Tuesday, 13 August 2013
I can see how this would be useful for the children as well while working collaboratively to research during inquiry. It would also help us to view and assess their learning paths.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
I have used bubbl.us in the classroom before and find it a really useful strategy for teaching children to organize their thinking. I also loved the glogs and found them visually exciting, allowing for originality and creativity.I have some very artistic children this year who would love to make their own. I think these would also help engage reluctant writers. I’ve registered on Gloster and am currently experimenting with it. Here’s a summary of what I have learnt so far during our course.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
I already use YouTube in the classroom as you can always find something to add to your lessons to engage the children. We were recently writing persuasive texts on whether animals
should be kept in captivity or not and used YouTube clips of people experiencing encounters with dolphins in the wild and in captivity. The clips sparked off great discussion and terrific debating
amongst the children. YouTube, podcasts and videos give us the opportunity to bring the world into our classrooms and make learning real.
I found the Animoto site very easy to use but a fairly slow process however it was great to see the finished product.
I found some very useful clips and sites on School Tube and Teacher Tube and will definitely be using Storynory during our C.A.F.E. reading. I also loved the art lessons on Schools World TV.