Monday, May 12, 2014

iBook Summary

For our final project in edm310 we chose to do an iBook instead of a Prezi. In the iBook our theme was places we traveled. In our iBook you will see several pictures of where each person in our group has been to. Next you would see our first videos, our sentences and our passions. We also showed our other projects we have done like our book trailers and blog posts we had written. We also had our conversation of what technologies we would use in our future classroom.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April C4K summary

For this month's C4K I was assigned to the students at Pt. England School in Auckland, New Zealand. First I had Steven,he had created several different graphs with different paths for his robot that he created. I commented saying "Your robot path is pretty cool, I've never made anything like that before." The next student I commented on was Esther. Esther and her classmates went to see the year 4 and 5 student's tents they set up. She talked about how colorful the tents were and there different sizes. I said "Seeing all the different color tents sounds like a fun time! I've always wanted to go camping and hopefully you can as well when you get older."

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Blog post 13

What are some apps for your smartphone that you can use to stay physically fit and healthy?
Search the internet for applications that could help you stay physically active and post them in your blog.

One app that I found was Fitness Cafe, it gives you four free major body exercise programs. It keeps track of your workout and as you progress you earn Cafe Stars which allow you to purchase up to an additional 26 other workout programs. Fitness Cafe also has workouts for women and men with video demonstrations and step by step instructions.

Another great app I found was Daily Cardio Workout. Daily Cardio Workout is an app that has many different cardio workouts that range in between 5-10 minutes that you can do in the matter of your own home.

Lastly, another great app is MyFitnessPal. With this app you can keep track of your daily nutrition intake and make sure you are either getting the right amount to stay healthy or if you are trying to lose weight. It has over two millions options of food in their database. It covers your fats, proteins, carbs, sugars, and much more. You can also keep track of your strength and cardio exercises with over 350 different exercises.
My fitness pal

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Blog Post 11

Back to the Future: Barrett Baker

In the TedTalk Video Mr. Brian Crosby discussed how he uses technology with his 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. He first mentioned how his students come from families where spanish is predominantly spoken in their homes, therefore, english is their second language. He said that because of the technology used in his class, he had noticed a significant improvement in students learning. His students are provided with individual laptops to use in class, as well as cameras and smartboard are used on a daily bases. The project he discussed was when the students learned about helium and its effects on balloons. The students got to witness a giant helium ballon fly into the sky with a GoPro camera attached to it. The camera gave live footage of the all the layers of the atmosphere the students had been learning about. The students went back into the classroom to share with their blogs what they had witnessed as the balloon sored into the sky while the footage was streaming live. Mrs. Crosby’s favorite tools are skype,wiki webpages, flicker, and web2.0. His students skyped another school in New Zealand to share a hands on science project involving the outcomes of various temperature pressures on a tin can. Mrs. Crosby’s main goal is to promote active learning. He is doing just that!

Blended Learning Cycle: Josh Turnipseed
In this week's blog post Dr. Strange had our group watch several videos and give our opinion on it collaborating as a group. One of the videos we were assigned to watch was Blended Learning Cycle. He talks about how uses the blended learning cycle which is using online, mobile, and classroom learning all in your classroom and have students engage, explore, explain, expand and evaluate. Mr. Anderson also uses an oiler's disk and puts it on a mirror where it can spin for a while. He uses that to describe his classroom, because the kids are like the disk. You can leave the room and it keeps continuing to spin and the students keep continuing to teach themselves as they collaborate with each other. He also gives up his acronym for his blended learning cycle called QU.I.V.E.R.S. Which stands for Questions, Investigation, Video, Elaboration, Review and Summary quiz. Anderson it all begins with a question, you want your kids to critically think. You want your kids to experiment and collaborate with one another, Mr. Anderson reviews with his students and with the students data he can ask them advance and detail questions making sure the students learned what they needed to know and then he will give them a written quiz on it to grade them on their knowledge of the topic.

Making Thinking Visible: Josh Turnipseed
In the next video Making Thinking Visible. Mark Church has his students watch a video about early human beginnings and had them get into small groups to discuss the puzzles and had them create a headline to interpret the puzzles. Mr. Church then says he will have the students regroup at the end of the unit to collaborate again another headline once they finish their project. They will compare their headlines from before and explain how they think differently and what they've learned. I think this is a great way for kids to critically think.

