Part One: About Me
My name is Ashley Rambin and I am a 21 year old college student who is pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education. I went to BPCC for two years and transferred here to LSUS, this is my second year participating in this school. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a teacher for little children. I have just always wanted to shape there young minds into happy/intelligent minded adults.
Your Philosophy on Education
My philosophy of education is progressive education. Progressivism is applied to the classroom by the teacher asking question and letting the students answer. The teacher does not answer the questions for them and lets the students answer them as a class discussion. This way of teaching teaches the children that they can answer questions on there own and shows the children that they are intelligent. According to Jim Nehring at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, progressive schools are the legacy of a long and proud tradition of thoughtful school practice stretching back for centuries. Progressive educators are concerned with helping children become not only good learners but also good people.
Your Philosophy on Educational Technology
When you think of kids, what two words come to mind? If the words you thought of were "curiosity" and"fearlessness" then you're right on track! I want to awaken students’ natural curiosity and quest for knowledge. This will be accomplished by centering classes and lessons, to the extent possible, through projects, problems to be solved, or questions to be answered. I will encourage students to learn how to type. We will constantly use word processing software and blogging to emphasize the importance of keyboarding and effective written communication. Students will learn how create videos and photomontages to tell a story, provide information, or help solve a problem. Technology is taking over the future and it is important for future and current teachers to show students how to correctly and safely use technology.
Part Two: ISTE Standards
A. Evidence of ISTE standards for Teacher Standard One: Facilitate & Inspire Learning & Creativity
The imovie is great because it show your students how to create presentations using pictures, text and sound and let them experiment with its different features. iMovie can be used for creating tutorials and guides for students.. Teachers can create a how-to iMovie around a concept taught in the classroom and students can then burn it into a disc or load it into an iPod and take it home and practice it with the appropriate instruction. It can also be uploaded into the classroom blog for everyone to access any time they want. This is also a great way to help those students who were unable to attend the class when the concept was taught. Using iMovie in classroom projects is a great way to promote a culture of collaboration and co-operation among students. They can work in groups to create iMovies that includes text, photos,and sound to represent their projects. While watching works of others, students can have the chance of giving feedback to their peers.
B. Evidence of ISTE Standards for Teacher Standard Two: Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences & Assesments
Smore is great because it is an interactive newsletter, flyer, poster, that can be embedded within your classroom website and/or sent directly to parents. It can also be printed, sent home with students, and/or posted on bulletin boards. Smore newsletters can also be kept as documentation of parent communication. Newsletters are a great way for teachers to keep parents updated on the happenings in their classroom. They can, also, be a tool to promote the involvement of parents within their children's learning.
C. Evidence of ISTE Standards for Teacher Standard Three: Model Digital Age Work & Learning
A makerspace is a physical location where people can meet to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Maker spaces provide tools and space in a community environment. They promote learning through play and experimentation. They're cross-disciplinary, with elements of art, science and craftsmanship. They offer tools and materials that encourage students to create rather than consume. This is a great resource to have in your community because it lets students think on there own and actually become creative and feel accomplished when they have made something.
D. Evidence of ISTE Standards for Teacher Standard Four: Promote & Model Digital Citizenship & Learning
Lesson Plans. My lesson Plans alignment to standards were to: -Predict and Inticipate possible outcomes (SI-E-A2) -Select and use developmentally appropriate equipment and toold and units of measurement to observe and collect data (SI-E-A4) -Use a variety or appropriate formats to describe procedures and to express ideas about demonstrations or experiments (e.g., drawings, journals, reports, presentations, exhibitions, and portfolios) (SI-E-A6) Lesson plans also require Learner Objectives, mine were: The learner will use creative thoughts to predict color outcomes, experiment and make different types of colors, share and compare their creations with other classmates.
Lesson planning is important because it helps teachers ensure that the day-to-day activities that go on in their classrooms are providing students with an adequate level of long-term progress toward the goals outlined in their scope and sequence, as well as their individual education plans when necessary.
E. Evidence of ISTE Standards for Teacher Standard Five: Engage in Professional Growth & Leadership
Interactive Assignments on Google Forms: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JvuLI9F7tJkvusF0as5ll9ZD_Sm0kGwN1vcGvQN_SM8/edit
This is awesome because it is so simple and fast; it is just an online survey! Plan your next camping trip, manage event registrations, whip up a quick poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, and much more. You can also choose from a bunch of question options, from multiple choice to dropdowns to a linear scale. Add images and YouTube videos, or get fancy with page branching and question skip logic. You don't just need a laptop either, you can use your smart phone or tablet while on the go! It is organized and analyzed; responses to your surveys are neatly and automatically collected in Forms, with real time response info and charts. Or, take your data further by viewing it all in Sheets.
By: Ashley Rambin