This is my choice of tool to be used in classroom…KERPOOF (not the picture above)
This tool has a lot of FUNCTIONS when it can be used to create our own cards, shortmovies, picture (drawing) and so on..but it has its own LIMITATION when it is too fun and can easily deflect students from their respective tasks (naughty students only i think…heh3)..about the TIME TO USED THIS TOOL is almost infinity when it is up to the teachers effort and “lazyness”..hehe..FRIENDS?(userfriendly)..of course! because it is easy to be used same as curry-puff is easy to be eat..(burp..)..all STANDARD can be used as long as the pupils and the students are still in their primary years..;)
|Year : 5 (advance)
Topic: The Internet
Subtopic-The Advantages of The Internet (communication)
Students and teacher will discuss the purpose of communication. The teacher will demonstrate technologies available to us that allows us to communicate in different ways through different media.
|Primary Core Objective:
Standard 5 Objective :
A: Determine the purpose for communication (e.g., to respond to writing, to obtain a result, to convey ideas or information, to seek validation).
|Materials Used by the Teacher:
|Materials Used by the Students:
|Technologies Used by the Teacher:
|Technologies Used by the Students:
|Intended Learning Outcomes:
1) The teacher will lead a discussion about communication—how we communicate, why we communicate, why is it important, what would life be without it?
2) The teacher will demonstrate different ways humans have learned to communicate using letters (they could also talk about ancient clay tablets, etc..) and writing. Brainstorm: What are some new technologies that allow us to communicate? (Cell phones, texting, email, Scype, blogs, etc…)
3) The teacher will then move on to email. Students could send an email to their parents telling them what they are learning about.
4) TokBox will be demonstrated by the teacher. What are the advantages to this over email?
5) Voicethread will be demonstrated by the teacher. What are the pros and cons of this? How is mass communication different from personal communication? What are the pros and cons of each?
6) Brainstorm: What are some technologies students think might appear in the future?
Students who finish early can send TokBox to their parents describing to them the purpose of communication and their favorite technology allowing them to do so. They could also brainstorm as to how those who are deaf or blind or who have limited movement could use these technologies to communicate.
Students can be asked to write what they think about communication, and how technology can help or hinder (or both!) communication.
10.Teach Last Name Recognition
Most kindergarteners know how to spell their first name, but the last name is often neglected. Jill Lauren, a learning specialist and author, recommends that parents teach children to at least recognize their last name to avoid confusion if there are other children in the classroom with the same last name. Cubbies, desks, and other supplies are likely to be labeled with your child’s first and last name so a child starting kindergarten with the ability to visually recognize his last name, even if he can’t spell it yet, will avoid unnecessary frustration.
9.Teach Personal Information
Kindergarten may be one of the first experiences a child has being away from home for an extended period of time. Dawn Cannon encourages parents to help children memorize their personal information, such as full name, address, and phone number, before starting kindergarten. Having personal information memorized can help a child’s first few days of school go smoother as he finds his way around the school and determines where he needs to be, but it is also essential in the event of an emergency.
8.Establish an After School Meeting Place
Be sure that children not only know their address, but understand how they are getting home at the end of the day. If children will be traveling home by bus, make sure they know where to go to get on the bus. If you will be picking your child up from school, set a clear meeting place so he knows where to go. Be sure your child knows who to go to if he needs help and can’t find you after school is over.
7.Label Personal Belongings
Back-to-school shopping is an expensive task. Julie Rebboah, a former kindergarten teacher and author recommends that parents protect their investment by labeling all personal items, including backpacks, school supplies, and jackets. Be sure and label personal items in something that won’t come off such as a permanent marker or labels from Mabel’s Labels.
6.Teach your Child to Tie His Own Shoes
Kindergarten teachers are outnumbered and basic tasks, such as helping children tie their shoes, take up a huge amount of classroom time. Ellen R. Delap, a former kindergarten teacher andprofessional organizer, suggests that parents either teach children to tie their own shoes before starting kindergarten or send children to school in shoes that do not require tying, such as velcro.
