Tuesday, August 14, 2012

TOOL # 11.

It is time for us to assess and reflect on learning these 11 technology tools.

I have already downloaded Skype for video conferencing and I would like to use this for one of Science Lessons in near future.

I would also like my students to use Diigo and get themselves acquainted with a tool for highlighting and making sticky notes after reading a text or direction in performing a Science Lab.

I enjoyed and excited to have learned these tools and looking forward to integrating with my Science Curriculum.  
TOOL # 10

It talks about dual citizenship that means that in this digital world the students not only should be protected
of using bad filtered content or wrong websites that can endanger not only a student's education and career but also others.

Students should not be allowed to bypass the systems meant to protect them from using bad content on Internet.

I have been using Brainpop that has good collection of fun games and worksheets easy and enjoyable to learn.

Another program that is meant for students and teachers of SBISD is isafe.org. I would like to introduce to my students this http://isafe.org/ program as it is informative and safe to use.

i safe is dedicated to educating students with safety, responsibly, and productively to use information and technolgy.


TOOL # 9

This is another tool that emphases the use of web 2 applications learning. Using technology or integrating
technology into curriculum makes lesson plans more interesting and interactive. Students are challenged
with their independent learning.

I would make use of my iTune library to download applications that provide fun games with specific
content and concept learning. We can find other devices such as iPod touch/iPad for more applications
and using the following link.
http://edtech.springbranchisd.com/iWebsites/tabid/5856/Default.aspx.

One of the most interesting tools, I found was simulations in Science and I have been using this for 3 years now. It provides simulations in terms of specific Science content and makes learning enjoyable, simple, and easy.

Here is the link to go to Science Simulations

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/physics/heat-and-thermodynamics



Monday, August 13, 2012

TOOL # 8.

I have to download i tune as IPod touch and iPad require synchronization through i tunes.
I have also not used i Pod touch but I am now at least familiar with iPads and downloading applications.

I will also have the access of webcam in Dell Net books. I can use webcam to produce instructional videos.

I will also have to create certain/specific guidelines for managing the class as students should not try to take
the undue advantage of using these devices.
TOOL # 7

This tool offers various online resources for both types of learning namely, Asynchronous and Synchronous
learning. The online resources include Google Docs, Emails, Online Chat, Video Conferencing, Presentations, voice threading, and others.

I would like to use different resources for the students' independent learning.

They will be involved in completing a project on doing a research on various types
of variables involved in a scientific lab and then distinguish each between them.

Objective: Students will be able to able to learn Testing Variable, Manipulative Variable, Responding Variable and Controlled Variable by testing the growth of a plant in the presence of light and in
the absence of light.

Students will be using networking sites such as blogs, live chat, video conferencing, Google Docs
to interact and learn from peer to peer by sharing their ideas and data from the experiment.

Friday, August 10, 2012

TOOL # 6

Skype is a good application to interact with your students inside a classroom.
I have already registered and the registration is very simple.

It gives the opportunity for everyone to be connected not only verbally but visually as well.
It is really a good networking tool. I have started using it personally and will use it in the classroom.

I found Diigo also very interesting as it helps make sticky notes, highlight , and bookmark besides
join the network exchanging your ideas , views and interactions.


Find above the sample of using one of the Diigo tools (Highlighing)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

TOOL # 5

This tool can be useful in presentations as it has many applications that  turn the pictures into
stunning videos and creating it is very simple.

I have created a video using Animoto but that runs for only 30 secs. However, it has stunning effect.
I wish it had run for more than 2 minutes at least but the application providing free version runs for only 30 secs. I tried to upload but I could not upload it from FB.



Try our slideshow maker at Animoto.
TOOL # 4

This is a simple tool that requires you to log on to Google Doc with your user name and password.
It helps create documents and transfer files either by copying or by dragging for sharing with all that have the account and access with Google Doc. It can also provide the option of restricting users to view your documents if you decide to.

It really helps sharing and exchanging views and even having the access to edit the documents. So,it makes easier for the user to create only one document to be sent instead of sending to various individuals.
video


Tool # 3

This video has been uploaded from United Streaming Video web sight that covers Science For All.
I mean they have excellent videos on every topic not only covered under Science only but other
fields. The length of each video is divided into small sections so that it becomes convenient for
teachers and students to learn specific content. I have been using this web sight in my classes.

The length of each video from this site is divided into small sections so that it becomes easier
for students to learn specific content.
Discovery Education - streaming

I have also used U tube for some of my lessons in Physics.

I really enjoyed using this tool that in fact, I have been using in designing my flip chart. We can upload pictures, photos, and Videos that help students learn quickly and easily.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tool #2

PLN helps learn both teachers and students as it being a social network, unlike others such as FB,
focuses on its objective of learning and helps share ideas and thoughts that are critical in
finding the solutions to problems. It does not include stuff that many a times is too personal like in
FB and other social network.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tool # 1

I was excited to create my own blog as I used various designs to add colors to my blog.
It was a very simple procedure and Mr. Freeman who helped me create made it even more simple.
This will connect me to the Globe. Fantastic!