I have completed my first Capstone project inspired by all of the amazing tools I was exposed to during Things 1-7. I chose to create a lesson plan because it helped me think through how I could actually implement all of these outstanding tools into my classroom. My lesson is going to be a culminating project for a month long author study on Chris Van Allsburg. I have already thought of several ways to incorporate technology throughout the entire unit so students will be feeling fairly comfortable with the tools we will be using in this lesson. I am so eager to try it! I am thinking this will be a beginning of December lesson. It feels so good to already have a plan in place and a rubric created so I can hit the ground running with it.
Click here to check out my lesson plan.
My lesson uses:
- Wordle, QR Codes and Popplet from Visual Learning
- Google Forms and Google Drive from Cloud Initiation
- Lino from Collaboration
I just know my kiddos are going to love this!!!
I created a classroom webpage using weebly last year. It was a great tool for my students, their parents and I. My goal for this year is to make it more user friendly and to get parents using it on a more consistent basis. I have archived parts of my webpage from last year under the “previous classes” tab. You can see my use of slideshows, posting documents and youtube videos under the tab 2013-2014. I have some basic things in place so I can start the next school year with a fresh page. I look forward to using it daily with my students. They will each have a chrome book and I will be using our webpage as our homepage and jumping off point for assignments and projects. It is still a work in progress.
Creating a classroom webpage definitely meets ISTE.T Standard 3.C (Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital age media and formats). It is a wonderful way to communicate with my students and their families. While a classroom webpage really hits on many (or all) of the 9 Best Practices, I love to use it most for reinforcing effort and providing recognition. (See Supsterstar Showcase from previous year).
Click here to see what I have so far. Enjoy!
Screenshot my classroom webpage