June 2011 Day 5 Berrien RESA Reading Responses

15 06 2011

Janine LimPlease share your responses to the readings here. What did you like about the article? How does it add to your learning? What ideas do you have from reading the article? How can you implement what you learned?

Be sure to tell me your first name so I can give you credit. Tell us which article you read as well.





June 2011 Day 4 Berrien RESA Reading Responses

15 06 2011

Janine LimPlease share your responses to the readings here. What did you like about the article? How does it add to your learning? What ideas do you have from reading the article? How can you implement what you learned?

Be sure to tell me your first name so I can give you credit. Tell us which article you read as well.





June 2011 Day 3 Berrien RESA Reading Responses

15 06 2011

Janine LimPlease share your responses to the readings here. What did you like about the article? How does it add to your learning? What ideas do you have from reading the article? How can you implement what you learned?

Be sure to tell me your first name so I can give you credit. Tell us which article you read as well.





June 2011 Day 2 Berrien RESA Reading Responses

14 06 2011

Janine LimPlease share your responses to the readings here. What did you like about the article? How does it add to your learning? What ideas do you have from reading the article? How can you implement what you learned?

Be sure to tell me your first name so I can give you credit. Tell us which article you read as well.





June 2011 Day 1 Berrien RESA Reading Response #2

13 06 2011

The second article I read was “Learning from a Distance Brings it Home.” Online learning can take place anytime from anywhere! I like how Joan divides Distance Learning into 4 categories…

1. Credited coursework – Take a class or develop an online class. I have taken a few online courses with Janine which have been great! I’ve learned a lot and appreciate her knowledge and patience!!

2. Virtual field trips – zoos, museums, hospitals, science centers, galleries (NASA, TWICE, and ID Solutions) Next year I plan to take a few virtual field trips. At this point I’m not sure where. I’ve never done one before!

3. Interactive one-time videoconferences – Not only for students but for teacher training as well. I’ve done a couple of these but would like to do more!

4. Collaborative Projects – ePals instead of pen pals, Global Schoolhouse, and IEarn I’m excited to learn about ePals. I’ve been wanting to become pen pals with another 2nd grade classroom for quite a few years. Here’s my opportunity! I will be checking out ePals for sure! An ongoing collaboration is certainly a goal for next year!

Well, now that I want to do everything, I’ll have to be realistic!! Time is ALWAYS an issue!!





June 2011 Day 1 Berrien RESA Reading Response #1

13 06 2011

I read “Interactive Videoconferencing: Planting the Seeds for Global Learning and Caring.” I love how this article stresses the unlimited learning opportunities we have with videoconferencing. Breaking down the 4 walls we teach within, and entering into a classroom made up of the entire world! Instead of students reading about experiences other students have in other locations, or meeting with an expert on an area being studied, they can actually interact with them face to face. Interactive videoconferencing requires those involved to converse with others. Not just sit back and take it all in. We are so “techy” these days….a real conversation doesn’t happen like it use to! “Interactive videoconferencing allows students to engage in the LOST ART of human interaction.”
How many experts did we have in school teaching/sharing their experiences with us? How many other students were we able to interact with across the globe? How many amazing field trips did we experience hundreds of thousands of miles away from home??

I teach 2nd grade at Mars Elementary in Berrien Springs. I am fortunate to have a very diverse class every year. It would be wonderful to be able to connect with the many countries that are represented in my classroom. The students from the US would be amazed to see where many of their peers come from. How exciting it would be for a child to have us visit his or her home country!

Videoconferencing certainly opens up a whole new world not only to our students, but to us as educators as well!





June 2011 Day 1 Berrien RESA Reading Responses

13 06 2011

Janine LimPlease share your responses to the readings here. What did you like about the article? How does it add to your learning? What ideas do you have from reading the article? How can you implement what you learned?

Be sure to tell me your first name so I can give you credit. Tell us which article you read as well.








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