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Discussion 8: Final Presentations Shout Out!

I’ve been looking at my fellow students’ presentations and this segment has a lot of various options.  As my “ah ha” moment was the time consuming of making a personal videos consisting of homemade videos and pictures.  However, when looking at some of the text-to-talk apps that might be an excellent way to incorporate student producing their own video without demanding too much class time.

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World Cup in Roller Derby

ROLLER DERBY WORLD CUP was happening in Dallas, Texas this weekend.

And I was playing for Team Norway

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I had a wonderful time, we learned a lot, and Team Norway got on 16th place out of 32 teams.  That means we are in the top half of the world!!!

It was a FUN and hard fought weekend.

Here is a VIDEO from our game agains Team USA.  We lost tremendously(!) 854-6 to be exact.  However, we are extremely proud of those 6 points.  Here I was passed the jammer penny and actually made it out of the pack.  Though no points were scored in this video, it’s a huge deal just to get out of the pack against Team USA.

Happy Diabetes Day!

It is National Diabetes Day and I’m feeling a little torn….

We are wearing blue, we are posting pictures on social media, and we are planning get togethers with friends and families also living with Type 1, celebrating with ice cream, on my daughter’s request.

Why are we CELEBRATING a disease?

blue for nov 14

I am celebrating the Diabetes COMMUNITY, the CONNECTION, and the AWARENESS we are making on this day.

The FRIENDS I have made, the FRIENDS my daughter has made. This thing certainly would have been a lot harder to tackle was it not for all of them.

THANK YOU!

I am also secretly CELEBRATING a CURE! Though there is none [yet] we are closer to a CURE today than we were last year!

So HAPPY DIABETES DAY, Everybody!

I love someone with T1D

ZooBurst is Hilarious!!

Here is my experiment attempting to make a Diabetes Awareness 3D Pop Up book with ZooBurds.

I had so much FUN!

I’m debating on making a digital Christmas card with an app like this… Ha ha.

Click image to read my Pop Up Book about Debates Awareness Month.

ZooBurst Screen Shot

Thanks!

Reflective Reading #3 -Perspectives on Communication in a Digital Age

After reading the poem EYES by Lisa Maldonado and watching her reading her poem, I was first of all surprised at the differences in the tones of her reading than what I was anticipating. She read the poem as a very sad and angry poem.  Which I guess it was kind of sad.  Her poem is about how she notices all the kids have their eyes glued to their screens when she is out traveling.

texting walking

My daughter showed me this picture a month or so ago, and Lisa Maldonado’s poem EYES, made me remember it. It is so true in today’s society, we often see people walking with their eyes clued to their personal screens. Even as friends and families are “spending time together” they are ALL ON INDIVIDUAL DEVICES.

Personally, I am guilty for sure at staring at my phone too much. BUT I am trying to correct it. We have incorporated no cell phones during meals together as a family. I am known to take away the kids devices when visiting, as the kids some times all just sit and glair at their own devices instead of actually communicating and spending time TOGETHER.

Glogster as a Presentaion Tool

Glogster is a visual poster board students and teachers can utilize to present information.   I truly enjoyed making my Glogster for a mock Health Education Lesson about Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes.

I especially like how you can incorporate all kinds of media, including videos, images, and hyperlink the images to pull up either a document or a website you are referring to.

This is how it came out.

Glogster

Even more exciting, Sol-Marie might use Glogster or another tool called TACKK to present her science project they have just started on in school.  She is in 7th grade and they have a 6-week project they are working on.

-And she chose to do it on Type 1 Diabetes!!! (Proud mama right here!)

The teacher wants a demo of what it will look like in a few days as she did not quite know about either of these tools.  Hopefully she will approve it! -I will keep y’all updated here.

You can read more about how I will use Glosgter as a presentation tool in my PBL Lesson Plan idea HERE

Wordle Examples

I’ve been having a lot of fun with this!

 I’ve found some information form CDC on various diseases and made a Wordle of each one.  It is definitely easy to guess what disease each Worlde is assigned to, so if this were to be used in class it would have to be with younger students.

Here are some example of my Wordles:

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I could for example do this as an intro on our class Wiki page or class Padlet and have the students click on the picture to go to the fact sheet I would want them to read as a way of grabbing their attention.  Or they could make the Wordle from an informational sheet they find interesting and share it with the class that way for the other students to read.

References -These Wordles were taken from:

Breast Cancer: WHat You Need to Know

Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines and
Recommendations

Fact Sheet:
Health Disparities in Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke

Presentation… Sol-Marie’s Photo Boards for JDRF

Here is my favorite Prezi of all times… I am a proud mom first of all in life, thus I LOVE THIS ONE!

My daughter, 12yrs, made this one pretty much all by herself.  This was her very first time using Prezi.  She thought it was very easy.  Only thing I did was to give her all the photos to use as they were mostly on my phone.

Sol-Marie is making these AMAZING photo boards she is selling for JDRF and her Walk Team.  She has already sold quite a few photo boards and brought in over $200 for research for Type 1 Diabetes.  I asked her to make a Prezi to send to all of our friends to advertise these amazing boards.  This is what she came up with. 

Here is some background about the  Prezi as she wrote it in the presentation. Too cute not to share.

I am making these photo boards to raise money for JDRF. They will cost 20$ for the bigger ones and 10$ for the bow organizers. Please help me raise money to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Sol-Marie, 12 years old

Watch Sol-Marie’s Prezi HERE!

Discussion 1: Blogging

As blogging has become a standard method of communicating, this can be viewed as a vital learning tool. Young students are eager to utilize technology and are remarkably tech savvy. For most students, being able to utilize blogging as a form of learning –either submitting book reports, comparing notes, collaborating, class discussions, or group projects- will be viewed as more interesting, than pen and paper assignments.  As a teacher, seeing students enjoy doing the work assigned creates a pleasant atmosphere. Thus it is important to reach the students with various mediums they are interested in, which in turn keep the students focused.

By implementing blogging and using the result (the blogs themselves) as an example one can display for students, parents, and fellow educators the positive outcomes one can achieve with blogging. Incorporating thorough guidelines is vital to achieve the desired result and participation in the blogs. By having the students blog about what they find significant with the blogging, and maybe request the parents to comment, might display the valuable impact of blogging.

My blog, Technology Education and Type 1 Diabetes, focuses on educating the public about Type 1 Diabetes. I would like to focus on various ways to incorporate technology as a way of teaching various health topics in school.

My favorite part about creating the blog was to share it with my daughter who I think was kind of impressed.

I hope to be more fluent with my blogging. A lot of time was spent figuring things out, either by trial and error, or searching online how to do something. I would like it to be more effortless.

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