Blog post #14 (last one for this class) Smart Boards

I have no idea what just happened but my last two posts’ content didn’t post – grrr! I had said before, when I had also lost my post, that I would type them in word and copy/paste into the blog – did I? NO! I took the advice of a classmate and made certain I hit save draft – did it save my content? NO! It only saved the title, seriously I am so glad this is the last required post.

Smart boards are an awesome tool in the classroom. I will use the Smart board in Math, English, Geography, and Science. There are so many interactive websites and apps that can be used in the classroom. I will use the Smart board in conjunction with an Aggregator like Netvibes so I can have things like weather, sports, and other frequently used websites. Work sheets can be displayed on the Smart board and students can take turns filling in the answers. This can then be saved on my computer which will then post to our class blog for future reference or review by students. This really is an amazing tool.

Cheers!

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Blog post #12

This is really difficult to write after the fact. Since I have already completed these steps in for my final lesson plan and have already presented it, this is just a technically. However it is difficult to go back before the lesson plan. My main point is that I think technology has a place in the classroom. I just don’t want technology to take my place in the classroom.

The tech infused lesson plan I decide to use for my final project is on geometry. The students will go from basic learning of finding the area of shapes via pencil, paper, and their minds to having me teach virtually and utilizing apps, Smart board, computers; basically anything but a pencil and paper. Hopefully the mind will stay as part of the formula. I will teach third graders in a petcha kutcha style. This resource will be available on our school/classroom blog and will preface the lesson. The presentation can be found here https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TOHir9yh3KvU2Gv8_4-pmVgXSRuE907qeDbB4pQwikg/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=15000.

The flipped classroom can be found here:

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/area-of-a-square-or-quadrilateral/21050781/?s=HBTyBL&ref=link

The iPad, computer, Smart board, as well as a projector will be the primary tools for students and this lesson.

 

Blog 10 – really! The last ten was supposed to be 11.

The tech infused lesson plan I decide to use for my final project is on geometry. The students will go from basic learning of finding the area of shapes via pencil, paper, and their minds to having me teach virtually and utilizing apps, Smart board, computers; basically anything but a pencil and paper. Hopefully the mind will stay as part of the formula. I will teach third graders in a petcha kutcha style. This resource will be available on our school/classroom blog and will preface the lesson. The presentation can be found here https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TOHir9yh3KvU2Gv8_4-pmVgXSRuE907qeDbB4pQwikg/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=15000.

The flipped classroom can be found here:

http://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/area-of-a-square-or-quadrilateral/21050781/?s=HBTyBL&ref=link

The iPad, computer, Smart board, as well as a projector will be the primary tools for students and this lesson.

 

Blogpost # (something)

Indian Education for All; what is is and how can we use it?

I am a huge fan of the Indian Education for All Act. The culture of the Native (first) Americans is so rich and should be appreciated by all student, by all Americans. We are fortunate that there are so many people that are also passionate about this act which allows for a multitude of information at our fingertips. Living in Missoula, we have access to native tribes such as Salish, Kootenai, Blackfeet, and Crow. This access will allow for first hand knowledge introduced in our classrooms. We can do this through story-telling, jump dance demonstrations, field trips to pow-wows, and incorporating native games, such as stick games, into our classroom. The students will enjoy learning about the culture and have fun participating in the activities.

opi.mt.gov offers a multitude of resources for educators as well as students. It would be a good idea for us future educators to have a few websites that we know are good for students to find info from.