This week consisted on jumping on the technological horse again. Yeehaw! I’m not entirely sure I necessarily contributed to anyone’s learning, but I know I learned a few things myself! I learned that Vines are kind of obnoxious—especially with their looping feature. I learned that audio blogging is possible and it makes me question why I am doing all of this typing! I guess I am indeed “old school.” I was also reminded that it’s vitally important to connect to your students where they are. Finding ways to connect to their culture and understanding is the goal.
I am having difficulty deciding on an action research project. My situation is interesting. I have access to a classroom of kindergartners and a couple of 1st graders. I also have access to various students I’ve tutored. My interest lies in distant education and anything relating to helping homeschoolers. However, I’m not quite sure where to start. I have contemplated researching effective ways to monitor distant learning, because I did struggle with that last semester when I wrote a tutoring module. I am game for learning new things! I love a good challenge. I even created my roller derby team’s website this summer! Whoo hoo!