Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sunday Drive with James...On PhotoPeach

Sunday Drive with James... on PhotoPeach

Weblogs: Get Started!

In Chapter 3 of our Will Richardson text, he goes into detail about the steps needed to start blogging in the classroom. He suggests teacher begin blogging in the own lives and become familiarized with it benefits and uses before implemented it in the classroom. However, teacher will always be able to continue their learning with the students when using blogs. Blog safety and responsiblity is also important and expectations and reasons for blogging should be clear to students, parents, and administrators. There are many websites provided in the chapter for setting up blogs and great examples. To get started blogging is simple and can be done with little stress or confusion. Once students and teachers begin to blog they may find it difficult to stop...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Incorporating Technology

In our Best Practices in Literacy Instruction class we are required to create lesson plans for comprehension and vocabulary. When I sat down to brainstorm ideas, truthfully incorporating technology did not even enter the picture. However, when we discussed our lesson plans in class, I enjoyed the inclusion of technology that other students used. In the future I plan to find innovative and effective ways to incorporate technology into many of the lesson plans that I create regardless of the subject. Students are always excited to try new and inventive ways to learn and gain knowledge especially when using technology. The best thing a teacher can do is stay informed and up-to-date on all the new uses of technology that can be incorporated into lessons and the classroom.