Google Drive, Dropbox, and Facetime are tools used in this module. Google Drive and Dropbox are storage files that can be used to store test files and notes for the students. Once again, the problem could be the use of a device to do these files if the computer lab at the school isn't available. Facetime is something that I wouldn't utilize in my classroom but it would be fun for personal use. It would be a problem because everyone doesn't have an apple product to use because a lot of people have androids.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Diigo, Pixton, and Twitter were the technological tools used in this unit of study. Diigo can be utilized as a venture into looking at websites for the studies of my classroom.In an elementary school, it might be hard for students to navigate through the site. Pixton can be used as an animation tool to engage students more and be more creative. It can be difficult because all students might not learn this type of way, it depends on their learning style. Twitter can be used in my classroom by a "social media project". I can do a class discussion in a more technological way through Twitter. Students can post to a discussion that I have started. This may become a problem by all students not having a phone or device to work off of.
Poll Everywhere, Wikispaces, and Bubbl.us were technological tools observed within this module. I would use Poll Everywhere in my classroom by letting students take a poll on what type of learning style they would like to learn for the week. A difficulty in Poll Everywhere would be the disablement of all students having a technology tool to vote on . Wikispaces could be used as a study tool for my classroom by the teacher creating a learn free environment for students to study material on. Wikispaces could cause a little trouble for students who tend to get distracted easily because they might start doing other things. Bubbl.us is a great brainstorming tool for my students.The difficulty with this technology tool would be that it cost after a certain amount of usage and all students wouldn't be able to pay for it unless the school pays for it.
Photopeach is a site that creates a free slideshow with photos, music, and captions. Photopeach gives a more broadened way to create creative presentations for students.If the Photopeach doesn't work, I could have the quiz already made out in handouts for my students. Voki gives a more student created effect. I believe this will help my classroom because it lets the students be their own person. Although, Voki may be a little difficult for elementary students, I can still utilize it at the beginning of the school year. That would be my only problem. TeacherTube was pretty awesome. This site will help me create lesson plans through videos but at times the site might be down, so a back up plan is needed for my lesson. These sites are useful for new teachers in a new technological area.