Sunday, May 11, 2014

Final project summary

For my final project in EDM310, I made an ibook presentation with my group. For the project, we had to include many of the projects we did throughout the semester. The idea of this project was extremely stressful to me. I had very rarely used a Mac, and had never made, or even used, ibook. Once we got the hang of it, it was pretty simple, just time consuming. I think our overall project turned out well. I would have liked to have been able to decorate\customize it more, but we ran out of time. I really liked the experience of creating an ibook, and think it would be a useful tool in the future.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014


For this weeks C4T, I was assigned to Jen Deyenberg's Blog. In her post, she talks about TodaysMeet, a chat tool that is clean and easy to use. She says that teachers can use it to create a space for students to share and contribute. There are no adds or sign up needed, but it does require they enter a name for accountability. In my comment, i said I think that this would be a great tool in the classroom. It gives students the opportunity to say things maybe they wouldn’t feel comfortable saying out loud. It would also be a good way to get kids to communicate/participate even after they’ve gone home. I would definitely be willing to use this tool in my future classroom.

kids chatting

In this weeks post, she talks about a site called "games for change" She says that while video games are very impactful for students, educational games are rarely more than a interactive work sheet. Games for change is a search engine for games that are based on all sorts of relevant, curriculum based games. There are many different types of games. Some are apps and some are web based. Some you have to install. She says to try them all out, cause you don't know what kind of technology your students will be using at home. In my comment, I said this seems like such a useful technology. Harder subjects probably come off as a little less intimidating when it is in the form of a fun game. I will definitely be using this technology in my classroom.

Teacher and student playing learning game

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Blog post 13

With my students at the beginning of the year, I would like to do a post about who/what inspires them the most. It could be to cover a language arts standard. The Instructions for my project would be:

For blog post (2 or 3) tell me who or what in your life inspires you the most. Tell me why you were so inspired by this person, tell me a little about this person, and include a picture.

My biggest inspiration

My biggest inspiration in life, no question would be my mom. My mom inspires me because she is one of the most kind hearted, independent, and hard working people that I know. Growing up, it was always just me and my mom. For many years, she worked to jobs to support us. She made sure I never went without or wanted for anything. When she had financial trouble, she never let it show how stressed she was, and she never asked for help. Although she was busy working so much, she always made time with me her number one priority. When she was home with me she never seemed exhausted or overwhelmed, she was always playful, loving, and energetic. My mom taught me what it meant to be a good person, to have priorities, to work hard, and to put others first. We are truly best friends. I hope that I can one day be half the woman and mother that she is, and I am so unbelievably thankful for her.

me and my mom

Thursday, April 17, 2014

blog post 12

I was really interested in what assistive technologies are out there that could benefit me as a teacher to help me reach all of my students. Being a public school teacher, you encounter many different kinds of students who all have different needs. I want to be able to connect to all my students, no matter their circumstances. One technology I found very useful were the talking calculators. This technology helps students who are vision impaired. I first learned about this device from the video Asssitive technologies for vision and hearing impaired children.

Ipad usage for the blind was also extremely helpful. I love that there are apps out there that I could use with my students to learn, that caters to the blind. Sort of like braille but for technology. No student should ever feel left out or confused because they have a disability. Assistive technologies are very important for the future of our children with these handicaps, and I hope that technology will continue to expand in that area. I hope that when I become a teacher, I work for a school system that makes these resources a top priority in their budget.

Using tchnology to learn

Sunday, April 13, 2014

EDM 310 Smart Board Project 12 Part B


In my first C4K for this month, i was assigned to Olivia's blog . In her post, she talks about why it is important to know how to swim. She says its good to know how to swim for your health and a good way to exercise. She also said it is good for surviva reasons, because if you ever fell off a boat and didn't know how to swim, you would drown. In my comment, I said I agree that it is very important to know how to swim. Swimming is a great way to exercise, and it is good for survival reasons, just like you mentioned in your blog. Swimming is also fun. Great post!
girl swimming

For my next C4K, I was assigned to Charles's blog In his post, he includes a picture and a link to a game he is playing, Cops and Robbers. He said that it took him 24 guesses to find the robber. In my comment, I said I enjoyed the game, and that it took me a few guesses too. I also said that the more he practices, the better he will be.

Cop car chasing robber car.

