Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tool #11 - Self Assessing and Reflecting

1. Some of the tools that I liked and now have are Blogger, Google Docs, and Skype.
Begining on a small scale with Blogger, I can see myself setting all of my students up with an account so that they can post their thoughts over assigned assignments.

2. More than transformation, I think turning a room into a 21st century classroom is going to take planning.  In order to best service the students, the technology should not be used as a distraction but rather as an enhancer.

3. I learned alot during the training.  I plan to return and navigate around the site for further development.  

Friday, August 3, 2012

Tool #10 - Underneath it All - Digital Citizenship

1. Three things that I would want my students to understand about about being good digital citizens are:  the importance of not being a bully, understanding how to stay safe while online, and respecting the usage of online time while at school.
2. I plan to use iSafe to further educate the students over digital safety.
3. I would teach the idea of digital citizenship through the use of videos as well as modeling to the students with the devices what being a good citizen is.  I plan to post rules and expectations as well.
4. I plan to share information with the parents through use of handouts with information and links.  I think hosting some type of event at school over the subject would be a good idea as well.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tool #9: Incorporating Classroom-Based Devices as Tools for Learning

1. It is important to tie the technology piece to the objective so that the technology use can be justified.
2. The students should be held accountable for the centers/stations so that their time their is not a waste of time.
3. After looking at the different options, my favorite were Studyladder and Thinkfinity.
4. Three apps that I liked for the iPad/iPod are iMovie, Notes, and Pages.