Monday, July 2, 2012

Tool eight: Taking a look at tools

  1. After watching the videos/tutorials, list two to three things you learned about the device(s) that will be in your classroom this fall. I will utilize the Netbook when working with Special Education students. The Read, Write, Gold Software allows me to modify the work and allow students to wok from the computer to complete assignments. The IPad would be great to utilize for research. I am able to download helpful apps for my students, it has camera capability, and a note pad to write findings.
  2. How do you plan to manage the device(s) in your classroom? Do you have ideas/suggestions that others may find useful? students and parents must have read, signed and returned the SBISD AUP policy found in the SBISD Student Handbook.
    • create general technology guidelines for use and consequences for improper use/care together with students and hold them accountable
    • come up with rules and procedures for working with technology together (partnering/table teams)
    • make it part of your workstation directions as to who gets the equipment and how the technology is to be used during the station
    • create a group of experts that can help trouble shoot problems - then, have that group share their expertise with others so capacity is built
    • create an accountability piece for all stations

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you like the ipad. I know you were excited about getting to play with one over the summer.