Monday, February 20, 2012

Statistical Analysis

I have to be completely honest here. I am not a mathematical person, nor have I ever been. When I looked at the web-sites I felt like I was taking Greek. I tried to just focus on what they do and the function of the web-sites. My favorite was the statistics 101. I felt that it was most set up for mathematical challenged me. the reason I did my survey through Monkey survey is that it will do the statistical analysis for me.

On-line Survey Tools

I was blown away by the different surveys that you can do. I was always impressed with people who created surveys at our school, but now I understand how easy it can be. The two I really liked were e-survey pro and monkey survey. They were the easiest to navigate for me. I used the monkey survey to create my survey for the assignment. What I like is that it does the statistical analysis for me. It saved so much time. I walked away feeling like I learned a new skill.

Pros/Cons of Professional Portfolio

While taking this class I have learned a lot about the professional portfolio, and while my husband is job searching it has helped, to learn, of how these different web sites help people looking for jobs. I have always gotten my jobs by word of mouth. What I mean is that people know I would be a good fit for the position. I think these web sites help companies or schools know who you are and your qualifications. My favorite is the Linkedin. I like how people can write a recommendation for you. All the recommendations I have in the past are on letter head from the school.While, I love these sites, my one struggle with them is I feel like we have lost the idea of knowing who someone really is. I could be the most qualified for the job, but that does not mean I am the right person. I like the interview process, as my future employer, can learn about who I really am. I had an interview last summer and I knew I was not the right person for the job, but I only knew that by going through the interview process. At the same time, the school was able to say we like you please keep applying.
I guess I am rambling, but what I am trying to say is there are pros and cons with anything. While I think these sites are great, I wonder if we lose some of the personally touches by using them.

Monday, January 30, 2012

SPARK 3-6 Physical Education Equipment Video - FITNESS CIRCUITS

One of my favorite fitness circuits for class.

Google docs

We use Google docs and Google calendar at school. I like the calendar because it sends me reminders of meetings or appointments that I have. I can also share my calendar with others and vice-verse. The appointments I do not want to share I can hide. As a staff, we have created and edited documents using Google docs. The best part about it for me, it's easy to figure out. The other part I like, we had to pay to upgrade Microsoft 2011, with this you don’t have to pay.

Monday, January 23, 2012

While on this journey of going back to school I was so afraid to take this class, as I do not feel like I am great at technology. I was thinking about it today and realized everything I have learned thus far, and will continue to learn. I know how to blog now. I have a twitter account, but the truth be told I enjoy blogging better. I love the podcast. This will be an excellent tool for me in my field. I can post pod casts on my web page at school.
The other part of this class I have enjoyed is learning how to upload picture. One of my goals is to take more pictures and videos of what I teach, so I can upload to my website and the parents have accesses to see what's going on in p.e. I am so excited about all these new tools and how I can use them.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas in The Park 2011

This is a picture of my husband and I at Christmas in the park. We go there every year. It's downtown San Jose.
This project was super exciting for me. I have said it before, but I am not super high teach person, but I did most of this one on my own. I only had to ask my husband what one thing meant. I have always wanted to be able to put pictures in an album, so now I can start.