What I’ve Learned

Blogging was a new experience for me, one I suggest everyone tries.  While I have been blogging this semester I have also been following some of my classmates’ blogs.  Here are the best things I have learned form them.

  1. Stephanie’s blog had some great tips on how to use Pinterest to collaborate.  I’ve never thought about (or known how to) share  what I found on Pinterest with other educators.
  2. Sydney’s post on 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Technology was a good reminder.  It reminded me that even though technology should be part of the classroom teachers still need to be aware of outside factors
  3. In Megan’s blog on the SAMR model, one point that really hit home for me was when she said “With the SAMR Model, history can come to life.”  I know the SAMR model can help with the incorporation of technology into the classroom, but bring it to life is something I didn’t think about.

I want to thank all my fellow bloggers for their wonderful information ans stories.


Guess Who?

So this post will be a little different, instead of me talking to you I’ve ask my friend, Jesse to write something.  I asked Jesse, What he wished his educators would have done and taught him in high school?  Here’s what Jesse had to say.

“I wish they would teach more different languages then just Spanish. My family originated from Germany and my Grandpa could speak German. I would have enjoyed learning German if my school offered it.”–Jesse


This semester I have learned about PBIS in schools in my Education media apps course.  PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. According to the PBIS web site “PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.”

PBIS is a three tiered system, as seen in the picture below.  Tier one is school wide students are given the information and are supported as a group.  Tier two is small groups instruction for those students who may need a little more reinforcement. Tier three is more intensive and meant for one on one instruction.  The goal is to always help students and bring them back to tier one.

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