Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tool # 6

For some reason my computer would not log in to TodaysMeet, so I used a friends. I think it is a great tool for students to communicate with each other. It is similar to Edmodo. I can use this with book clubs. Also, I would like for my students to use this to discuss American History topics. I would like them to use it as a test preparation tool.Sample
Also, Wallwisher would be easy to implement in Ameican History. It would be a great way for students to share notes and interactive notebooks.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tool # 5 Stupiflex and Glogster

I had fun with both of these programs. The students could use glogster to summarize books in reading create summative posters. The students can also use stupiflex for class projects. I think I will assign a class photographer to manage photos and videos each nine weeks.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Narrative Essay Introduction Writing

Google Apps in the Classroom

Google apps (spreadsheet) will aid in tracking my students in reading and writing topics and time spent on assignments. Also, the students can use the applications when studying for tests (power points, notes etc.), and when working on group assignments and sharing information at school and home. We could create groups within the grade level as well. Students from different classes could work together on an assignment.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tool #3

This video will be great to incorporate into flipcharts for American History. Fifth graders always enjoy learning through videos.

Copyright laws are necessary to prevent students from inappropriate information. I understand sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between appropriate and  inappropriate information depending on age level.
The secondary students could watch the video that we watched. I think it would help them understand the importance of copyright.

Dropbox will make sharing photos much easier . The documents will also be secure and easily applicable.