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Blog #10: Connected Learning and Writing Assessment

Connected Learning and Writing Assessment
By Andaiye Hall

I am no stranger to connected learning. This past summer I had an introduction to this whole new world of incorporating digital literacy. I believe that the best people to do writing assessment would be people with no ego and open minds. I think even though these people exist it can be very hard to find them. If you are lucky to find someone with an open mind they could still have an ego to go with that or vice versa. It goes both ways so I think that we are no where near to discovering the ideal writing assessment. As much as technology is developing we still need humans behind the computer. As long as humans are involved they are perfectly imperfect so we are highly unlikely to have fully fair assessments made. Someone always think they know more than someone else and that id not true. We are all still growing and learning.

Blog #10: Connected Learning and Writing Assessment

Connected Learning and Writing Assessment
By Andaiye Hall

I am no stranger to connected learning. This past summer I had an introduction to this whole new world of incorporating digital literacy. I believe that the best people to do writing assessment would be people with no ego and open minds. I think even though these people exist it can be very hard to find them. If you are lucky to find someone with an open mind they could still have an ego to go with that or vice versa. It goes both ways so I think that we are no where near to discovering the ideal writing assessment. As much as technology is developing we still need humans behind the computer. As long as humans are involved they are perfectly imperfect so we are highly unlikely to have fully fair assessments made. Someone always think they know more than someone else and that id not true. We are all still growing and learning.

Blog #9: Research Papers Need to Have Variety

Research Papers Need to Have Variety
By Andaiye Hall

I like the ideas that the writers of Why the Research Paper isn't working. I wish more educators would strongly consider his proposal/argument. I experience so much more joy and enthusiasm by writing about what I love rather than any random topic. Sometimes however, there are times that I discover I have new found areas that in particular really interest me. So maybe the author's idea could be a little too over-expansive. I think a research paper every now and again outside your comfort zone is helpful. The primary thing is that student should be interested and engaged. I also believe that for an author to come out with such an opinionated article he should have used demonstrated facts.

Blog #9: Research Papers Need to Have Variety

Research Papers Need to Have Variety
By Andaiye Hall

I like the ideas that the writers of Why the Research Paper isn't working. I wish more educators would strongly consider his proposal/argument. I experience so much more joy and enthusiasm by writing about what I love rather than any random topic. Sometimes however, there are times that I discover I have new found areas that in particular really interest me. So maybe the author's idea could be a little too over-expansive. I think a research paper every now and again outside your comfort zone is helpful. The primary thing is that student should be interested and engaged. I also believe that for an author to come out with such an opinionated article he should have used demonstrated facts.

Blog 8: My Memo Questions

My Memo Questions
 1. How can I keep my readers of all ages fully engaged ? 
2. What is my best platform to use for my project? 
3. Concern I must have all of my Power point with all features interactive and embedded. I'm a loyal PPT consumer
4. Concern how can I improve my content with only getting rid of little to no content.
5. How do you feel as a potential audience member while considering my piece? Is something missing? What can make it more enjoyable.

Blog 8: My Memo Questions

My Memo Questions
 1. How can I keep my readers of all ages fully engaged ? 
2. What is my best platform to use for my project? 
3. Concern I must have all of my Power point with all features interactive and embedded. I'm a loyal PPT consumer
4. Concern how can I improve my content with only getting rid of little to no content.
5. How do you feel as a potential audience member while considering my piece? Is something missing? What can make it more enjoyable.

Blog 7: Thoughts on the Reading

The readings for the week offered some new insight into how assessment got where it is today. I also learned about the different identities we can have. I found the Bi Butch and Bar Dyke not very enjoyable. I had a better time reading about the progression of writing assessment. After reading this article I still wonder is the best way to conduct writing assessment. The article by Meem analyzed the proposal of writing assessments. The present one is the best one so far. I'm not a person who enjoys test-taking because I wonder about it's actual effectiveness. The holistically scored essay has always been disliked by me. One person may find your essay to be really great and someone else may not feel the same way.

Blog 7: Thoughts on the Reading

The readings for the week offered some new insight into how assessment got where it is today. I also learned about the different identities we can have. I found the Bi Butch and Bar Dyke not very enjoyable. I had a better time reading about the progression of writing assessment. After reading this article I still wonder is the best way to conduct writing assessment. The article by Meem analyzed the proposal of writing assessments. The present one is the best one so far. I'm not a person who enjoys test-taking because I wonder about it's actual effectiveness. The holistically scored essay has always been disliked by me. One person may find your essay to be really great and someone else may not feel the same way.

