About MR. Fox

I'm a future physical education teacher who loves to work out and play ball whenever I can

My new world of blogging.

First of all this is the link to my new blog which can be found here.

We have a new way of learning or a new teacher to turn to.  Learning through educational technologies is now something we have to look at. It is quite possible we can teach ourselves which I felt I kind of did in this class because our professor challenged us to learn on our own. The quote I liked in his personal essay was.

In building that personal cyberinfrastructure, students not only would acquire crucial technical skills for their digital lives but also would engage in work that provides richly teachable moments ranging from multimodal writing to information science, knowledge management, bibliographic instruction, and social networking.

I didn’t know to expect form this class when I came here the first day. I thought for some reason we were going to teach lessons with power point honestly which is funny because of the edupunk stuff we read about. I think the coolest thing I learned was the animated gifs and uploading videos on youtube. I never really tried to upload videos on youtube and I find it funny that I have some videos on the website now. Taking this class makes me appreciate blogging now. I think the only time I really went to blogs was when I was younger when I was into video games. I wanted to know what people thought about this certain game so I would go to those blogs.  Now I know that I can use for more important stuff like my future profession or other stuff in my interest like working out. I do intend to make an effort to keep this blog and have serious issues instead of going to facebook where every one talks nonsense

Weight training h.w.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7fpO9Dt7Bg[/youtube]If I were to teach weight training at a high school, I always had one assignment in mind. I would want the students to record themselves doing a certain exercise. This is a good idea because it shows to yourself what your are doing right or wrong. You can analyze your video to see if your reps are consistent. It would be easier to teach if I can show the student what he or she is doing wrong when he or she has an example they can see for themselves.

This would be the kind of video I would be expecting, I made this video  and I noticed that I made some mistakes too. Another assignment you can do for this is to look up videos of a professional lifter and see how his or her reps look.

 

 

I’ll do it myself

 

Edupunk is a teaching philosophy which is gaining momentum, incorporating learning and teaching practices steeped in the do-it-yourself DIY ethic, without abandoning the thrill of personal rebellion and all of its fruition.

I like the quote by Norman which can be found here:

But, the key to edupunk is that it is not about technology.

It’s about a culture, a way of thinking, a philosophy. It’s about DIY. Lego is edupunk. Chalk is edupunk. A bunch of kids exploring a junkyard is edupunk. A kid dismantling a CD player to see what makes it tick is edupunk.

 

This kind of stuff reminds me of my time as a kid when I used to be always outside breaking things like old stereos  and seeing how it worked and stuff like that. I guess I kind of did have a DIY perspective. Most of the things like learned was by myself. I taught myself to be a good basketball and football player. I taught myself how to get into great shape when I wasn’t a couple of years ago when I was just a skinny kid who didn’t look tough. I could have wasted money and have a trainer train me but why waste the money when I can find information about strength training anywhere. There was a comment I came across that made me laugh. the quote this which can be found here

One way of looking at it, as someone commented on Twitter, is that all learning is DIY. You can pay Harvard $40,000 to lead you to water, but you have to drink it yourself.

You have to do thing yourself, its that simple

Edupunk, it seems, takes old-school Progressive educational tactics–hands-on learning that starts with the learner’s interests–and makes them relevant to today’s digital age, sometimes by forgoing digital technologies entirely.

poll summary

after reading all the responses I gathered from my poll,  I read pretty much what I expected. Most of the responses said they memorized the formulas for math problems. there was only one student who said they understood the concepts. There was also one student who said the only way to pass the math class was to memorize every thing which is pretty funny because thats how I survived high school math. This needs to change because this isn’t a very intelligent way to learn and understand the material. I asked my little cousin what 5 times 5 equal? and I got the write answer but then I asked her but why is the answer 25? and I just got a blank look. looks like she just remembered her times table

Dan Meyer

this guy is a math teacher who teaches math to remedial students. He mentions that too many teachers ignore conceptual understanding and expect students to memorize procedures. Students that don’t try are often the smart ones.

I like when he said Math makes sense of the world and how important it is to learn it.

It can be found here: 

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