Framingham State’s International Masters of Education for Teachers Abroad

FSU International Programs Abroad Framingham state, located in Massachusetts, USA offers several Masters of Education programs for teachers working and living abroad.  Professors travel to each site location and the schedules are customized to best suit the majority of cohort members.  Some programs offer online courses, as well. Most programs cost approximately 6,500USD, or 700USD per course….

GradPost: Patty Reviews a Movie Trailer

Movie Unit We were asked to create a lesson which involved creating a movie of some kind (but not a screen cast) that was relevant to our unit and age appropriate. Here’s my video, the lesson plan and the rubric! I used WeVideo.com to create this.  The site provides cool themes and music to make…

GradPost: Classroom Website

Click here to view my new classroom website. There’s still much to do, but it will serve as an extension beyond the classroom for my students and fellow ESL teachers abroad.

GradPost#8: The SAMR Model & Storybird

Adding Tech to the Classroom As it was brought up in our EDU 932 course, computing in the classroom should be a way of improving the impact of the lesson.  The curriculum, not the technology, is what drives learning.  Professor Steve Katz made sure we understood that if we’re facing poor classroom management now, adding technology will…

GradPost: Patty’s 1:1 Classroom Expectations

1:1 Classroom Expectations   At Hanyang Elementary, we have two large computer rooms filled with about forty desktop computers each.  Most of the computers are fairly new, and (this being South Korea) the wifi connection is usually not a problem.  The school does not provide tablets, e-books or any other personal computing device for classroom…

GradPost#7: Edu Tech Tools & Resources

In this course we have been introduced, or have become better acquainted with quite a variety of tools which we can apply to the classroom and use as teacher resources. Schoology.com If I had to choose one which has ‘wowed’ me the most in this course, it’d be this Learning Management Program.  I remember when…

GradPost#6: Good Luck. Take this.

I feel like I have so much to say about this, but I’ll have to keep it short.  I couldn’t agree more with Leo Babauta’s “9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn,” post about why each of of these skills are so crucial for preparing the next generation for the unpredictable future ahead.  http://zenhabits.net/kid-skills/ 1. Asking questions 2. Solving…

Grad-ScreenCast: How to login to HYE.OR.KR

I just completed my first screen cast using screencast-o-matic.com.  I’ve watched several videos in the past to learn how to use various sites and tools.  It was way easier than I expected it to be.  :) I chose to create a “How to…” video- the first of several videos, hopefully, that will help new foreign teachers…

Grad-Coding: “Hour of Code” with BB8 (Beginners)

Today, I had completed an, “Hour of Code” on studio.code.org.  This is my first experience every with coding.  It was very simple, straightforward and surprisingly fun. This particular activity is basic enough for young learners to begin their practice with digital literacy. In class we had learned that coding is becoming increasingly in demand in…