Saturday, April 5, 2014


This week, I was assigned Andrea Kerr's blog In this post, she was talking about teacher evaluations. She talks about creating an evaluation for students to list the area's they felt they did well in, and the area's they felt they were weak in. In my comment, I said that I thought it was a really good idea. Many times, children feel uncomfortable saying the are confused in public, and are probably much more willing to express confusion when they know only you will be seeing it.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lesson Plan 3

A Day in the Life Lesson Plan

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

Blog post #10

In Sir Ken Robinson's video he discusses bringing on a learning revolution. I really enjoyed this video. One of the things that really stood out to me in the beginning of the video was when he was talking about not realizing the things we take for granted. It really stuck with me when he said we don't really know what we take for granted. How true is this? There have been many times where I have taken school for granted, when there are so many people out there who would love to have an education. We should never look at the opportunity to expand our knowledge as a hassle or something that we just "get through". I also really liked his example of how people over the age of 25 wear wristwatches, while people under the age of 25 don't feel the need to. I guess I've never really paid attention to why people do or don't wear a wristwatch, but it is very interesting how just a few years can make a change between two generations. I also appreciated the way he said that college is not for everyone. It seems like so many people today think that if you don't get a degree you won't amount to much in life. I believe this is completely untrue. There are so many people out there who have a calling on their life to do something that has nothing to do with whether or not you have a degree. Even in high school it seems like they teach college as the best thing you can do after graduation. In many cases, it is. But college is not for everyone, and not everyone needs college to be successful in life. My favorite part was when he said "Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent, not a singular conception of ability". Just because someone graduates school does not make them any more able, just like someone is not less able because they did not go to college. I hope that as a teacher, I will be able to personalize my curriculum to meet the needs of the students i'm teaching, more so than just trying to make sure they pass state tests. While I do think that the ability to pass a state test is important, it is not nearly as important as my students really learning what is being taught, and having a passion to learn more. Learning should be something students look forward to, not something the don't care about or something they don't feel like they are good at. I hope that I can build up the dreams of my students. I hope that I can make them feel like if they try hard enough, they can achieve anything. Even if their life looks different than the person next to them. I very much enjoyed Sir Robinson, and I plan to watch much more by him in the future.

 Learning words

Sunday, March 23, 2014


For this weeks C4K, I was assigned to Leilani's post . In her post, she talks about why she likes to wear a hat. She says it keeps her cool and helps prevent skin cancer. In my comment, I told her that I like to wear a hat to the beach to keep the sun out of my eyes, and to help prevent sunburn.

Girl on beach

This week I was assigned to Esrah's blog. In his post, he described the best way to solve equivalent fractions. He says that you look at the completed fraction and the number in the incomplete fraction. Then you find a common number between the two. He seemed like he was unsure if this was correct. In my comment, I said I enjoyed reading his blog post. That even I get confused with fractions sometimes, but they get easier the more you practice. His blog would not let me publish my comment though, because it said only members of the blog could leave a comment.

3 out of two people have trouble with fractions

This week, I was assigned to Shayne's blog. In his post he talks about how much he enjoys his Netbook, and how easy it is for him to use. He talks briefly about trying to learn Maori. He also said that he enjoyed playing rugby, and working in groups of two or less, or by himself. He said that he hopes to get better at rugby, and at reading and writing. In my comment, I told him that I have never owned a Net book, but that he made it sounds easy to use and understand. I also said that I hope he reaches his goals of becoming better at reading, writing, and rugby.


For this weeks C4T I was assigned to Andrea Kerr's blog. in her blog, she talks about having her students work in groups to practice exponential equations. While she said she had to monitor her students talking, that it worked out really well and she thinks her students really enjoyed it. In my comment, I said that I really like the idea of working in groups to keep things from getting 'boring'.

 Group work

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blog post #9

I feel like Ms. Cassidy's interview was very insightful. I really liked the way she mentioned that teaching is not what it was 20, 10, even 5 years ago, so we can't teach the same ways we did back then. I really liked the video of her students showing us around their classroom/the things they do in their classroom. I feel like this video showed me different ways that I can keep my students identity safe online, like using first names with no last names, and never putting a picture with the name. At first, I was very standoffish to blogs in my classroom, but the more I watch and learn about other teachers successful experiences, the more I feel that is something I would for sure like to do in my own classroom. I liked the idea of parents being able to see their children's (published) work at any time, and also the way that you can track your child's progress throughout the school year. I really agreed with her when she said that there is almost no better way to teach students in this day and age, since they are so technologically minded. She said that them not having to "power down" when they came to class was good for them. I feel like technology can really make learning fun for the students, and that they would gain so much knowing how to do these things at such a young age. The two issues that I feel i may run into would be parents not wanting their children online/not wanting their child's information online, and students who may not have a computer at home they could work on. For both these issues, I would make sure that these students could do the same or a very similar assignment in written form that could be turned in to me. I really enjoyed listening to Ms. Cassidy and would love to see an updated video from her.

