Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Multimedia Principles/ Who wants to be a Millionaire

Today I added a link into my sidebar on my website about Multimedia Design.

I also learned how to add attachments such as the Jeopardy game and Millionaire game to my Google Site.

I updated the first for questions of the Millionaire game for 3rd grade Math. It starts out easy, but gets to their level eventually. Here is the FTP.

I really believe that this addresses Intasc Standard Principle 4:Instructional strategies/problem solving:
The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students’ development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Powerpoint Jeopardy and Google Sites

Today we started on an awesome jeopardy board and since I am such a good student I went ahead and finished it. Here it is. I also created a google site. This will be useful when I have a class of my own. I think many parents would appreciate it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Powerpoint Embed


Today we discussed PowerPoint. We talked about saving it as ppt, pps, htm, mht, and pdf. I found an awesome PowerPoint on colors probably appropriate for kindergarten level. It is saved as a ppt, I saved this PowerPoint under different formats. The htm format was the worst . The pdf format was nice, but the transitions were lost. We then uploaded the powerpoint to the FTP site. Here are the powerpoints saved as FTPs: PDF HTM PPT PPSX

The following INTASC STANDARDS were covered:

Principle 3:
Learning styles/diversity The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
Principle 4:
Instructional strategies/problem solving The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students’ development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
Principle 6:
Communication/knowledgeThe teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

03/10 - Peer Evaluations

Today we did peer evaluations. I evaluated Adrienne's Blog.
It was pretty exceptional.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

03/05 Class- Podcast Continue

EDIT: The Most Amazing Podcast in the World

Today we worked further on our Podcasts. I still will not be able to record until this weekend due to my scary man voice. Here is a link to the lesson plan.

The two Instasc Principles covered are as follows:
Principle 1:Making content meaningful
Principle 6: Communication/knowledge

The Objectives that we should cover with the Podcast unit are as follows:

At the end of the lesson, the student will be able to
Define what a podcast is.
Articulate the benefits of podcasting within the context of a project-based, multimodal learning activity.
List digital skills podcasting instills and relate them to technology standards for students.
Digital Literacy Skills possibly developed through podcasting including: comparison, sequencing, geography objective based writing research editing reading,writing speaking summarization fact and opinion organization research enunciation public speaking skills
Plan, construct, and publish a podcast using free software.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


The link to my script is available if you click on Podcast. I can't record today because I lost my voice over the weekend and I don't want to sound like a scary man on my podcast. I will just record it on my own over the weekend when I don't sound so crappy.