Monday, March 30, 2009

Technology Lesson

So my shared reading lesson went so well! I was able to follow my lesson plan pretty well. The first thing that I did was read through the book, The book was very small so what I did was pull it up on the prometheam board and I displayed it so that the students could see the book. I did an example on the first page of highlighting the /oi/ words. I then asked the kids to point out the words so that those students that were struggling with the concept could have a review. I then asked the students to tell me which words had the /oi/ sound in them. I told them that they could come up and highlight the words. The students were SO excited to do that!! When the students had trouble with the words, the rest of the class was there to help them through.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Technology Lesson

A lesson that I could teach using technology would be a shared reading lesson, where I talk with the class about the sound /oi/ (oi, oy). This would be for my second grade class and would fit the standard Language standard 4, objective 1, indicator 4. This talks about how students will be able to identify diphthongs in words. This would be an excellent lesson to use technology with. What I could do is use the prometheam board and display the book on the screen for the entire class to see. After a quick read through I would pull up the story page by page. The first page I would do as an example to show the students where the /oi/ sound was in the word. I would then again use the prometheam board highlight the words. After the first page example I would allow the students to come up and highlight the words on the page, with the help of the class.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Classroom Technology Inventory

By doing the technology inventory I learned a lot of things. The main thing that I learned was that there is a lot of technology available in the classroom and the schools. But, teachers do not know how to use the technology or choose not to take use it. For example, in my classroom there is a promethean board, this board has many different functions and elements that could be used however my teacher does not know how to use the programs or to incorporate it into her lessons.

But when she does use technology in the class it really engages the students and really makes me want to use technology in my class. The students are learning but they are having fun and technology has so many different uses and makes things more interesting.