Welcome to room 311. 9.5.06

mtwash21 Hello. So if I were you I would be wondering why am I looking at a picture of a mountain in technology class? Well I am not going to tell you, yet. Except to tell you I have only gone mountain climbing three times in my life. All three times were very hard and completely amazing (one time I nearly died). Though I only did it three times mountain climbing changed the way I saw the world and myself forever. This year in this room (311) we will go many places, do many things and learn. Hopefully, by the end of the year your experience in room 311 will have changed you in some way. I certainly hope it changes me as well. This year we will enter the world of information. We will be consumers of information. We will learn how to research the right way on the Internet, watch films, listen to pod-casts, etc.. We will be producers of information. We will write and publish our own blog (for those of you who do not know, what you are reading is a blog). We will publish our own web-pages using wikis. We will use cameras and computers to create digital stories (slide-shows,movies, pod-casts) to share what we have learned. We will create web-quests and social bookmarks (a social bookmark is just what it says, it is a bookmark or list of websites about a particular subject .) What makes it social is any one with access to a computer can do a search on that topic using Google and come up with our particular list. It is social because we share it. I realize this may seem overwhelming. It is a daunting task to write and publish our own blog, create our own films, podcasts (what the heck is a podcast?) and social bookmarking. That brings us back to the mountain. Climbing a mountain is an overwhelming task. It is hard to do, exhausting, and can be dangerous. You have to pay attention constantly and learn many new skills in order to reach the top safely. That is how I see this year. Like climbing a mountain, in room 311 we will need to pay attention, work hard and open our minds to learning new ideas and skills. As for me, in addition to each student coming to class ready to learn, I need to know who you are. What interests you? What do you love? What do you hate? What is important in your life? What do you want to learn about? This will help me map out our path to the top of the information mountain. O.K. let’s go!

30 responses

  1. :Ms. VanDaley

    Hi Ms. Broderick and a special hi to all of your students. I see you are in for a fun filled year of learning and discovery. Some of you guys don’t know who I am, but for those that do, I am happy to say that I am returning to work and look so forward to seeing you. I hope that I can be included in some of your projects….I love to work and love to get involved with the the wonderful things that are in store for you.

    Welcome back to school, I can’t wait to see/meet you! Have a great year filled with the wonder of learning…..

    Ms. V

    August 29, 2006 at 4:32 pm

  2. Mr. Miller

    Welcome back to everyone!
    Expect an exciting year. Lots of technology projects and opportunities to show you work to students and teachers everywhere.
    I look forward to reading your work and responding to all of you. I may even host a blog of my own at sometime this year.
    Best wishes for a successful and rewarding school year.

    August 30, 2006 at 4:53 pm

  3. Frankie

    Mrs. broderick
    I love to be in your class..
    I like to play the computers.
    I like to play games on the computers with you
    .My hobby is computers. I like to be on your computers.I love you Mrs broderick.I like the show American Dragon Jake long.

    September 5, 2006 at 5:17 pm

  4. kaz

    Hi ms Broderick
    i love to play basketball. I play Skullely, it is fun. Sometimes i lose. i hate losing. But i get use to it. My favorite tv show is Xialion Showdown.

    September 5, 2006 at 5:19 pm

  5. henry

    I love fooball becouse you can use your anger and get it out.

    I do not like scoccer.

    I find computer interesting to learn about.
    I want to have a good year in 2006-2007

    September 5, 2006 at 5:22 pm

  6. shaquashia

    I love to go to the mall and shop.
    I love buying clothes and fashion.

    September 5, 2006 at 5:23 pm

  7. STEVEN

    I AM A GOOD FOOTBLALL PLAYER. IT IS VERY FUN IT IS A GOOD SPORT TO PIAY YOU CAN BURN CALORIES. I LIKE TO RIDE DIRTBIKES WITH MY COUSINS NAME DAVID
    I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE PIZZA. I WOULD LIKE TO INVENT MY OWN VIDEO GAME. I LIKE TO ALSO INVENT OR BUILD A GO CART RACING CAR.

    September 5, 2006 at 5:26 pm

  8. jon

    i love plalying ball wife my friends. i love going to shcool . i love learningg with miss brodertick i do not like to Fight.
    I am focused on learning this year.

