Photo credit from: http://whoswhoandnew.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-samr-model-helping-teachers.html
I haven’t taught or seen the SAMR model that Dr. Puentedura explains on his video. However, I think the concept of Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition model is a great way to adopt the efficient use of technology and paperless work for students as they will be using technology devices in their life at some point..
Currently, this model is not really use at the school where I am currently teaching pre-school/kindergarten students, but we do use some technical devices to teach our students. One reason that this level of technology integration is not happening is because our school is currently in transition to an International Baccalaureate program. I think our school will be moving forward to another level of technology integration in the coming years. As an early learners teacher, I would like to prepare my students on how to adopt and learn the proper use of technology so they can help themselves develop and prepare to adopt 21st century technological skills. When that happen I will surely apply the lessons and resources that I learned from EDUC 932.
The concepts I learned in this class that I will be able to use or incorporate in my teaching is first the movie unit project that I made. I learned how to make a movie using different avatars that I made of my students. I showed the movie to my students that I made for this class and I was surprised that they were able to recognize themselves and enjoy the video. I think making a lesson for my kids using video can be a more interesting fun way of learning. Secondly, the audio lesson I made was also a great way of teaching my class. Having an audio recording for story time with young learners is much more interesting for them. Thirdly,, by having a webpage that is more organized and easy to understand was a great concept that helped me communicate better to my students as well as to their parents too. This also served as a paperless way of communication to as currently we use a paper book to communicate and as a way to update the daily activities of the students in preschool.
EDUC 932 has helped me to equip my skills in using modern technology in my class. I enjoyed this class and learned new concepts on using technology better than before. Thank you Professor Steve Katz for taking us to this wonderful journey of E-learning.
The aim of this audio storytelling is to practice reading skills and the use of correct pronunciation of each word from the story. This activity is for K3 students that are able to read a short story.
Instructions for students
- Make an audio recording of your favorite short story.
- Read a short story.
- Speak clearly and smoothly.
- Use appropriate vocal tone and pace.
- Make a short audio recording of between 50 and 180 seconds from a short story book.
- The audio recording must be clear and avoid some noise background
- Record the audio using Vocaroo and send to our class website.
Please take a look at the rubric link below.
Short story of the Red hen and her friends: Vocaroo Voice Message
This a sample presentation that I make for my students.
I started using google site to communicate with my students parents a month ago. The reason why I created this site is to share some photos of my students with their parents rather than sharing on my personal facebook account. I am new to this type of application and I’m learning how to organized better my folders that works for the parents.
ms. queenie class
“Animals around the world”
This movie project is aimed for 4th graders class who knows the basic concept of movie making. They are studying about different kinds of animals that live around the world. The aim of my class is to identify what animals survive in cold and hot places.
Instructions for students
Make a short movie about different kinds of animals from around the world.
- Name of animals.
- Place where they survive.
- Food they eat.
- Duration of the movie should not exceed to 5min minimum time is 3 to 4 min only.
Animals around the world/public