Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Circuit Hero

This past week we tried to create circuits that could control games on our laptops. It was pretty fun to do because it was something different. What worked for our group was using someone as the ground. None of the materials we had work. We tried play-doh, raisins, aluminum foil, and cardboard as the ground and it didn't work. What worked for us as far as getting frogger to move was play-doh. It was the only thing that worked out of the materials we used. The same things didn't work for this part of the circuit as it didn't work for the  grounding part. We just had to play around with the different materials we had until we found the right combination of things to work. We had issues at first trying to get it started but, once we got ideas rolling around finding the answer was pretty simple. We also ended up playing a little game i like ti call circuit hero. We were playing guitar hero on the laptops just with using circuits instead. Needless to say it was a fun class to be in.  

For Chapter 9 on Connected Educator, it talked about what the future holds.One doesn't need to be a teacher to be an educator. With all the information that is out there in the world today, anything you learn can be seen as be educated. Change is also coming to technology and education. It is important to keep in mind four core components to think about with these changes, Knowledge, Pedagogy, Connections, and Capacity. You need to have the knowledge to know that you can't know everything, and having the awareness of your network's expertise. You have to have to mind set of "I am the teacher" and i will help my students to the best of my abilities. Making sure you have connections within your personal learning network is important. Lastly, capacity building helps individuals and groups find and conquer development challenges.

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