Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Reflection on Day One

In today's class, you
  • reviewed some technology terminology
  • discussed the standards requiring teachers to use technology
  • used a virtual environment (Wii) for educational purposes
  • discussed cloud computing (Tegrity, Moodle, Google Docs, SkyDrive) as a tool for teachers
  • created an online avatar (Voki)
  • created a classroom Web site (Wix)
  • used a blog (Blogger) for educational purposes
  • discussed the use of screencasting software (Jing) to instruct students
  • created an online presentation (Prezi)
Which of these types of technology do you think you will implement in your own teaching?  How do you plan to utilize it?  How will it affect your students' learning?

19 comments:

Chuck said...

I am very interested in Moodle, but think it would take to much time since it is not established in our school.

Adam said...

I really like the Prezi and the voki. I think that I can you the prezi to help with other staff as well.

Betty said...

I would like to create a wix website and use the prezi in my classroom.

Anonymous said...

I found the blogs the most interesting. I found a lot of great ideas for my 2nd grade classroom. The Wix would be great once a person became familiar with it. Thanks!

Kim K said...

I will use many of the concepts we covered in class in my classroom. My students work in modules with partners, so i can see using the prezi and voki to communicate instructions, as most of my students refuse to read directions. I look forward to trying everything to try to get a new spin on classroom presentation.

Connie Horner Gaebe said...

The Wii ideas were interesting, but I am really focused on using Voki and and Prezi. I find these two items to be very useful my my kindegarten classroom.

Paige said...

I really enjoyed learning about wix and how we can create our own website. This will be a great way for parents to stay informed about what their students will be doing in my classes. I would like to learn how to use and practice creating a presentation with Prezi. I think this would be great to use in my classroom rather than powerpoint.

Unknown said...

I foresee the use of Prezi for presentations and an online avatar. I may use some educational resources on Wii for my grandbaby. There has been a lot of info presented today, I hope I can remember a few of the things for us.

kay said...

Reflection for Tuesday July 6, 2011. Today we went over a lot of new technology. It was nice to have a chance to practice without feeling the pressure of having to master the program. Some of the programs were very useful. Some were to public and would not use them. Others will be useful after practice time.

Chris said...

Good day. Informative and I like that there is more than one instructor. I must admit I really lost my focus late in the day and became frustrated with Prezi.

Jan said...

I hope to create my own web page using SkyDrive or Wix. I also hope to be able to create a presentation using Prezi. I'm not sure I have enough information to continue using them on my own!

Anonymous said...

I could see myself using the blogs for classroom books. I enjoyed the day!

Denise said...

I liked the Wix web site creater. I would like to create a classroom webpage that is more fun and interactive than the one that I am currently maintaining. I would also love to have a Wii in my classroom for the cold ND days when the students can't go outside. It would be a great way to get the students up and moving and still learning at the same time!

Kari said...

Wow! A ton of info. The Prezi was difficult for me. I loved the Jing! I hope I can manage to use this!!! I know my kids are going to like to create their own avatar. I will have a lot of hours at home teaching and refreshing myself.

Sue said...

I am glad that I took notes, because we covered a huge amount of things. I think some of this will be fun to use. The mix website for building a web site, and the Prezi web site would be nice to use.

Sue

kathy said...

I was hooked on the web page and can't wait to go home and work on it.

dana said...

I really like the wix. I will be planning on creating a webpage and finishing what i have started in this class. I will use it interactively with questions of the week, along with assignments with links to website to complete these assignments.

Unknown said...

Prezi is something I would like to add to my teaching methods.

Unknown said...

Prezi looks like my kind of thing! Kathleen