Cyber in 2011

Gardner Campbell explains about blogs and how we can use internet to our benefit and educaation. One thing that stood out the most for me while watching this video was “Narrate, Curate, Share” and i also found and article from him too ‘Narrate, Curate, Share’: How Blogging Can Catalyze Learning and you can see in the second page that he explains clearly what they mean. I think these three practices would help people learn a lot not only because they would be blogging but they would be sharing ideas to people from different parts of the world and it expands knowledge.

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According to Campbell with this video game you can creat your own levels “you ca be a participant and a producer “

Jim Groom

“Remember when the Internet was about opening up access to information and breaking down the barriers between content creators and content consumers? Think back to when spam was just a meat-like substance. To those heady days when Timothy Leary was predicting that the PC would be the LSD of the nineties. Before the DMCA. Before eBay. Back when the Web was supposed to be a boundless Borgesian ‘Library of Babel’ and not a global supermarket. Forget that the dot-com era ever happened—if you were an investor or working for stock options back then, maybe you already have.”

Taking this course has changed the way I look at techonology and school. I expected to have a different kind of teaching in this classroom, it was totally different from what we are doing now. I am really glad I am taking this course because I actually learned  few things about websites and techonlogy, since I want to creat a website for a small program I run in my country, thats helping poor students. The most important for me is to remember how to do everything I did in this class, so that when I start teaching I can apply it to my lessons and that my students can enjoy as much as I did. And here is a link to my page

Hmmm .. What were the parts of the axon again?


Pana Po’o
“It means to scratch your head in order to help you remember something you’ve forgotten.”

I choose this term  Po’o because when i become a Biology teacher i want my students to know it’s normal to forget things in my lesson such as the difference between mitosis and meiosis or if they forget the parts of an axon. The important thing is to take your time, do not get nervous and have confidence in yourself that you know the answer.

I uploaded this picture from Flickr

Story View : Science Classroom #2


Assignment : Dig through Google Maps Street View to find an interesting setting for your story. Let your imagination go wild and tell the story of what occurred in that space. Relate that story to a specific time in Geological History, How did it occur? What are some hypothesis for this creation. What are some rocks that exist in that area, and what are some famous formations.

Rock Types Found on Main Trail

  • Igneous
    • None
  • Metamorphic
    • Dolomitic marble
    • Schistose marble
    • Gneiss
  • Sedimentary
    • None
Rock Units

  • Stockbridge marble
  • Basal Marble Member of Wallomsac Schist
Minerals of Interest

  • Garnets
Interesting Geologic Features

  • Waterfall
  • Potholes

The most obvious feature at Kent Falls is, of course, the falls. Actually, they are a series of falls and cascades. Multiple falls and cascades, such as these, generally form where the bedrock contains alternating hard and soft layers. This part of Connecticut was once made of coral reefs, offshore from the northwestern part of the state. As the Iapetos Ocean closed when Europe and Africa moved our way, these reefs were squeezed and buried under other rock. With increasing heat and pressure, the minerals in these rocks recrystallized, and the former coral reefs turned to marble. Sand and mud around the reefs formed the impurities in the marble that cause some layers to be more resistant to the effects of the flowing water.

Romeo and Juliet

It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return....

La douleur exquise: “The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have. Even a Sex in the City episode was named after it!”

What if the person you secretly love is in love with someone else

This is a pretty simple assignment. Here is a link to the assignment,  Make The Untranslatable Understood. Drama attracts any age group. I want to get  my K-12 involved in their readings, specially with plays like Romeo and Juliet.

How I Edited this Image for the Assignment:

First I searched for an image of painful love on Google. Then I opened Pixlr and copied the image i founded on Google to Pixlr. Then I used the text tool to insert the text onto the image. I then saved the image by going to file and clicking save for web and devices and uploaded the image to edtech.


My own interpretation of a DS 106 assignment.

Well I did the road sign reinterpretation, and I liked it so to create a reinvisioned project like this maybe take a matheatical idea or way of doing something and make it into  a story or an idea that will stick to the student’s minnd. Like using sohcahtoa. And so I thought they could use cyberchase as inspiration because they always learn a essential mathematics topic in the show. I’m still working on my example though.

Representations of us.

The grade level targeted is first grade, The point of this assignment is for them to create a icon or picture that relates/ represents them, aside from the picture they would have to pick 2 words that best describe them. With this assignment the students can get to know one another and see if they can relate to one another. At the same time it would allow myself being their teacher to get to know my students a little better.

I edited this picture using pixrl i united two pictures together and added a small text where 2 words describes who I am. The idea of this assignment is from the design assignments.

Troll Quotes – Science Classroom #1

Assigment: Find an image of a well known figure, add to it a famous quote by someone related in some way to the figure in the image and then attribute the quote to a third, related figure. From the official site: How It Works 1) Get a picture of someone people idolize. Obi Wan Kenobi, Barack Obama, Captain Kirk — any beloved public figure will do. 2) Slap on a famous quotation from a similar character from a different book or movie. Pick something close enough that a non-fan might legitimately confuse them.

I took a picture of a famous scientist (Albert Einstein) and took a different quote from Isaac Newton and the I named it by another famous scientist Marie Curie. Obviously the picture is of a male and the name is a female name. This can be used in a science classroom where students can look up famous scientist and see what they did and instead of learning about just one particular scienctist they can learn about three in one assigment.

Albert Einstein–  Einstein completed his General Theory of Relativity and in 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics

Isaac Newton–  Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. Newton showed that the motions of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws, by demonstrating the consistency between Kepler’s laws of planetary motion and his theory of gravitation, thus removing the last doubts about heliocentrism and advancing the Scientific Revolution.

Marie Curie- Curie discovered the mysterious element radium. It opened the door to deep changes in the way scientists think about matter and energy. She also led the way to a new era for medical knowledge and the treatment of diseases.