Thursday, April 29, 2010
I was definitely committed to this educational technology class and I feel that I participated to the fullest extent possible. I attended all class sessions and was punctual. I also completed all the assignments correctly and on time. I think that by coming to every class and being prepared I was able to learn all the technological tools we were required to, but also discuss their effectiveness and potential usage in the classroom with my peers. Out of the three educational prerequisite courses I had to take for the credential program, I feel that I learned the most in the course, and the material we covered is definitely going to shape the way that I present information to my students.
This is a quicktime movie that I created using Imovie. The assignment was to create a public service announcement (PSA) in response to all the hate speech/crime incidents we have had on the California State University San Marcos campus. In making my Imovie, I learned how to import video footage, edit clips by adding screen effects, transitions, music, still frames, etc and export and share my finished PSA.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I created this wiki page using Wetpaint. My wiki page is about an educational tool called "Wordles"and basically wordles are cool ways for students to generate “word clouds” from text that they provide. After giving examples about how wordles could be used in high school classrooms, I created my own wordle using the top vocabulary words students need to study and know in preparation for taking the SAT exam.
Using Atomic Learning, I followed a tutorial that explained how to construct a geometry crossword puzzle using Microsoft Excel. My words I included in my interactive crossword are all literary devices that high school students need to know, and could be used by students in preparation for an exam.
This collaborative assignment was created using GoogleDocs. For this assignment, I learned about identity safety, cyberbullying, cyber predators, piracy & plagiarism, inappropriate content and social networks by completing a student activity in each category found at the following url: http://jccsinternetsafety.wetpaint.com/.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
For this assignment, I created a mind map using Inspiration. My mind map shows the artifacts that I have created that apply to all five of the NETS for Teachers Standards. Each NETS standard has a brief description of the standard and how it applies to two different class artifacts.