I think therefore I blog

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Blog post #8

When looking for a technology that would be helpful in the classroom, I stumbled upon a post about using online portfolios for your students. An online portfolio would be more beneficial than paper portfolios because they do not take up shelf space to store. They also give you the option to keep videos and media you would not store in a paper portfolio. One site I found to do this is Portfoliogen. It is free to use, and the site seemed pretty easy to navigate. In my future class room, I will probably use both paper on online portfolios. I hope to continue to discover new and helpful technologies to help me in my future classroom.

Colorful rasied hands

PBL Project 14 #2

A planning guide for ACCRS based elementary projects/units

Lesson Plan Grade Level: Third

Unit of Study: Dance

Project Title: Dance in everyday life

Start Date/Duration: Monday March 17th-Friday March 21st

Teachers: Alex Padgett

Identify the Challenge: Identify the elements of space, time, and energy in video productions involving dance.

Describe the scenario for the project:

Using words identifying spatial relationships such as over, under, around, through, and between to describe how Scarecrow and Dorothy dance down the yellow brick road in The Wizard of Oz; identifying elements of dance in everyday life. When done, upload video to the class blog

Craft the Driving Question:

How can you incorporate everyday movements into dance

Draft a Driving Question for the project:  

Can you identify dance vocabulary and demonstrate them?

How will students share their products/solutions/ideas with a public audience?

By sharing it on the class blog and possibly uploading their videos to Youtube

______________________________________________________ Identify the key 21st century skills to be learned in the project.

❑ Teamwork and collaboration.

❑  Innovation and Creativity  ❑  Effective Oral and Written Communication

❑  Work Ethic

Technology-based: Students will need to use a computer/Ipad/camera to record video and then upload it to the class blog

2. Define the PROFICIENT criteria for each Priority Standard:

Standard 1


Below 2.0 2 Proficient

2.0 – 3.0 3 Exemplary

3.0 – 4.0 4 Breakthrough

3. How will you grade the project? Assign and weight grades for each product or skill. Content should be no more than 50% of the final grade.


100% End with Mastery

1. How will students prepare and practice for the final exhibition? We will set aside class time for the groups to plan and work on their project

2. Have you planned to reteach, if necessary? Yes

3. Does the project time line allot sufficient time for mastery? Yes

Quote about teaching

Project 13 PBL #1

Our group decided to do a lesson plan on art, that includes dance. It is called Dance Out Loud. The idea of the project is to introduce the elements of choreography and choreographic form. They will understand the difference between dance as art, and dance as a sport. The students will present their projects in any form of media format.The objective is to identify, define, and practice elements of choreography. To show evidence of success in achieving identified learning target. The teacher will use available texts and other technology resources. Students will create a choreography dictionary in their choice of media format. Students will also demonstarte inderstanding of terminology through Media Presentation of the dictionary.

PBL intersection

Monday, February 24, 2014

Blog Post #7

I was really inspired by Randy Pausch's Last Lecture. He gave so many good life tips, and seemed so optimistic although he was facing a terminal illness. It really makes you stop and think about all that you have to be thankful for.

Randy taught us a lot about learning. He taught us that brick walls are just a way to prove how much we want it. How often in life do we hit a brick wall and think "well, I can't go any further. I guess i'll just give up." A brick wall really is just a way to prove how hard you are willing to work for something. Here, he taught us to learn to persevere and to "keep on keeping on". Another great lesson he taught us about learning (and about life in general) was "Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." So many times in life, we don't get what we want and things don't turn out the way we think they should. But in every one of those cases, you gain life experience and hopefully leave that situation a little bit smarter than you were before. Here, he taught us that the journey, even when disappointing or even painful, can be more important than the destination/outcome. He taught us to stick to things. He said that gold is usually at the bottom of a barrel full of crap. Have the determination and willpower to see things through, even when they are difficult. He said to apologise when you make a mistake. I feel like this is such a valuable lesson to learn as a human being. Be honest, and apologise when you need to.

