Monday, January 28, 2013

Tool # 11

Well first and foremost, I am so glad I did this. At first I felt really overwhelmed with all this information. I had no idea on how I was going to start this since I am not a computer whiz.   However, once I began I felt that a lot of the information that I was learning was so relevant that I became more interested on how I can use them in my classroom. As of right now, I have goals that I would like to achieve, which are:
First  I would for my students at the end of the year will be able to create a story in a group using story bird.
Second, I would like to use skype as a way to communicate with other classroom in my school or even in other schools from other cities. We can discuss units or even read to each other.
Third, I would like for my students to become more independent when using the devices. I want them to be technology fluent at their level.

Overall this experience has broadened my mind in regards to technology in the classroom. Half of the apps and sites that I used during the process, I had no idea they even existed. One thing that  to woul like to continue doing is to gain more understanding on how I can use some of the apps and sites in my kinder classroom. I want my students to be ready for what’s the come in the future.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tool # 10

First and foremost, we as educators have to block sites that are inappropriate for students. Students should also respect that these sites have been blocked.
The teacher will inform parents of the guidelines of internet usage. Teacher can send a letter home explaining the rules. Student should also go through a thorough review of the rules. 

Teacher should have a discussion about cyber bully and how to properly use emails. And show the Vicki Davis website to go further with the discussion. 

Tool # 9

  1. Its is important to tie technology into the objective because in today's world a students need to be able to fluent with technology and to differentiate the learning. 
  2. There has to be accountability in order to proof that the learning has occur.
  3. I really enjoy using literacy center and tumble books because they are very interactive and students love using and most important of all it is kid friendly.
  4. I love using hen house for math for number recognition and and I love using Lectura magica for phonemic awareness. I use those apps constantly.
  5. I have use the i touches for shape hunting activity where students take pictures of shapes that they see around the school.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tool# 8

The first thing I did was to set up my itunes account becuase I did not have one. Now that I do have one, I love it. I use my small devices every single day. I use them during the learning centers for books, phonics, math and so much more. I have use during a math lesson where my students went around the school looking for 3d shapes and took pictures of objects that resemble 3d shapes.

Tool # 7

I plan to start a project with the 4th grade teacher using Skype. My plan is to collaborate with a 4th grade teacher in having her students read stories to my kindergarten teachers. My plan is to have buddy readers for my student but with the help of technology. Also I could work with a fellow friend and teacher that lives in California and discuss the daily weather so students can see the differences in weather all over the US.

Tool # 6

I have created accounts in edmodo, google docs, and blogger and I can see how this can benefit me as an educator becuase I am able to share documents and thoughts about a specific subject. I still need to learn how I can incorporate with my Kindergarten Class. I would like ideas if you like to share. Here is my edmodo site.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Blog # 5

Wow, I really liked the  StoryBird site. I was able to create a story using the beautiful pictures. I can definetely uses this to teach my kids about BME and story elements. Here is a story that I created. I am looking forward to using this a lot more.I also plan on using Animoto for class projects and class readers theatre.