Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Technology Lesson

I really enjoyed teaching my technology enhanced lesson. I feel like it was a very rewarding experience for both the students and myself. I was asked to teach the students' math time which was about the difference between pounds and ounces. We learned the material and then tested the students knowledge on a Jeopardy game. I used PowerPoint to create an interactive Jeopardy game about pounds and ounces. I plugged my laptop into a cable that connected it to the television in the classroom. I was able to click along as the students played.

It went very well. The students had a lot of fun and learned a lot from being quizzed in a different way like that. I also was able to increase my confidence level of using technology. It was fairly easy to set up and carry out and I thought it was a good experience.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Technology-Enhanced Lesson Idea

My teacher has asked me to teach multiple phonics lessons. Most of these lessons require me to have an interactive learning where the students will come up with examples and share them aloud to the class. I think that instead of just using the whiteboard that I will try to create a fun and exciting PowerPoint presentation that will show examples in a whole new way. I will use the laptop and projector that are shared throughout the school and display it for the students.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Classroom Technology Inventory

I have been trying to see how the teacher and students use technology in their daily routines. There is a not a great deal of sophisticated technology used. The teacher does make use of her television and DVD player which is in the room. However, this is about the extent of it that occurs in the classroom.
The students go to the Computer Lab two times a week. They are there for about a half hour and get the chance to play around with the computers. There are two reasonably sized labs in the school and all of the students get the opportunity to use them. Other than this, there is not a great deal of technology that I have observed over the week.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Indigenous People Virtual Tour

Link to American Indigenous People Virtual Tour: 

Virtual Tour TPAK

The technology in this project will deal with Google Earth.
The pedagogy will involve the teacher to use hands on activities with images from Google Earth to create a learning opportunity for students.
The knowledge students will be gaining is that of ancient, indigenous people. They will look about the history of the Americas and where to find some ancient ruins of different tribes.