Randy taught us a lot about teaching too. He taught me to always try to push my students for better. Help them to become the best them that they can be. He also taught about believing in people, and believing in his students. He taught about being present and listening. As a teacher, you have the power to influence and be there for your students in a way that no one else can...take advantage of that. Be there for them to help them grow and learn. He taught me that sometimes in teaching one lesson, you are really teaching a more difficult lesson in disguise. He said that students may be more open to learning something difficult, if they think that are learning something more simple. He taught me to not complain, to just work harder. I hope to take this with me into teaching. Instead of complaining about a difficult student, I hope to just work harder to help them.

Randy Pausch was very inspiring. I hope to be as proud and as happy with my life when it is my time to go as he was.

Are you spending your time on the right things? cause time is all you really have

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Blog Post #6

Before this weeks assignment, I had never heard of a PLN. After reading this weeks material, I understand how important and beneficial a PLN can truly be. A PLN (or personal learning network) is the set of tools, people, and resources you use to help you as a teacher. It can be other teachers that you know and respect. It can be websites such as pinterest or twitter. There are many different online tools a teacher could rely on in their PLN. They can help you as a teacher because they give you people and different sites to help give you ideas, advice, or counsel when you need it. They also help you to keep all of the resources you love in one place.

You can create your own PLN by researching Symbaloo or Netvibes. These are two sites that make keeping up with all the people and things you want in your PLN much more manageable. The first additions to my PLN will be Jenny Luca, a teacher I was assigned to for my C4T, and also Mrs. Vitulli, who is an excellent teacher, and seems very knowledgeable and experienced as an elementary school teacher. I hope that as a progress in the education program, and then one day as a teacher, to add many many more people and sites to my PLN.

Welcome to my PLE

Building your PLN

useful PLN sites

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Allie's Book Trailer

C4T Jenny Luca's blog summary

In Jenny Luca's blog post, she talks about the way she incorporates music by Macklemore(a very popular rapper/artist)into her "Language of Our Time" class. She has her students dissect and analyze the lyrics of each song and really find the meaning behind them. She equates songs in her class to poetry. She also talks about the 10,000 hour idea, which says that you need at least 10,000 hours of work in your chosen field to become truly proficient. She also talks about how the system is not always a valid way to tell how smart or successful someone is or will be. The system in this case being the school and testing system. In my comment I said that I really admired the way she intergrated secular culture into her teaching, and also the way she teaches her students that just because you aren't the best test taker or the best student doesn't mean that you are stupid or a failure. I really liked so many of Ms. Luca's blog posts that I plan to read more by her in the future.

Macklemore quote

In Jenny Luca's second post, she talks about an online viral video that turnd out to be fake. She says that in her upcoming school year, she will have a whole lesson devoted to analyzing viral videos, and what makes them 'viral'. In my comment, I said that it is very important to do a lesson on the authenticity of materials you see on the internet, and why you shouldn't believe everything you see.

Be Viral

Sunday, February 16, 2014

C4K Summary


In my assignment, I was assigned to read Ethan's blog post. In Ethan's post, he talked about the strategy he used when creating a comic strip for Digital Learning Day. He describes the two sites he used, and why he liked which better. The two sites he compared in his post were and In the end he decided to go with Toondoo, because he says that there is a good variety of options and because it is a better option for the assignment they are working on. The one thing he says he likes about makebeliefscomix better is that it is a little bit easier to use. He also posts two comic strips that he created, one from each site.

Ethans Blog

Digital Learning Day Celebration


In my second post, I was assigned to read a blog post by a child named Jason. Jason wrote his post on a funny memory from his childhood. In this memory, he recalls a time when he went to his grandmothers house who owned a swimming pool. He asks his grandmother "Can I go swimming in your pool?". His grandmother says he can, as long as he goes and puts on his swimsuit. He went to go change, but got so anxious that he jumped right in the pool with his clothes on. His mom comes out and tells him to get out right then, and he says "no!". His mother tells him again, but he still refuses. She goes and gets his father, and he gets out right away. That was the end of the post. In my comment, I comment on his word choice, which was pretty good. I also comment on the pictures that he or his teacher scanned into the blog post that jason had drawn.

