Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tool #11

1. What are your favorite tools you now have in your personal technology toolbox? Briefly describe a particular activity that you will plan for your students using at least one of these new tools.I like the drop box tool so students or I can access any file from anywhere. Edmodo is a great "facebook" for school. Poll Everywhere is great for kids to use to check their understanding.

2. How have you transformed your thinking about the learning that will take place in your classroom? How has your vision for your classroom changed? Are you going to need to make any changes to your classroom to accommodate the 21st Century learner? There is a lot of technology uses out there that can be incorporated into the classroom to keep the students motivated and on task. Yes, more technology uses, things I never imagined. Yes, I need to do a lot more planning to accommodate and learning cause I have to catch up to my students!

3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? It was very long!

Tool #10

1. Discuss at least three things you would want to make sure your students understand about being good digital citizens. The three things I would teach students is safety, responsibility, and etiquette.
2. Share at least one of the resources mentioned above or on the Ed Tech website that you plan to use instructionally. I found the poster on digital citizenship from common sense, I would post that in the classroom since you can download it for me. I would aslo show the brainpop video.
3. Explain briefly how you would "teach" the idea of digital citizenship to your students. I would use digital citizenship by Brain Pop to explain what it is and then have a class discussion over it.
4. Explain briefly how you plan to share the idea of digital citizenship with your parents. Send a letter home to parents to explain what it is and how they can help their students at home.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tool #9

  1. Why do you think it is important to tie the technology to the objective? Kids are growing up with technology more than ever. You have babies playing with ipads or their parents iphone. Technology is part of their world and they don;t know how to live without it.
  2. Why should we hold students accountable for the stations/centers? Holding students accountable makes ensuring they are learning the content and the objective.
  3. Visit 2 of the applicable links to interactive websites for your content/grade level. Which sites did you like. How could you use them as stations? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations? Learning Games for kids (Science-space) and PhET (Balancing Act). Use the station to take notes on some vocabulary words, what they learn from the game, their outcome, questions to go along with the game, and comments (if they liked the game or not). Each station is under a time restraint to help students move along each station.
  4. List two to three apps you found for the iPod Touch/iPad that you can use in your classroom. What do you see that station looking like? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations? BrainPOP featured Movie,, and Ecosystems. Use the station to take notes from the App and Look up words that they do not understand. Each station is under a time restraint to help students move along each station.
  5. What about other ways to use the iPod Touch/iPad? Share another way you can see your students using the device as a station. Using it for project and saving whatever they are working on to their file to a dropbox so they can access it at home.

Tool #8

Three things:
1. how to use an ipad - since i do not hae anything apple
2. Using apps like itunes - how to set up and sync music. Username, will be email and password
3. Attaches ipad/ipod to teacher laptop

1. Set clear guidelines to use the devices
2. have them sign a contact of using the devices and consequences
3. Use it as a reward system
4. Have a check out/in binder (includes name, date, and time used) for students who are using the devices so you can keep track of who is using the devices.

Tool #7

This would be great to collaborate with the 8th grade science team on collecting lab data for better results!

  1. Content objective - Force and Motion
  2. When you plan to implement - When we start the unit
  3. What tool(s) you plan to use - google docs, skype, and poll everywhere
  4. A brief description of the project - sharing data results in google docs, taking the poll to share conclusion data, and skyping with other classes to see how the lab went and how to improve.

Tool #6


Same as Facebook!

Connect the classroom to the world. Skype name: lapidclassroom

Tool #5

This is great as a classroom website where parents and students can go to find information.

This is a fun activity for students to use for an activity.