Tuesday, July 6, 2010
This program has assisted me in continuing to see how technology can be used in so many different ways.
I was really surprised at the free software that is compatible to Microsoft Office.
What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept?
I just wish that I had more time to explore each thing. I think that it would also be a great idea to present information for either the midterm or final presentation to use one of the things explored in the setting.
I think YouTube and TeacherTube are great resources to use in the library and classroom. It is a great tool that encourage learners through many visual learning too that can reach more learners in a new way. I found a video that would be great to practice sight words. This is a great transition video that can be used to review words in the classroom.
Comiqs, is a great tool that can be used in the library to retell stories. Librarians can use this tool to promote books books that can get students interested in reading. Through the use of images and a comic book style layout can make using this site fun. In my own setting this can be a great scrap booking and keeping up with thoughts and memories. Its just a fun tool!
When purchasing computers adding Word Processing and things found in Microsoft Office can be expensive (it is not included software) and is usually offered only through a trial period. Students can use this resource at home and at school, cutting the cost of software for schools. Disadvantages might include whether or not its as accessible to all audiences. It also a tool that is not as popular as Microsoft Office, so getting users involved could be a challenge.
I created a search engine geared for Kindergarten resources. It is what I am currently teaching and is something that I can continue to use in the coming year. Here is my site.
Teachers can use Wiki's to get information out to student's, parent's, and community. A wiki can be a great way to inform parents of what is going on in the classroom. A wiki can allow parents the opportunity to ask questions and update information.
Although I have been familiar with Wiki's I am sad to say that may of my fellow teachers are unaware of Wiki's. I think that it is unfortunate because it is a great resource that can be utilized by users in a quick and easy way.