Quick Note Lesson Brainstorm.

What are all the ways you can get your students to the web site you want to teach with?

  1. Work in the schools computer lab.
  2. Provide a link on my My Teacher Pages.
  3. Send a note home with the URL.
  4. Make a short-cut on the computers or laptops.
  5. Provide time in the classroom for work.. like centers time or something.

What are some possible objectives (use Bloom’s Verbs):

  1. Construct a learning environment where I can describe instructional tools to students.
  2. Identify useful Literacy Information for them to review via the internet.
  3. They will examine the website and apply their knowledge or information that they have gained to quizzes and/or worksheets provided.
  4. They will show their understanding through those assessment techniques.

How might you use firefox in delivering your instruction?

  1. The use of multiple tabs.
  2. Through an Infocus Machine.
  3. Have it on the students computers.
  4. Examine its uses?

What are some UDL strategies you could use with this site?

  1. Option to use Internet instead of library
  2. Web sites/software with leveled management system
  3. Set of pre-chosen links to relevant web sites
  4. Links to web sites with primary sources, images, sounds, and video
  5. Additional background knowledge
  6. Provide multiple examples

How might you assess your students learning?

  1. Observing them when i walk around the room.
  2. have them fill out a worksheet that goes along with the site.
  3. print out the pages they worked on.
  4. quiz them on the information.
  5. have them work on a kwl chart at home or in class.
  6. have each student write in their journal what they did and when they started and finished.

How will having a learning center help you use teach with technology?

Having a learning center will help me to expand my student’s minds. I will be able to provide them with extra information and exercises that will enhance what they have already learned in my classroom. I will also be able to provide extra help through the learning centers for my struggling students.

Being able to incorporate technology into everyday practice also will keep my students interacting in the current flow of technology and they will have knowledge of how to use it all. So this will enhance their technological performance as well; for now and in the future.

Think with a Blog- Blog Posting #1- Learning Center

What I think I would like to have in my Learning Centers Site!

I would like my site to include the following:

  • I would like to include a variety of different web sources, like starfall, and useful literacy web sites. I would also like to incorporate a page that will help parents better understand what their children will be working on and what they might need help with, so these are great tools for parents as well.
  • The main skills I would like to focus on are literacy, counting, math and history. Literacy I feel being the most important.
  • I would incorporate the reading, spelling and history sections of my professor centers pages. I thought that they were nice and very informational.
  • I would like to use a mix of graphics and text on my site. I think that to little or too much of both is no good, you need just the right amount. I will have to lay around with it i think!
  • I think that I might call it, Brighten You Day and you mind with Learning Centers By Miss. Agnello! (Maybe) !!

Learned

As I read the information on copyright I was surprised when I realized that a lot of what teachers copy and use, they should be receiving permission for. I never realized that if you made multiple copies of a page or article more than once that you should try to contact the author for permission, it is not something that anyone teaches you to do.

That sort of answers my question from up above. Even though the teachers are required to use the text, if they are making multiple copies more than once, than they should be seeking permission.

So now I know that when I begin teaching, if I am using worksheets or web pages I should contact the author if I can. This is a useful detail to know, because now I will be doing my job legally.

Wonder

I wonder if copyright applies to teachers when they have to teach according to specific texts. For example, Buffalo City Schools have to follow the Trophies series, do they have to cite the text everyday when they use it in their plans, etc?

When I am teaching, am I going to have to cite these sources? 

A Reflection of Trail #4

Three ideas proposed by David Rose in the UDL podcast.

Flexible Instruction.
The ability to change instruction strategies for different students. Is included in Rose’s universal design. When we can differentiate instruction by making text into sound or sound onto a visual it can be of great help to certain students.
Universal Design.
The response to individual differences. The methods and materials used. How we make goals and objectives.

Making universal design for learning a reality.
Gives you ideas on how you can use a universal design not a solid layout of do this and this. But general ideas and concepts of how it can work. Offers websites that can help, and different techniques.

One advantage of using google documents with your students.

One advantage of using google documents is that stduents can easily access it, they can type right on it as long as they are logged into google. They can see what other people have written and examples of other students work can be a good helpful hand for different learners.

One disadvantage of using google documents with your stduents.

A disadvantage of using google documents is that some students wont come up with their own work. They will just rewrite what other students have posted and use other students ideas. Students can also tamper within another students text that they have written. I wanted to see if it would work, and as far as I could tell, you can type where someone else has already, so I do not believe that it is 100% safe to use for grading because their work can be tampered with by other students.

The purpose of del.icio.us.

Delicious is a website where you can post your bookmarks and websites that you want other people to see. I believe the purpose of it is to share information. When you can give links to students or colleagues with helpful guides or studying tools, it enhances everyones performance. You can post just about anything and anyone can access it for the information. It is awesome. You can also find other information by going to delicious, because other people post the things that they like and use, you can see and use those same things. Its like one great big collaboration party!!

Collaboration

Collaboration (definition from dictionary tool-tip)

col·lab·o·rate Pronunciation (k-lb-rt)
intr.v. col·lab·o·rat·ed, col·lab·o·rat·ing, col·lab·o·rates
1. To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.
2. To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one’s country.
[Late Latin collabrre, collabrt- : Latin com-, com- + Latin labrre, to work (from labor, toil).]
col·labo·ration n.
col·labo·rative adj.
col·labo·rator n.
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Noun    1.    collaboration – act of working jointly; “they worked either in collaboration or independently”
coaction
cooperation – joint operation or action; “their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission”
2.    collaboration – act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country
collaborationism, quislingism
cooperation – joint operation or action; “their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission”
Collaboration (definition from dictionary.com)

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col·lab·o·ra·tion      /kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃən/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[kuh-lab-uh-rey-shuhn] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1.    the act or process of collaborating.
2.    a product resulting from collaboration: This dictionary is a collaboration of many minds.
[Origin: 1855–60; < F < LL collabōrāt(us) (see collaborate) + F -ion -ion]
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col·lab·o·rate       (kə-lāb’ə-rāt’)  Pronunciation Key
intr.v.   col·lab·o·rat·ed, col·lab·o·rat·ing, col·lab·o·rates

1. To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.
2. To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one’s country.

[Late Latin collabōrāre, collabōrāt- : Latin com-, com- + Latin labōrāre, to work (from labor, toil).]

col·lab’o·ra’tion n., col·lab’o·ra’tive adj., col·lab’o·ra’tor n.
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collaboration

noun
1.     act of working jointly; “they worked either in collaboration or independently”
2.     act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country