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Monday, April 9, 2012

Month 7 MTA

My tasks are not finished for my capstone research project because I am in the process of a very unexpected divorce. My 15 year relationship to my husband is now a legal separation, and I do not see any alternative other than divorce. With that being said, my tasks are not finished for my Capstone research project (yet).

I am evaluating my original proposal and I am going to change my completion dates to coordinate with the next school year for 2012-2013. I will re-orientate myself to what I am planning to implement with clear understandable responses.

Am I still on target? Not as closely on target as I originally proposed. Why? Mainly because I no longer have my original co-Hort. My original team was a group of professionals that will not be replaced easily.

I have analyze my hurdles, and what has re-directed my capstone the most is court dates for my divorce. This personal process is an emotional roller coaster and, and I am dealing with it day-by-day. Our 9 year old daughter is caught in the middle sometimes, and I have to put my daughter first. And my health has not been as perfect as I would like since dealing with moving all the contents of a 15 year marriage out of our former residence.

I am addressing each assignment with focus with the best of my abilities. I am not currently willing to accept the postponement of my implementation.

If I do postpone my implementation I think it will only be delayed by one summer (3 months).

I am going to try to be finished by month 9 but my personal endeavors (divorce) may prevent this from happening.

EMDT- grad. student
Tessa Houck Perlman 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My link to the POST survey on my collaborative website

My pre & my post art therapy surveys are on this collaborative website..... Please complete my surveys.

Link to pre-survey & published my post survey

My pre - survey is regarding art therapy, as well as my post survey.

Art Therapy Survey using engaging technology tools for parents, educators, peers, and clients.
Please complete this survey in regards to my action research project for my Educational Technology Media Design graduate studies at Full Sail University.
* Required
Top of Form
1. What challenges as a student, parent of a student, peer, or educator do you face-using Animoto to edit, and publish your videos concerning art therapy? *
  •  Unable to navigate using Prezi website
  •  Internet gets interrupted at home
  •  Other:  
2. When you are asked to create a presentation for an assignment would you usually choose *
  •  Prezi
  •  Animoto
  •  iMovie
  •  Other:  
3. Which program did you enjoy the most? *
  •  Prezi
  •  Animoto
  •  iMovie
  •  Other:  
4. What is the most challenging aspect of working with this art therapy process concerning technology? *
  •  Students who have to face challenges verbally can talk through technology Prezi mind maps with difficulty
  •  Students who have to face challenges verbally can talk through technology Prezi mind maps with ease
  •  Students who have to face challenges verbally can talk through technology Prezi mind maps with moderate issues
  •  Parents are not supportive
  •  Educators struggle to learn how to engage students using technology
  •  Other:  
5. Do you use a computer at home to do your schoolwork, or an iPad? *
  •  Everyday
  •  Once a week
  •  Sometimes
  •  Other:  
Bottom of Form
My cycle 2 post survey will look something like this, but I want to use a more professional template called FLUX CAPACITOR.

1.     What is your gender?
___ male
___ female

2.     What is your age?
___ 20 -29
___ 29 -39
___ 39 -49
___ 49-59
___ 59-69

3.     What is the highest-grade level you finished when you attend school?

some college
associates degree
bachelors degree
masters degree

4.     What is you annual income?

5.  Did art therapy help you as a parent learn better ways to communicate with your child?
_____  some
_____ 50% better
_____ 75% better
_____100% better

6.     Now that you have used emergent 2.0 web tools (like Animoto) to create your art therapy videos, how motivated are you to continue the process using this type of art therapy?
____25% more of the time
____50% more of the time
____75% more of the time
____100% more of the time

Sunday, November 6, 2011

BP5 - Nov/2011 Link to Shrav's first blog

This is a screen shot of Shrav's billboard music blog. I love it!

BP4 -November/2011 250 word review of a tool

Emergent web 2.0 tools are based on a foundation to start a relationship between individuals. The best one that comes to my mind I have found recently is - This app is an emergent web 2.0 tool that you can only use on your iPhone or iPad. It will not work on your mac book pro.  How many of you rely on pop sickle sticks to call on your class. Then some student ironically hides a few sticks, and you don’t realize it until the end of the day! Well, here is how you can utilize your time and manage your classroom with greater efficiency. It tells you who has how many correct, who has and has not been called on, and who you need to re-teach if needed. Now I think this is the best organizationally app I have found this month. I hope you try it too!

Fellow teachers,
So who does not have a can of pop sickle sticks on their desk with each student's name on a stick? Have you ever had a student sneak & grab the stick with his name on it? Well, I have & that is how that student got one over on me. Yes, after an entire day I finally figured out that I had asked a.k.a. "Johnny" any questions all day long. So if you by this app, and put it on your iphone, ipad, or ipod you will not have to keep up with who you missed, and who stole their stick! The application also tracks the correct answers, and what you might want to review if the answers were not up to par. Because the application tracked every students answers, this tool helped me to assess who comprehended the lesson. It also helped me understand which students required more  1- on - 1 time and extra re-direction. Teaching debate strategies to 4th grade students concerning bio diversity requires organization. This Stick Pick application helped me direct the debate, deliver questions between students who were proving their point through discussion based on evidence. Also we debated who proved their data by discussing the facts they gathered during personal interviews at the local nuclear power plant, (a recent field trip). The debate was leveled by grade, then we progressed to individual winners who continued to debate their findings & data.  So here is a link, & I strongly urge you to invest in this app & who doesn't need an ipod at the bare minimum? I mean seriously ..... my mom even has one!