Jason's Blog

In my third C4K, I was assigned to read Ethan's blog again. In this weeks post, Ethan was talking about his experience of shopping for and purchasing a new laptop. He says his father researched laptops for a few weeks before they made the final decision. He said that they had finally picked out a laptop, but that he changed his mind last minute from the I3 processor to an I5 because it is faster. The laptop he picked turned out to be a little out of his price range, so he made a deal with his parents to work off half of it and get the other half as a birthday present. In my comment, I told him that I was very impressed with his knowledge of laptops and the way they work. I also told him that it was very mature that he researched the laptop he wanted, and also that he was willing to work to pay off half of it. I really enjoy reading Ethan's blog. He seems very sweet, and I hope to read more from him in the future.

In this weeks assignment, I was assigned to Jacob F's blog. In his post, he reviews the book Suck It Up. He says it is about vampires who live off a blood substitute for nutrition. The story changes when one of the vampires drink real blood and causes trouble. In my comment to Jacob, I told him that he did a good job of explaining the premise of the book.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Blog Post 5

In the videos Project based learning part 1: experiences of a third grade teacher and part two I listened as Anthony Capps discussed with Dr.Strange his experience with project based learning in his third grade classroom. I really liked the example he used when he said that he feels project based learning works best when it has something to do with the community, because it shows the students that this really is something they would use in real life. I also really learned a lot about they way he mentioned tying in multiple subjects within one project. I also found his story about the father who would not let his child participate in the afghanistan project very interesting. It reminded me that, although I may find something a great learning experience, someone else may find it offensive.


In this video, Anthony discusses iCurio. Before this video, I had never heard of iCurio, but I think that it is a very clever and necessary idea. In short, it is a search engine more or less that filters out sites, videos and images for maturity or age purposes. Anthony also explains that it has this storage feature that they use for their projects in which they need to do research or use information they have found online. I loved the idea of a directory for historical figures. That seems like a tool that would come in handy for any grade level in elementary school, even through middle school and even high school.

Discovery education

In this video, Anthony discusses Discovery Education. This is tool that all Baldwin County teachers have available to them. Discovery Ed is basically a search engine, where the children or teacher can type in something (in the video, Anthony uses the example plants) and it brings up text along with a video or image of what was typed in.

In the next video, Dr.Strange and Anthony gave us many useful tips for being a teacher. They gave many good tips. I especially liked the one about always needing/wanting to learn yourself. As a teacher, i'm sure you are always learning and growing and changing right along with your students. Another good tip was that being a teacher means always learning to be a teacher. It isn't something you do at work, it is something you do 24/7. I loved the one about needing to be flexible. We all know, kids are so unpredictable. You never know what they are going to do or say. Even more than children, life can be pretty unpredictable. Being a teacher means being able to teach, and being ready, no matter what surprises may come your way.

In Use technology, don't teach it! Anthony discusses all the ways technology is helpful in his classroom, and how much he uses it. I really liked the way he mentions that using technology isn't messy and doesn't involve a clean up. I've never really thought of it that way before. He also says that technology isn't something you should take time out to "teach", but something you should make sure to use. He relays the message that it is so necessary, and almost unavoidable.

In the last video, Additional thoughts about lessons , Anthony gives us some last minute 'tips' or information about being a teacher. He says that lessons are "four layered" and that you have to think about teaching lessons in these four steps. The first "layer" or step is remembering to teach by year or grade level. Then, have you made an appropriate lesson plan and curriculum. You also need to look at it in terms of time. Some things take a while to teach, others are quick. Also, you have certain time limits to teach things by. Last, you need to know your daily lesson and really prepare for it.

I learned a lot from these conversations with Anthony Capps. I learned about the best ways to use PBL, and the issues that may sometimes arise when using it. I learned about Discovery Ed and iCurio. I learned many helpful tips and lessons that go along with being a successful teacher Many of these things were things I had never even considered or heard of before. Anthony seems like he is a very proud and successful teacher, and I enjoyed hearing the things he had to say. I also watched his video "A day as a third grade teacher" because I also want to be a third grade teacher. He seems to really love and take pride in what he does. I hope to one day be half the teacher he is.

