Friday, June 21, 2013

C4T #2

Technology will not replace teachers, but teachers who will use technology will replace those who do not. Author Unknown
For my second C4T assignment, I commented on Ms. Lisa Thumann's blog. Ms. Thumann works with innovative learning technologies at The School for Global Education and Innovation at Kean University in New Jersey. she also works with educators to improve teaching and learning using technology. I found Ms. Thumann's blog posts superb, however there were not many posts. Her posts dealt with Common Core and Apps that could be used in the class room.

The first comment I left for Ms. Thumann, was discussing Common Core. Ms. Thumann discussed an upcoming Common Core conference that was to be held at Kean University. My comment is as follows:
"Ms. Thumann, my name is Caitlin Lankford. I am in EDM310 at the University of South Alabama. I will be visiting your blog as an assignment for class! For this particular blog post, I really enjoyed reading about collaborative onsite/virtual workspace for teachers! Being in EDM310, EVERYTHING is done on a computer. However, I am tech savvy so I was excited to be in the class. I cannot wait to use technology in my future classroom!"
The second comment I left, discussed a few Apps one can download to "Google Drive." I never knew you could download apps to Drive!! One app is called HelloFax, where you can sign documents and fax them online! How cool is that?! Another app is Ms. Thumann discussed is called TwistedWave. With TwistedWave, one can edit audio files. So awesome!! My comment was:
"Ms. Thumann, I love this post! Before I started EDM310, I never knew anything about "Google Drive." After reading this post, I never knew you could get apps on "Drive." That is so cool!! I cannot wait to get these apps so that I can use them in my future classroom!!"

I loved reading Ms. Thumann's blog! I learned new things and I hope one day, I will be able to apply them in my future classroom!


  1. And now you are using the Common Core!

    Ms. Thumann has been a part of my PLN for quite some time.

  2. Caitlin,

    You meant, "the University of SOUTH Alabama." I hope you did not make this mistake in the comment you left on her blog! The Common Core certainly seems to be the way education is heading. Good job on this post.

  3. Oh, WOW!!! I didn't even see that!! No, I did not make that mistake on my actual comment! Thank you for pointing that out. I will go make that revision!

    1. No problem! Glad I caught it for you!