Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tech of the week & a little side note on Smart board

I thought the technology we learned about this week was especially interesting because they were a perfect example of something a little extra you can incorporate in to your lesson. One thing many teachers have a tough time doing is keeping there children's attention. With podcasts I feel like it's the perfect amount of an attention grabber for students, while still being extremely educational. I loved the Great Books Audio with tons of classical books right there for students to listen to. Thought knowing about Flickr before it was presented this past week I still felt like I learned a lot of great ways I will be able to use this application in the classroom. I loved the prompt idea using a picture. I think it's a great way to get kids imagination going!

My smartboard project is coming along pretty well. I'm finding it's tough to find activity's suited for art for the elementary goals. Since art is such a hands on thing, I think it should be interesting how it turns out! I'm glad I've gotten the opportunity to work with smartboard and experience it's features so I won't feel lost when I enter the classroom. :)

4 comments:

Bobbie said...

I agree completely with your thoughts on tech of the week and its attention grabbing abilities. All of the technologies we have seen so far seem to me to be very cool and interesting. Implementing them in the classroom seems like a no brainer for all subjects. I cant wait to see what new technologies we go over in class.

Christine said...

I agree that whenever you teach a lesson it is important to incorporate something that will grab kids attention. Pictures off of flickr and podcasts are a great way to do that. Both technologies have the power to make your lessons more creative and engaging for your students.

jjameson said...

I definitely agree, it is always a positive thing when you can gain a child's attention, at least for a few minutes! I think these technologies are a great way to appeal to the different types of learners in classrooms as well.

kwitzel said...

I agree. All of the different types of technology that have been discussed so far are nice just to add a little bit to the lesson plans to get the students more engaged and interested. None of the technologies are very complicated to use, but they really can do a lot in the classroom as far as student engagement goes. I think it will be really nice to have this site to look back on when we are all teaching.