Sam Pane 4th Grade: Claire Gill
In this video, Sam Pane a fifth grade teacher in Omaha, Nebraska talks about teaching his class how to be good digital citizens. The term “good digital citizen” simply means knowing how and how not to use the internet appropriately and safely. In Mr. Pane’s class, he has his students separated into four people per table and when he asks them questions he first tells them to talk about it at their table. I think that is a really good idea, and plan on remembering that tactic when I become a teacher, I think it helps them brainstorm together as a group. I think we can learn a number of things from Mr. Pane, but the most important thing he portrays in this video is to make sure your students know their internet safety rules.

Project Based Learning: Lauren Hidle
In this video, three teachers collaborating together to incorporate project based learning in their classrooms. A history teacher, an English teacher, and an Information Processing teacher has the students use technology as a tool to deliver the content of history and english. They show that PBL is allows the students to be more engaged and have a deeper thought process. One teacher says this has the students taking ownership over their own grades and projects. PBL allows the teachers and students to go above and beyond just the circurrlium.

Roosevelt Elementary PBL Program: Lauren Hidle

In this video, it was all about project based learning; what that meant for their school and how they applied that into their classrooms. What PBL means for Roosevelt Elementary is in depth learning, integrated thematic instructions, lessons that are based on “real-world” problems, research driven, and presentations. The school uses PBL within group settings or individual. These projects allows children to think for themselves. This will show that students will actually understand the subject at hand. They, also, focus on building the skill of public speaking at a young age. One teacher said, “The students answer to themselves, which is how the real business world is.” I thought that statement was so true, we should help build the skills of students coming together to solve a problem. This video has parents telling their opinions about the new way of learning and all the comments were positives. PBL for the students of Roosevelt Elementary School has increased their desire to learn.


C4T Summary March

This month I was assigned to Marc Prensky's blog. In his first video Marc Prensky and Stephen Heppell are talking to each other having a discussion about how to make kids not be afraid of being wrong and asking questions. Marc starts the conversation about how we want kids to answer questions not ask if they can ask a question. They talk about how they want kids to fail sometimes, because it only helps them to learn. I commented saying that a great way to help students become unafraid to ask questions is always encourage their questions and listen. Right or wrong we should appreciate their effort for trying.

Another video I watched of Marc Prensky is What is going to happen next in education. Mr. Prensky and Mr. Heppell talk about how students teach themselves from watching videos and looking the information online. Another thing Mr. Heppell said that he thinks we should make learning and our education cheaper, which I also agree with because everyone deserves a chance at a good education. I commented on Mark's blog saying that I really liked what Mr Prensky said "That schools should be more of a motivator, motivate and guide the kids through school." which is having the students teach themselves and we as teachers using our knowledge to help the students learn what they need to know.

C4K March

My first child I commented on was Danielle, a student from Pt. England School in Auckland, New Zealand and she was learning how to write and form sentences. She made a story about Harold, the giraffe and also drew a picture of Harold. I commented how I really liked her drawing of Harold and how she was a better artist than me. Also about how she did good on her story and her sentences and she needs to keep up the good work.

Next I commented on Neo's blog, another student from Pt. England School. Neo talks about how they visited Tamaki College, where the students from the college taught Neo and his classmates the importance of physical education. I commented on his blog saying,"Tamaki College sounds like a fun experience, I know when I was your age I was always glad to get out of the classroom. Staying healthy and fit is very important and it is great to get in the habit now, rather than later."

This week I commented on Korobeau's blog. She was showing us how to add and subtract by changing numbers. I commented on her blog saying how she did a really good job on showing us how to add and subtract and that everyone has a hard time learning math, so it is great to find easier ways to solve problems.
Kids using a mac

