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Friday, February 20, 2015

Blog Post #6

 In the series of video interviews with Anthony and Dr. Strange we learned that Anthony is a third grade teacher at Gulf Shores Elementary. Anthony is a former student of EDM 310 and a friend of Dr. Strange. Anthony expresses the importance of project based learning and gave examples of how he used it in his own classroom. He advised us as future educators about project based learning and how the lesson need to be "content driven".

Anthony gave us some great resources that he uses in his classroom icurio and Discovery Education. I think I will try to use both of those in my future classroom. Icurio is a search engine that is filtered for educational purposes so it is safe for students to search. The other feature that Anthony talked about was the storage component, this allowed students to store, organize and manage the information they find.

I think my favorite video was the Tips for Teachers I love to hear advice and tricks of the trade from actual elementary teachers. Dr. Strange talked about how in order to be a successful educator, we must continue to be good learners and to be flexible, both very important tips. Anthony expressed his opinion that "teaching is hard work" and that a good teachers make learning the art of teaching not just their job but also their hobby. Very good advice from both of them.;_ylt=AwrB8p083OdU6wQADrqJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyZGFxZmo5BHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANkN2Q5MmM3MDcwMmYyNjczYmE2ZTI0M2NkZjUyYmMwMgRncG9zAzUEaXQDYmluZw--?.origin=&

 Resources Used for this blog:

Anthony Caps Interview Part 1

Anthony Caps Interview Part 2

Icurio Interview

Discovery Education

Tips for teachers

Don't Teach Tech Use It

Additional Thoughts about the lesson


  1. You should have received an email last week about what is required in ALL blog posts. You might want to look back over that. All blog posts are required be a decent length. Several resources were given to you this week that you could have discussed in more detail. Good, but brief post. Try to embed your links into your writing when you mention them instead of typing them at the bottom of your post.

  2. Hey Jennifer,
    I thought you did a great job on your blog post. I also will incorporate Icurio and Discovery education when I teach. I agree with Dr. Strange that to be a successful teacher, we must continue to be good learners and to be flexible.
    Michael B