Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Lesson Plans

Math Lesson Plan

Science Lesson Plan

Writing Lesson Plan

I am an ElEd major however I am not in my practicum therefore I am unsure of what is expected for the PLE this week. Just to be safe I read through one of the websites for the ECE majors.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

PLE 10

The most important thing I learned from these videos is to never underestimate students and their technological competence/capabilities. I think often times teachers set their expectations lower than they need to be. I believe it is always important to make kids stretch and accomplish things that they may have once believed to be out of their reach. This class, for example, has made me realize that I am not as technologically incompetent as I once assumed. Another important thing that I learned is that students are not as apprehensive about using computers as adults often are. In all of the videos that I watched, it seemed as if the students dove into the projects with little to no anxiety or hesitation. Perhaps it was because the teacher taught with such confidence and ease. I loved all of the students’ responses to the technology-based lessons. You could tell it was something that each student was excited to participate in. Overall from these videos I learned that infusing technology in the classroom has the potential to be productive, somewhat simple, and fun.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Technology In the Classroom

I am an El Ed major although I am not currently in a cohort. I completed my first cohort last winter semester so I will reflect upon the technology displayed in that 1st practicum classroom. The teacher did not have any computers in the room, however the school did provide her with a laptop and printer. The main use of technology in the classroom was her audio amplifier. She always had a microphone clipped onto her shirt that would amplify her voice and play from speakers within the classroom. She raved about this voice enhancer. Although there were not any kids in the classroom with known hearing problems, she felt it really helped the overall teaching and learning experience. I have completed both parts 1 and 2 of this week's PLE.