Sunday, June 21, 2015

C4Ta Post #2

I accidentally published my first summary last Saturday, but I will re-post it again (along with this weeks summary) so there won't be any confusion.

6 Ways I Use Pinterest
For my assignment, I chose the post 6 Ways I Use Pinterest by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano. Pinterest is a very popular social media site that lets you "pin" ideas to your board so you can save them for later. I have one myself and I really enjoy using it. Ms. Tolisano was able to use it in a very unique and interesting way that I had never thought of before. She used it to exchange ideas with teachers in Argentina so they could learn from one another and form collective thoughts into one general location. It's a very creative method and I would definitely use it to collect educational ideas such as lesson plans and activities for my classes.

Hi Ms. Tolisano, I'm in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class and I agree that Pinterest can be used for a wide variety of social media activities, but I never knew that I could use it for educational purposes! I would be very interested in using it to find lesson plan or activity ideas in my future career. Thank you!

What Are the Best Ways a Teacher Can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom?
This week, I chose Ms. Tolisano's post What Are the Best Ways a Teacher Can Demonstrate Leadership in the Classroom? She first examined the definition of a leader and how educators model what kind of behaviors and attributes they want to see in the classroom as leaders themselves. Then she looked at experience, share, and trust. "A leader in the classroom gives students the opportunities to experience learning." This quote from her post is very true and applies heavily in a dedicated educator. A great teacher always puts the students first. With sharing and trust, a leader shares the classroom's accomplishments with either the outside world and/or through face-to-face school events. Trust is a two-way street in a classroom. The students has to know that they can trust the teacher to be the best that they can be.

Hi, Ms. Tolisano. I am in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 class and I found your four components of a leadership flow very interesting. I was particularly intrigued by the component of sharing. The more I consider why this would be an important component, I can see why you picked it. A teacher needs to show off their student's work so it can be appreciated. It helps them gain confidence when others admire their work. Great post, thank you for sharing!

Image of drawn leadership qualities

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