Thursday, May 6, 2010

Copyright (NETS IV)

This was a group project that we did on google docs to learn about internet safety. After we each read about a topic we were to answer questions regarding our topic. This is good and useful information to know.


JCCS Internet Safety

Powerpoint (NETS I, III)



For this project we used microsoft powerpoint to make a 5 slide show. It was my first powerpoint i ever made and i found out how simple they are to use. It was a fun and simple project.
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WIKI (NETS I,III,V)

In this project we were to use classroom 2.0 and find something that that i would like to use in my classroom. We used cooltoolsforschool.com to pick a tool to look further into. I looked up an organization tool that will help students better organize their work, write better essays, and make good study guides.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

crossword (NETS I, III)

For this project i used microsoft excel to produce a spreadsheet to make a crossword puzzle about myself. By following the tutorials it made the process easy to create and fun to do, and now i feel comfortable enough to use it in my classroom.

iMovie

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NETS I, II, and III
In this project i created a PSA for cal state san marcos on hate crimes. I was able to use my creativity to put together a short movie with digital aged programs like imovie. It is a way to communicate to other students, making them aware of the hate that takes place on our campus.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Journall #10 (NETS V)

In this activity i was able to reflect on research that i found on a cool website and share my own thoughts and ideas on issues regarding technology today.  I took the role of a teacher and used that perspective when thinking about these issues that would come up or help the classroom in the future.

Go Paperless! 
by: Amanda Mott and John David Son

Ever thought of having a paperless classroom? That would entitle access to computers, but not so much the paper. A fourth grade class tried it out. Each student sat in front of a computer all day. (But this could also lead to eye problems for the students in the future.) The majority of their assignments were done online. Also with a paperless class it would mean that the teacher must be aware of different ways of learning. To do math and spelling online is so much different than actually writing it out. A paperless classroom seems so simple and worth while. It seems expensive to make sure each student has a working computer, but think of all the money each teacher will save from not having to print out all the assignments and homework and examples. it all adds up.

What about students that need scracth paper for math?
I am a visual learner, and writing things out for me not only helps me remember, but i can visually see each step and figure out exactly how i got to that answer. With a paperless class would they be able to have scratch paper to check thier work and write out all the math problems? 

How do you keep the students from cheating?
With all these technologicl advances it seems so nice to have a paperless classroom, but how do ou keep your students from cheating? There are things such as dictionary.com where students can look up words and easily cheat on a spelling test. If each student has a computer in fronot of thier face who knows what page they are looking at, where as when they had a piece of paper on thier desk you can tell if they open a book to try and look up a word. You wold need a class that you can trust.

Journal #6 (NETS I, V)

In this activity i was able to use Nets V as i posted a journal, but i was also able to use NETS I with my creativity and student learning that takes place when making a blog. In this journal entry i explained what blogging was and how it is used.  I also took the role of a teacher and decided what age levels could use blogging in the classroom.

BLOGGING!
Blogging is an online public weblog where you can post entires about just about anything. In a blog it's interesting to learn about what people are learning and doing. It's convieniant when you have friends who live far away, blogging makes it possible to keep in touch with them through the internet. Wesley Fryer from the tools wants to use blogging in his elementary class. He feels that it will help with students getting better at typing, but finds it difficult for them to interact with each other. Emily on the other hang is having her 7th and 8th grade students blog twice a month. She feels that it is a good way to incorporate lots of web 2.0 tools into the classroom. I think that blogging is an awesome idea. It can be used at just about any age level as Wesley is using it for elementary, and Emily uses it for middle school students, and I'm in college and using it. It's nice that it can be made public or private so that just a teacher and the peers can read it, or the whole world! Blogging not only helps with learning and becoming profiencet at typing, but it helps with sentence building and making journals. The best part of all; blogging can be used in any class subject, and it's free and easy to create!