Monday, April 16, 2007

EDU 112 Post 4 Assignment: Computer Classes in Elementary School

Technology is becoming more and more advanced everyday. It is difficult to find a job that doesn't require some background computer knowledge. Children are growing up in a very "computer-centered" age, and they should be taught early how to use computers for academic purposes. They should also be taught ways to protect themselves online. I feel that if schools purchase computers for student use, there should be a computer class to teach students how to use computers properly.

EDU 112 Post 3 Assignment: Why parent-teacher collaboration is important

Teachers and parents have one common goal: to ensure the students receive the best education possible. To accomplish this, teachers must create an open line of communication with the parents. Letters should be sent home periodically to keep the parents informed about the upcoming events at the school, homework assignments, projects, and student progress reports. Both parents and teachers work together to meet the needs of the students.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

EDU 112 Post 2 Assignment: The Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Program

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Arts Council (IAC) have teamed up together to give over $625, 000 in grants to 26 Illinois school districts to improve art and foreign language programs. The money will be divided and distributed based on "the size of district, the scope of the program, and the level of planning required." The individual amounts of grant money span from $9, 000 to $40, 000 per district.

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EDU 112 Post 1 Assignment: Developing IEPs

3 Easy Steps to Develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  1. Make a list of the student's special needs that require individual attention.
  2. Find out what services/modifications each school district offers for each need.
  3. Record the goal and objectives that the student will successfully achieve if the services/modifications are adequate.

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On Monday, we will be studying the American Bald Eagle in our science class. We will also discuss other endangered species.

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An under water picture taken in the Pacific Ocean. Research sea turtles and their ecosystems for the science project.

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This is a beach in Puerta Vallerta, Mexico. Que bonita.