Friday, July 16, 2010
I had a great time blogging. My favorite tool is Photo Story. I would use Photo Story in the classroom to recall prior knowledge. I can make a story with photos from field trips, classmates, numbers, alphabet, a story of their favorite book...to many ideas I can do on Photo Story! Another cool tool that I would love for my students to use is to do a Mosaic Maker from bighugelabs.com. This can be use as an introduction tool for the first couple to days of school. Students can make a Mosaic out of family pictures.
Technology has always been important for me to use in the classroom and for the students to use it as well. So many great things come from technology. I know having the iPod touch for students to use will help a lot in their learning and their fine motor skills.
Creating this blog was fun and easy to do...I loved it all!
Being a good Digital Citizenship is knowing your boundaries on the Internet. My student will be able to explore the Internet but with guidelines. They will know not to go into any website that has not been approved by me. They will practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology and will exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology. My students will understand that just like a bully is a person who is not showing responsibility in being a good citizen, a cyberbully is a person who does not obey the rules of conduct when using technology.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Toddler Counting Lite - Preschool number adventure
The two above apps are a couple of apps that I would like for my Pre-K student to play with. I have used an iPhone, iTouch, and the iPad and its pretty fun. I don't own a iPhone because I love my Blackberry dearly but maybe in the future I will get one.
My student would benefit on building their fine motor skills while playing with the iTouch (which is very important in Pre-K). Having an iTouch in the classroom will be another way to differentiate learning and teaching. An iTouch will help all different types of learners...Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic.
I've included to different links to websites that discuss iPod Touch in the classroom and the link to the Apple in Education website.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I've included a video on how to use Skype in the classroom for beginners.
I like incorporating streaming videos in my lesson plans because it gives my students an additonal way to understand the lesson. It helps give my Auditory and Visual learners another way to learn the material other than just hearing it from me. I LOVE using YouTube. YouTube has some many videos that are very helpful in the classroom and for student learning.
Another website I like using is Ehow (knowledge for myself that can help me in my lessons). Ehow is a streaming video site that helps you learn just about anything. I included a link to a video on how to teach your studetns to write numbers.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I've started using Photo Story when I was in college for an assisgnment. In the classroom I use Photo Story as a memory...this video was made for my parents while they waited for the graduation party to begin. It's a very easy software to use and I love it! Students would be able to use it to make a project they have for example a video of their family or friends or any given topic. I would give my students to option to explore the software first then create a project.
Students can use wikis to help them researching a specific subject or a project they might have. A teacher can also uses wikis to gain knowledge or refresh his or her prior knowledge on topic. I like using Wikipedia myself when I'm trying to gather important information.
I like the like above because it talks about having technology in the classroom.
Monday, July 5, 2010
I decided to join Delicious at http://delicious.com/.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I picked to do a Mosaic Maker, http://bighugelabs.com/, because it looked like a fun thing to do and besides I haven't made one. This website would be use by my students to create a Mosaic of items they love or it can be use for an assignment where they would gather pictures of a specific assignment. Just like cutting out pictures of a magazine and creating a Mosaic but this way technology would be a key factor.
http://www.wordle.net/, I created has words that describe me and my profession. This software would be use to build vocabulary in my classroom.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Now for the comment advice its always good to listen on others opinions or comments about a certain topic. A blogger can leave some good advice or sometimes be mean and leave bad or upsetting advice on your blog. But that's why we live in America...Freedom of Speech!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Using blogs is a way to integrate technology into the classroom. It can a be a way for parent communication with the teacher or vice-versa if the teacher has some news about the classroom she or he can blog about it. It can also be a way for students to communicate with each other, from questions about homework or just to reflect on what was taught in the classroom that day. Its an opened minded virtual world!