Sunday, February 13, 2011

Youtube Post

After viewing the Youtube in the lesson plan for this class (Reading 7545) I am more than convienced students should have the opportunity to learn and use the latest in technology that can be provided.  I have become aware that some other countries are more advanced in technology than the United States and are producting more honor students than the population of students who graduate from schools in the U. S.  In order to keep our youth interested in the subject matter, up to date, creative, expanded mentally and productive we as teachers have an obligation to have the knowledge and use the latest technology available in the classroom. I have devised a lesson plan below using the Youtube for a social studies class. My expectations and and comments are below the Youtube presentation below this message.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mini Lesson Plan

After exploring different ways teachers are using blogs, I think my favorite 4 would be a show and tell session of facts learned from a lesson plan, or a diary of feedback on the lesson plan.  I also think it is a great way for teachers to post the lesson plan, step by step, and get feedback from the students on the facts presented.  I think it is a great informational tool for the classmates to learn from each other or seek information about things they are not clear on. 

As a social studies teacher, I would post pictures to a lesson plan, like the area being studied, the people involved in the lesson plan and ask students to comment on facts they have learned from the visual interaction in the lesson plan of study.  I think it would be a great way of interacting and bringing out thought patterns.