Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Third Week

This is the third time I entered resources class. Words that can describe this day are "WOW!!!"...LOTS AND LOTS OF WORKS!!!.... I feel like I am in a war where bullets and bullets are attacking me (to be exaggerated). After we all gathered in the computer lab, Pn. Foziah already warned us that today we have many things to get done. So, I was like kind of mentally prepared to receive loads of works. However, I do realize that tasks that assign to us are for our own good. Thus, I really appreciate what Pn. Foziah has done and I am aware of her good intentions. Firstly, Pn. Foziah asked us to prepare a presentation on how to search MP3 files from the internet. Actually, the presentation is one of the documents that we need to include in our portfolio. This is something new for me as I have never done this before. We have to show steps on how to search for Michael Jackson's last song before he died. At first, I couldn’t imagine how the presentation would be like. I felt that the task is so difficult and I was lost and really tensed up at the moment. However, everything has recovered as Pn. Foziah gave further elaboration about the task. Besides that, I also got help from my friends around me to complete the presentation. And finally, I managed to get it done within the period given. The presentation is the first item that I have completed in the portfolio. There are many more that I have to do and submit it in two weeks more. I hope that I will be able to produce quality and good piece of work for the portfolio.
After that, about less an hour before the class was over, we presented the last week’s group work on the topic Working with Young Language Learners. My group was the first group to present. My group’s presentation was presented by Ismail. I was happy and satisfied with Ismail’s explanations as he clarified the sub topic clearly to the class. Everyone seemed to comprehend and listened attentively to Ismail’s explanations. Then, the other groups presented their sub-topics. From the groups’ presentations, I have clearer idea and understanding about the overall issue in the topic. Here, I would like to thank the groups for their further explanations.

Before the class dismissed, we were assigned in groups to make a summary of syllabus year 1 to year 6. We have to summarize the topics in the syllabus and submit it this coming Monday. My group has to work on Year 1 syllabus. We have not divided the work yet because we don’t even own the text book. So, we will find ways to get the text book either to buy or borrow from library. After that, we will meet up and divide the work within the group. I am eager to start working on the summary as this will be a new experience to me. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Second Lesson

During second class, our lecturer has assigned us to fill in learners’ profile and answering some questionnaires. I have given my cooperation and respond sincerely in answering the questionnaires. The questionnaires that I answered made me realize that how weak I am in ICT skills. I can say that most of the questions I manage to answer level 1 or 2 only. Therefore, I really need help to improve myself in those skills so that I will be able to a 21st century teacher. I am pretty sure that I will be able to equip myself with the skills later with my lecturer’s help through this course.

Besides that, on that day, we were given a group work to work on an article entitle Working with young language learner. We were assigned to work on part 1.1 which is children’s ability to grasp meaning. From what we have read, we have to come out with power point presentation and present it to our friends. Thus, from my reading of the part, I have gained knowledge on how children are able to understand what is being said to them before they understand the individual works. This will be useful to me as I can apply my knowledge in my teaching in future.

On that day, I also have joined Video editing group under Ismail where I hope that I will be able to learn more about video editing and I can apply the skills that I learn in Information Skills course. The skills that I learn will help me in the assignments. I am looking forward for the next class to learn new things.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

a new environment

hi..i am syira..UM is totally a new place for me where i feel so awkward to be here..i am not used to this place yet..i have been here for only a few days and i am a bit lost as this is a new environment for me..however, i am lucky because i have my friends who are always be with me...Today, i enter a new class which is PBEY3102..i feel this class is fun where i can learn a lot of new things here. for example, i learn how to create a blog which i have never been doing it this blog, i can write anything that i want and express my feelings and thoughts..