Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tool 11

1. Some of my favorite tools are,, and dropbox. is great for math games, which my kindergarteners will love using in math stations. will work well for professional meetings and team meetings.  I would also like to try it with my students when we are working on projects.
Dropbox will help me be able to work from home and will also help me share info with my teammates.  

2. I am so excited to have new technology to work with my students. Now that they will have more of it, easily accessible, I will really have to work on holding them accountable for their work.  I don't just want them playing games.  Some changes I will make will include a lot more modeling and peer practice with our new devices.  
3. Nothing really surprised me, but I have learned a lot in a short amount of time which I think I can easily take back to my classroom. 

Tool 10

1.In kindergarten we think its most important to stress using the internet safely. I would want to discuss copyright laws and also stress that technology is used for learning time not play time.
2. is a great recourse to teach anonymity to protect their identity for safety reasons.   The kids would watch the video and comment about what they learned on
3 I would use and to share videos for digital citizenship.  We will also have many classroom discussions regarding digital citizenship.
4.  I will post videos and informational websites about digital citizenships on our class blog.

Tool 9

1.  Children love using technology, which is why it is so important to tie technology to the objective.  Technology should not be used as play time, but as learning time.

2.  Students absolutely need to be held accountable for time using technology.  Using technology for assignments is no different than doing paper and pencil tasks.

3. I love Its got great math games for kindergarteners.  I could easily rotate this into my math stations.   I also like, as it covers a wide variety of subjects.  This website would be beneficial for the students to use in both literacy and math stations.  One way to hold them accountable is to have the students take a screen shot of what they have completed using the ipad.

4.Some of the apps I liked are:
ABC Tracing lite - It allows  the students to trace letters, using proper letter formation.
Cute Math - the children solve math problems, working on concepts, like addition and subtraction.
Again I would rotate these through math/literacy stations and have them take a screen shot at the end to make sure they completed it correctly.  I would also have them check with a partner.
5. The students could make videos of themselves reading a book, take pictures of work, & use apps in stations.