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tech intros and art
Mon Jul 8, 2013 17:46
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It is interesting how some folks flourish in a tech environment who don't like speaking up in class. One of the repeated conversations around threaded discussion differences from in-class is that in class one person speaks and everyone listens. Online everyone speaks and you have to decide who to listen to.

You pointed out an important additional feature--you are not on-the-spot online in the way that you are in class.

What kind of art are you into?

  • Intro to me :) - Morgan Williams, Sun Jul 7 21:49
    Hey! I am Morgan Williams. I graduated from App in 2003. This will be my 6th year teaching. I taught Second Grade for a year and a half, and then moved to First. I have been teaching First at... more
    • Re: Intro to me :) - Debby Wyant, Mon Jul 8 21:48
      Morgan, I love art also and reading. I have spent many year gardening to feed all my kids, but spend summers in Pennsylvania these last few years with the grandkids. I gave up gardening at this... more
      • Re: Intro to me :) - Morgan WIlliams, Tue Jul 9 13:57
        Hey Debby- That is awesome that you get to travel to Penn in the summers. Sometimes I think it would be really nice to have somewhere to escape too. What do you like to paint? I am with you on the... more
    • Re: Morgan - Ashley Dezern, Mon Jul 8 20:40
      I like introducing myself on here too because I would also have a red face if we were doing this in a classroom. :)
    • Hi! - Paige Moretz, Mon Jul 8 18:18
      Morgan, I feel just as awkward introducing myself here as I do in class! I like art too! What are you into? Do you make art, or do you look at art. That might have been worded poorly, but you know... more
      • Re: Hi! - Morgan Williams, Tue Jul 9 14:01
        Hey Paige....That is awesome about the Andy Warhol art exhibit! I went to a few of the exhibits when I was up there. I heard they have art walks on King street now? I hate I missed those. I like... more
    • tech intros and art - koppenhaverd, Mon Jul 8 17:46
      • Re: tech intros and art - Morgan Williams, Tue Jul 9 14:10
        Good point about speaking out in Public. I am sure you see so many students you probably don't remember, but I had during Block 1 (where we were taught how to teach reading). I really like to paint... more
    • Hi! - lohrmk, Mon Jul 8 14:30
      Hello Morgan! I also enjoy reading. I would rather read a book than watch TV. In fact, I watch very little television. I have always wanted to garden but I tend to kill plants. My thumb is most... more
      • Re: Hi! - Morgan WIlliams, Tue Jul 9 14:14
        I am the exact same way! I feel like I just don't have time for T.V, or I might be too ADD to sit in front of it very long. I like this, but hate it, because I always feel like I am so behind when it ... more
        • Favorite Book.... - lohrmk, Thu Jul 11 22:23
          That is a tough question for me actually. I love so many books. On the scale of all time favorites list my stock answer is Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. Although, I very much loved Great... more
    • reply-Morgan and Tech Group - Cindi Bradshaw, Mon Jul 8 10:49
      Morgan, I was wanting to see if your tech group was full. I thought that I read some where that you will be teaching 6th grade for the first time and I figured that since I will be teaching 6th grade ... more
      • Upper Grade Tech Group - lohrmk, Mon Jul 8 14:34
        Cindi, if you are interested, we have a tech group that is currently two fourth grade teachers and one fifth grade teacher if you would like to join. We are all in that early adolescent band and... more
        • tech group - Cindi Bradshaw, Mon Jul 8 14:37
          That would be wonderful. Thanks so much for your help.
          • Ok - lohrmk, Mon Jul 8 19:14
            I added you.
      • Cindi - Morgan Williams, Mon Jul 8 11:35
        Hey Cindi...I actually teach First grade. If you still want to be in a tech group with me you can. Its me and Karie Steelman right now.
    • Re: Intro to me :) - Morgan Williams, Mon Jul 8 09:40
      I just read my intro from last night. I actually graduated high school in 2003, and from App in 2007.
    • Re: Morgan - Robyn Pickering, Sun Jul 7 22:58
      There are some definite advantages and disadvantages to working through technology. Like you, I always feel a little awkward introducing myself in a class, but I do enjoy getting to see people's... more
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