Throughout the semester, I have had the pleasure of reading and commenting on my classmate's blog posts! It was really interesting following along with the progress of my classmate's Learning Projects or hearing their similar or differing opinions on our assigned blog posts. I have had many classmates contribute to my learning and I to … Continue reading Lending a Helping Hand, As Much As I Can!
Now that I have completed my learning project, here is a look from week one to week seven! First, I chose my learning project, which was to learn to play acoustic guitar with an end goal of playing Riptide by Vance Joy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqlyIlpV-eA Then, in my first lessons, I learned the E minor, A sus2, … Continue reading My Learning Project Overview
Hey guys! Here I am at the finish line. I have learned all of the chords to Riptide by Vance Joy It was actually a lot harder to play than I thought it would be. That being said, here is the video I used to learn Riptide on YouTube through Marty Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Bi_-VitS0 I found it … Continue reading I Finally Made It!
Hey guys! So I just finished learning (and really practicing) my final chord for this learning project, the F Major Chord. This one was really challenging for me and it seemed that no matter how much I practiced or tried other sources it still sounded bad to me. Like always, I used Marty Music's video … Continue reading My Final Chord!
So, here we are, at the end of the semester. Wow, that went quickly. For my "final" assignment in EDTC 300 (I still have a few previous posts to get to you within the next few days) I have created a Powtoon, a presentation format I've never used before! As I was using a free … Continue reading I’ve Reached the End . . . Nearly
For this week's post, I tried the Hour of Code program, through code.org, where I made a Flappy game! This game was skilled at Grades 2+, so the hour-long program took me twenty minutes. This was particular program was easy enough for me to do it! I also looked at the Hour of Code programs … Continue reading Trying Out an Hour of Code
I remember my life before social media, do you? As a future educator, I must remind myself that many, if not all, of the students I will teach have grown up in the eyes of social media. Seeing as they have grown up in this world, chances are they may not be aware of all the possible … Continue reading Living in a Digital World
This week's assigned blog post was a partner post with Ashley Osachoff where we each argued the viewpoints of a concerned parent and the teacher implementing a paperless classroom in their high school English class. We thought this would be a great hypothetical situation to explore as we may potentially have a similar conversation with a … Continue reading A (Hypothetical) Conversation
For my post on digital identity, my best friend Ashley Osachoff and I chose to cybersleuth each other. To give you a little backstory, Ashley and I have known of each other since elementary school after one of my childhood friends moved to Ashley's school and often had birthday parties with friends from both schools … Continue reading Cybersleuthing my Bestie!
After finishing the A minor, E major, and C major chords, I know have four realizations: My fingers are very short and chubby It is WAY easier to press the chords down when my nails are shorter My mic on my laptop distorts the sound quality of guitar playing a fairly recognizable amount For some … Continue reading Str-Str-Strumming Away with Three New Chords!