Blog 6: The power of the internet contribution to education


I didn't really see these two readings as interrelated with each other but maybe that's just me.
"Teaching Composition in the Multilingual World" by Matsuda had alot of interesting information but didn't really grab my attention like the Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts article by Richardson. The internet has so much potential and so much already developed that can add to the effectiveness of our education techniques.

The internet has really improved over the years. Richardson states that "Creating content of all shapes and sizes is getting easier and easier. This new Read/Write Web promises to transform much of how we teach and learn as well. We are no longer limited to being independent readers or consumers of information; as we'll see, we can be collaborators in the creation of large storehouses of information." (2) I completely agree with him. It is evident in this course. We are slowly moving toward more affordable education and integrating technology in the mix. "The Read/ Write Web is changing our relationship to technology and rewriting the age old paradigms of how things work." I see this as quite evident as I sit on the bus or train in this day and age. No longer are people starting conversations with the person next to them any longer. Every now and again you'll see that blast from the past but more prevalently I see people glued to their phones and listening to music (this one---> me). If you start a conversation with someone it's a lot nerve wracking than back in the day.

The article states, "Without question, our ability to easily to easily publish content online will force us to rethink the way we communicate with our constituents, the way we deliver our curriculum, and the expectations we have our students. It also has the potential to radically change what we assume about teaching and learning, and it presents us with important questions to consider." (5) The impact of the internet and advancing technology has been evident in even presenting in the world of education.

From chalkboards, dry erase boards to Projectors to PowerPoint and interactive presentation screen. I agree that schools need to be even more open to new technology of today as well. It is just become better and better. Like the article states kids have "hypertext minds"(7) today and know how to work with these technologies better than teachers. Although internet and new technology has cons as well like cyber bullying we must ensure students are taught how to and how not to interact with these new interfaces.

I personally would encourage students to use aliases and pennames. I would not encourage students to even use their first names. I believe in complete anonymity. Teachers must also interact with parents and encourage them to watch their children's usage of the internet for educational purposes and their personal cyber security.

Blog 6: The power of the internet contribution to education


I didn't really see these two readings as interrelated with each other but maybe that's just me.
"Teaching Composition in the Multilingual World" by Matsuda had alot of interesting information but didn't really grab my attention like the Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts article by Richardson. The internet has so much potential and so much already developed that can add to the effectiveness of our education techniques.

The internet has really improved over the years. Richardson states that "Creating content of all shapes and sizes is getting easier and easier. This new Read/Write Web promises to transform much of how we teach and learn as well. We are no longer limited to being independent readers or consumers of information; as we'll see, we can be collaborators in the creation of large storehouses of information." (2) I completely agree with him. It is evident in this course. We are slowly moving toward more affordable education and integrating technology in the mix. "The Read/ Write Web is changing our relationship to technology and rewriting the age old paradigms of how things work." I see this as quite evident as I sit on the bus or train in this day and age. No longer are people starting conversations with the person next to them any longer. Every now and again you'll see that blast from the past but more prevalently I see people glued to their phones and listening to music (this one---> me). If you start a conversation with someone it's a lot nerve wracking than back in the day.

The article states, "Without question, our ability to easily to easily publish content online will force us to rethink the way we communicate with our constituents, the way we deliver our curriculum, and the expectations we have our students. It also has the potential to radically change what we assume about teaching and learning, and it presents us with important questions to consider." (5) The impact of the internet and advancing technology has been evident in even presenting in the world of education.

From chalkboards, dry erase boards to Projectors to PowerPoint and interactive presentation screen. I agree that schools need to be even more open to new technology of today as well. It is just become better and better. Like the article states kids have "hypertext minds"(7) today and know how to work with these technologies better than teachers. Although internet and new technology has cons as well like cyber bullying we must ensure students are taught how to and how not to interact with these new interfaces.

I personally would encourage students to use aliases and pennames. I would not encourage students to even use their first names. I believe in complete anonymity. Teachers must also interact with parents and encourage them to watch their children's usage of the internet for educational purposes and their personal cyber security.