Monthly Archives: December 2014

Help videos for Grade 4 and 5 Multiplication and Division

Attention Grade 4 students!

Here is a video that explains Fact Families!

Here is a another video for Fact Families!

XTRA XTRA; LEARN ALL ABOUT IT!!

Learn your multiplication facts here!!!

Here is a video called, “Long Division Made Easy!”

Here is another video you might like. It is called, “Long Division Video.”

This video uses an acronym to remember the steps! Caidence suggested we change it from Father to Dad. It will make sense when you see the video!

And finally, a Long Division Song!

ENJOY!

 


Last Blog Post for ECI 831

After completing my summary of learning, I realized I wanted to explain my learning more in depth. The 3 main areas of focus for ECI 831 were twitter, google community, and blogging.

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I now have a classroom blog with a link to the student blog and to my class twitter page. I have a blog for ECI 831 and am part of google community. WOW! Times have really changed for me over the past 3 1/2 months.

When I first started twitter, I really wasn’t sure how to go about starting a new twitter for the class. I already had one that I rarely used, so I just wanted to stick with what I knew. I was quite hesitant to be starting a blog let alone twitter and understand the concept of google community. Once twitter and blogging started to sink in, I was excited to create a new twitter page for my class as well as  my classroom blog. I finally experienced the “Ah ha,” moment when (almost) everything clicked!

 

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I enjoy twitter so much more now because it is a quick and simple way to show what we are doing in class. With blogging, it allows me to tell a story of special events or lessons to share with students, staff and parents. I look forward to writing a blog about genious hour and mystery skype! Stay tuned…..

Then, as I was going over my blog posts on google community from the beginning and seeing my progression, I noticed that a few of the posts didn’t even link to my blog. Clearly, I did not know what I was doing! That might be why I received no comments for those particular posts. Anyway, I think I have achieved that skill.

A good month into the class, I remember Alec and Katia telling us that we should have categories and to add a pingback. Again, I was very worried because I didn’t know what she meant at all. I just kept hearing these unknown vocabulary words (widgets, tags, networking, digital citizens, edcamp, MOOCS, etc.) and it kind of stressed me out.

Once I had figured out what these terms meant, I was using many of these terms in my daily vocabularly. Just this past weekend, I was talking to my brothers, stepmom and dad. We were discussing how to build their networks. Both my brothers Michael Huber and Paul Huber are on linkedin. My brother Mike is a mortgage broker and he writes blogs about the best mortgage rates, buying and selling homes, investments, etc. They do not use twitter to network so I have been telling them about how twitter helps me build a network in education. My stepmom Linda Huber (formerly a kindergarten teacher) is starting a feng shui business, so she will be sharing her web page soon. Paul works as an Associate Publisher at Business & Industry Magazine.  My dad, Larry Huber has been working in education for years. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Public Section. He has worked hard in education for years and continues to do so. He is building his skills in technology all the time and contributed to the development of the website for Saskatchewan Public Schools.

Hopefully, I will be able to help my family learn how to network more on Twitter.

0748bbf322ccad     Just a short plug for Paul (on the left) and Mike (on the right).

Please continue to follow my personal and professional blogs!

Thank you for reading my blog and a big thank you to Alec, Katia, and everyone in ECI 831! I hope everyone has a great holiday.


Agribition

The grade 4/5 class were lucky enough to go to Agribition this year! Last Monday, November 24th the students headed on the bus to the Agribition grounds!

Check out some of our pictures from the trip!

Storytelling and smudging in the tipi’s!

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Some students enjoyed watching hoop dancing.

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Here is a short video!

The grade 4/5’s watching the milking demonstration!

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Here is a video on how to milk a cow!

Next a couple pictures of the rodeo!

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Here a video of barrel racing!

Some students spent time in the Family Agribition Pavilion. They saw baby chicks that just hatched and performed a surgical procedure?!?


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Overall the students, parents, and teachers had a fabulous day! Some were a little bit tired and were ready for home:)

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Thank you to the parent volunteers for coming along!


Summary of Learning

I am very happy to say that my Summary of Learning is complete! It was quite the journey this past week. As I have learned this semester and through the process of completing my summary, trouble shooting and asking for help is important in learning to use technology.

I also learned that creating a video doesn’t always go as planned. A meltdown or 2 was part of the process. By the end of my journey, I uploaded 13 videos to youtube to complete my summary. The good news is that I now know how to link shorter videos to a longer video on youtube (Thank you Alec and Katia).

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I have learned to really enjoy blogging now! It took me almost 2 months to get to that point. Once my final project started to come together and my confidence started to build, I took off with this learning process. My class blog came together in much less time and I have many plans for my next blog posts. I have recently posted a blog about our trip to Agribition and some videos to help my students with Math at home. My plan is to create a video to help students with multiplying; “All You Need to Know is 36 Multiplication Facts.” I have only been back teaching (my intern finished her 3 week block) for a week and I made a number of posts and am really noticing that I am always thinking of new ways to support students, teachers, and parents through my class blog.

Thank you so much to Alec Couros, Katia Hildebrandt and ECI 831 classmates! It was a great experience, I learned so much, and I hope to continue learning from all of you!