Friday, April 20, 2012
I was searching for my last blog post. I was interested in finding something that was different about technology. I came across a page from Dell Computers. I was shocked to have learned that on their website, they have a specific page entitled "K-12 Solutions." This page has tons of links for teachers and students to look at. Each page is geared towards the use of technology in the classroom. Here is the link for that Dell Page There is everything from students to professional development. I clicked on the link called "Industrial Technology." From there they break it down depending on if you are a student or a teacher. I spent some time on the teacher part. Check it out!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I was watching the news a few days ago on the television. I always find the stories on there really interesting. A report came up regarding a principal who beat this student on the bus. All the children were asked to get off the bus, one student hadn't moved yet, so the principal took it upon himself to remove him. He forcefully, grabbed the student and threw him into the aisle as a bunch of other students watch from the back. I was appalled when I saw this report and the video that came from the bus camera. Here is the link to the article. The video is also included. Be sure to hit "RAW VIDEO: Point Pleasant Bus Video" to see the entire footage from three angles on the bus. I don't understand how someone could do this to a child. I hope he gets tried for this and does not get away with his actions.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I'm currently finishing up a class at UNI called Bilingual Education in Public Schools. When I was enrolling in this class, I had little expectations for what I would be taught. What would I be learning exactly? Now with two weeks left, I have learned so much. My professor did a great job providing the books we needed and additional information so we are able to fully understand the world we will all be teaching in one day. Coming in to this class, I knew nothing about Bilingual Education. Nothing. I did not know there were two different types: additive and subtractive. I was not aware what foreign students had to endure and the importance of their families in the education system. Many topics and ideas have two sides. One side is the side that is for something, that supports bilingualism. And then there is the side that is against bilingualism. We discussed today this article Storm Lake, IA student refuses to take '' demeaning'' test. This story has literally blown my mind. How can this be possible?
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Today, I went to a Naturalization for Immigrants to become citizens in the United States. It was such an awesome experience, I am so happy I attended it. Many of my professors suggested that we go to it because it is so moving. I am not going to lie. I cried a little bit. Those people took it upon themselves to make their life better as well as the lives of their children. Their families were there to support them. Over 20 countries were represented amongst the 61 people who became citizens. This was the 2nd time UNI has held this event and I hope they continue to do this in the future so more UNI students and faculty can attend and learn about these inspiring people. Check out this article!