Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tool 9 Incorporating Classroom Based Devices

3 Things I Learned:

  1. how to create videos and vodcasts
  2. how to set up an iTunes account linked to SBISD
  3. how to set up the SBISD wireless network

Device Management Plan
  1. make sure all students are in compliance with SBISD policies
  2. have group leaders responsible for getting and returning the devices during each period
  3. model appropriate use of the device
  4. have specific instructions for the task at each workstation
  5. when monitoring small groups have specific questions to ask students and check off as students show their work
  6. post guidelines/rules and consequences at each workstation

Tool 8 Looking at Tools

3 Things I Learned:

  1. how to create videos and vodcasts
  2. how to set up an iTunes account linked to SBISD
  3. how to set up the SBISD wireless network

Device Management Plan
  1. make sure all students are in compliance with SBISD policies
  2. have group leaders responsible for getting and returning the devices during each period
  3. model appropriate use of the device
  4. have specific instructions for the task at each workstation
  5. when monitoring small groups have specific questions to ask students and check off as students show their work
  6. post guidelines/rules and consequences at each workstation

Tool 7 Online Digital Projects

After looking at the sites provided I feel as a Health Fitness instructor I could use this tool to create an opportunity for student base learning.  In Health Fitness we are looking for activities that keep the students active and engaged.  The project that I would design would be a jump rope routine.
a.  The objective would be for the students to form groups and design their own jump rope routine performed to  music in which the group determines to be appropriate for the elements of the routine.
b.  I plan to implement this plan next semester.
c.  I will use You Tube to introduce the unit, showing various routines such as XBox commerical.  Google docs would be a good tool for the groups to use when designing the routine.  Today's Meet for questions regarding routine and the groups progress towards a finish project.
d.  Students will need to design a jump roping routine that would last between 45 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes.  A variety of jump rope moves will be mandatory.  We will spend several days with simple jump rope skips and then have the groups explore online to experiment with different moves of varying degrees of difficulties.  Routines will need performed with music and before the class.
e.  Include other Health Fitness classes at SBMS and video tape all performances.

Tool 6 Using Web Tools to Promote Discussion

I created an account on Diigo, Wallwisher and then looked at Todays Meet where I asked a question which students could respond to help set up a workout routine to improve cardiovascular conditioning.  Below is the link to this question.

http://todaysmeet.com/compton1

Using these tools in the classroom will aid in creating conversation between teacher/student, as well as between student/student.  In Health Fitness it will allow students to create routines in areas just as jump rope, dance, etc... and let them be creative while developing their routines.  The important element in this process will be the constant communication that will generated in the classroom through the use of technology.  In addition, since writing is important to student's success, students will have the opportunity to use writing skills while completing their assignments in Health Fitness class.