Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Manipulating Raw Data

Just when I thought I wasn't too terrible using Excel, now this assignment.

Fun with Data- Formatting

I am not very good with Excel, but this was actually not as bad I thought it would be.

For me the easiest thing was to get all the column and row measurements from the year one table and transfer them over to the other two sheets. I then copied and pasted my numbers from sheet one to sheets two and three.

Here is my table.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Assessment Forms

This assignment was very easy to do and something that I would use in my own classroom. Check out my quiz spreadsheet and actual quiz.

Assessment Rubric

I am still having trouble getting my rubric to upload to the Google docs page. I keep getting an upload error on the page.

I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.


After playing around with this rubric. This is the best that I could do to get it uploaded onto Google docs.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Windows Movie Maker

Here is my Windows Movie Maker video from my Power Point. It was really easy to do and I'm glad that I am learning how to use the features on my computer.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Google Presentations

Here is my Jeopardy Power Point that is embedded on Google Docs.



Action Buttons

I made my Jeopardy game to go along with WV CSO's for third grade. The CSO's used for this project were SS.O.03.04.01,SS.O.03.05.01,and SS.O.03.05.08. I think that I am doing pretty well using the FTP site, so I chose to upload my project there.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Power Point Show

I had a lot of trouble with the FTP site again. I think I got it to finally work this time. Check out my Power Point show.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Power Point

My power point is the same topic that I used for my podcast. It can be used in 3-5 grades as needed when the students begin writing on their own. I love power points because you can reach visual as well as auditory learners.

Podcast

My podcast is for fifth grade. You can click here to get my script.

Listen to my podcast.

I've used Audacity before to convert files and to edit songs for a power point that I did for my fiance for his 30th birthday.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Web Album

This was easy for me because I already have a web album/family website. It is a Shutterfly family website and my site's name is Wagner Babies. There are pictures of mostly my daughter, but also my stepson and fiance. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Photoshop Express


I really liked the Photoshop Express activity. The site was easy to navigate and uploading and editing my photo only took a few minutes. My photo was edited by adding a pop of color which is the green in the background and changing the photo to a sketch.I also added some text onto the photo. I thought the end result was very cute. Check out my Photoshop album photo.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Crappy Graphics


My graphic is a venn diagram that compares forms of transportation. You can find my diagram at Crappy Graphics or check it out right here.

This site was pretty easy although you could not fit very much information into the diagram.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Charts and Graphs

Our assignment was the following:

Your job is to create and publish an online document that contains some charts. There numerous online resources for this activity including Kid's Zone

  1. Chart 1 should compare the 4th grade National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) math scores for West Virginia compared to the national average for years 2000 through 2007. Write a brief statement of what you can conclude about West Virginia's performance.
  2. Chart 2 should compare the number of students currently on an IEP for West Virginia and the next 3 poorest states based on per capita income. The source is a little dated but the trend is consistent. Write a brief statement of what you can conclude about West Virginia's student population in this category relative to its per capita income neighbors.
  3. Create a blog post summarizing the activity and include a link to the graphing tool, and the location of where your data came from.

Activity Outcomes: Student can create, integrate, publish, interpret, and discuss a graphic images using line or bar charts.

Looking at the information for WV's fourth grade math scores from http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/states/ it can be seen that although WV falls below the National Average in Math, the numbers are very close. Check out my graph http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddwjzpmc_6c7ndx4h6



WV is one of the poorer states, but by looking at the enrollment of students, WV does have one of the highest percentages of students on an IEP. My graph can be found http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddwjzpmc_8d4qgjcfj.



I created my graphs http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/classic/ the site was very easy to create graphs and I wish I would have known about it before because it would have saved me alot of time.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Image Capture

  1. Create a graphic from a screen grab.
  2. Edit your image using Paint. explore the selection tool, the eyedropper tools, the paintbrush tool.
  3. Create a post on your blog that describes: the program you used, the file properties of your graphic including file type or graphic format, the size, the method by which you acquired your graphic, and the the file type.
  4. Include at least ideas on how you may incorporate these types of images in the conduct of your class to improve student learning.


I was looking for coloring pages for my little sister and found a Tinkerbell coloring sheet and decided to edit the image. I saved the picture by right clicking on my mousepad and saved the image as a .gif file. The size of the image was 15.31 KB. I edited my image in paint and used the selection tool to move around some stars that were on the picture. I used the paint bucket to fill in some color on the background and Tinkerbell herself. I didn't go into and try and fix the spots, but know from previous experience that if you zoom in on the photo you can fix a lot of details and make it look very neat. I used the text option to put the words Tinkerbell and my name on the photo. I also began my image by cropping out the lower part of Tinkerbell's body.


