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The Indigo Journey… An Explanation of Us

The Indigo Journey… An Explanation of Us.

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The Importance of all of This “Stuff”

As the Semester is coming to a close I am realizing that I have learned a eat deal what t is to be a teacher. I have learned that teachers have a great deal at their disposal now that wasn’t available even as early as 10years ago.  Technology has come so far in such a short period of time .That fact both amazes, and entices me. I am looking forward to seeing what the future has in store as far as the technology that will be used to teach the future generations. I may be going out on a limb when I say this , but I truly believe that, based on the knowledge gained from  this class. Those that are proficient in technology will be successful and those that are not will be left by the wayside. I have had the pleasure of seeing a definite shift in technology being used in everyday life, now I feel that the more tech that is being integrated into the school system, the more that our future will benefit from it.  In short technology was originally a tool to make the complicated simple. However it is now some thin that has become essential.

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Rubric

This week in class we learned about how to create a rubric and a little about assessments and the grading system. I cant wait until i have the opportunity to teach children things that they will take and build upon for their future. I remember when I was young and I would go to a class that I was really excited about. I would think about it the night before and ponder as to what the day would hold for me….. I think that teaching is really the profession that I am intended to pursue!!! Here is the rubric that I created …

Name: Harry Potter (obv name has been changed)

Teacher: Ms. Lafountain

Date : 04/09/2014

Title of Work: Hogwarts, A History

 

Criteria

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  • Evaluation of Questions

Assignment does not show a full understanding of what was asked. Little or no evaluation of questions

Assignment show moderate understanding of the questions much more elaboration is needed

Assignment provides some well thought evaluation of question needed to elaborate more

Assignment has the correct amount of questions, displays a great understanding of what was asked in a detailed manner

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  • Evaluation of Websites

Assignment displays little or no websites. Or websites given had no correlation to project.

A few of the websites needed to complete the assignment were missing

All of the websites needed for the assignment were present. Some were not correctly chosen

All websites were present

All websites worked and were relevant to the assignment

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  • Evaluation of Quality of the Big Question

Assignment did not have a big question

Big question had little or no relevance to the assignment

Big question was relevant to the assignment but too vague

Big question was detailed and well thought out, with clear relation to assignment

_4___

  • Evaluation of Visual Presentation

Assignment lacked organization and was in the incorrect format

Assignment displayed errors in organization some formatting issues

Assignment shows little or no formatting issues and organization was good

Assignment has no errors in format and organization

__4__

  • Spelling and grammar

Many mistakes were present regarding spelling and grammar

Moderate –few spelling and grammar mistakes were shown in this assignment

Very few spelling and grammar mistakes in this assignment

No spelling or grammar mistakes is this assignment

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Total—->

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Teacher Comments:

This Student shows understanding of the assignment. With clear questions that were reasonably easy to find given the websites given. Overall this was a great project.

 

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Web Quest

 

Today on my online class I had to create an online scavenger hunt. I enjoyed this althought I had to rack my brain to find a topic…..ha ha OK, that was an intended pun…. Here is what I came up with .

 

 

The Pituitary Gland

Author Nicole Lafountain

 

Student’s Name _____________________________________________________________

 

  1. I.                   Introduction

This assignment is for you to use the technology of the worldwide web to hunt for answers to the questions provided.

Answers should be in your own word do not just copy and paste.

There are six sites that contain the information that you need it is your mission to find the answers.

 

  1. II.               Questions
    1. What System is the Pituitary Gland part of ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Approximately what size is the pituitary gland? For example Golf ball, Grapefruit, Basketball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The Pituitary Gland is often referred to as the ______ Gland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Oxytocin is produced by which lobe of the Pituitary  Gland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Name 3 Hormones that the Pituitary Gland Regulates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Where is the Pituitary Gland located ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. III.            Internet Resources

 

  1. http://www.innerbody.com/image/endo01.html

 

2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/anatomyvideos/000099.htm

 

3. http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/pituitary-gland

 

4. http://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/animations/pituitary-gland

 

 

 

5. http://www.pituitarysociety.org/public/overview/

 

6. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/pituitary-gland-tumor

 

  1. IV.             The Big Question

You were diagnosed with a Pituitary prolactinoma. What do you have (in layman’s terms) and what doctors would you go to see first?

Explain what hormones that are secreted by your condition and what the side effects of the hormones are ? Extra credit if you can tell me, one way they would have diagnosed you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Design a School

 

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This week in my intro to educational technology class we are doing a project where we will design an innovative school based on what we have learned in the course so far! I am so excited to do this because design and crafting is my thing…. I started sketching last night and it opened up a whole world of possibilities! My biggest goal is going to be to just do what the assignment asks and get it done in time ….

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I wonder if there will be extra credit if I add glitter.

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