I am hoping to use this as an avenue to increase communication with parents. I have learned this year that many parents do not use e-mail as an avenue of communication anymore. I am hoping that through a class website, parents may be more apt to check it regularly as a part of their "internet surfing rountine". I'm also hoping to make Raz-Kids more accessible to my students through having a class website accessible to them.
As for some of the other technologies discussed, like Dojo, I personally think that would be a fantastic way to keep track of student behavior each day and making it available to parents.
I'm excited to try new things and to see how it goes and whether or not it will make a huge difference.
I plan on using my website to post my disclosure document and contact info. I also want to put up songs to help my students learn sight words and math concepts. For students who are more advanced, I want to put extra activities that they can do at home with their parents that will extend their learning. I definitely want to have a calendar feature where parents and students can know what is coming up at school and what the students will be learning each day.
Wow! This teacher is so amazing. She knows so many things that could be so helpful for a classroom teacher. I would like to add some phases of the moon activities, multiplication practice, and writing techniques in links for the students to access. I hope I get comfortable with creating information on this website.
There are so many ways that I can use this website. The primary use is to give my students access to the library catalog from home. This allows the students to put a book on hold or view their fines. Another way is that I can make a form for students to request for book purchases. This allows me to link my students to the on-line district databases. It is also a wonderful way to keep our parents informed of what is going on in the library.
I think I might use this in many ways. First, I see this as a great tool to use for parents and students to contact me. Second, I think this would be a great place to put lessons so that students can access them for times that they need reteaching or were absent and need to catch up. I think that this would be great for parents as well so that they can see what lessons we are working on in class and they they may be able to help their children.
The one thing that I am thinking of putting on the website is a lesson on drawing in 2 point perspective. After my initial lesson, I could send students to the site to review the steps.
I am so excited with what I have learned and done in class today. I so appreciate the time with assistance in beginning to design my classroom web-page. Last year I finished my ELL endorsement and in that coarse I learned the importance of parent involvement in student learning. With a personalized web-page, I am opening the doors to better communication and involvement. My student's parents will be better informed on what we are doing in the classroom as well as needs we have and opportunities for parent involvement. I am so excited to have a web-page.
I will use the weebly website as a link to my Media Center on the school website. I will add a contact page, a buy a book page, and a place a hold page. I will also link to the schools card catalog. I will add Links to Library resources such as Pioneer, World Book and other Data Bases.
I plan on posting video tutorials showing parents how to do reading and writing tutorials at home with their children. I will also give them useful websites and post songs I sing in class.
I used remind me today and want to use it for my parents. I was able to follow the website on instructions for making the home page on the website. I want to try this for my parents first to access what I do.
I teach 11th grade English and Film as Literature at Timpanogos High School. I plan to use Audacity and podcasting to allow the students to present their research projects, creative projects for literary analysis, and to post lectures and readings for my ELL students to listen to. The core also requires a listening skill section, so I plan to record arguments and collaborative sessions for the students to analyze. Yep. That's the plan.
So far I want to read the documents on my website so ESL parents can listen to them. Also I'll record students reading so they can listen to themselves.
I want to record some stories that I can use to integrate language arts into my visual arts lessons. I can also use podcasting to record step by step lessons that I can use to help a student make up absent work.
Obviously, this is a wonderful tool for accommodations for students. In the library there are so many ways to use this type of technology will work for book talks, instructional videos for library accounts, book recommendations, teacher instructions--so many applications!
I envision using pod casting for my Book Club. I read a chapter book for first and second lunch's. I will record as I read so absent students can stay caught up with the class. I will also use pod casting for my Battle of the Book students to record a summary of each book they read. I will post it to my website so all students can hear the book summaries.
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I am going to make a recording of consonant/vowel/digraph/blend sounds so ESL students and parents can hear the sounds English letters make!
I am excited to use pod casting for preserving student presentations, adding links for students on weebly and Creating a podcast for teachers to understand accessing the Sage testing for their class.
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I am already loving this technology! I would use it to help students improve fluency and reading skills, having them record themselves and then play it back. Copies could be kept and progress could be heard over time. I would also use it in literacy centers in the classroom.
There are so many uses for this technology as a Reading Recovery teacher. Some of the ways that I am most excited to use this technology are to help the children with their daily homework assignment and to help a substitute or the child's regular teacher when I am not there. As far as the homework assignment goes, the children I am working with are required to read a book at home twice to a parent. Sometimes parents have a hard time helping their child with this. Podcasting would be a great way to overcome this obstacle. In addition, because of the specific skill set of Reading Recovery teachers, we are not able to get substitutes very easy. Usually if we miss a day, then the student is unable to receive specialized help for that day. This can put them further behind. Podcasting can help the child's regular teacher, or even a substitute to fill in those gaps created by a missing Reading Recovery teacher.
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