Poll Everywhere 37607

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tool 11

1. What are your favorite tools you now have in your personal technology toolbox? Briefly describe a particular activity that you will plan for your students using at least one of these new tools.
Wallwishing, Ever Poll, or Stupeflix Studio. Ever Poll can be used as a warm up exercise or to see what the students beginning knowledge is with a particular objective

2. How have you transformed your thinking about the learning that will take place in your classroom? How has your vision for your classroom changed? Are you going to need to make any changes to your classroom to accommodate the 21st Century learner? I love learning new things and this is differently the way to go, new ways to present information.
I have completed the 23 things and the 11.5 more things and have used that knowledge to start using these new tools. Being in CTE we must stay on top of new idea in respect to technology. Every time I say, ‘this is the easiest way” or” this is the best site” someone in my class knows of another way or a better site.
3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
The main surprise was how many you had to sign up for or give out personal information iTunes required a credit card. I do not owe an iPhone/Pad/Touch so I did not want to give that information out.
As far as the new online application they were all fun to work with. The classroom is changing all the time and we must change with it to be successful. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tool 10

Discuss at least three things you would want to make sure your students understand about being good digital citizens.

1. Digital Etiquette - electronic standards of conduct or procedure
2. Digital Communication - electronic exchange of information
3. Digital Literacy - process of teaching and learning about technology and the use of technology
4. Digital Access - full electronic participation in society
5. Digital Commerce - electronic buying and selling of goods
6. Digital Law - electronic responsibility for actions and deeds
7. Digital Rights & Responsibilities - those freedoms extended to everyone in a digital world
8. Digital Health & Wellness - physical and psychological well-being in a digital technology world
9. Digital Security (self-protection) - electronic precautions to guarantee safety.

Share at least one of the resources mentioned above or on the Ed Tech website that you plan to use instructionally.

I have used the Copyright and Fair Use slideshow by Wes Fryer many times in my classroom.
Explain briefly how you would "teach" the idea of digital citizenship to your students.

Take the above 9 sections, I would give each group one and ask them to create a PowerPoint or video explaining and giving examples of each topic.

Explain briefly how you plan to share the idea of digital citizenship with your parents.

Back to school night is a great way here at Memorial high school. We have tremendous participation

Tool 9

1.            Why do you think it is important to tie the technology to the objective?
I think the important thing here is to understand that technology can help students think outside of the “Box”. It gives them a new and exciting way to process information. When technology can be connect to the purpose of the lesson exciting things can happen
2.            Why should we hold students accountable for the stations/centers?
If we do not hold students accountable in regards to technology then technology becomes nothing more than a toy. Production is the key and by using technology to reinforce learning.
3.            Visit 2 of the applicable links to interactive websites for your content/grade level. Which sites did you like? How could you use them as stations? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations?
I went to all of the interactive websites and could not find one that dealt with CTE. We could challenge the students to replicate one of the applications using the application we work in everyday.
4.            List two to three apps you found for the iPod Touch/iPad that you can use in your classroom. What do you see that station looking like? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations?
I do not have an iDevice at all and there really is no plan for me to get one.

5.            What about other ways to use the iPod Touch/iPad? Share another way you can see your students using the device as a station.
If we ever get one we could set up different station that could review students for test. The Cashman Series has and on line learning that you could set flash cards up on one and games such as “Who wants to be a Genious” and “Wheel of Terms”.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tool 8

1.            After watching the videos/tutorials, list two to three things you learned about the device(s) that will be in your classroom this fall.
I am having a little trouble with this tool because I teach a computer course. All of the videos and tutorial in this section my students are already familiar with every day application. If a computer in my class goes down, I have laptops available to substitute in and the students are very aware of how to log in, search, and find programs on line using both XP and vista.
2.            How do you plan to manage the device(s) in your classroom? Do you have ideas/suggestions that others may find useful?
I think this is a great addition to our class room unfortunately for me CTE will not be receiving iPads. I have approached the principals and they have suggested asking for one with MHS greenback funds. Over the last 5 years I have received 3 laptops from them to be used both in my classroom and for the football team.
Things I learned
I learned how to
: set up an iTunes account even though I have no iDevice
:how to search and add apps that can help with students learning
:about using webcam in different situations that can assist student.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tool 7

In tool 7 I will collaborate with Rene Rosales Spanish 1 class. We will take information they provide (Spanish Menu, Flyer, ect.) and Formate them as a class in Google Doc.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tool 6

I used Poll Everywhere which allow teacher to take polls of student answers. This would be a great warm up at the beginning of the class. I could see this as an advantage when covering difficult concepts.Teach and reteach could be done more quickly.
The second was Wallwisher. If a student was absent and could not get instruction you could video one of your lectures and place it on your wall. They could then place questions on the wall and you could give them answers back. This could be used to find out what the class likes in you presentation skill and what they might not like.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tool 5

Stupeflix Vid

I went to several sites and found the tools extremely interesting and beneficial  to the learning process.  I didn't realize the various opportunities that enable educators to provide a meaningful and technological lesson.  I think incorporating student base instruction using websites would enhance the learning process.  I looked at several sites and saw the benefits from the various sites.  I produced a comic strip from Make Beliefs Comix.

My Stupeflix Video

My Stupeflix Video

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tool 4

Google Docs is a great way to collaborate in the classroom. Entire teams can put together assignments faster and easier. I shared a power point that we had been discussing working on and immediately one of my members started to edit his portions and then I worked on it soon after.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tool 3


Job Interview Tips for Teens (click here to see another way to do interviews)

1.    `Visit several of the video hosting/streaming sites mentioned above. Share with your readers which sites you found most useful for your content and why.
All of the sites are very good I happened to go outside the suggested site and get a video which will help kick off my section on interviewing.
2.    Using any of the video resources mentioned above, find and select two videos that may be useful resources in your classroom. Embed them in your blog. If they do not have embed capabilities, hot link them to your blog.
3.    Articulate what you learned about copyright and fair use. So long as you or your students do not copy entire sites you will be ok. What was new to you?
5.    Because I link many items in my classroom I kinda have an edge.
7.    Create a Dropbox account and add some files to it  How could you use this tool in your classroom?
9.    It can be used link the Poland Server now but can be accessed anywhere.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tool 2

Diigo looks very interesting, I am currently using another app called evernotes. I learned about RSS while completing 23 Things. I still use them today and gather much of the information I add to my lesson through them.

Thank you Ms Terri for helping me with my Avatar

Tool 1

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