Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I would use Tikatok the most. Creating books on my blog will be a big resource for my Pre- K students. I love to read to them and being able to give them resouces in my own style will surely benefit them. Moving forward I will change my schedule to include more online activities that the children can use as a learning resource. I received exactly what I exspected from this training, that is a huge amount of resources to enhance and broaden my teaching skills.
I would use real life situations created by myself and peer students to give examples of each lesson I wish to teach them. Parents would be asked to come to a meeting after school to be given the exact details of the importance of learning technology and online ethics. I would even consider giving a small example, so parents know how important the computer is to their child.
Students identify rhyming words with the help of an interactive whiteboard.
Lesson description: The teacher reviews with students the concept that words that rhyme are the same “on the back of the word.” Then, using an interactive whiteboard, the teacher displays pictures of various rhyming words, such as frog and log and mat and bat, and the children repeat the words aloud. Next the youngsters are shown photos, on the whiteboard, of three classmates and school staff members. The teacher says a silly or nonsensical word (“Bomar”), and the student is asked to touch the photo of the student whose name rhymes with that word (“Omar”). If the student touches an incorrect photo, he or she will hear the teacher’s recorded voice say, “Try again.” If the student touches the correct photo, he or she will hear, “Great job, you did it!” The lesson continues until each class member has taken a turn.
The plan works well because it actively engages the children while considering their various learning styles and abilities. The visual/auditory learner can see and hear the lesson, the kinesthetic learner can physically participate in the activity and students with limited English proficiency will succeed because of the self-correcting recorded response.
Subject area: The subject area is language arts, with an emphasis on children learning to discriminate the sounds of language.
Standards: The lesson meets Georgia’s Pre-K Content Standards for Language Arts for phonological awareness LD2b, requiring that the student “repeats rhymes, poems and finger plays.” Moreover, it meets Georgia Kindergarten English Language Arts Standard ELAKR2a: “The student demonstrates the ability to identify and orally manipulate words and individual sounds within those spoken words. The student identifies and produces rhyming words in response to an oral prompt and distinguishes rhyming and non-rhyming words.”
As the lesson plan is designed for pre-kindergarten children, the assessment tool for pre-K children is the Content Standards Checklist; the assessment tool for kindergarteners is the Georgia Kindergarten Assessment Program – Revised (GKAP-R).
Resources: Interactive whiteboard, Boardmaker software for pictures of rhyming words, PowerPoint software for photos of students and staff members.
First I want them to be aware that they need to use this as a tool for learning, not just chatting. Secondly, I would like to teach them about ethics and respect for others on chat sites and or blogs. What I mean is not to post anything that will hurt or cause harm to anyone. Cyber bullying is a huge issue that can be prevented through positive education. Lastly, is to show children the proper way to serch for what they are looking for so that they can avoid bad or unwanted sites.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I have found a few programs that will help with hand eye coordination. First was the ant smasher, this is a good tool for hand eye coordination because you have to watch carefully and only smash crawling bugs. You can't smash the flying bees or you will loose. You have to get it and try it to see what I am talking about. Secondly is the program called slice it. This program gives a beginners look at fractions. There is a shape and it may ask you to cut it into 1/3rd, You can try until you get it right. This is a great math tool!!!!