Monday, May 4, 2009

WebQuest Complete

I have enjoyed this assignment the most out of everything we have done. I was scared because of all the other problems I have had with the assignments for this class. I have used web quests in my classes before but never thought I would create my own. I am so excited about this and think this is a wonderful tool for our computer generation students. WebQuest allow students who are creative shine while other students who are more "book smart" get to shine in their area as well. The students care able to show the other students and teachers talents that may be hidden when doing traditional school work.!WestVirginia

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Web Quest

I have high hopes for the web quest activity. I have been having trouble with the assignemts but I am hoping that the GardenQuest will allow me to create a web Quest without loosing my patients. I have used web quests in my classes but have never created one- I am really looking forward to this activity.

Manipulatng Data- Narrative

The cullmination of the speadsheet activities. With this acttivity we were able to create a summary sheet- we insserted formulas to do the calculation for us. The calculatios allowed us to see totals for all the areas and have data over the three years. This is important for the teachers who have record keeping- I used spreadsheets and summary sheets for my pre-k students who had to pay tuition. I could pull up how much money was paid into my classroom, the characterists of my paying students.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Not Part of the Course Work- Just Venting

I have been working really hard but not seeming to get to far. At various points during this class I get really excited when I get an assignment completed the way it needs to be- without great struggle. But those have been few and far between. I thought I knew about computers- not saying I am a computer buff but not foriegn to them by any means. I put together my schools web page and ran it for 3 years as well as ran our in-school tv program. After this class I am surprised I am able to turn on my computer without assistance. I think my computer felt the same way- the hard drive crashed, it isn't even a year old! I have been trying to fix old assignements but I can't seem to get them to work. This may be the one grad class that will put me over the edge and drop my GPA. I hope I pass- it wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't put so much time and effort it to the work.

If it says that a web site is broken, what do you need to do to fix it?
Sorry, just needed to get it out.

Manipulating Raw Data

This assignment allows use to learn how take the data recieved and put it in a format that can be easily accessed. With large amounts of data it is better put to use if one can organize the information so that the percentages totals can be viewed quickly. This information is a great tool for teachers when creating reports for students/parents and the school/school system. A teacher can show progress or declines that the students are making.
To complete this assignment we had to learn how to create formulas that does the math work for you and because you can put the formulas in multiple sheets this is a way to work smarted not harder.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fun With Data- Formatting

The information in lesson will help me in my billing for my paying students. I have to keep tack of payments made and what is still owed by other parents. I will be able to set up spreadsheets for each of the school months. This would also be usefull in record keeping of all kinds- grades and tracking submitted/missing work. This is a simple tool that can be used in a variety of ways.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Creating and Online Quiz using Google

This is a GREAT tool. I am so glad this was an assignment. I will use this all the time! Teachers have the ability to allow students to take a paperless quiz/test. You can use this for any level k-12. This allows students to use technology instead of the dreaded paper pencil versions. This is also simple enough that students can create their own quizes. I would recommend that teachers use this as a remediation or retesting tool. Students could create their own quizes to quiz themselves or their peers.