The students I have been observing are juniors at Euclid High School. The ELA course is co-taught with a content teacher and a special eds teacher. One thing I have noticed is that the teachers Tries to incorporate some use of technology in the classroom. The classroom has a smart board which the content teacher … Continue reading Field Observation Blog
One of the affordances of playing Quandary is it allowed me to be in a simulated position of leadership and authority making decisions that are community oriented. As Kurt Squire wrote in From Content to Context: Videogames as Designed Experiences, “...players learn not just facts or procedures but how to “be” in the world … Continue reading Video Game Post #3: Quandary
For this blog I am going to explain the process of the game. As I stated in the previous blog, the character I portray in Quandary is the captain of the colony Braxos, which is 32 light years away from Earth. The game consists of four different episodes to choose from. Two Episodes are in … Continue reading Video Game Post #2: Quandary
At the beginning of my exploration into video games I explored some of the websites that Dr. Shutkin. First, I played Poptropica for about ten minutes, but I quickly lost interest in the game. As Gee recommended games should be cool and fun, which Poptropica was both. However, I didn’t understand the point of the … Continue reading Video Gaming Post: Quandary: a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
Personal information My name is Christine, but every since I was 15 most people have called me CJ. I acquired the nickname at my 1st job Burger King from my manager Brian working the expo line during a busy dinner rush. I asked him why he called me CJ? His reply was that Christine was … Continue reading Hello to Everyone!
In comparing my first observation to my final observation out in the field, I noted many things and factors that I was unaware of. My early thoughts in observing in the classroom focused on how to engage the students and make observations about the class size, diversity, and classroom set-up. These are factors are important … Continue reading Summative Field Blog
In my final observation at Wickliffe High School the students were brimming with energy and excitement because of Thanksgiving Break. First Period consists of 9th graders, they were extra energetic in anticipation for the break. The teacher had her hands full in directing that energy into their studies but she managed it very well. I … Continue reading Field Blog Observation #3
As we embarked on our trip to Laurel School, I kept the questions in my mind what makes a great teacher. Upon entering the school, I was impressed. The school felt like it was a place where academic engagement occurred with a high expectation. This impression of the atmosphere of the school’s standards was not … Continue reading Field Post Blog 3
Right at the beginning of the chapter on banking education, I was writing comments on my post-it notes. The focus of narration by teachers and listening of students brought this comment on to a note, “Students aren’t voiceless and Teachers listen”. My reason for writing this is, I think it is arrogant to think or … Continue reading Blog Post-It Notes