Well my class I am taking at Walden Univeristy is almost done and there is so much I learned and so many things I would like to do. The class has shown me how I can use current technology, which is currently available to me at school, differently. It has shown me how I can take a new and different role in the classroom. It has also encouraged me to look for other professional developement courses within my school district which can help further my technology knowledge in order to benefit my students.
A goal I am going to work hard on is allowing the students to do more investigation and even teach the information they have learned to other students. Showing them different ways in which they can communicate this information, such as making a podcast or a video, is one way I can help them to decide how they will present the information. I would then take on the role of a facilitator in order to help them to locate and find information on a subject and show them different ways to organize and present the information.
My second goal would be to take all the information which I am learning and share it with other teachers and help them to discover ways in which this technology can be incorporated in the subject they teach.
I am looking forward to getting back to work after our winter break and eager to take on a new role.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Well it is getting closer to our Christmas break. I have had a student with me for the last 9 weeks from Youngstown State University. Today was her last day and she will surely be missed. The kids really liked her being there and so did I. It was nice to have another person to bounce ideas off of or just hearing her ideas on how to teach something. She was always willing to help and was always wanting to know about the students. She was never afraid to ask a question and got along with my fellow teachers. She will be a great assest to the educational community. Good luck Ms. Jones in your student teaching and you will surely be missed.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wow. I just spent a couple hours figuring out the whole podcast posting on here. It was well worth it. I enjoyed doing this with my students and want to do it again. So I just need to think another subject we can do a podcast about. Maybe an environmental issue or talk about a current environmental article that was in our local paper. Who knows. I would accept any idea. Hmmmm...maybe I will ask my students and see what they come up with. I also figured out that those "help" areas on websites are very useful in helping to get my goal accomplished.