Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog Post 9

The post was a little different than the others I have read. Dan Brown is quite a character, but he sure knows how to grab his audience's attention. I agree with Mr. Brown and Ms. Bayda. Who wants to sit in a large auditorium and listen to a two hour lecture? Yeah I’m good at memorizing, but who isn’t to a certain extent?

When I attended Faulkner State Community college, not only were the classrooms smaller, but the teachers were more in engaged with the students. My education definitely changed when I transferred to South Alabama. I started noticing that the teacher – student relationship no longer exist. I do think Institutional education needs to make a change. What’s the point of going to college if you do not receive the best of education that you deserve and pay for? I agree with David Brown, “If the teachers don’t make a change then the world will do it for them”!

Alex - Alabama Learning Exchange

I thought the Alex website is and extremely useful tool in education. I had no idea that something like this even existed in Alabama. It was very self explanatory. When you go onto the website, you have several different options to choose from. Courses of Study, Web Links, Lesson Plans, and Personal Workplace are just a few.

The lesson plans were the most interesting to me. You click on that option and choose which grade level and subject. It gives you and overview, objectives, background, and technology needed. You are informed on what materials are needed and the duration of the lesson. It also provides helpful links that you can use to obtain the information needed for providing the lesson. This website is definitely something I’ll be using, when I began my teaching career.


  1. Quite a character indeed!

    My "canned" comment for this post:

    I decided that we all need a slight bit of a "holiday" for the 4th. So you got to skip C4C Number 9; my associates got to skip comments on your post due 7/5 (Bayda, ALEX AND ACCESS); and I am doing this "group" comment for everyone who posted on time or by the "corrected” date (tonight at midnight) which means that if you get this message you were recorded as having submitted your post on time. I thought that your posts on Morgan Bayda's blog were good. Some were especially interesting and generated a personal email from me.

    We are moving into the final two weeks of the term. Only one more full week exists before the week in which your final project is due. It should be a significant project that demonstrates many of the tools you have learned to use and skills you have acquired in EDM310. It must be collaborative. If you have any questions about this project we should discuss them in lab tomorrow (Thursday July 8, 2010). There are only 12 days left in which to complete your final projects!

  2. I really enjoyed reading your post. You are right Dan Brown is quite a character, and he does know how to get his audience's attention. I agree with Mr. Brown and Ms. Bayda as well. I didn't like the fact he quit school he seem very educated. I just wish him the best. Your post was great keep up the good work.