Monday, July 30, 2012

Tool # 8

After watching the tutorials I learned several new things about the iPod Touch, iPad, Dell 2120 netbook, I learned the various parts of the netbook ;I slot for sd card, video connection, and a web cam.  I will be able to upload photos more easily using the sd slot, connect easily to our projector and using the web cam my students may be able to communicate with others around the world. I will be using the devices during different workstation I plan on coming up with rules on how to use the devices with my students. They also need to learn how to use the devices. A lot of modeling and small group activities using the devices will probably be the best way for them to learn. Eventually, students will also get to participate in various research projects (science, social studies) where they will be expected to create accountability pieces. 

Tool # 7

I plan to implement this project during our non-fiction writing unit. 

Content objective- The students will research and create a book about their favorite insect

Plan for implementation- The students work together along with the teacher research facts about various insects by reading books, viewing Discovery Education videos, websites and observing insects in nature.

 Tools for Use-  storybird, TikaTok, discovery education and YouTube videos to gather information about Insects.

Description of project plan- Once the children have gathered information/facts about their insect they will then create a book using storybird or TikaTok. Once complete the students will be able to share their book with other students using different social networks.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tool # 6

I love using SKYPE since my family lives in Venezuela and we can have free live video conferences every time we need to communicate.  I think Skype will be a wonderful way to help my students connect with the outside world.  It would be great tool to use it during our community helpers unit and traditions around the world .We could interview different professionals and kids that live in different countries over Skype. 
Twitter is another great way to communicate with the world; I'm planning to use twitter this school year to communicate with parents what my students are learning in class. Also thought it would be fun for the kids to follow their favorite TV characters so they can read things like messages from them.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tool # 5

Make your own photo slideshow at Animoto.

I chose Animoto for one of my Web 2.0 tools. I have used it before and is very useful in the classroom as an attention grabber for the students. I created this video to present it to the parents during open house, the parents love to see what their kids do in a regular day in kindergarten. Hope you like it 

Wordle: letra Aa

Wordle looks great and is a lot of fun -- there are so many possibilities for creative classroom use.
I LOVE Wordle. I’m planning to do a lots of brainstorming with my students about key words of our unit of study in science (magnets, rocks, plants, living and non living things, etc)
Also my students in kindergarten writes a lots of list that can be use to create a wordle.