Getting started…

http://teachingnaked.com/ is a great website with a video of Jose Bowen introducing what is teaching naked and its significance in teaching in these times where time is so valuable

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/4-tips-for-transitioning-your-classroom-to-digital-media/  this article from teach thought website seems to align with Jose Bowens ideas.

http://www.livinglocurto.com/2012/02/letter-bloggers-pinterest/#sthash.Au6GF96z.XfqEoZWN.dpbs this is great when you just start using Pinterest and the importance and  impact of copyright.

Learning teaching naked…

http://teachingnaked.com/

Please find here the link to Jose Bowen’s website. Watching him speak about his philosophy of teaching naked has really inspired me more than ever. I have been reading his book as part of my assignment and now that I come to almost the end of the book, I just decided to google “Teaching Naked”. Well, I am so glad I did because I thought I was learning lots from reading his book already but there is something about watching someone ( him for this matter) that the impact of the message comes across greater for me. I just can’t stop thinking about how I am going to take the baby steps in teaching naked in teaching baking and pastry to my students. I know I can, especially for the lecture parts of the various courses. There are really a lot of great ideas that I have learned and need to try and apply to get my students engaged and to increase more valuable discussions  during classroom time  rather than me doing all the talking. In the kitchen, I will still perform the demos I do because I believe that baking and pastry is taught using the five senses and it is a lot about experiencing to learn and creating meaning through their own experiences. For example, how will a student know the meringue is a stiff peak without actually going through the process and experiencing it ( the feel of it, how it looks like, the consistency) and even making mistakes! But, I know and I am aware now that I can increase the learning in the kitchen lab by incorporating the use of media in their own learning process. In fact, I wasn’t an advocate of Twitter till I started using it now and I can see how this form of social media can truly help engage my students by tweeting pictures of products we will make to get them started to think about it and maybe even research about it.  It is something I really need to look into  especially when it comes to school policy since I also just started teaching at my present job. There’s a lot of possibilities and it is very exciting to think about it and more exciting to try it. I prefer to take small steps and see how it works because I have really been thinking of how to get my students more engaged and to be more proactive in their learning. Therefore, emailing reading assignments, links to websites that will help introduce the topic before we talk about it is a good way to start for me rather than nothing. I do agree that there is a difference between announcing the reading assignment at the end of class and sending an email because the email will have a greater impact as it is written down and students have time to process the information they are reading as opposed to hearing it at the end of class when everyone is getting ready to go home.

There is definitely a place for this new way of teaching and it might be the only way to teach if not the best way to teach in the 21st century. It is time to go forward.

Another link to help me get started and all the low-tech instructors

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/4-tips-for-transitioning-your-classroom-to-digital-media/

Web 2.0 tools

Here is an article I found when I was researching on Web 2.0 tools. I really had no clue what Web 2.0 tools were before PIDP 3240 course. I am not very familiar with the technology language. Now, I am proud to know what this is now. So, to help me contribute to the Forum Posting in our Assignment #2, I had to really read a bit this. And here is a link to one of the articles I found about Web 2.0 tools.  I found that Pinterest is one of those sites. I was really happy to find Pinterest there because I have used this site and it is my go to site if I need to be inspired with my theme cakes, especially for children. I am enjoying learning about the Web 2.0 tools and I even made my own Pinterest account so I could partake in the sharing and learning.

So, if you want to find other Web 2.0 tools sites, here is the link:

http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/web-2.0-websites

Pinterest by Kimberly Tada

I just created my own Pinterest account!! I looked at the Web 2.0 Tools and realized that Pinterest are one of the most popular Web 2.0 Websites. I have always referred to this website for ideas. However, I didn’t know that I can post and share my own pictures. Actually, I just didn’t know how to do it. This was a perfect time to explore and I am so happy that I can do it now. Pinterest is such an awesome website to get and share ideas with others from any line of interest, hobbies, etc… you can think of… Another website I found that does a similar thing which I believe is another Web 2.0 tool is Creative Juice which I have posted in an earlier post. I just thought that it was a great website to share. Then reading about Web 2.0 Tools I realized it works as such and I am glad to add this to my own knowledge and again there is so much sharing and learning on the web!! This makes me really realize the benefits of learning from PIDP 3240!!

Please have a look at my link http://www.pinterest.com/gonzalezkt/kimberly/

Halloween Ideas … Tis the season to have fun in the kitchen and decorate with your kids..

I found these fun ideas from the Creative Juice by Mindy Starr posted on October 7, 2014. This was sent to me by my friend from Busybee creates. http://www.Busybeecreates.etsy.com

http://www.getcreativejuice.com/2014/10/pumpkin-macarons.html

Check out this site for more ideas for decorating and hosting for parties and a lot more including tutorials….the ideas are great. It is also a great site for sharing your very own ideas. A great way to collaborate and share ideas online.