Thursday, July 29, 2010

EDM310: A History, Flowchart

Here are a few images of the flowchart Jamie Lynn and I have created to document the order of which assignments, contacts, tools and resources have been added to the course-- if you see any revisions that need to be made, or have any additions that should be included, please leave a comment and we will add it asap. is what we have been using with great success; unfortunately, it is still in the beginnings stage and it is being problematic when it comes to publishing to PDF. However, we will keep trying... so be sure to check back and suggest changes!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kindergarten teachers hold a huge responsibility!

Kindergarten teachers worth $320,000!

I read this article posted on Yahoo's home page, and it verifies my beliefs that kindergarten teachers have an enormous influence on children's futures. As my five-year-old little sister enters kindergarten this fall, I can only hope that her teacher instills strong values and learning habits in her, just as I have been trying to do her entire life.

I personally think good teachers are worth millions, but a six-figure income doing what I love sounds great to me!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

William Chamberlain Prize Fund Established. First Recipients Announced

The William Chamberlain Prize Fund has been established at the University of South Alabama. Annual awards will be given to one or more students in the College of Education who have demonstrated an unusual interest in and ability to use technology in learning.

Mr. Chamberlain announced the first winners of the prize in a ceremony Saturday July 24. They are:
Poppy Bednorz
Anthony Capps
Paula Casallo
Jackie Gorski
Jamie Lynn Miller

Each prize winner was awarded $ 150.

Congratulations to all the winners.Bill Chamberlain, Jamie Lynn Miller, Jackie Gorski, Anthony Capps,  Poppy Bednorz,  John Strange. Paula Casallo not pictured.

Bill Chamberlain, Jamie Lynn Miller, Jackie Gorski, Anthony Capps, Poppy Bednorz, John Strange. Paula Casallo not pictured.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

You're Invited!

We need EDM's best students to help us out, and if you are still perusing the Alumni Blog, you are likely the perfect candidate. This is the kind of project the WILL change lives and give Mobile schools an upgrade-- don't let this opportunity pass you by. Contact Anthony Capps or Jamie Lynn Miller for when, how's, and why's at or

When considering this project, think to yourself-- "What would Randy do?"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Join Mr. Chamberlain for a Conversation and Lunch

Mr. Chamberlain
Mr. Bill Chamberlain will meet with students Friday from 9- 1 in the EDM310 Lab. Come talk with a master teachers who has contributed so much to EDM310.

If you are present at 1:00 pm I'll take you to lunch at my expense.
John Strange

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mr. McClung is back! Check out his year 2 reflection!

Mr. McClung has posted his reflection from his second year of teaching on the summer semester EDM310 blog. Check out his reflection.

Our PLN continues to evolve.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How Would You Use A Smart Phone in the Classroom?

I will be buying my first smart phone on Thursday. Dr. Strange don't be too shocked but I will be getting the Droid X from Verizon. I chose this phone because I don't have 3G coverage with AT&T so the iPhone makes no sense and because the X has a very large screen. (I must be spoiled with my iPad;)

I plan on using the smart phone in my classroom and school and will soon be writing a post about how I will be using it. I would really like for a few of you to think about how you might use one in your classroom. Assume you have permission to use it from your administration and parents.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Life Without Limbs: Nick Vujicic

A picture of Nick Vujicic, a man without limbsToday I was viewing Shelly Terrell's blog, and I came across a video she had posted. This video is extremely moving, and I think it could really minister to anyone. I think it is especially great for teachers because we will have students like the man in the movie. Our influence as teachers will have a huge impact on our students' lives. This video shows how one man's encouragement and belief can change another man's life.
To View The Butterfly Circus

Nick Vujicic's Website: Life Without Limbs