Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What Did I Learn in ED 240?


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I have been working with technology since elementary school. It has been a hobby and a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I have always been an early adopter whenever new technology comes out. I also used to be a Geek Squad Agent, which really familiarized me with technology and its capabilities. With all of this said, ED 240 has brought my understanding of technology to another level.

Response to Student Tech Showcase


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I watched several of the videos but the ones I found most intriguing had to do with what schools are doing with iPads in the classroom. First and foremost, I find it amazing that most students today do not know what it was like to live in a world where tablet devices did not exist. I realize I am speaking naively because I know that there are people who lived when computers and cell phones did not exist. My point is simply that technology has completely changed within the past decade and I cannot even fathom what is to come in the next decade.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How should technology be set up in my classroom?


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As a new second grade teacher, I am put in an interesting position of how to use technology in my classroom. I know that with common core coming, knowledge about technology is going to be necessity for my students, but because my students will be so young I am not sure how much I should be integrating technology into my everyday lessons.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

DC Superhero Quiz

I created a Google Form and embedded it into my blog. For directions how to do this, please see my earlier post on embedding a Google Presentation into my blog and follow the same directions after you have finished creating your Google Form.

Enjoy!



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Embedding Google Presentation in my blog

In our ED 240 group we created a Google Presentation and were given the task of embedding it into our blogs. Here it is:



Directions on how to embed after the break...

Technology in the Classroom Today




Today's world is dominated by technology. Kids begin to use technology at a very young age by using computers, tablets, and smartphones. It is our duty as teachers to properly teach students how to handle and utilize this technology that is all around them.