Rose Ann Morris
|Occupation:||high school algebra teacher|
|Other roles:||Doctoral Student in Educational Technology online at Walden University|
My name is Rose Ann Morris. I live in San Diego County in Southern California where I am a high school algebra teacher and a student at Walden University earning my degree in Educational Technology. My area of interest is in online algebra instruction, 21st Century skills, and professional development for teachers.
I am interested in this L4C course for developing a tool for better communication with my students. I see it as a valuable method for anytime anywhere access to the information I wish for them to learn. I see it as a way to provide one-on-one assistance that they may not ask for in the classroom.
I live and teach near San Diego, California.
I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Educational Technology online at Walden University. I hope to graduate in 2009.
I have a MA in Educational Technology from San Diego State University.
I am certified as an online instructor from the University of California at San Diego.
I have a BA in Mathematics from San Diego State University.
I am credentialed by the state of California to teach mathematics, home economics, physics, geo-sciences, language acquisition, multicultural studies, and English as a second language.
I currently teach algebra and I also expect to teach English as a second language for the first time next year.
My current research interests are in technology use in the classroom, 21st Century skills, and professional development with emerging free and open source software products.
I am developing my first Moodle site for my classroom. I had about 200 pages in Dreamweaver that the hosting was cut due to budget cuts at the university.
I would love direction on how to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). I have resources in Diigo and my library to make use of, but no personal contacts that have experience. I did take classes for it in college.
Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours
- All the following are in your tutorials, but I put them here for you as a kind of learning shortcut. Earlier posts on bottom, later ones on top.
- Here is another tip. Uploading Pictures. You have a picture on your computer. You want to put it onto a page you are editing. Remember where it is and what it is called on your computer. On your page, in edit mode, you name the file by whatever name you want to call it. Do not use a generic name like "My_picture" or it will get easily mixed up on the WikiEd site. Best is to put your name in the file name you choose. Make sure the extension is one of the many Wiki can handle, like gif, png or jpg. Put it inside two sets of square brackets. At the beginning, type in the word image followed by a colon followed by your image file name. Then save and that puts your page into publishing mode, and you have a web page again. The image file name should appear in red, indicating that it has not been used already. Click on it and a new page will appear that has easy instructions abut uploading the file from your computer. Do it. The image gets its own page. When you see it, go to the bottom of that image page; click on your page name and there it will be.--Phil Bartle 16:23, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
- Another tip is to borrow from your Wiki neighbours. Browse around other User pages. If there is anything you like, just copy it and paste it in to your user page. Make any modification you need, and there you are. --Phil Bartle 03:15, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
- If you have not seen it yet, I recommend that you look at the youtube video clip on Wikis. In WikiEd, as in the video, the most important buttons are edit and save. A third button, Link, is not quite the same on WikiEd. To make a sub page, in edit mode, you simply give it a name. put forward slashes around it, then two square brackets in front and after the result. When you save, the word will be in red. Click on it and it will tell you there is no such page. As soon as you start editing, the sub page is created. --Phil Bartle 03:05, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
- Kia Ora, Like the simplicitiy of your page. --Victoria Spagnolo 12:53, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
- Hi Rose if you need help just tell me User:Rima