"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
I have learned so much over the course of my time in EDM310. As I read over my old blog posts and projects I realized that I have learned some much about the use of technology in the classroom. At the beginning of the semester I had know idea that I was going to learn about so many new things that I could use in my future classroom. After completing EDM310 I have acquired many new skills and I now know how to involve technology in my classroom effectively.
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As any teacher would want, I want my students to be excited and passionate about learning! I hope my students are curious and that they have questions. I would love for them to have some input towards the class activities and lessons. I also want to include hands-on-activities in my lessons.In my classroom I want my students to be active learners. I want to provide my students with an active learning environment and have engaging lessons.
The tools that my students and I will employ as part of the learning process include iPads, the SmartBoard, and websites like BrainPop.
My classroom will be bright and colorful. I will have bookshelves full of great books and cozy areas around the room for the students to sit and read. The artwork on the walls will be a collection of the students art. I will also have tables instead of desks in my classroom, so that my students will be able to collaborate and work together. My class will have a center with computers for my students to work with.My classroom is going to be a place that it is warm and welcoming and a safe place for my students.
After everything that I have learned this semester in EDM310 I can now identify more tools, methods, and classroom activities that I would include in my classroom. So after my work and research in EDM310 I have found the following resources that will benefit me in my future classroom:
- PBL (Project Based Learning)
All of the resources that I listed are resources that I learned about in EDM310. Before, I did not even think about using these resources in a classroom let alone a second grade classroom. My views have changed after I have witnessed 2nd graders using these resources effectively and loving them! One of the main reasons that I chose blogs is because they provide a great way for students to save their work and create a portfolio for them to look at in the future. Blogs are also a great way practice their typing and writing skills. Blogs also provide a great way for the students to connect with other students from all over the world. They can blog about what their learning in class. Podcasts are another great resource to use in the classroom. Podcasts are an excellent way for to students to use language to communicate productively for different purposes. Students can create podcasts to different subjects and topics and they are easy to use.
Prezi’s are also great for the classroom. Prezi is a free cloud-based presentation software that is great students to present their