I’ve migrated my blog from here to a new site called Educational Experimentalist. It seems better suited to how I view my teaching role and it gives me more control over what I can do with the site. I hope you’ll come visit me over there 🙂
Students – be curious, be engaged, wonder why & how… get to know your teachers and ask lots of questions… seek to find relevance beyond what is presented in the classroom… create your own learning network beyond the classroom walls… and you will succeed, not just in school, but in life. Now go forth, and learn!
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 52 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 277 posts.
The busiest day of the year was October 29th with 52 views. The most popular post that day was student comments.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were networkedblogs.com, collegeteacher.org, mycrazyreader.info, gabcast.com, and eclass.uoa.gr.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for middle school robotics, robotics for middle school, robotics middle school, quotable quotes learning, and robotics in middle school.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
student comments October 2010
middle school robotics June 2008
About Debby April 2006
What Makes a Great Teacher July 2010
CodeCruncher Links 06/24/2010 June 2010
MW: I have been introduced to many new technologies in your class and I must say they are extremely useful. I wish I had taken this class sooner. I will try using google video chat with my family back home. I didn’t notice there was a chat box in email until you just texted me right now.
MW: Many of us in the military sometimes forget that what is daily routine work for us may be very interesting for folks back home.
me: yep… I have to keep that perspective also when I teach “newbies”. What is routine and normal for me is like magic to some of them.
MW: You are absolutely right. The first time I attend your class I thought the things you do were magical!
me: it’s only magical when the internet goes “POOF” and you aren’t expecting it 🙂
MW: Navy usually keep us flyboys in for a long time. In a sense we feel home sick after the first few months.
me: so here’s another topic idea… how technology (or what technology) facilitates communication home when you are deployed at sea or far away.
MW: That’s a very interesting topic. Most of us are still using “freedom card” for calls and after taking this class I feel there must be better ways to keep in touch with folks back home.
me: freedom cards?
MW: It’s like a calling card we use to call home. We get certain allowance every month.
MW: I feel with the new internet communication like we mentioned in class with youtube, twitter, and google chat are all good alternatives.
me: is there internet access when you are on the ship?
MW: We have internet access but it is not reliable. It is censored and when the CO doesn’t like it will be shut down in the name of mission status.
It was a good chat. Nice to hear that what I am teaching is being put to practical use in the real world 🙂