, I am going to move back home, get married, and student teach next fall in the West Bend area. I am hoping that with student teaching in the area, I will get my foot in the door, and that I will be able to find a job. This blog is being created so that I can reflect and talk about my experiences as I finish getting my degree and as I start to search for job.


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