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn

My Sentence Videos

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Blog Post #4

With this assignment, I learned so much that I did not previously know about asking questions. Many times, asking a question is not something you put much thought into. A question comes to mind, and you ask it. I knew there was a strategy to a teacher asking questions, but I didn't know there were so many right and wrong ways a teacher could go about asking a question. We were just discussing this topic in my EDU 301 class on tuesday. Mrs. Vitulli was talking to the class about waiting time between asking a question and moving on to your next subject. She said this gives your students time to think over the material that was just discussed, and to really think about whether or not they have questions. I believe that being able to effectively ask questions is a very important skill for teachers, because asking questions is how we learn. It also shows if a student has an understanding of what is being taught. if you think about it, aren't the tests students take weekly just a series of questions about the material that was just taught to them? Useful tips I found from the sources given to us this week was learning how to prepare and play with a question. Instead of asking "Does everyone understand?", try asking a specific question about what was being taught. Have you ever noticed how detailed the questions at the end of a chapter in a textbook are? The textbook doesn't ask "Do you understand? Great! Read chapter two." The writers of the chapter sit back and take their time to think of detailed questions that make you think and really show understanding. Another tip I found helpful was the tip about playing with your question. Your question should be thought provoking and not mundane. You want to make questions detailed, but not so long and confusing that your students immediately lose interest. Try asking a specific question before you even start teaching, and when you are done, ask the class "Who thinks they know the answer to the question I asked before the lesson started?" This is a good way to keep children focused and listening. We also want to try to convey the message that questions are important. We should teach our students that there is no better way to learn than asking questions. We should teach them that not understanding and getting confused happens to everyone, and anytime they need help to just ask. Usually if they are confused, they aren't the only student that is confused and their question may even help a fellow student.

Child raising hand at desk

Three Ways to Ask Better Questions

The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom

Project #3 Presentation

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Jenny She's Blog Posts "You Got Snapped!" and "Ipads in My Classroom"

You Got Snapped!

For my first assignment, I had to read Jenny She's blog post "You Got Snapped!". In this post, she describes going over her class blog with her students when another student of hers takes her picture without her knowing it. The student then proclaims "You have been snapped!". After the student takes the picture, Ms. She asks to see,and instantly falls in love with the it. The picture, which she uploaded to her blog, is a picture of her standing with a student instructing her, while the student looks on excitedly. In my comment on her blog, I acknowledged the loving way she describes her children, and commented on the way she teaches constructive criticism as opposed to hateful or derogatory comments.

Jenny She's Class Blog

Ipads in My Classroom

In the second post I read by Jenny She, she describes being chosen to experiment with ipads in her classroom, and how effective it turned out to be. She starts the post by mentioning that hers was one of the very few classrooms chosen to participate in this experiment. She says that her initial reaction was very excited. She went on to download apps that were completely literacy, math, and learning oriented. Her kids loved it! She also says that her students were very successful and productive in using these ipads to learn and explore. When they were good, she says she would reward them with ipad games like word bingo. This was not only a game the kids would enjoy, but it was also something that was still educational. She said the ipad even served as incentive for children who sometimes misbehaved to be good. She says one morning she almost burst out laughing when a student comes to her and says "I have been really good today, can I go on the ipad twice?" In my comment, I say that I am impressed at her being a teacher who does not shy away from the use of technology in the classroom, and that it is evident in her posts how much her students seem to respect her. Also that I never realized how many learning based apps and games there are out there for younger children.

Child with an Ipad

Monday, January 27, 2014

Blog Post #3

Peer reviewing

Peer reviewing is something you learn in school from a very young age. When you are young you practice reviewing fake paragraphs, and as you get older you start to review the papers of your peers. I will admit that peer reviewing has always been stressful to me. Sometimes I feel self conscious that I'll miss something, or that my evaluation will come across harsh or judgemental. In past classes, I have purposely failed to mention some of the errors I saw if I felt like I had already pointed out numerous flaws.

I think that the videos and powerpoint I watched today were very helpful. Especially the video with the kids. In the first video, I liked the emphasis they put on staying positive, while still being helpful. Just because you are giving someone criticism does not mean you need to be hateful or rude. In the powerpoint, I learned that I should try to stay as specific as possible. I shouldn't give vague suggestions or tips, because in the end it is of no real help to the author. In the last video, I learned the most of all. I didn't realize that there were so many different ways you could do peer editing wrong. I can say that throughout my school career, I have been all of those students at least once (except for maybe the loud one). I want to try to work on not being a picky Patty and a whatever William

Peer Editing

Peer Editing with Perfection

Top 10 Peer Editing Mistakes