Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tool #2

I had started a Google Reader a long time ago but forgot about it. It was nice to be reminded of it again. I took this opportunity to update my reader and subscribed to blogs I visit frequently and delete blogs that are no longer of interested to me. It is nice to have all of your blogs collected in one place and for reader to keep track of when they are update for you. I plan to visit my Google reader much more often now.

I have a goal for myself to change to Standard based grading next school year. The following are a couple of blogs I have been reading to help become better informed about how teachers implement it in their classrooms.
Blog #1: http://alwaysformative.blogspot.com/
Blog #2: http://blog.msbethea.com/
Blog #3: http://shawncornally.com/wordpress/

I hope to use my blog as a way to share my journey into standard based grading and the development of a more autonomous classroom (motivated by reading the book Drive by Daniel Pink).

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tool #1

With new technology arriving in our classroom this fall, our district is having us work through 11 different lesson to expose us to technology that can be integrated into our classroom. I will be posting about my discoveries about each of the "tools" as I go. Below is the response for the first tool.

I have created a blog before using Blogger so I did not find it challenging. I have learned that choosing a short, concise url that I can easily remember is beneficial. I found it easy to create and embed a Voki though I am not crazy about them. I am not sure I want a cartoon like figure on my blog and would rather have a normal picture of myself. I am excited to see what else I can learn though as I make my way through the 11 tools.