Assignment 7: Instructional Video

Our group’s instructional video was on music, meter, measure, and different types of beats!

We begin the video with Brandon listening to music and counting the music, and then explaining what that means to Colin, which leads into a instructional video on how to count and read music!

Nicole explains quarter notes, Colin explains eighth notes, and I explain half notes.

We then complete the video by having a jam session and then bring it back to the beginning by Brandon and Colin both listening to and counting music while I come up then asking what they are doing, to conclude the video!

We added in transitions between scenes to mimic That 70’s Show‘s transitions.

I believe that we included many of the ISTE Standards.  We facilitated and hopefully inspired student learning and creativity through use of this video, along with designing and development of digital age learning experiences through this assessment because our video is an online learning tool, which is clearly a big part of the digital age of learning.  We modeled digital age work and learning through our video along with promoting and modeling digital citizenship and responsibility, and we engaged in a professional environment which resulted in growth and leadership skills that we learned through this project.

Hope you enjoy and learn something new about counting music!  =)

Instructional Video!

Counting Music Quiz!

Story Board & Pitch


Assignment 6: Reflective Learning

I found creating Web-Quests challenging at first but then saw how informational they could be for a student’s learning process. I found creating the Web-Quest to at first be confusing, but then really enjoyed it because I was interested in the content I was working on, since it would apply to the grades I want to teach one day!  Completing our classmates Web-Quests was the most difficult because I had to understand their layout and content they gave us, and trying to understand what they wanted us to do.  A question I have is at what grade level are Web-Quests assigned the most?  The second two Web-Quests I participated in I found were at the perfect level, but the first Web-Quest I participated in was difficult to navigate and it had way too much information and more learning objectives than expected, which made it not very fun to complete.  I liked that we got to look at other class Web-Quests before creating our own to help us understand and inspire us to create our own.  Personally, Web-Quests aren’t going to be something that I use in the future since I want to teach kindergarten, but I could totally see them being used for older grades as a great way of effective learning!

Assignment 4: Digital Citizenship

My presentation is on the Nine Stepping Stones of Digital Citizenship, which is the benchmark of appropriate and responsible behavior in regards to the technology we use in today’s society on the web.  In my presentation I list the nine stepping stones of digital citizenship, and for each one I give a definition, an appropriate and an inappropriate use of that step, along with the title of the resource I used along with an explanation on that resource and how it’s helpful.  To get to the resource links, click on the title of each stepping stone and it will take you to those connected websites!  Click either the website to access through Canva or the second link which should open in a PDF!

Eleni’s Nine Stepping Stones of Digital Citizenship


Assignment 3: Connected Educator

  1. Participating in not only the Live Personal Learning Network, but as well as Tweeting, was my first time ever.  I found it easy to create a tweet and hashtag #422EdTech, but I found myself constantly refreshing Professor Falcone’s Twitter home page looking for when she’d post a new tweet for us to respond to.  As well I am used to social media sites like Facebook, so I found it odd to post to our own wall with a hashtag, since I felt like I was just blogging/chatting to myself, so if someone not from our class was following me they would have no clue to what I was talking/tweeting about.  I honestly plan to delete my Twitter account once I graduate from the Multiple Subject Credential Program since I’m not very big on social media, especially Twitter, and for wanting to teach Kindergarten or First Grade, I feel like I wouldn’t need a Twitter page to succeed at being a lifelong learner, but who knows.. maybe I’ll change my mind.
  2. I believe that connecting through blogs can help us as teachers in the future as a way of collaboration and seeing what learning tactics other teachers use so we can be more worldly and open to other ways of educating.  I commented on the blogs of Nicole Drago, Nick De Meo, Rob Fecteau, and Elizalyn Perez.
    • For Nicole Drago’s Blog I answered her question, which was surprisingly similar to mine, and I posted this image showing “10 Reasons Why Every Teacher Needs a Personal Learning Network”!
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    • For Nick De Meo’s Blog I answered how I might integrate technology into my own personal classroom one day, which I put an image illustrating the idea of using apps and technology for younger minds to learn.
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    • For Rob Fecteau’s Blog I responded to his question on what families should do if they can’t afford the luxury of technology for their children, which I responded with a article that talked about how most schools will have access to technology readily available for it’s students, but if not there is always the library and computer labs.  Here is the link I responded to his post about:
    • For Elizalyn Perez’s Blog I responded to her question on how technology could have a negative impact in education by saying that students could get distracted and that we still need human contact in education and require hands-on learning to educate students, which I expressed in showing this image.
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  3. I believe that the activities in this assignment related to all five of the International Educational Technology Standards: National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for Teachers (ISTE NETS-T).  Our Personal Learning Network with live Tweeting:
    • Facilitated and inspired student learning and creativity as a new means of educating
    • Helped us learn how to design and develop digital aged learning experiences and assessments through the live tweets and use of hashtags
    • Modeled digital age work and learning through the live Tweeting learning network by us collaborating and working/tweeting back and forth with our peers
    • Promoted and modeled digital citizenship and responsibility by demonstrating that we should keep our web presence clean-cut and have nothing inappropriate on them
    • Engaged in professional growth and leadership by learning how to create our very own Personal Learning Network for our future careers and how to communicate in the new world of education with it becoming so technological

Assignment 1: ISTE Blog

  1. What is ISTE?
    • The ISTE stands for the International Society for Technology in Education, which is a nonprofit organization that serves educators who are interested in better use of technology in education
  2. What are the ISTE Teacher standards?
    1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
    2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
    3. Model digital age work and learning
    4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
    5. Engage in professional growth and leadership
  3. In your own words, how would you summarize each standard?
    1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
      • Teachers instill the knowledge they have into their students minds regarding the subject matter to help assist students to learn and understand and interpret that subject matter in their own way
    2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
      • As a teacher, one would create or design learning experiences/activities/assessments to help develop their students knowledge and basic skills through digital sources
    3. Model digital age work and learning
      • A teacher would display their knowledge and skills by representing digital-age concepts in order to let their students learn through observing and working on the subject matter
    4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
      • As a teacher you need to understand local and global issues that are evolving through the digital culture and display ethically sound actions in the classroom
    5. Engage in professional growth and leadership
      • A teacher should always strive to upgrade and never downgrade.  A teacher needs to be actively improving their professional leadership skills and illustrate the digital tools and resources required to know as technology advances.  As a teacher you need to realize that you are a student as well since you are in the classroom, you are still learning as you go, so you can always do better and grow in your professional career.
  4. The standards are created to provide clear guidelines for the skills, knowledge and approaches teachers need in order to be successful in the digital age.  How would you rate your skills/knowledge for each of the standards?
    1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
      • Rate: 9/10
    2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
      • Rate: 6/10
    3. Model digital age work and learning
      • Rate: 6/10
    4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
      • Rate: 8/10
    5. Engage in professional growth and leadership
      • Rate: 9/10
  5. End your post with a question your readers can respond to.
    • I am a little technologically challenged, and I plan to teach Kindergarten or First Grade, and naturally I don’t associate much technology with those grades, so I’m curious on how much these tools will assist me with my teaching career?