Thursday, November 19, 2009

PhotoStory and WebQuest experience

PhotoStory Experience: The PhotoStory took a lot of time to complete. It required me to think outside of the box and be more creative than I'm accustomed to. I was extremely frustrated in the beginning of the project because I could not think of any way to make a PhotoStory about statistics. However, after talking through ideas with Nillas and A LOT of thinking, I feel like I came up with a good PhotoStory that presents concepts in a fun way. This project made me realize that I can portray math concepts in more ways than simply writing an equation on the board. It has finally set in that I can use technology in the classroom.

WebQuest Experience: Although I would have liked to make my own WebQuest, I think that modifying an existing one was a great introduction. I now know what I don't want to do when I make my own WebQuest. I love that we were able to incorporate teaching students with learning disabilities into this class. In previous education classes, we spent time reading about learning disabilities, but not actually applying what we know. I now have a better understanding of how to teach to students who have different strengths and weaknesses. Just like PhotoStory making a WebQuest will be time consuming, but well worth it.


jmonaco said...

When I heard your topic for PhotoStory, I was also wondering how you were going to actually create your project. There aren't very many PhotoStorys that exist about statistics because it is such a unique topic. I think your project was a very interesting way to introduce a new topic, and it would really get students excited about new concepts.

Danielle said...

They sure are time consuming, but the class will be working on the Webquest for like an entire week. Thus, the time spent on the Webquest is being compared to then time spent making 5 lessons...and then it doesn't seem as bad!