Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My best achievement this semester was my class website.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wiki Contribution

Here is the link to my Wiki Contribution:
And here is the blog i found most useful:
the National Dance Education Organization Page!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sharing with others

For the "sharing" part of this assignment i talked to a young boy who is a freshman in college. I talked to him about the dangers there are in sharing information on social networks such as facebook and giving out personal information on fraudulent emails. I alsos talked with him about internet gaming an dhow it can be something that takes over someone's life and make them feel like they are living an alternate reality. Overall the conversation went really well and i was surprised and how receptive and curious he was to all the information.

Internet Safety

After watching and reading the material online about internet safety i feel that i have learned that the internet can be a great tool. As long as we use it in the correct way. There are many warnings we recieve about the dangers of the interent. When i watched the video about identity theft it wasa shocking to learn about how many ways people can steal other's identities. Such as puttting thier real birthdate and name on internet sites such as facebook or using thier social security number on online applications. I wasn't aware that those two things could be so detrimental. Also there are many things that the brethern warn about. The Ensign article on gaming is importnat for young kids. Gaming can take over ones life and theye can spend more time on that then doing other uplifting important things. It can also be a dangerous place for youth as well. Even though the internet can be a danger to us it can also be used for good dthings as well. There are so many things that the church does to share information with members and dnon members a like. The talk on finding and sharing the gosple online was so touching and it is amazing how much knowledge there is that is good and uplifting at our finger tips.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

IIC Competition Videos

The video I enjoyed the most from the IIC Competition videos was the "Lit2" video for the application on the i pad for early literacy. There were many things i liked about this idea. First of all i appreciated thier use of repition in teaching a child. There were many different ways in which a child could learn the target words. First the child read it. Then they heard it. Then they could select it and type in the missing words themselves. This game also seems fun for a child and let's face sometimes the only way to get a child to participate in something is to make it fun! I also like that the students downloaded the material from apple sine the I pad is not out yet. However the down side of that is that there is no way to see EXACTLY how it will look. It seems like these girls put a lot of thought, time and effort into thier project and I was very impressed by their presentation.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Multimedia Project

My idea for the multimedia project is a sample of what one of my students would create. Each would be given a choreographer who was influential in early period of modern dance. The student would research their modern dance pioneer and then create a movie showing different movement sequences specific to that choreographer. They would point out the elements that made their movement unique from other styles of modern dance. Then they would create their own original sequence based upon what they had learned.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Garage Band Personal Technology Project
Link to song!