1. These videos and slideshows concerning peer review were very beneficial to me. One of these videos that i particularly enjoyed was the one evolving the children. It was entertaining but at the same time made it easy to understand what not to do when peer reviewing. The way i was taught to peer review was mainly to look for grammatical errors and sentence structure. I can now see that it should be more than that. I need to look into my peers work deeper and help them instead of just reading over their work for simple errors.
I chose to comment on my classmates blog. One reason I chose to do this is because I am not a big email person. I feel that I should be able to say whatever I need to tell them over a simple comment. I feel that I can say what i need to say in the open instead of in a closed email.
2. I was born and raised in the same town Hellen Keller was born in. I have known about how struggling it has been for blind and or deaf individuals. As for the Mountbatten had no idea that that type of technology had been invented. The Mountbatten is mind blowing! It is comforting to know that their is technology like this that is there to help individuals dealing with disabilities. Even though I do not have either of these disabilities if i had access to this machine I would have taken advantage of this and learned how to use it.
These new technologies are very interesting to me. One of these that really caught my attention was the use of the blocks with brail numbers on them. Coming from the video about this tool teaching blind students math seems to be and extremely difficult task but with the help of these block tools it has become easier and more efficient. Like I said before I find it comforting to know that there have been enough advances in technology to further teach individuals with blind and deaf disabilities.
3. Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts
Mrs. Vicki Davis' approach on teaching is very similiar to the way that I plan to teach. One thing that really caught my attention in her video was the way she explained that teachers should not feel that they have to now everything about the subject to teach it. She went on to say that her students have taught her things about the systems that she had not previously discovered. I also like how her classroom is constantly interactive and he way she uses groups to incorporate the children being interactive.