Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Revised Video Presentation

I made a view revisions to my original video like adding music (which I finally figured out how to do) and adding more clips of my students playing games in class.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Classmates mindmaps that I liked

I liked Sarah's mindmap on the static end of her technologies she used the overhead projector (something that I think I used a few times until I got my laptop and started using the Smart Board) and letters. On the dynamic side she used the example of PDA for content. These are things that I didn't even think to put on my mind map.

I also liked LaVerne's mind map, for static technologies she had lectures and online class notes.,_MartinL.png

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Module 5

I have to admit that I'm very much stuck in teaching in static technology. I love technology and I use the available technology in the classroom ie. smartboard, cps, online games, but that's where the technology ends. I never thought to use blogging in my class, especially when I taught English. I think this would've been a great way to let students express their thoughts or maybe even a wiki space. Since taking this class I have begun to think of new ways to incorporate technology into my class other than online math games. I'm teaching a scripted remedial math program to our special ed students and it really doesn't offer any leeway to teaching the class. I have done some video, where the students teach the lessons, but I think that's still static technology. I have shared some ideas to my neighboring co-worker who teaches technology. She already uses wikis to share her lessons to her students but I showed her the wiki I have for my other class where we post our assignments and she liked it and is going to try a similar thing for her classes.

I am open to any suggestions on how to use dynamic technologies in my class.

Link to my mind map