Thursday, September 25, 2014

Learning Behaviors

OK... I admit it....

I made it to Graduate School without taking a PSYCH class

Little did I know that is where I could have learned about some of the most useful tools of learning behaviors for the MAIT program.

My adviser said... "That's ok Kellee, no it wasn't a prerequisite, but now you have some learning to do."

So here I am... taking the Andragogy approach by Malcolm Knowles, to learn about learning behaviors. I never had any idea how many learning theories are out there. I also had no idea how many I already knew about but didn't know the verbiage and content to discuss them. My professor sent me a website that really gave me a fabulous starting point to dive in and do my research and self teach myself as much as I can  about Learning Theories.

Information Processing Theory (G. Miller) Should have been something I studied in Computer Science, but that is not at all what I was learning, I was learning binary code and HTML...

I found it amazing how much humans compute information like computers do. Now it only makes sense. This is a great picture on how the Information Processing Theory is laid out in an image...

 Makes perfect sense to me... then again, I have a computer science background... so if some wants to take a second to describe to me how the: Algo-Heuristic Theory (L. Landa), works... then I am all ears.

 Have a great week everyone and hope you learn something :)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

What do you want Kids to do with Technology???

I was sent this image by a family member of mine, and I thought it was so wonderful I had to share. Whether or not you 100% agree with this image's statement it definitely got my brain going for conversation. 

What do you all think?

In further review after researching a bit I found out it is pretty viral and here is the person who created it.

Bill Ferriter is a full time classroom teacher and consultant, his twitter page its a great page with alot of use information in the education topics. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Baltimore, MD -  Star-Spangled 200: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of our National Anthem

For this weeks blog I wanted to share what I learned over the weekend from my visit to Baltimore, MD.  We booked this mini getaway a while back while trying to find something fun to do for my birthday weekend, little did I know just how amazing the celebration was going to be. It was full of Maryland's largest ever fire work display, a parade of ships from all over the world, pirates, bag pipers, The Blue Angels Air Show, food, festivities, and of course a symphony of the Star Spangled Banner that took your breath away.  

Maryland played a pivotal role during the War of 1812, particularly during 1814 when the British captured and burned Washington, D.C. and then made their way toward Baltimore. The British planned to attack Baltimore by land at North Point and by sea at Fort McHenry, which stood in defense of the Baltimore Harbor. It was during the bombardment of Fort McHenry that Francis Scott Key, a Maryland-born attorney brought by truce ship to negotiate the release of an American prisoner, was inspired to write the words to what became the United States’ National Anthem. Star-Spangled is a three-year commemoration of Maryland’s unique contributions to the defense and heritage of the nation, including the birth of the Star-Spangled Banner.

The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial  period runs from June 2012 through February 2015. It commemorates Maryland’s unique contributions to the defense and heritage of the nation, including the pivotal battle that led to an American victory and the birth of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” For more information, visit StarSpangled200

Below are some pictures and videos I took from over the weekend.... enjoy :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

After experiencing my first full week of MAIT Graduate courses at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey I have learned a few things... 

  • Don't bite off more than you can chew, and plan to be BUSY!
  • There is a TON of help out there.... ASK FOR IT!
  • Do not procrastinate, the work load will build up quickly, and only gets heavier. 
  • Be prepared on Day 1.... blast off!
  • Introduce to yourself to your professors and classmates, you will be with them for a few years, you better get to know them. 
  • Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something NEW, that is called learning, and this is the place to do it. 
  • Make sure you have the all the tools you need to complete your assignments, test them, make sure everything works. 
  • Speak to your advisor about your work load, make sure you can handle it with your work and day to day life as well. They will be honest with you. 
  • Have fun! 
  • Get to work!
I wasn't sure where to begin, but after my first week I have a much better idea of how to START! Good luck everyone, and here is a good bit of advice to a beginning Graduate Student.