Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tool 2

I went to several of the blogs listed on Tool 2 page.  After looking at several blogs I was felt the need to find a blog dealing with special education, I went to Google and search I found several.  

I came across one blog that caught my attention: Teaching Learners with Multiple Needs 
I plan on going back to this blog because it has several boardmaker boards and activites that would be useful to me, a teacher that uses boardmaker.

Tool 11

1. My favorite tools are learning about the different ways to use i Pads and about Skype. I use the i Pads weekly to motive the students to expand on their objectives. However, I am planning on using both of these items when doing the butterfly unit with Terri.

2.  I broaden my thinking on using technology in the classroom with 11 Tools. I am not afraid to use technology in the classroom anymore and I learned I need to increase the usage of  it in my classroom. In order to increase the usage in my classroom, I will use the i Pads as reinforcers; they can be used not only in one on one time but in small and large group activities.  We can also use it as a communication device if we have the program to do so. However, we do get many apps for free but the apps that could be beneficial to my PPCD classroom cost money thus, it hinders our students.

3. I was afraid of the 11 Tools; it surprised me how easy it was to be accomplished. I also found  how simple it was to be able to interact with other teachers by using Google docs and Skype.

Tool 10

1.  It is hard to teach three year old about digital citizenship.  I would like to teach them to take care of the equipment, do not give out their personal information, and to stay on assign task.

2.  From the resources I think I would use Brain Pop.  It has a animation video that could be use to teach digital citizenship.  Also, I believe the best way my students learn is by modeling and practicing the skill over and over.

3. As I stated above, I would have to model and practice with my students.

4. At the beginning of the year conference, I can discuss digital citizenship with my parents by giving them the  handout explaining what digital citizenship is and provide them resource sites on the web that  they can go to at home.

Tool 9

1. Technology is found everywhere everyday and children love technology.   Many times children can do things with technology  with ease however, we as adults it takes a lot of practice before we do it. Therefore, as teachers is very important to ensure that learning is occurring and not just playing with the device.

2.  Being in a three year-old PPCD classroom the students accountability looks different than other older grades do.  We are teaching them how to handle the device correctly and to attend to the lesson on the device.

3.  Two of the links popped out at me, which would be:  Learning Games for Kids and TES iboard. I would
use the links in the work time with the teacher or assistant or I could use them at circle time.  The students would be held accountable for paying attention to the lesson at hand.

4. I enjoy using Injini and ABC tracer with my students. In my classroom we work on paying attention to the lesson and following directions thus I would hold my students accountable for these two objectives.

5. Another way the students could use the i Pads would be as a communication device with students. That is if we are allowed to purchase the following applications: My choice board, Proloque 2 Go, First / then, intellitools.

Tool 8

In January Special Ed gave us two iPads for our classroom, at that time we received training.  At the time, the trainers walked us through how to use a iPad such as: downloading apps, setting up a iTunes account.
The other items listed in Tool 8 we are not receiving, instead we are receiving a Touch Screen Monitor.  I hope we will get trained on how to best use this device with the students.

Tool 6

Our PPCD Team formed a group using Google doc, where we will be able to share documents. We plan on sharing different schedules( example gross motor times, and music times) and other forms as needed in order to save our precious time.

This is a example of the documents we are sharing using Google doc:

Before installing Skype on my computer, Terri and I talked about how we could use this in our classroom.  One of the way we could utilize Skype would be when our students move on to another school. We would be able to talk with the other teacher/ student to help with the transition of moving to a new school, if problems occur.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tool 7

Terri and I met up to design a collaborative project about the butterfly life cycle, which we use in our spring unit in our classroom.

Content objective: To observe the butterfly life cycle using different means of media

Implement: In the spring we will begin our butterfly unit.  After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, viewing the animated story on YouTube and looking at the Discovery Education website.  The students will be able to sequence the life cycle by using pictures or 3D representational objects.

Tools:  I pad, Skype, Google Docs, You tube, Discovery Education

Description: The teacher will introduce the life cycle of the butterflies using videos, and pictures. We will have ordered Painted Lady butterflies to observe in our classroom also.  As the caterpillars grows and changes we will share our observation through Skype with Terri's class.Doing so can compare their sizes and show the other classroom when our caterpillars begin to spin into a chrysalis and then changing to butterflies.  We can also Skype with Terri's classroom to show them when we release the butterflies.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tool 5

I use stupeflix to make this video,  It was very easy.
 See video below

Next, I went to bookr and made a book about flowers.  I made it simple by only using color vocabulary.  Next I think it would be best if I used my own photos.

I could use stupeflix to make videos to use as an introduction for lessons.
By using my photos that go along with my lesson, I can make books for the students to use in book center.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tool 4

I used the steps that I learned in Tools 3 in ordered to paste the following item.

Too often you can not email forms or other information back in forth without much work on both work on both parties.   Using google doc it will take less time on both parties to be able the share ideas.

Tool 3 - Pictures and videos

Homegrown refers to items that I created therefore no need to get permission.
Creative Commons is media that is licensed that allows you to share and use it as long as you comply with their terms.

Fair Use – is copyright.  You can use it in your classroom but you cannot copy, post it on the web or show it outside of the classroom.
You need to follow their terms in order to stay within the law for anything that is copyright.
When you need to get something from the screen you can copy the screen by following items.
1. push the button called prnt scrn
2. then go to start button to programs
3. then go to accessories
4. then go to paint
5. then to edit
6. then select paste  or  push ctrl (control) v at the same time
7. then move the picture so you can see the item that you want
8. then go to the select tool box
9. then drag the box to cover the item you wish to copy by starting at the top left and drag to the bottom right of picture
10. then to copy by pushing ctrl (control) c
11. then go to file
12. then go to new when it ask you if you want to save - say no
13. next push control v
14. some times the picture is small and you need to click on the box to get the black handle
move the handles so no white area is showing
14. go to file
15. go to save
16. you want to save it to desktop
17. name it and make it a JPEG

to insert the picture make sure you are where you would like the picture to be

1. go to the picture icon
2. click browse
3. find picture
4. click on picture
5. click open
6. your picture will pop into screen on the blog
7. select the picture that you want
8. click add select

to embed a video from youtube
1. go to youtube
2. search for the item you want
3. check to see if it will allow you to share
4. click on embed
5. click ctrl c
6. next go to the blog
7. hit the html button
8. go to the bottom of the file hit a enter and create a new line9. paste by hitting ctrl v
10. hit return button
11. hit the compose button

12. you should be able to see now on the blog