Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tool 9

  1. Why do you think it is important to tie the technology to the objectives?  Teachers have very limited time to teach the objectives each year. Using the technological devices available will enhance and broaden their learning.
  2. Why should we hold students accountable for the stations/centers?Students should be held accountable for their learning...which naturally would include any assignment a teacher makes.
  3. Visit 2 of the applicable links to interactive websites for your content/grade level. Which sites did you like. TUTPUP is an engaging way for students to practice specific skills in all subject matter. With entertaining simulations students can independently work on specific content they're deficient in. How could you use them as stations? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations? The student is accountable as they're required to turn in a related product. They can turn in a graded assessment if you create a rubric the student can follow.
  4. List two to three apps you found for the iPod Touch/iPad that you can use in your classroom. What do you see that station looking like? How can you hold the students accountable for their time in these stations?As students attend their Science Center the Earthquakes app will simulate the stages envolved when an earthquake erupts. They can then write the correlation of how this applies to weathering/erosion/and deposition. Another app is "Jumbo Calculator" which would be a wonderful way for students to check their math calculations. It will be very engaging for the student.
  5. What about other ways to use the iPod Touch/iPad? Share another way you can see your students using the device as a station. When work is completed and free time arises it would be wonderful for student fluency to use the app "I Books" which are e-readers. They are reading for enjoyment and at the same time becoming more fluent readers.
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