Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tool # 11 Reflection

1. I have been using several of the tools before this project, but he first and probably the oldest of my favorites is Google earth.
Google doc’s would be my second favorite; I mainly like its accessibility and the multiple features it has.

2. As I mentioned I have implemented some of the tools in the class as stations already, it is my goal to continue on the same track. I would like to apply most of the stuff I learned consistently in the class.
3. I had to figure it out how to take pictures of the screen I was working on in order to improve the blog’s presentation. I thought it would be more difficult to complete all the tools but it actually was a fun learning experience.

Tool # 10 Digital citizenship

1. -Why is so important avoid access blocked websites.
-Expectations about Internet and technology practice in the classroom.
-Categorize examples and non-examples of responsible web practices.

2. Digital Citizenship - Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources.

3. Promoting and modeling digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information

4. Send letter home explaining the meaning of Digital Citizenship with a copy of the letter they signed at the beginning of the year regarding technology, usage rights and responsibilities.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tool #9 Incorporating Devices

  1. It is important to communicate to students the way in which technology will be integrated as a tool in the lesson.

  2. Accountability is applicable to any lesson/station or activity; therefore technology should not be the exception. Technology will be relevant if we assess students practice consistently.

  1. I like learning games for kids; it can be used as a station for almost any subject.
I find Study ladder very motivational because of its instant feedback and rewards.

  1. Pop Math is a practical addition/subtraction math facts application. As you know practice on that matter is very important so they can improve their skills; kids also love practicing using this app.

  1. Kids can use these devices in too many ways not only as stations but also as cameras, voice recorders and video recorders. A reader’s theater can be made if you record their voices and then take pictures from the book finally putting them together in a presentation. Evernote is a useful app to take notes and to bookmark Internet pages, pictures or text for you to open them on different devices under the same account. I believe that during the year I’ll come up with a lot more of ideas.