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!!!!
Technology is running our world and if we, as educators, do not implement technology into our daily plans, we are doing our students a diservice. The lesson plan for this online reading will be simple. First, I will assign the book for the day. The student will be responsible for reading the book. Secondly, the child will talk to their group about what they have just read, then will read the book again. Lastly, I will Check for understanding at the guided reading table directly after they have finished the station.
I will set up the small computers at a station and allow the children to visit my blog. I have managed to direct link http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/preschool_games/preschool_games_library.html to my blog. On this site, my students will be able to read beginer books online and report what they have read to me. I will have the center set up during my literacy rotations and will call that group up directly after they read. I will the hear what they each have read and continue with their guided reading session.
I have learned that the I pad market offers free daily downloads. This is great because I am on a budget. I can down load the programs on to my account and then load them to my class set. I found abc lite, this allows the students to trace the letters and helps with letter ID. Then I found out that I can load my spring branch email directly on the I pad. This feature will help with the poll everywher I entend on using in my class for technology homework. I plan on making an I pod station and assigning a program a day that helps with letter recognition and letter sounds. Firmly, I believe that the new Ipad station will inspire my students to learn there letters more quickly! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Poll everywhere and google docs are the two I would use most. I think children use their parents cell phones so much that they could easily read and text answers back to me. This goes along with a recent conference I attended called tots for technology. I feel that this will encourage parents to help children with homework as well.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I really feel making books will be huge in my class! The reason i feel this way is due to the fact that I teach Pre-K and we do a ton of reading. I can use this tool to read my own books to the students and give them ideas for making there own books! This is cool!!
Monday, July 11, 2011
I like the idea of having my planning group collaborate in this way. there are times that we are unable to meet long enough to share all the ideas we may have. This would be a great tool to have others on my team help with creating new documents without having to be in the same place.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
This site is awesome! this site gives many different ways to use technology in the classroom. From creating blogs to facebook and more.
I must have more than a dozen things going on right now! I will be practicing more on this whole blog thing. Reaching out to others in the field in this way will give me a great networking tool to strengthen my skills as an educator. I think I can get used to this.