Wednesday, November 11, 2009

::Special edition..15th entry..::

We were asked to answer several questions in this 15th entry..

1. What do you like about blogging?

Blogging allows me to express myself in my own way.

2.What do you not like about blogging?

There is nothing that I do not like in blogging. I really enjoyed using it.

3.What have you gained from blogging eg. Language skills, improved fluency, critical thinking, improved thought processes, technology skills etc.

There are several benefits that I gained from blogging. Firstly,in improving my language skills and secondly it improves my intrapersonal and intrpersonal skills.


Firstly, it helped me in improving my language skills as I always use the language to write every entry.Besides that, blogging also allows me to improve my thought process as I alwasys need to do some reflection on what I have learned on that day before typing it out in th entry. The thoughts and ideas are more organized. Furthermore, blogging also helped me to improve on my intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. Blog is not only for individual view but it also allows other people to view it. This helped me in recheck my language and also the appropriateness of my content before publishing it.

5.What do you like about this course?

This course allows me to explore and learn about various types of resources materials that can be used in the primary ESL classroom. The integration of technology adds in variation in creating the teaching aids to capture pupils' interest as well as guiding them to be a digital citizen in the future.

6.What you do not like about this course?

Honetly, there is nothing that I do not like about this course.

7.What have you learnt from this course?

I have learned how to use and manipulate the teachnology in order to produce purposeful, meaningful, and interesting teaching aids. Besides that, I also learnt different skills in editing photos, audios, videos, and also how to search, download, and use certain software related to the primary classroom.

8.What have you learnt from this course that you did not expect to?

I learned about photo editing skills and also audio editing skills which I did not expect to learn from this course.

9.What have you expected but do not learn from this course?

I expected to learn more about the various types of resources that can be used in the classroom for example the different types of pictures that can be used as teaching aids, and so on.

10.If you can change anything about this course, state what is and elaborate?

There is nothing that I want to change about this course. But if I can change something about it, I will add on more hands-on activity such as producing teaching aids. The task on producing teaching aids allow us to show our creativity more freely as comppared to the technology.

11. On a scale of 1 – 10, please rate your computing and technological skills for both before and after undergoing the course.

On a scale of 1-10, my rate for computing and techological skills before attending this course was 4. After undergoing this course, my rate now is 8!

::Week 14::

The last week of Resources class......

Oh,my.Without realizing it..this class has come to its end. I really hate this feeling.Huhu.Today there were merely about 18 of us were present.The rest?Haha.Gone with the wind, I guess. Even though there were only 18 people, Madam Foziah still continue to cherish the last day with us. This day was different than the days before.It was more relaxing and creating an atmosphere that was difficult for me to guess. Madam gave useful tips for our test. Madam..thank you soooo much.The second and third assignments were submitted. The only assignments left were the portfolio and the blog. I seriously wanted to score this paper.I gave the best in every task.I really enjoyed this course as it enables me to explore as well as gain useful knowledge that will help me in my future teaching. Thank you ma'am..(^*^)

::Week 13::

Hi there..

Hurmm..supposedly this week we are to pass up our assignments on the collection of the teaching aids..but got rejected by madam.Huhu.Madam did not purposely did that, I knew.Sadly to say that most of us did not follow the format that was required for that particular assignment.Besides that, madam Foziah also wanted to give us the opportunity to insert the use of Microsoft Office Publisher in our assignment. We were given 1 week to do the improvement. Some of us buzzing about the delay, but for me..the lecture has the power of giving the works to the students..and our job as the students are to complete whatever task that are assigned to. It is a responsibility,right?I gathered all my group members and delegated the works equally to everyone.I met mdam for some clarification of my doubts regarding this assignment.By the end of the class, everything was being sorted out and the instruction was clear. All of us really need to work hard to complete this work.Gambatte(^-^)

::Week 12::

Hi there..

Today madam introduced us somethig on Microsoft Office Publisher. This is not my first time using this software as I have used it before. But the different that madam brought in this resource's class was that how to create interesting teaching aids using this piblisher.Haha.I never thought that Microsoft Ofice Publisher can also be used as one of the teaching aids for children.For that 3 hours, we were exploring the software and also create something out of it. As for me, I did a Quick Publication on health awareness. I have fun in inserting the pictures as well as the captions. In the end, I managed to create a colourful, attractive Quick Publication on health awareness. This can be used in teaching and learning process in the classroom if the teacher wants to emphasis on the importance of good health as well as design activites out of it. I had to agree...Microsoft Office Publisher did an excellence job in creating as well as add in variation in the teaching aids that can be used by the teacher in the classroom..:-)

::Week 11::

Hi there..

Here we meet again in this 11th entry.Remember the video editing task that I have mentioned before?Now it was done!Hurray!My partner and I have worked and gave our best effort in completing the video. It felt so good to see the outcome of it. Hehe. This week was kind of surprising week for us. We knew that we need to do video editing, but waht we did not know that we have to upload the video that we have created in madam's folder in the fromt computer because madam said that we are going to watch all the videos that has been created and give our comments on it. And I was like "!". I was so embarassed that the video that my partner and I have produced will be viewed by the rest of my coursemates. Haha. Actually, all of us felt the same though. Luckily my friends gave some comments and told me how to improve on it. I really enjoyed watching others' video because I knew that all of us had put in a lot of effort in completing this task..yippee~~

::Week 10::

Hi there..

Today not many people came for the class. I was not sure whether it was due to the workloads given or they were just merely lazy to come to the class. Well, even though not many of us were present, but the class still going on as usual. We did presentation on the article taht we were assigned to. My group's article was about the internet and the use o it among teachers in eduation. During the presentation, I cameto realize that form the statistics, we can clearly see that the use of technology especially the internet still not an option for the teacher to use it in the classroom.The teachers should be exposed of the use of the technology to enhance the learning, not replacing the teacher's role in educating the pupils. Apart form that, I also got the chance to hear from other groups' presentation of different articles which contributed to my general knowledge. I was so relieved that the presentaion was over.Phiew! Now my partner and I can focus on editing the video(video editing task).Can't wait to see the outcome of it...:-)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

::Week 9::

Hi there..

After done with the eBook and audio editing, this week we were assigned to do a video editing. This task is a pair work task. Once we have decided our partner, madam showed us several videos from our seniors as an example for us and also to give us some ideas on how we want our video to be. Next, in pairs, we were to discuss and create a storyboard about our video. It was easy to think of an idea but the hard part was to create a storyboard out of it.Both my partner and I were blurred at first but we managed to come up with the making the nature as our theme.We consulted madam about our idea but did not get approval from her as there were some weaknesses in our idea. So, both of us worked on our idea to improve it. We have planned on what software to be used in making the video and how we want to do it. Hopefully, the outcome of it was fine..:-)