Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jeapardy / Web Page

Today I learned how to set up a jeapardy game that I can use in my classroom as a review tool for my students. I really liked this exercise because I believe that learning should be fun! To view this game (which is still a work in progress) please visit my webpage below.

I also created my own web page, I called it (for lack of a better title) Akins Alley! I always thought that this would be a difficult task, but it actually isn't as difficult as you may think.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Power Point Presentation

I have found my powerpoint presentation on the web, I have downloaded and saved it as a webpage, a show, a pdf file and a presentation.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Peer Evaluation

I am just now finishing my peer evaluation - sorry Mackenzie!
My daughter had surgery on Tuesday and we were not allowed to do any peer evaluations until Tuesday! I was a little busy at the hosptal!!
This evaluation was interesting - I was honest but not too critical!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pod Cast

Jennifer and I worked on our pod cast project together. I used my previous lesson plan to create a script and we orated it together to complete our pod cast.

I have to admit I was nervous about this assignment, but after it was complete I was amazed at the possibilities this technology opens up! I think this could be utilized in so many ways, my mind is racing right now with the potential uses.

This tool will help the teacher meet some areas of the West Virginia Content Standards regarding technology as well.

I really had fun with this project!

The second part of this assignment was to create a lesson plan integrating the pod cast into the lesson! Here is a link to my lesson plan. Unfortunately, I do not have the activity, assessment and the rubric finished but I will finish them this week.

Photo Shop

The photo I chose for this project was one that was taken at my nephew's First Birthday party! I really love the picture, but hate the crows feet that are so visible around my eyes. I used photoshop to touch up the area around my eyes and to decorate the picture with some balloons.

This is a really awesome program, I am an amateur photography and always wanted to learn how to touch up my own photos. This will be a tool that I use in and out of the classroom.

I believe I could use this for pictures taken of my students while they are working on projects and on field trips.

Thanks for showing me this wonderful tool.



Monday, March 2, 2009

Lesson Plan

My lesson plan is entitled West Virginia Regions, my area of specialization is Social Studies so I thought this would be appropriate. The lesson I prepared deals with West Virginia and the regions within the state.

This lesson shows my knowledge of different learning styles as described in INTASC standard three. If I stood in class and lectured about the regions half of the class would probably zone out 20 minutes into the lesson. The Power Point project allows them to research and apply what they have learned.

I also used a example power point to let the students know what I was looking for in a project.