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I am an elementary education major at the University of South Alabama. I decided to go into this field after changing my major two times. I felt this is where my calling is to help students achieve more than they think they can.

Monday, March 29, 2010

homework for 3/12/10

Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX)
When you first go to the website you have eight different topics you can click on like course study, lesson plans, and podcast treasury are just some of them. When clicking on lesson plans I was given an option to create my own lesson plan or I could search ALEX for lesson plans. To search you can use the author's name, school, Title, or they give you the option to search by the subject material. The other link I clicked on to view was the podcast treasury I found this to be very interesting. It contained subjects like arts, mathematics, social studies, teacher created, and much more. It also gives you other links other than ALEX to find podcast.
Until now I had never heard of this site but I think it is a very useful site and I will be sure to remember this when I become a teacher and even before then while I am going through my teaching courses.

Alabama Connecting Classroom Educators and Students Statewide (ACCESS)
This site is full of links and resources that can be useful for students and teachers. One thing I liked about this site is the fact that it offers online courses your school might not offer and the students are able to enroll in them and take them and also recieve credit for taking them.
I think this site will come in very useful like ALEX when I become a teacher and I will also be telling my students about ACCESS so that they can go and explore this site. I think it will be important for them to start looking early since I will be teaching elementary school children I will be introducing them to this site early.


  1. I liked the search option for lesson plans on ALEX. It is nice to be able to see what other teachers are doing with their students. The podcast treasury will be an interesting tool to use in the classroom. I agree that ACCESS offers a valuable resource to students who would otherwise not have the option of taking these advanced courses.

  2. ALEX is a way for teachers to share and write lesson plans,share and find resources, connect to course study standards, and show students the benefit of learning.I think that is very helpful and definitely going to help make a more effective teacher.