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.