The classroom environment requires cooperation for the school day to go smoothly and create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Abigail Norfleed James, PhD, a highly experienced classroom teacher and internationally-recognized expert in gender-based learning, encourages parents to start teaching responsibility early. She says, “The child who has responsibilities feels like s/he matters to the rest of the world.”
4.Teach Your Child Independence in the Bathroom
Kindergarten teachers are unable to help students with their bathroom needs, both because of legal and logistical reasons, so it is important that children know how to take care of their own personal needs before starting kindergarten. Christin Ditchfield, author and educator, recommends that parents send kindergarteners to school in clothing that is easy for them to take on and off without help to prevent embarrassing accidents.
3.Teach Personal Hygiene
A kindergarten classroom is prime territory for spreading germs, especially as we move into cold and flu season. Teach children to wash their hands well after going to the bathroom and before eating. Germs are often spread when children touch their eyes, nose, and mouth. Before kindergarten starts, work with your child to practice keeping his hands away from his face and do your best to get rid of any nose picking issues once and for all.
2.Buy a Kindergarten Sized Backpack
Most backpacks are simply too large for a tiny kindergartener to carry comfortably. Mollie Menton, a former Kindergarten teacher who now serves as an Education Specialist for Educational First Steps, recommends that parents be sure their child can carry their own backpack before starting kindergarten. Look for backpacks that are slightly smaller than a standard sized backpack and have padded straps that are easy on small shoulders.
1.Teach Social Skills
Academics are a vital part of the kindergarten experience but kindergarten lesson plans can be stalled if children in the class do not have the social skills necessary for a classroom environment. Laura Olson, vice President of education for Kiddie Academy, says, “Children should understand that they are expected to behave in a certain way. This includes taking turns, waiting in line, following the classroom and school rules.
This is not my 10 wishlists, but 10 Things Your Child’s Kindergarten Teacher Wishes you Knew Posted by Rachel on August 13, 2010 hehe..just don have any idea yet..try to read it..
i am a studentteacher at school in sungai besi. my school is quiet a BIG school with BIG number of classrooms and BIG number of students in each class. really big rite?..from what i have seen,most of the upper primary class have their own lcd,same goes to my respective class. when its come to lcd and ict matters, people will say about the BIG advantages that can we get from using and applying it in our teaching and learning process.
but on the behalve of me while i am teaching in that school, there is a BIG question to ask on how to use and apply ict if the lcd already broken down? ermm..maybe when it has been a long time since its been use, the lcd has fall asleep.huhu.so instead of using the lcd, i used a lot of pictures in order to gain attention and fortunately it is usefull and really gives some encouragement to the students. the other teachers also have not been seen to use any ict type of material in this case lcd, but there are still teachers who used audio from the cassete player in order to teach in classroom.
anyway,t i have the chance to went to the ict room in the school and it is not just a classroom size room but also full with cds and comes with tvs and radios.the cds are from the textbook and there are lot of others cds that in my opinion could be used in the classroom. but from what i have seen the room is only used for the certain class only according to the timetable.
so, i am happy to found out that i did not failed my practicum (hehe) but can be happier if i has done something more on integrating ict in the classroom.
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eduwebtv vs youtube
youtube-based web, produce by Malaysian people. produce or Malaysian students, teachers, and parents and society. i technically agreed, useful, and undeniably brilliant!! i never expecting it come from Malaysia. i solute the people who brought up this idea. such a move-forward step to our education system in this technology era.
i am looking forward to use this web and to encourage others to use it. teachers should take this opportunity as one of the best way to share videos to others and also to try to use it in their classroom. this type of webpage can easily enhance lesson by using attracting and interesting way to learn, by using videos. children nowadays need something to look at, listen to, and also interact to. this type of web exist in order to help teachers and all others who are involve in the education arena.
the future teachers do not have any reasons to misslook into something, or to use any boring stuff as the teaching aids, and etc as because the eduwebtv really supply us with the related service and stuff
from what i know…
it is about all the things that teacher has done in order to give awareness
about the right and wrong usage of technologies…
it will all come back to the youth themselves..
whether they are responsible for
themselves or not…
so…the most important thing here is the youth themselves..
if they are "good seed”.
Wherever they go they will be one..
technology is good and will always be good and useful for us..