As I went thru this class I was constantly thinking of how I can use technology in the classroom. As a future physical education I do not see my -self using many of these tools in the actual classroom. Many of these tools require time behind the computer. In physical education I want to get the kids away from the computer and be active.
I do like the social networking site such as tweeter, blogs. This site can help me to continue to improve my lessons with new ideas. These sites are a great resource especially for new teachers. I created and started to follow other blogs. I do see myself continue to follow others for best practices in physical education. I am curious when I get to my next practicum on what technologies they use in physical education. I am guessing not much
Learning log Final Class
This was my first on line class. The class was a lot more work then I had planned for. I am sure my grade will reflect that. Even though I learned a lot from this class I still prefer the traditional classroom setting. The material was very interesting and I did enjoy the content. I learned a lot of useful information. When I become a teacher I do believe I will utilize a lot of the tools I learned about. I can see myself using twitter and blogs to help prepare for my units. I never realized just how information is out there. I am sure teacher in upcoming years will wonder how teachers taught decades ago without all the technology. One recommendation I have is do not try to take ties class with an old computer. I tried this class with a computer that is nine years old, it was very hard. This time I purchased a new computer. This class was a lot easy.
This wiki is a great resource for all web 2.0 tools. I like how this wiki categories everything. They are categories for image tools image tools, assessments tools. This is a very wiki. The link I had followed was called My Fitness Journal. Shape link is free online fitness journal. This wiki will be a great resource when you need to use web 2.0 tools. I had learned so many different tools it is hard to keep up with. This wiki breaks all the tools into descriptive categories.
This weekly post lesson plans for Physical Education. Lyn Clarkson gives examples for several defend lesson plans. She list goals objectives, outcomes. This is a great resource when planning my future lesson plans
This wiki is from Farwell Middle school. The site offers resources for physical education. There is a power point presentation on how to coach football. The unit plans 4everthing you need to know. There is a you tube presentation for a pacer test. A pacer test. A pace test tests kids’ endurance. I really enjoyed this site as a feel I can use it late as a great resource/
Good reads is a social website which allows you to create library of books you enjoy. You are able to share your list with others. The benefit of this site is you are able to receive recommendations of books by other professionals. I created a list of books based on physical education and adaptive physical education. As a professional I would use this site to stay on top of any new book or resources associated with physical education. Even though Good reads may serve as great resource for some, I would not put Good reads on the top of my social media tools list I would use the site to check out resources from others. I do not see myself creating a library of my own.
The story I created is for an adaptive physical education class. The story is to inspire students with disabilites to work hard.
This module I had learned about various web tools such as kerpoof and pixton. I also learned about digital story telling and flickr. I do not believe the web tools will work well in physical education setting. I do believe digital storytelling and flickr can be useful in a P.E setting. I created a digital story which I would like to use in an adaptive P.E. class. The story is an inspirational story about Anthony Robles. I will not go into he’s story because you can find about him if you watch my digital story. I would like to use flickr to create a slide show about future lesson plans. The slide show will contain pictures of proper motor skills required for the upcoming unit. The students would be required to view them prior to the upcoming unit.
I found this module to be both interesting and also frustrating. I spent too much trying to down load on to YouTube, trying to figure out why I could not upload. Then I spent too much time on the commons license. I knew how to add a creative commons license to a web page but adding to the digital story and my screen cast was very frustrating.
Learning Log Flicker Galleries
I choose to create a gallery of New York. I was born in Queens New York, and lived there most of my life. The gallery of pictures will give the students a better understanding of the topic being discussed. Flickr gallery can be a good tool for the first week of class. I would have the students create a gallery about themselves. The students can then introduce themselves using the galleries. Using Flickr will turn a common theme of introducing yourself to the class a lot more interesting.
I liked using flicker. The site was very easy to use, pictures for the gallery were also easy to find. I utilized the tags to help find the pictures for my gallery of New York. I tend to get very frustrated trying new technology, not Flickr it was simple. I would recommend Flickr to others.
As a future P.E teacher flickr is a tool I can see myself using. I could create a slide show of various upcoming units. The slide show can also demonstrate proper technique needed for upcoming units.
I created a slide show for a kindergarten class. The standard this slide show is geared to is standard 5: Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in a physical educational setting. I would like to use the slide show help demonstrate appropriate behavior in a playground setting. I believe using the slide show of the actually playground prior to getting outside will help in reinforce rules. After the students watch the slide show I would go to the playground. The students will then state the rules for the different stations or slides
The section on copyright was little confusing. There is such a gray area between fair use and actual copyright. Copyright laws are an area I believe teachers need to become
more aware of. The use of technology creates great temptations from both the
students and the teachers. Teachers need to become the laws to set a good example
to the students. I also believe some students might be violating the law with realizing
there is doing so. It is our job to educate them on the laws pleading, ignorance
to the law does not you exempt. As a teacher I would focus on the fair use. I
say that because most of the work as a teacher will be covered on the fair us. With
the increase use of technology in everday life I would like to more of a focus
on copyright laws
I have learned a great deal of information during the last
two weeks. The importance of technology as a tool for teachers became very
clear. Through the use of blogs teachers can share their ideas with other
teachers from all over the United States. The sharing of ideas is a great tool especially
for new teachers. The wealth of experience being posted on blogs could only
serve to help new teachers with the class preparations. The only problem I have
that I am not currently in the classroom. I am about two years away from that.
The information I learn now I will probably forget in two years. I would love
to see this class be required during the last semester. I do look forward in learning
new technologies to aid my teaching experience.