    September 5, 2006 at 5:28 pm

  9. ALEXander

    I like the show Kimpossible.
    I like technology. My favorite class is computers.
    I like to visit the disney channell, cartoon Network. Nicklelodeon.
    I like to make movies on Computers

    September 5, 2006 at 5:30 pm

  10. james

    I like to play computers. I love to be in miss Brodericks room a lot.
    my favorite music is rap music. I am a technologyst. I use computers all the time.
    I like computer class.

    September 7, 2006 at 2:47 pm

  11. justin

    Hi I’m justin, I’m in the sixth grade. I played basketball for four years in a row and I played baseball for two years. I’m joining a football team this year and I am excited about being a quarter-back. I feel that this is going to be great!

    September 7, 2006 at 2:52 pm

  12. Giovanni

    I like to play football and basketball .I dont like spinach.
    I like to play on the computer. I like to watch T.V. I want to learn more about computers.

    September 7, 2006 at 2:54 pm

  13. Mark

    I like to play basketball I also like riding my bike .I dont like play fihting i also dont like people that is disrespctful.

    September 7, 2006 at 2:55 pm

  14. Lisa

    This year I would like to work with the autistic kids. I like to paly Basetball I will like to lean more. I enjoy learning. I like to play games. I like to play with my sister.

    September 7, 2006 at 2:55 pm

  15. Samaria

    I love to go to toysRus. I hate ignorant people. My family is important to me. I want to learn about cooking. I would like to use computers to learn about cooking.

    September 7, 2006 at 2:56 pm

  16. Emanuel

    Hi, I like sports. I like playing with my friends. I like finding things on the computers. I use computers to learn.

    September 7, 2006 at 2:56 pm

  17. JACOB

    I LIKE TO go on the computers at school. I LIKE TO play sports. I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BE A BETTER WRITER IN SCHOOL THIS YEAR.

    September 7, 2006 at 2:57 pm

  18. Eric

    The thing that interests me in school is going to science and computers.
    I love my family,myself and my school.
    I hate when somebody blames me for somthing that I did not even do.

    September 7, 2006 at 2:58 pm

  19. malakhi

    I like to play sports because I want my fans to say you are the best = player. I hate people that curse at me, it bothers me. Also I hate people that are rude to me when I’m reading a book. I use technolegy when I’m doing a project on the computer.

    September 7, 2006 at 5:21 pm

  20. Travis

    I like rap music. Jay Z is my favorite singer. I hate it when it rains and I hate doing homework. I use technology on the compuler to go on websites

    September 7, 2006 at 5:27 pm

  21. Tanika

    I like to play video games at home and I also like going to powere of choice clubs. I do not like my brothers beacause they bother me too much. I do night like my baby brother because he hits me a lot. I use technology when I type my journal entries. I use technology because it fun.

    September 7, 2006 at 5:30 pm

  22. Tyreek

    I LIKE TO PLAY ALL GAMES THAT GAMES THAT I CAN FIND LIKE YU-GI-OH Pictures

    September 8, 2006 at 2:50 pm

  23. kevin

    I Like to play games on the compter And play sports. I LIKe to listen to music.

    September 8, 2006 at 2:50 pm

  24. richard

    i like to listen to music on computers.

    September 8, 2006 at 2:51 pm

  25. justin

    I like to play games on computers.Last year we did a big project on Egypt. We made a movie using cameras and computers. We looked at alot of websites.

    September 8, 2006 at 2:52 pm

  26. jessica

    I like competer cause you learn new stuff and you get play games.

    September 8, 2006 at 2:54 pm

  27. samaria

    Eliot Spitzer was born in Bronx. Eliot was rich and he wants to be governor. This is what he has done so far that I have read and listened to He was raised in a wealthy family. In his job he has taken on the mob and white collar crime. He went to Princeton and Harvad Law school.
    He worked as District Attorney.
    From what I have read so far I think he should be governor, but I have not read about John Faso yet.

    September 21, 2006 at 2:48 pm

  28. Manny

    i want to learn how to create games. I want to read better.

    September 2, 2008 at 2:18 pm

  29. Hi, I like sports. I like playing with my friends. I like finding things on the computers. I use computers to learn.

    September 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm

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