Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tool 8

Things I learned about the devices in my classroom:
-i-Pad-
    touch pad with internet
    can download apps using itunes
    a list of apps is provided online
-Netbook-
    ports for projector, microphone/headset port, multiple vents
    kep vents free and clear of bojects so it does not overheat

How do you plan to manage the device(s) in your classroom? Do you have ideas/suggestions that others may find useful?
I plan to put them in stations or use them for research with groups.

Tool 7

I love the idea of connecting with classrooms around the world and "flattening our walls". We have already used someof these tools this year, such as sharing in Google docs, and Edmodo for our cadres. If I were to start doing something like this, I would like to start small, and once comfortable, eventually branch out. An example project could be:
  1. Content objective: LA: reading comprehension/book recommendations
  2. When you plan to implement: Spring semester
  3. What tool(s) you plan to use: Skype or Edmodo
  4. A brief description of the project : Get with another 3rd grade class in the district. Have a forum to discuss our read aloud or independent reaading books and recommend books back and forth.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tool 6

I think Wallwisher.com is great. I created a board for compliments and sent it out to other teachers in the school. Our class is really focusing on behavior, so I think this will be a great way to encourage them! Here is my wall:

I also like blogger.com. I am going to start my blog with a discussion about our read aloud. Students, either on the netbooks or in lab, can comment and or question the story. I think this will be a great way for everyone to be heard.