Thursday, January 29, 2009


Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide, otherwise known as ACCESS, is a state wide learning program that allows schools to connect with other schools and help each other with various levels of educative courses. ACCESS offers advances level courses and electives that may or may not be available to certain schools. The program offers web bases courses and video conferencing courses that allow student to participate with other educational programs and experience education in a more diverse way.

ACCESS offers a variety of options for schools that participate in this program. Some of these options include advanced diplomas, additional courses, advanced placement and supplemental resources. These courses are taught at school during a regular school day and are provided free to Alabama public schools.

As I watched the "Shift Happens" movie on the fischbowl blogspot, I could not help but to wonder what the same presentation would look like today in 2009. The movie was made in 2006 and stated many facts about education and its future.

The fisch bowl education movie stated what countries were doing to develop students who are prepared for education. It stated that we currently are creating degrees for jobs that do not exist yet to solve problems that have not occurred yet. The movie went on to discuss the way technology has developed over the years and how mankind cannot begin to predict the limitless future for technology.

This movie was a real eye opener that expanded my thoughts on not only technology, but education as well.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

ALEX~What is it all about?

The Alabama Learning Exchange, also known as ALEX, is a website which connects teachers, students, parents and administrators throughout Alabama. ALEX provides support for each of these groups of people by providing links for lesson plans, courses of study, web links for various subjects and topics, and also allows for curriculums to be more similiar.
ALEX benifits teachers by posting various lesson plans for every subject from veteran teachers. This allows teachers to see how others are teaching that particular subject, and again, creates a more similiar curriculum with that teacher. The website also benefits the parents and students by having seperate web links for each group to interact in. Further more, administrators can accex ALEX and see what other schools are doing and can gain fresh perspectives on how to create a better learning environment for students.
ALEX is a great one-stop resource for everyone involved in the education process and should be encouraged at every level of education.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

About Me

My name is Peyton Ivey. I am 20 years old and I am a Math major and a Secondary Education major with a minor in Business. I am at south finishing my degree because I want to teach High School math. I enjoy math and kids, so I decided secondary education was the degree for me.
I love to cook and I am addicted to Food Network. That probably makes me a nerd, but we all have something special about us. I also like to travel with my family and go to different beaches where ever the water is blue.
I love to spend time with my family, especially my three sisters. They are Caroline (11), Molly Grace (4), and Libby (3). These girls are full of life and always keep me going.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

First day of class

Hello, My name is Peyton Ivey. I am a Math major with a double major in Secondary Education.