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Blog post #10

This week's blog post we were assigned to watch Sir Ken Robinson's Bring on the Learning Revolution speech. Mr. Robinson had many great points, he talked about how education is trying to evolve our education; but Mr. Robinson said we don't need an evolution, he said that we need a revolution. Robinson talks about how college isn't for everyone, and that you don't have to rush into college. Do what you want to do, the problem Mr. Robinson said is, that our education is adopting the fast food life style. Everyone is wanting to worry about college, get through school do your best so that we can get accepted into a good college for a good job. Robinson believes that many people are unhappy with there job is because they aren't using their talents. If you're doing something you don't enjoy then it's gonna seem like an eternity when you're there, but if you're doing something you are passionate about then time will fly by. I agree with Mr. Robinson that college isn't for everyone, that you should do what you are passionate about. Robinson says a little joke about talents, he said that him and Eric Clapton got a guitar around the same time but it worked out for Clapton, the guitar wasn't his thing. Another thing I learned is that we need to customize our educational system. We need to make kids interested in learning have it fit for what the children's interest are. Many people get bored of school and don't want to be there and we need that to change.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blog Post #9

For this week's blog post we were assigned to watch Little Kids...Big Potential and a Skype interview between Dr. Strange and Ms. Cassidy. In the video Little Kids... Big Potential, the kids talked about how they are learning so many things through blogging and how they enjoy it. They can see their progression and so can their parents at any time. To me I think that is very important because parents sometimes don't always get to see their students work and for Ms. Cassidy's class they can go online to their kids blog and see all the work they have done. They also use wikis, where they can learn by looking at videos and articles that are safe for the kids to research. They also use Skype to talk to other students and experts around the world.

In the other three Skype videos, Ms. Cassidy talks about how her students learn through the internet and encourages her students to start learning by their interests. She seems to have everything down and has many great tips for us and how to keep the children safe. She sends forms to the parents letting the parents know all what their children will be posting and making sure they are okay with it, which is very important. She also makes sure the kids never post their pictures and only use their first name, not their last name. Another point I like that Ms. Cassidy made is that how her kids love writing blog post because everyone can see and comment on. Instead of her just being able to see it and grade it on pencil and paper, the whole world can contribute and see what they are seeing and kids enjoy that.

Ms. Cassidy seems to be a great teacher and it seems that her students really enjoy her class. She has a lot of useful tips that we can use as future teachers. You can tell that Ms. Cassidy loves her job and really cares for her students and wants the best out of them.
Technology and Educational Tools

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Project #9

Blog Post 8

This week we were assigned to research other 21st century learning and communication tools that we could use for our future classrooms. At first I wasn't sure which to pick from because there are so many options out there. But after awhile of searching I found a few that could be very useful.

The first tool I would like to talk to you about is Edmodo. Edmodo is a social networking tool that teachers can set up with their students, administrators,parents, and publishers. When I first looked at Edmodo, it reminded me of a lot like Facebook. The teacher can post assignments and the students can submit them online. It also records all the students work and their progress, the teacher can easily go and access it. Edmodo also personalizes the apps to the students preferences and helps the teacher amplify their lessons.

The next tool I found interesting was iEARN(International Educational and Resource Network). iEARN is a non-profit organization that connects students all around the world. It provides a safe environment where people can communicate each others ideas and thoughts and gain knowledge in service-learning projects. Students can work with other students on projects and interact with each other using iEARN. One example they used was planting daffodils on the same day in four different countries such as the United States, Taiwan, Israel, and Iraq. They kept track of the growth and recorded it, learning all about the climate and how it can effect the growth of the plant in different parts of the world.

Lastly, I found . Diigo provides a safe environment for students to do research and save their work. Diigo has many of functions you can use while researching, you can add sticky notes, digitally highlight important information and organize it into folders. Instead of bookmarking your web pages you found, you can now save them into Diigo and access them from your smartphone, tablet, or any other device. It also saves all your highlighted and sticky notes you put on your sources. You can also collaborate in groups with whoever you would like, with your own personalized library it makes sharing your information with your friends a lot easier.

Project 14

Project Calender

Project Overview


C4T #2

This week I was assigned to Jarrod Robinson's blog The PE Geek. In his blog he shows his new devices he got from Polar Shop and their heart rate monitors. He has a video of his students running and has their heart rates projected onto a screen from his iPad using Apple TV.

My reply:
Hey my name is Joshua Turnipseed and I’m a student at the University of South Alabama. I’m enrolled in edm310 and am assigned to comment on your blog. But I would definitely agree with you, I also find this fascinating! It is really great for students to see what they’re doing and their progress on a big screen. It also could help motivate them and challenge each other.
The Polar Shop

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Blog Post 7

This week we were assigned to watch Randy Pausch's Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. For those who don't know who Randy Pausch is, he was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He then found out he only had six months to live, due to pancreatic cancer. I didn't know Randy personally, but from his speech and the way he acted even though he knew he didn't have much time to live was so inspirational. You really have to admire the guy for not moping around but instead help others achieve their goals.

