Richard Byrne created a blog for teachers and students. He discuses how teachers can utilize technology that is free to help in the classroom. Most of the blog posts were about the use of free technology. Free technology is very important in today’s world of school cutbacks. The post I read was about blogs for the students to use. In the blog there a short video were there students discuss why they like to use blogs. I felt this was very interested to hear students themselves discuss what they liked. Some of the comment was that blogging help keep them interested. When the class uses blogs all the information is there accessible when you need it. the teacher used blogs similar to how we use blackboard. Assignments were posted. Comments were posted.
I felt this was a very interesting idea. Students these days love technology. Students spend lots of time on the computer. Blogging incorporated all of this. Classroom blogs is a great toll to keep the students engaged.
This is a post on the free technology for teachers Blog page. The post offers students free tutorials on math. There are lessons in geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. Along with the video tutorials there are message boards if the students have any questions. The is really good tool for teachers. Teachers might want to spend more time on a particular section of math but because of time restraint they need to keep moving on. Teachers can refer this blog to their students to get extra help. I also believe this could be a great tool for parents. Some parents might want to get involved in their kids homework but cannot. They forgot how to do the math problems. This may help the parent remember what they learned in school and stay involved with their children.
This post reminds me very much of this class. Here teachers are taught how to create Wiki spaces, Blogs pages. How to build a classroom website? This is a great tool to help teachers learn technology. The technology is out there for everybody to learn. What post does it make is easier to learn. The information is organized so anybody can learn. I feel when I start teaching this is post I will continue to utilize. I need to constantly be refreshed on all the great technologies out there.
All three of the blogs I read I liked a lot. I do believe the use of blogs can be beneficial to any teacher, epically new teacher. The amount of information that is easily accessible is amazing. As a new teacher I plan on using blogs to help create lesson plans. I am studding for my praxis one test. I have not taken algebra in over fifteen years. I am using the blog to help me study. So far it has been helpful. The blog will help teachers stay current with the use of technology. Technology keeps changing. The blog will help teachers stay current and possible one step ahead of the students.
The blog site Mr. Hollis class is a blog about a third grade glass. The blog had a lot nice videos and pictures of he’s class. Some students posted what they had done on for the 4th of July. I thought that was interesting. One student created a video on how to retire an American flag. That is something I did not know. I did enjoy this blog because it gave examples on how to get the students involved. Students were posting items event when they were out of school.
This blog was very interesting. I read a lot of the post. The post relate to social issues in the world. The post is very thought proving but could also be seed as very controversial. Two Philosophies
||Martin Luther King Jr.
|Can all races get along?
||Segregation – All races should be separate and leave one another alone
||Integration – All races should live and interact with each other
||Violence might be necessary when protests are not enough, but also try boycotts and protests and speeches.
||Never use violence. Instead, use boycotts, protests, speeches, etc.
||Be proud of your race and consider yourself a nation of your race instead of your country
||Be proud of your American identity and your race at the same time. The goal is for all races to be part of our nation.
What are their similarities? What are their differences?
This is a post I felt much thought proving but if not presented in the correct framework very controversial. As a teacher you can use some of these ideas to promote discussions in the classrooms.