Things I’ve Learned from Fellow Bloggers…

I followed some of my fellow classmates’ blogs over the semester, and I have my top 3 favorite blogs where I learned something valuable that I will take with me when I have my own classroom. Continue reading “Things I’ve Learned from Fellow Bloggers…”


Today’sMeet – Collaboration and Communication

When it comes to collaboration and communication, it is essential for those to be present in a classroom. Often times, teachers will find that they struggle getting some of their students to talk during class. This could be because the student is shy, he/she is afraid of being judged by his/her peers, or because they simply aren’t paying attention because the class isn’t engaging them enough. If your student isn’t engaged enough or is afraid of judgement, a good tech tool to use is Today’s Meet. Today’s Meet is an online website where you can host different “chat rooms” and post different questions for your students to answer during class, or simply to have available to your students if they have questions at any time but are afraid to speak up in front of others. The nice thing about Today’s Meet is if you have a student who is afraid of being judged or being embarrassed by asking a “stupid” question (which no question is a stupid question), they can sign in using a pseudonym or alias so that nobody else knows who they actually are. I believe this tool is important because I feel that every student has the right to learn and to ask questions if he/she needs clarification. This is a good form of communication because you will have the website pulled up on the overhead screen and it will automatically update when a new message has been sent to the “chat”. It is also helpful because each day/week, you can bring up the same chat room where you were in the last class, and pick up right where you left off and see if there were any unanswered questions left to address. For a tutorial on how to use Today’s Meet, click on the link below to watch a tutorial video.

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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