Monday, November 28, 2011

SEDU 183 PSSA Project

In my SEDU 183 class we were assigned to come up with a video. My particular group chose to do a video on class scheduling using the Scots account. In this video we showed different obstacles that may get in the way of a student when they are trying to schedule. We focused on the importance of scheduling and also how important it is to schedule on time. We also gave tips on what to do to have success when scheduling and what not to do when your scheduling time approaches.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10 Presentations

Today in class Brittany presented Prezi. I have used prezi previously in one of my education classes and I found it very usful and interesting. I think it would be a very usful tool for presentations in a classroom or when trying to teach a lesson. I like how prezi is not just slide after slide like a powerpoint. Prezi can move in different ways and also new animations. Also is class today Eric presented Finale. I have never seen a tool like this before. Although I am not into music, I think it is a very interesting tool for people to use if they are interested in making sheet music. I think this tool looks like it would take a lot of work to learn how to use it and create.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My views on Kidspiration

I think kidspiration is a great tool to use in the classroom. It would be very helpful in labeling materials. It can also improve a childs language and writing. Also it can be used to practice math and get all the children involved in the classroom. When I become a teacher I would consider using this tool with my students.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tools Helpful in a Classroom

Today in class I loved learning about Wordle. I think it would be a very handy tool for a classroom of young children. I would use it as a review for a story or a book we read. Some storys may have a lot of information for a child to retain so using Wordle would be a great review so that the students could see the key words that were most important in the passage. I also really liked the link where you can make books and also buy what you have created. I think it is a great thing that a child can create their own idea of a book and share it with family and friends. I think this would be very helpful when trying to find a book for a specific topic, instead of trying to find a book you can create your own. I also think the bulletin program would be helpful to keep the kids interested instead of constantly using powerpoints.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Educational Tools : Smartkiddies

I think using smartkiddies would be a very helpful tool for any age. This tool gives creative math and other educational problems to help everyone learn. They can help children with music, art, health, safety, literacy, science, mastering numeracy and also language and culture. There are pros and cons to almost everything. In this case I think the pros would be that they teach children in creative ways. As a result of them being creative the students would most likely not be bored and there would be things that would stand out to them that would make it easy for them to remember. Some cons woud be not all students may be interested in the same creative opportunities that this smartkiddies provides. It may benefit some kids and not interest other students at all. In my classroom I would use this tool to create worksheets for the students to do. I would have the ststudents do these worksheets in a group so they are interacting with other students. I would also give the students a opportunity to create their own worksheet using this website. Creating their own assesment can also be a great way of learning. Using this website I may also create creative fun quizes to keep the children focused and interested.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


This video expresses the importance of a classroom and also shares some interesting statistics. It also shows ways that our classrooms have changed over the years. Today we use a lot of technology and also different ways of teaching which also give us greater opportunities.