Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tool #11

I found under, Learning Art and Music Games for Kids, several interesting games. Art at the Getty had Detail Detective and Match Madness that I think students would have fun with and would learn art concepts at the same time. Using them in a center would be a possibility.
I will continue to add technology where I can in my classroom. My vision is to use more each year, a little at a time, one step at a time.
I was surprised at the amount of information that is available once I started going through the different tools.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tool #10

1.Not everything they read on internet is necessarily true, stress the need to use more than one source for research, etc. Students need to form opinions and validate their sources.  Blocked access means exactly that, don't try and use it. Just as good manners are stressed in the classroom, Netiquette should be used with anything involving technology. 2. Cool Cat Teacher Blog has concepts that would be helpful for instruction on digital citizenship. 3.Review contract signed by parents and students about use of technology in SBISD classrooms. 4. Use "Parents Guide to Protecting Kids' Privacy Online" by Common Sense Media that Lisa B. sent us in an email.

Tool #9

1.It is important to tie technology to the objective in order for congruancy and and it helps to keep students motivated. 2. Why hold students accountable? to make sure they are working on the task the teacher has assigned. 3. I tried Learning Games for Kids and Thinkfinity and found several things that students would be interested in using. Under Learning Games for Kids students could use the Getty Games (Detail Detective, Match Madness and Puzzles) as a station. Under Thinkfinity students could use Universal Leonardo (Make a Monster and Make the Mona Lisa Smile) would also make great station activities.  How to hold students accountable- have a list of station options and students would sign name next to what they did.  4. Two apps I might try in the classroom are 123DSculpt and Art Puzzle HD. 5. Other ways to use the ipad- camera section/photos could be pulled up (National Geographic for example) as picture resources on how to draw something.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tool #8

1. - I learned about setting up an account
    - how to search and add apps

2. Management- probably will have to have partnering at tables because 5 ipads in a class of 31 will be a challenge to use efficiently.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tool #7

This collaborative project would be between my art class and the music class.
Content Objective: Given a discussion of Impressionism, TLW would do a Wikipedia search (data collection) and find 4 or 5 artists/musicians that represented the above style
When implemented: sometime in the spring semester
Tools to be used: WallWisher - students would post stickys of the artists that represent Impressionism
Description of Projects: after doing a Wikipedia search of Impressionism in art and in music, students would post their answers on WallWisher.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tool #6

I created an account in Edmodo and created an assignment for a group (Period 1)

Edmodo could be used to get students that are finished early started on part of any upcoming lesson. I could post possible assignments, or parts of a practice project for them to check out on their own, but since I do not have student computers, this would have to happen at home or in their homerooms-no guarantees that they would do it.

Tool #6

I created a wall wisher - students could post different types of lines with their sticky on the wall. I had not used Screenshot or Capture before and thought this was an interesting way to embed things into my blog.