Sunday, August 24, 2014

About EDM310; Blog Post #1

A New EDM310 Student

-Things I have heard about EDM310
- My fears about the class
- Comparing EDM310 to other classes
- My weakness in this class
- How I will address it

I have heard that EDM310 is a time consuming class and that it can be pretty difficult. With that being said, I have also heard that the knowledge you consume during this class can be extremely helpful in the future. My only fear about this class is that I may not catch onto something as quickly as I would like to. I can figure out my way around the computer but when it comes to HTML coding (my personal weakness), I will have to work overtime to figure that one out! 

Source: Photo courtesy of This awesome HTML lesson website

It is only the first week of school but EDM310 seems like it will not be like any other college course I have taken. One thing that stood out to me in Dr. Strange's video is that he stated that he does not like grades and instead wants us to do honest, self-evaluations. The reason this stood out to me so much is because most teachers from day one of class talk about the things you must do to get an A in their class. While I do believe this will be a challenging course, I can tell that Dr. Strange really wants us to learn to better our teaching skills and our future rather than giving us assignments so he can grade us and move along. The most challenging part for me will most likely be dealing with HTML codes. I honestly want to get better at doing them and understanding them more so I am eager to see what I will take away from it! The only way I can address the assignments with HTML is to face it head on, know that it will be difficult, and to buckle down and learn how to do it myself. The trial and error method works best for me!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Practice Blog Post

- My name, where I'm from, major
- interests 
- how I ended up at USA 
- about my family 
-why I am interested in education 
-what an educators work entails in the 21st century 
-My passion in a picture
-what I do best, what I like to do, what I want to get better at 
-interesting/important facts about me

Hi! My name is Victoria Hudson but I go by Tori. I'm from Spanish Fort, Alabama and I'm majoring in elementary education. I went to the University of Alabama my freshman and sophomore year but I transferred back home for my junior year because I missed being home and close to the water. I love Tuscaloosa but I would rather visit there than live there! My family has a beach house on Dauphin Island and we go there as often as we can to relax, paddle board, and mostly to fish. 
I was not always in the field of education. While I was at UA, I was going on a route to pursue a career in physical therapy but I was not %100 sure that was what I wanted to do. Once I transferred home, I had an opportunity to work at the YMCA for summer camp working with kids. After my first week, I was very sure I wanted to continue working with kids and that is when I talked to an advisor and was certain that is what I wanted to do. In the 21st century, I believe an educator's work entails overall to teach children information they need to grow and better themselves for the future. 
Source: photo by Tori Hudson

My favorite thing to do is to be on the water or on the boat. I love to fish and participate in water sports or kayaking etc. I'm pretty awful at wake boarding though and would love to get better at it!