Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tool 9

1.Our world is constantly changing and we need to change and adapt to it. Technology is a great part of the "real world" and we are suppose to prepare students for it . Integrating technology in the classroom is a tool in education that is very valuble and can reach different types of learning styles. Expectations. Students will meet expectations if they know what you expect them to do when they use technology in the classroom. Studnet should be held resposable fo rthe technology in the classroom and the assignment.I do beleive that the work in the technology station should be productive. 2. Studyladder and Mangahigh are great sites that I would like to use in my classroom during stations. Students can really benefit from the extra practice they receive in these site and I can monitor thier progress. I like it as well because I can keep students accountable for thier progress and student are having fun. 3. Apps like dictionary, translator, and thesaurus would be very helpful in my Bilingual classroom. 4. I see the students in my classroom working on their ipads to do a research project and for virtual fieldtrips.

Tool 8

I learned how to create your own account with I tunes and how to navigate through the App store. I learned that the district provides a list or group of district approved apps for the classroom that I use in my classroom. I currently have Ipads in the classroom but I wasn't sure how to use them towards productive learning and instruction but after these short videos I feel much more confident about where this kind of technology in the classroom can take me. Well, in my classroom I plan to use podcasts that my students can use to demonstrate comprehension or to teach other students about a certain topic they have researched. I would also like to download educational videos that students can use in the classroom to reinforce concepts taught in class.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tool 7

Content Objective: Creative writing. When: Next Semester What tools: Skype, Edmodo, Bookr, Storybird Plan:I would like for students to share their writing with other students around the school, district, or even the state. Students in my class love to share thier stories. Perhaps, students can also create their own book based on these stories to illustrate their story through bookr or storybird and they could share their work through edmodo.

Tool 6

Mrs. Martinez Edmodo I plan to use the edmodo site to be more in contact with my students questions, interests, and concerns. I find this site to be great to post educational videos and start interesting discussion questions. My goal for next year is to be more involved with technology in the classroom and I find this tool to be great for this. Skype: It would a great tool for students to interact with other students around the school. Such as a class discussion between two groups. These tools remind me of when I took online courses and we had a virtual classroom where live discussion occured. I don't see why we couldn't do something similar in the classroom.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tool 5 My Wordle

I like this tool for my kids to use and expand their vocabulary. Wordle: Untitled

Tool 5

I liked google sites to create my own classroom page with homework and assignments. Story birds was great for all different kind of writing in the classroom.

Tool 5 My Animoto

Remeber the Alamo My students could use Animoto to create videos for their social studies project in which they can express what they have learned about Texas Heroes.


This tools is great to share with my collegues. I like it because it can be helpful in sharing bilingual resources. I can use it in my classroom for writing. Students could edit, revise and improve certain paper that I post on google doc.


Kid Tube is a new resources that caught my attention but it is  not as easy to navigate as you tube or even teacher tube. I will definitely search more on teacher tube and school tube rather than just youtube.
Wow  I had never considered using other resources such as CNN and  MSNBC in the classroom. This is great for social studies and to get students involved with current events. Reminds me of my home.

Tool 2

I was very impressed with the different blogs out there. It was very informative. My favorite was the ELL blog because it had such great idea. I though this was a perfect way of interacting with other professionals in the field about current issues and topics in education.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tool 1

I had fun creating my blog and playing around with all the features but I had a harder time with the creation of my voki.
First time Blogging!