30 July 2013- Throughout my experiences, I believe that this pedagogy benefits the teacher. Therefore, it is important to emphasize and reinforce on the relationship. The Reggio Emilia approach stressed the importance of relationship of the children’s learning. The Reggio Emilia approach refers to the child being involved in experiential learning, or a “life project” whereby all the parties involved in the child’s life come together to help the child’s search for identity and meaning” (Connors, 2007 p. 8). Creating a collaborative learning environment based on mutual respect where children, teachers and parents can particularly help the continued growth for every member. However, the main principles and values of the Reggio Emilia approach in practice can be summarized as relationship, creativity, environment, time, learning, and teaching and reflective practice (Thornton and Brunton, 2007).
Fraser, Susan. (2006). Authentic Childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the classroom. canada: Nelson
27 July 2013– ICT is a resourceful tool that stimulates children to explore on how technology works in a various ways. Incorporating IT skills in children’s learning has brought opportunities and possibilities to both teachers and children in their classes. It gives children the full potential to explore and enjoyed using ICT because they are able to learn new things and have fun. In my opinion, through the use of ICT, children can be motivated and engage themselves in learning. However, the use of interactive Smart board also makes the children to be more motivated in learning. Therefore, teachers should embrace the use these tools and resources by incorporating more ICT tools into the lessons. It is important to incorporate ICT in all subjects as it can enhance children’s learning and develop skills with the use of technology that children can learn throughout their life.
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20 July 2013- My first day in class trying to create a new blog for the first time. Due to the first time and I’m not familiar with blogging and had never considered blogging. I have been struggling on how to figure out, set up, and register new blog. However, I have spent some time figuring out my page and reading other’s websites as well.
Before attending class, I had never blog and if anyone of my friend who had blogs. I would have laughed at them and taught it was just a diary for them to express themselves. However, I have started to blog due to doing this assignment for my class. I would say I tried to step out of my comfort zone due to this course trying to create my own blog. As a future educator, I would hope to engage more and learn new things when I blogged.
Hello everyone, This is my first time in using Prezi as my presentation tool. Prezi is an online zooming presentation tool. Through prezi, I am able to organize my thoughts well and get the structures done easily. I do agree with Shireenthat prezi also captures the audience attention with all the visual links. The function of prezi is very unique and is something that can rotate, zoom in and out. Thus, one my favorite in prezi is the ability of the movement to be part of the presentation. Students and teachers can easily create free accounts on prezi. However, there are still many things that I need to learn about prezi in the future. Below is my first attempt in using Prezi.