Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Global Connections

Given the discipline or grade level you teach or plan to teach, how do you envision the students in your class forming global connections linked to your curricular objectives? What do you see as the best ways for students in your class to reach beyond the walls of the classroom, or even the school building, to create connections? Let's discuss. Post comments. Read one another's comments, and add to the chain of discussion.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Implementing Computer Technology in the Classroom

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One of the goals in this course is to identify new resources to implement in your teaching. Project 1 required writing a lesson plan for one of your new tech discoveries. Let's share. Reply by naming the technology you discovered and how you envision implementing it in the classroom. Also, tell how your idea for implementation fits curricular goals.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

More on Project 1

Let us know how you are doing on Project 1. What sites, apps, etc. did you select to review and why? What are you thinking of doing for your lesson plan? How will this lesson plan help others to understand how the selected technology will be implemented in the classroom? Did your reviews give enough attention to the section in which you address how the selected technology can be used in a lesson plan? What questions do you have for us?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sharing Ideas for Project One

Let's share in this blog post what sites, apps, or software we are considering for Project 1. This project involves writing two reviews and one lesson plan. Ideally, everyone will select options of interest to others. The reviews should be honest assessments and need to include ideas for implementation in the school setting. For now, what are you considering reviewing and why did you make these selections?

If you are still looking for ideas, check the other course blogs for ideas: Computers in the Classroom  and  Computer Connections These blogs have posts about a variety of sites worth implementing with students, and many of the recommended sites are Web 2.0 tools with open-ended application in a variety of grade levels and subject areas.

Think proactively when making your selections. Consider selections that you can use on a wide scale over the course of the year with students and selections that will appeal to students and engage them in learning.

Okay, let's hear your thoughts about what you are considering for project one and why.