I could use images and edit them to what I need in the classroom. For example if I had a really great photo, but maybe there was some objectional parts in the photo, I could edit out anything that I may not want to show. I could fix colors and add text to tell more of a story with the photo.


Students would also enjoy being able to play with a photo and make it their own. I think the paint program is and easy way to learn. I do have Photoshop on my computer, but have not really had a lot of time to work with it.



http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddwjzpmc_4krz6sthd

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Graphic Assignment

I know that this assignment was due last night, but due to Mother Nature and her great winds, I unfortunately lost power. I have a laptop, but was not anticipating the power outage lasting so long and used my hour and a half of battery life watching Dora with my daughter who got a little scared not having any lights, but the candles. She's first. :O) Anyway, my graphic is something that can be used in a newsletter to my students parents. Its just a teacher graphic I found and changed the teacher's name to my name. I tried messing around with the color on paint, but kept making it worse. I'm not really that talented in editing things, so here is what I have. Enjoy.

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddwjzpmc_2fn7mfcfs

Monday, February 9, 2009

Dale's Cone of Experience



Dale's Cone of Experience starts from the top where the concepts like reading and listening are in the small part of the cone and are very limiting. The percentage of learning at the top of the cone is very low. As one reads down the cone and the person is actually participating in the action such as in participating in discussions and doing simulations, then the person is actually learning and experiencing more.

I think to an extent it is logical, but maybe not factual. I think it all depends on how an individual learns and can't be based on a whole group of people. We have been taught that our students all learn different ways whether they are auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learners. I personally am more of a visual and a kinesthetic learner. I would rather try to do things hand on then have someone try to tell me what to do because most of the time I just block out what they are saying and go and figure it out on my own.






Thursday, February 5, 2009

FTP

I have previously had a little experience with FTP when I took Instructional Technology, but have not used it since then. I had a little trouble at first getting my link to work, but I think that now it is up and running. I have tried it a few times and had no problems getting it to work.

Here is my link to my FTP site.

www2.fairmontstate.edu/users/jsandy1/My Resume(2).doc

Hope that you are able to access it!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Web Publishing

This web publishing was pretty easy I think. Here is my link to my resume.

http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddwjzpmc_1fjszgtms


The link is also clickable under my frequent sites. It is listed as web publishing assignment.

I have been trying to do the FTP assignment. That is a different story. Hope I figure it out.

Friday, January 30, 2009

My Photostory

My Photostory: Can also be found on You Tube under my links.



video

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Photostory

I just completed and submitted my Photostory assignment. I really liked the Photostory software. It was easy to use and I liked being able to type text right onto my picture. I thought it was way easier than doing a Powerpoint. Unfortunately, due to the terrible weather I have been unable to make it out to buy a microphone so I was unable to do narration on my project. I think it turned out rather well and I would really like to try it with narration and maybe have Amelia do a little baby talk narrating on it too.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Classroom Goals

These are the following goals in Educ. 6305:

  • have greater self-efficacy in dealing with educational technology and
  • become better versed in the research literature that supports the effective use of educational technology, including the frameworks educators operate within.
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate of technology, the use of imagination in creating and delivering curricular materials, and using creativity in assessment techniques are encouraged.

I thought I had a pretty fair understanding of how to do something as simple as sharing files, but just from starting this class, I think that I have a lot to learn.

I'm still a little confused with the Google site and the spread sheets. I hope that I am completing everything correctly and efficiently. I can't wait to try the different activities in this class because I want to be able to use this information in my future classroom.

While student teaching a fifth grade class, our school had a computer lab, but there was a computer teacher who taught all day. We had two working computers in our class, but of course too many students. It was hard for me to try and find a way to integrate technology when the resources weren't really available. If the school were to have a second computer lab just for classroom teachers to use it would have made things a lot easier.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Hello. My name is Jessica Sandy. I'm from Shinnston, but am now living in Clarksburg. I graduated from Fairmont State in December with a B.A. in Elementary Education. I work as a pre-k teacher at a daycare center and have a class of ten. When I'm not taking classes or working my other time is spent with my fiancee, Keith and our daughter, Amelia who just turned one this month. She is a wild, little girl who is forever keeping me on my toes. We also have a Boston Terrier named Baxter who is Amelia's best pal.