Friday, March 30, 2012

Tool #9: Incorporating Classroom-Based Devices as Tools for Learning

  1. Technology is a part of everyone's life, everyday.  Educators must embrace these technological changes in the way we teach and facilitate learning. As this technology is part of the student's everyday life as well, we must incorporate it in their learning as part of the lesson objective so it is meaningful and relevant.
  2. Students should be held accountable in the classroom. When we hold kids accountable for their learning we help the students take ownership of it..
  3. I currently have one I Pad and several very old computers which I have students use use as often as I can to create projects and  access a variety of sites that facilitate learning.I am looking forward to having several Notebooks in my class.I am currently having students create wordles, and use to create cartoons as part of a visual presentation in both sociology and IPET. 4. I think the I Pad/I Touch could be used interactively when students are working together and creating a project or editing each other's work.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tool #8:Taking a Look at the Tools

I learned that the Dell Netbook is very similar to most computers.
My son has an I Pad at home and I use it quite often.
I currently have only one I Pad in my classroom.  I have  students take turns using it and they are responsible checking it back to me when finished or at the end of the period. 
Students love using this or their personal I Pads/phones. The most serious problem at the moment, is not having enough devices for each student to use.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tool #7: Reaching Outside your Classroom: Online Digital Projects

Here's a potential project for an IPET (Instructional Practices in Education and Training) class.

Content objective 
Students will  evaluate their peers, via Skype, with another IPET class in SBISD to improve  teaching skills and strategies.

When you plan to implement
last 6 weeks of school.

What tool(s) you plan to use

A brief description 
Use Skype to observe a peer teach an elementary school  lesson, either at their placement or in their course classroom. Using a rubric, evaluate the lesson.  At the end of the lesson, discuss the best practices observed and give constructive suggestions for  improvement. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Tool # 6: Using Web Tools To Promote Discussion in and out of the Classroom!

For your Tool #6 Post:
Todays meet is a wonderful tool for discussing and clarifying concepts related to articles or controversial issues.

The Poll Everywhere tool is awesome. I can use this in my class to measure what students are understanding.