Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tool #11 Self Assessing and Reflecting

1.  My favorites so far are animoto and poll everywhere.  I can see using the poll everywhere to see how the kids are doing. They got very excited when I asked them to participate in my poll.  They really like it and can relate to it.
2.  The kids are very sophisticated when it comes to computers and all their software and applications.  Now that I know more, I will be able to introduce some exciting stuff in the classroom with the different tools I've learned.   I'll have to continue to update my knowledge. I can use some of the remedial tools or apps on the iPad, so that's a start.
3. It was a challenge to find the time to do this during the busy school year.   The timing should have been such that we could have gotten PDLC credit in the summer or given advance notice that it was coming so we don't have so many excess hours.   I really like some of the tools and hope to integrate them into the curriculum.

Tool #10 Underneath it all. Digital Citizenship

1. The responsibilities they have with themselves and others while on the net. They need to exercise Digital Ethics and understand how some behaviors and/or comments can harm others.  (cyber bullying).  They need to make sure they use common sense and be safe on the web. They need to be sure not to plagiarize.  To make appropriate decisions such as not sharing to much information on facebook. 
2. Atomic Learning was a fast way to learn something and then use it in the classroom.  
3. To understand how all those digital footprints can affect their future.  I would teach them by first explaining the rules and guidelines, discussing it, and the let them see the consequence if the rules are violated.
4.  I really liked Wesley Fryer presentation and it is definitely one of the resources I will share with my students and parents.  For the student is obvious we can plan to have presentations during class and “teach” the idea through videos, lectures and discussions of their own experiences. For the parents, I think the school could sent out informative brochures or/and organize informative sessions and invite them to attend.  Open House would be a good time to tell them and give them some information.