In his Last Lecture he talks about his childhood dreams and what he did in order to achieve his goals. He had many great points he touched on. My favorite thing he talked about was his take on brick walls. Randy said "Brick walls are not made to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something." To me this is very important, because sometimes I find myself wanting to just give up on some things. If you really want something then you have to climb those "brick walls," when you work for something and put all of your effort into it, it makes it that much sweeter when you finally achieve it.

Another thing I learned from Mr. Pausch was "head fake" learning. A head fake is when you are trying to fool your opponent into thinking you're doing something else. What Pausch meant by head fake learning is that when you are teaching students. You're not just trying to teach them certain subjects, but you're also trying to teach them other skills, other character building qualities. He also talks about when he was younger, his football coach would always be on his back, always challenging him to do more. Mr Pausch said that you shouldn't expect perfection, but when someone is screwing up and you don't correct them, you've given up. He stresses to always challenge your students, always ask for more. The only way people will find out their potential is when they fail. My favorite quote from Mr. Pausch was "Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want." To me that means, even though sometimes you may not achieve exactly what you wanted, you're one step closer to getting what you want and you have to keep working hard to get it.
Randy Pausch

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Project #8 Book Trailer

Blog Post 6

This weeks blog post is on PNL which stands for Personal Learning Network. It is basically a very effective tool teachers or students can use to organize their links for school, research, entertainment and whatever else they would like to add. The great thing about PNL is that you can quickly connect with many different professionals and researchers all from your personalized page. I decided to use Symbaloo for my PNL. It was easy to sign up and changing my tiles around. But I'm still trying to get the hang of all the details.

I have always had a twitter, but I never really used it that much. But I never thought I was use it the way I do now. I also have never used Pinterest, I always thought it was for girls and their arts and crafts. But now I realize how many ideas you can get from using Pinterest. I think PLN is a very useful tool that everyone should use because it is great to have all of your learning tools organized and displayed, ready to be accessed quickly from a click away. I will be using Symbaloo a lot more and hope I can use it more efficiently than I am now.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Blog Post 5

Dr. Strange assigned us to watch 7 videos of him interviewing Anthony Capps, a former student of edm310 and now a 3rd grade teacher over at Gulf Shores Elementary. It was great to see what we are learning put into action, and especially hearing it from a former student of edm310.

In Project Based Learning Part 1 Andrew Capps talks about one of his projects he had his students do about when the law allowed woman to fight in combat a few years ago and the students had to write letters on why they agree or disagree with that law. Through this project the kids learned Social Studies, Reading comprehension, and Writing. They wrote letters to Congressman Jo Bonner on why or why they did not agree with the new law. I think this is a great way for kids to learn because they are learning about current events, as well as researching about historical women throughout history and their great achievements. It is really great to see what we are actually learning, being applied to in classrooms.

What I learned about iCurio is that it is an educational safe search engine for kids for all types of medias such as audio and videos, as well as texts. It also helps teach the kids to become organized and letting them save anything they find interesting on line and allows them to create folders and organize their research.

Another thing I've learned from Anthony in UseTech is that when it comes to technology, you don't teach it. You let the kids learn through experience as you guide them through a project. One thing I liked was "Don't expect perfection..." He then explains how at the start of a project he lets them learn by one tool at a time and he expects them to make mistakes, but then they can see what they did and apply that and learn from it. So by next week they wouldn't be making the same mistakes and move on to the next tool.

When Anthony is talking about in Additional Thoughts About Lessons, is that you have to focus on your daily plan. You want to grab your students attention, keep them engaged while you're delivering your content and then you measure what they learn. I agree with Anthony because it is very hard to teach students if they find themselves bored and not attentive, so as a teacher I think the best way for you to help your kids learn is to keep them busy and make it something the students can relate to, and find it interesting because if they are excited and are learning hands on, they will be more likely to retain that information.

