Real World Projects -I talk to so many students who are doing amazing work…just not in school. They’re making viral videos, writing for publications or publishing their own blogs, engaging in public speaking, etc. The problem is, in today’s paradigm of school, when we do work worthy of the world, this just doesn’t matter. Let’s change that! When kids are doing amazing things in the world, let’s give them credit for it.
Interesting concepts in this article on how we can better assess students in today’s world! Speaking as someone who evaluates NHS members, I know that a lot of these students that go above and beyond do get recognized often for what they do.
This has been a fun course! I loved everything about the class. The independence , creativity, and the ideas I could use later. The two most interesting things I learned were blogging and creating a Voki.
Blogging is so cool. My class will definitely have a blog. I will use this as a communication tool, posting homework assignment, school information, and things going on in the community that students could participate in. I will share other valuable information as well.
In module 3 when the Voki was introduced was exciting. I had never hear or seen of this before. This will be a great multi-media tool to use in the classroom. I will use a Voki as part as my anticipatory set every now and then. I will also incorporate it in other lesson and projects.
The web quest I created will benefit students because it allows them to be independent, and creative. Nine times out of ten it will be their first time doing an assignment like this. This project is not only fun but challenging as well. It prepare students for pubic specking, something they will have to do as they get older. They will also understand how important meeting deadlines are. At the end of this assignment students will have something they can benefit from.
It is beneficial for parents because it allows them to have access to their child’s homework, and gives them the opportunity to help their child.
1. Name of bank
2. Locations/number of branches
3. Bank hours
4. Account features
5. Per-check charges
6. Balance Requirements
7. Monthly maintenance
8. How soon can you draw against a deposit
9. Bounced check charges (on your check, on a check you deposited)
10. ATM charges
11. Stop payment fees
12. Charges for printed checks
13. Online banking options
14.Bill pay options
It is spring and time to update that big bulletin board at your school. I recently saw a school that had a great “banzinga” board but here are 400+ ideas that you can use from Games to Behavior management ideas. Download and use!
10- The teacher is always on their cell phone. I have a new iPhone - today I’m locking it in my desk during class. Sure, I’m usually checking off my list or responding to a question for IT support at my school but my students don’t know that. A cell phone in my hand, whatever I’m doing, says that someone out of the room is more important than the people who are in my room. That is a lie. When I’m teaching, they are the most important thing in the room. Nothing should be between me and them.
This is why I sometimes dread getting a smartphone. Although there are ways to use cellphone communication between teachers and students to your advantage!
Here we have a pretty decent sized list of websites that are useful in almost all classroom regardless of content area. Some (I will admit) may be more geared toward secondary or elementary, but read through the list and be sure to bookmark things you like!
http://watchknowlearn.org/ was one of my favorite sites. I saw a few videos that I could use as an anticipatory set in the classroom. A few of the videos that I though was interesting were “Stock and Share”, “How to Become a CEO”, and “How to Ask For a Letter of Recommendation.”
http://www.schooltube.com/ is a great website. I like it because both teachers and students can benefit from it. I could use this website in my classroom to show videos to students, or I could use it to make an assignment more interesting. For example I could have students create a video based on a particular topic we are covering in class. Students could upload video to share with teachers and students all around the world.
Internet 4 classrooms
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/ is great at assisting anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, and developing project ideas. I would this website to assist me with developing project ideas.
Sometimes I forget that some teachers are not as up-to-date with technology for all my posts. This free ebook is a nice introduction to some simple days that teachers can use technology in the classroom. Some of the things introduced are Google Maps, Blogger, Google Sites, and more! Check it out! A few things may be a little outdated but it is still a nice intro!