CEP 810- Final Reflection

As CEP 810 wraps up, I begin to think of how quickly the last six weeks have gone by and how much I have learned.  For every assignment we were asked to learn, explore, create and share.  I found this to be very valuable. As an educator I strive to encourage my students to do…

CEP 810: Cooking with TPACK

This week in CEP 810 we were asked to have another person select a plate, bowl and a utensil without giving them directions about the size or type of utensil.  My husband chose a regular sized dinner plate, salad bowl, and a large slotted spoon.  Next, we were asked to have our volunteer select a…

Networked Learning Project #3

Wrapping up the final week of the Networked Learning Project I completed a video summarizing my goal of learning how to use my DSLR camera’s manual mode, what resources I used, first attempts, and a How-To component.  This project has taught me a lot about myself and how it is necessary to find more than…

CEP 810: 21st Century Lesson Plan

This week in CEP 810 we were asked to create a lesson plan (click here to view) that would allow students to use a piece of digital technology to design, create, inquire, play, problem-solve and/or evaluate and that applies to our curriculum.  This week my Honors Pre-Calculus students were beginning to learn about polar equations….

Networked Learning Project #2

Over the last two weeks I have been researching even more how to use the manual features on my Canon EOS Rebel T3.  I have learned that bringing together the ISO (light sensitivity), f-stop (how fuzzy or clear you make your focal point and background), and shutter speed.  The most recent youtube video that I…

GTD Thoughts

This week in CEP 810 we were asked to try new tools to increase productivity.  I have always been a list maker so I was excited to try Wunderlist, which is an online list making site that you are able to share with other people and with multiple devices.  The downfall of creating the paper…

CEP 810-Professional Learning Network

This week we we asked to create a popplet, which helps you create mapping diagrams.  Our focus of the map was to show where and who we go to in our professional environment to obtain information.  My main resources that I included in the network were colleagues, social media, standards, and conferences.  I believe these…

CEP 810: Networked Learning Project

For my Networked Learning Project I have decided to learn how to use my Canon EOS Rebel T3.  I received the camera as a gift and have only been able to use the auto features, but would like to begin using the camera manually to take even better photographs.  I feel like in order to…

CEP 810: What is Learning?

This is our first week of learning in CEP 810.  We read Bransford, Brown, and Cocking’s (2000) How People Learn and then created an essay about our understanding of what learning is and also how the learning process is different between experts and novices.  I defined learning as a process of understanding by applying the facts…

Questioning for Life

As we wrap up CEP 812 this week we were asked to reflect on how we will question as we continue on through our careers.  As I began to think of who I am as a teacher and how I use questions to inspire my teaching, I also was able to reflect how passionate I…

The Wicked Problem Comes to an End

Over the last four weeks my team has been collaborating in order to try and solve the wicked problem of teaching complex thinking.  As we began Berger’s questioning process of Why, What if, and How we were able to arrive to a solution (Berger, 2014).  This sounds like we were easily able to make the…

Watch out for your Filter Bubble

This week in CEP 812 we were asked to expand our infodiets on our social media. I thought at first that this would be an easy search, and I would find articles and organizations that will help me find different viewpoints about education. As soon as I would type in a word dealing with education…