Hey Good Lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’? Week 7

Hi guys! 🙂 Even though I haven’t been able to be on here blogging about what I’ve been cooking and doing the last couple of weeks, I have still been busy learning new things and creating delicious foods. My boyfriend, Elias, is still on the health food and workout kick. So, that means I am…

ds106

Hi guys! I’m back and catching up from a rough couple of weeks. I’m more than excited to get back in the groove. So, I know all of you guys have already learned about ds106 and might be impressed. Even though I am a little late hearing about it… it’s so cool! From what I…

Problem-Based Learning

Problem-Based learning is meant to teach students by giving them a problem and having them solve. It is meant to put the students in a real situation and having them solve it. Problem-based learning is student oriented. It is shifted from the focus on teaching to actually focusing on learning. When students are faced with…

Hey Good Lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’? Week 3

My boyfriend, Elias, goes through little spurts where he decides that he wants to be healthy. He recently applied for a job at a detentions office, so in order to do that he has to be in shape. So, he has been eating healthy, working out, you know.. the whole shebang. This past week Elias…

Personal Learning Network

Before researching “PLN” I had never heard of such a thing. A Personal Learning Network is actually really interesting! Personal: You can make it personal by staying connected and building relationships with anyone that you want to! Other teachers, school administrators, professors, etc. This way you will always have some one to talk to and…

Passion-Based Learning

One of the articles I read mentioned that when teachers show passion in what they are teaching, the students want to be passionate about that subject also. I definitely agree with this! When a teacher shows that they really care about the certain subject, and you can tell that they really care about it, it…

Hey Good Lookin’, Whatcha Got Cookin’? Week 2

So, this week I may have slacked a little bit. Oops. I didn’t cook as much as I would have liked, but I read a lot of interesting things, and I got to cook a little bit here and there! 🙂 Unfortunately, I didn’t cook any BIG dinners of any sort this week. I did…

Hey good lookin’, whatcha got cookin’? Week 1

I’ve had SO much fun this week with my independent-learning project. I’ve learned quite a bit so far, and it’s only been the first week doing it! I’ve made a couple great meals. It was a very busy week for me, I would have liked to cook every night… but unfortunately I wasn’t able to….

TED Talk: How to Spot a Liar

I watched the TED Talk called “How to Spot a Liar”. I really enjoyed watching this video. I decided to watch this particular video because I thought it would be very interesting! I mean, who doesn’t know someone who lies?? I could personally probably name several people who lie constantly, and they probably don’t even…

Hacking my Cooking

All week I have been thinking non-stop about what I want to do for my Independent-Learning Project. I am a terrible decision maker, and this was a big job for me! I can’t decide what I want for dinner, let alone what I want to dedicate myself to for a whole semester?! What do I…

How to Hack in Real Life

Isn’t it so true that the change of a lens can completely transform what you’re looking at? Hunter is absolutely correct when he says that “learning happens when we make things”. You learn when you DO. Why not hack everything in your life? I mean, every thing does have room for improvement. I immensely enjoyed…

Digital Literacy

Technology is an up-and-coming thing in the educational world. Almost all of my classes that pertain to education have taught me that technology should be, and is, used in the classroom quite a bit! Children seem to learn well by using technology, since they have been immersed in it from such a young age. What…