My Sentence Videos

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Blog Post 4

Questions are essential in the learning process and the problem is, is that many students are afraid to ask questions. As teachers we need to encourage students to keep asking questions so that they can fully understand what we are teaching. In the video Questioning Styles and Strategies the author gets all of the students involved into the discussion, asking them "open" questions. He is very encouraging towards the students and shows interests into what they have to say. I believe that is very important for teachers to do. He creates four different types of questions for the students to answer about the book making sure that they not only understand what the book is about but also about what they would like about living in Terabithia and how they pictured it. I think the way he approached this discussion was great because the students are understanding the text and they are also getting to be creative and use their imagination as well, to me I think the kids are more prone to discuss and answer questions if they can have a little fun doing so.

As Ben Johnson said in The Right Way to Ask Questionshe observed many of classrooms of different age levels and noticed that many kids would get by without answering a single question. I can relate to that, back in several of my high school classes there would be only a few students that were actually wanting to answer the questions, many students would try and hide and avoid getting called upon. It's very important to get the kids involved into the discussion and it is hard to keep the attention of every student. Mr. Johnson believes that when asking a question you should state the question, pause for a few seconds then call on a random student. I believe that strategy is one of the most effective ways because students will not know if they will be called on, so they should think of some type of answer. Another point Mr. Johnson touched on is that when you ask general questions to the class such as "Do you all understand?" the kids will either say nothing or just pretend that they do and say yes. As teachers we should avoid these types of questions, but ask them specific questions to see if they really understand and have other students expand on a fellow classmates response.

I also like what the article Three Ways to Ask Better Questions in the Classroom had to say about preparing your questions. It is a great habit to go through your lecture and think of questions the students may ask you and what questions you should ask them. Also I like what he touched on about "Playing with Questions." An example of that is writing a question on the board at the start of class or on a PowerPoint, leaving the students time to think about it.Mr.Weimer says we need to ask good questions and show the students the importance of asking questions, so that they learn to think critically.

Project 4, C4T #1

This weeks C4T I read What do you see? Is it the same as me? I assume it is by Ashley Casey. He talks about perspective and how in his class room he would be observed by the head of his department. The head of department would tell him that his kids weren't active enough or they were talking to each other too much. Where as in Casey's point of view he saw kids collaborating with one another. He gives us an example and it's about a class that breaks up to several groups, one group working on a task together being really loud, another group engaged in an activity, and a few other groups with animated conversations and wandering eyes but the teacher would go by each group and listen to what they had to say and ask them questions. Casey then gave his point of view on how he sees kids working together to achieve a goal and engaging into the five elements of Cooperative Learning(group processing, face-to-face interaction, individual accountability, positive interdependence, and small group and interpersonal skills). He then adds the point of view he assumed his head of department would have had by saying that they were maybe an undisciplined class, or maybe that the teacher was lazy and didn't want to join in. He closes his opinion by saying that we all see things differently depending on what we have gone through, so we shouldn't assume what we see is exactly what is true.

My Reply:

Hello Dr. Casey my name is Joshua Turnipseed and am a student at the University of South Alabama. I am enrolled in edm310 and am assigned to comment on your blog. But I like what you have to say about how we shouldn't assume that what we see is not exactly correct. You're right about how depending on what we go through during our life has an effect on how we perceive different things.

My first C4T was I already believe.. so good luck changing my mind. In this Dr. Casey talks about when he went through school he always had firm beliefs in what he thought Physical Education was to him. He realizes now how when he went through schooling all of the information he skipped over because he didn't think it pertained to him and his thoughts. He also talks about a study between three students who all went through their courses and one student didn't retain nearly any from the program and the other two adopted a couple things from the program but all together they stuck to their beliefs. Casey believes that as a community we must knock down our barriers and be open to new ideas and make sure our programs are challenging and robust

Project #3 Presentation

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Blog Post 3

Peer editing can be a very useful tool for both parties. It is a great way to practice your writing and help your fellow students with his/her writing too. When editing a students paper you should always be careful on your approach and how you word your criticism. Peer editing is not always about the mistakes the person made, you should compliment on their work as well and express what you may or may not have liked about their paper.

There are many rules to follow when it comes to peer editing. The main rule that each of the sources touched on was to stay positive when correcting another student's paper. You must think of how you would like for someone to correct you, not offend them or make them feel bad about themselves. Another important detail in peer reviewing is being specific. Sometimes I find myself being like "Jean the Generalizer." When correcting another student's paper they need to know details, they don't need you to just point out an obvious mistake. You need to point out the problem and offer different ideas that could help make their writing more clear. Lastly no one needs to be a speedy sandy, because if you don't take your time you are more than likely going to miss several errors in their paper. If you're not doing your job then you're only hurting the other students.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blog Post 2

1. The central message in Mr. Dancealot's video is that teaching isn't all about standing in front of students and reading off a slide show or your notes. You must interact with students and let them learn through examples and actions. Ms. Johnson's shows her case by having the teacher describing these dance moves and not letting the students practice them, so when it becomes time for the exam none of the students memorized the steps but they don't know how to actually do them correctly. I do agree with Ms. Johnson, I know from first hand that many of times I catch myself just memorizing and not actually learning, but that doesn't do me or anyone very good. If you just write down notes and study them, you're not learning, sometimes you must critically think and ask why.

2.I think Robert is correct in the way he views teaching, he is right about how we have everything we need at our fingertips. It can benefit you greatly if you use it the right way, teachers don't have to teach facts anymore, we can find that on our own. So with all this technology, teachers can kind of be seen as a professional guide. What we need is teachers that can adapt to the way kids learn, help them use their technology and the internet for engaging and learning, instead of entertainment. He talks about how utilizing all these social networks and search engines could create so many more possibilities of learning and innovation. The use of teaching through technology can be very beneficial and I think Robert has the right idea.

3. In the networked student, I found myself kind of surprised. Many people use the internet for various of reasons, that could be for the better or maybe the worse. But after watching this video it opened my eyes to how blogging and using the internet for educational reasons could benefit me and many others. I personally always thought blogging was just a place where people just wanted to express their opinions, but never have I thought about it towards an education perspective. Wendy Drexler explains how blogs can be used to share information you've found or find interesting, you can find lectures online and listen to them. You can do all these things at your fingertip instead of being hindered by a text book, which I find very interesting because they are way too expensive.
4. Vicki Davis's video is about using technology such as virtual worlds, blogs, podcast and many more tools to teach students. Her main focus is for the kids to work together to achieve their goals and to have fun while doing it. I mean I know when I was younger going to school was always boring to me, but it was kind of shocking to see kids learning through games, I know the younger me would have loved that(still probably would). I would have to agree with Mrs. Davis, it is good for students to be able to learn how to work with others and find a different, more modern style of teaching that could help the kids get more interested in learning.

5. Flipping the classroom is new to me, I've never heard of it before. But I do think this will be very useful for teachers, I know when I am in class and I don't know much about a subject it is a lot harder for me to follow along than when I do know a little about it. I feel like it will benefit both students and teachers because then the teacher does not have to waste time explaining simple concepts and spend more time teaching the important of the lesson, where as the student will have a brief idea about the subject so they don't come in completely lost. I think a preview of a lesson is a great idea and will be very successful.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Blog Post 1

I hadn't heard much about EDM 310, I just knew that I had to take this course. But upon arriving to the first class I knew it wasn't going to be like my other courses. I was a little overwhelmed with all the information at the start and how much time and effort this class is going to require.

The difference between EDM310 and my other courses I've taken is that it is a blended course. Most of my classes I have taken you have to go to class everyday and just sit through lecture after lecture. With EDM 310 it seems like we will be teaching ourselves and learning through practice and experience, instead of just lectures and tests.

The hardest thing in this course for me is going to be organization. With this course being blended I'll have to keep up with all the due dates of all the assignments. I've never been the most organized person, but that is one thing I will have to work on for this class. The best way for me to achieve my goal in this course is to make a schedule of all the work that I need to do and manage my time well. This course seems very challenging but as long as I take care of what is needed and stay organized, I think I should be fine.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Practice Post

Well my name is Josh Turnipseed, I'm 20 years old. I was born in Birmingham but have been raised in Mobile. My major interests are football, disc golf, any kind of sports and whatever people want to talk about. I have been attending the University of South Alabama for three years now and I can't complain. Both my parents are teachers my mom teaches over at Mary B. Austin Elementary and my dad teaches over at Phillips Prep School.

I want to go into the educational field because I guess it runs in the family and I believe that teaching is one of the most important jobs to have. Because without an education most people won't succeed in life. I've always been that kind of person that likes to help others in anyway possible so I guess you could say that is my passion.
my second blog post