Another Great Resource!

tori_gmt via Compfight ccWith pre-internship soon approaching, I have had lesson and units on mind. The last couple weeks. I have been planning and preparing my unit that I will be teaching these next three weeks to a high school visual art class.

While browsing through teacher inspired blogs, I came across a blogpost which introduced me to another great resource, which I will defiantly find useful to use during my three week block of pre-internship. This tool called Wiser, is a free service which provides you access to including a blended worksheets in your lessons.  While using this tool you can create writing assignments, fill in the blank worksheets, and even create an interactive  image assignment.

This tool is easy to use, and found that it included subjects of all kind. On this website you can look at other worksheets that are included in the community, or create your own worksheet, which allows you to fill in the questions or subject area you wish to cover.

This week I found myself being frustrated because I was unable to find certain worksheets that provided the correct information, and asked the right questions.Photo Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/137924053@N08/23704740792/">fixyourlaptopyourself</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://www.flickr.com/help/general/#147">cc</a>. A lot of the time I ended up creating my own, which was frustrating and took time. Others might find this difficult and frustrating as well. This website provides you with easy access to create your own worksheets, and provides your students a chance to utilize technology.  All of the worksheets you create can be shared with each of your students on google classroom, and you can save the ones you created!  If you do not have google classroom the website also allows you to share the link with the students, and sign in with a access code.  The blog I read includes a great video if you need help getting started! I included it here as well, since I found it very helpful.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading!

Charis 🙂

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How do you Organize a Space Party? You Planet!

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This week we were asked to invest certain tools that we can use as teachers in our own classrooms and provide an overview. The tool I researched was NASA’s The Space Place. Before I had know idea this resource existed, but now that I know, I am glad I do. This tool is a sponsored student website by NASA, which provides a number of resources for students in middle school and high school who are interested in space, science, and astronomy. This site includes all kinds of resources from galleries, to books, games, and even activities. This website is super easy to navigate through, and allows you to explore different things, all based on your interest in science. This would definitely be a benefit for a teacher to use in the classroom, she not only could provide this resource to allow students to go explore on their own, but there is also a section just aimed for parents and educators. Having trouble finding appropriate activities to do with a unit of space?

This website provides classroom activities that you can include in your classroom, and a teacher would get great use from the gallery when studying certain planets. I actually have no complaints about this resource, it would be great to use in the classroom for science. When I looked through it I would use it more in a elementary or middle school setting, I think it might be more geared to a more younger crowd, since science seems to become more complex as you get older. I believe this  source would work good for grade 6 science classroom in the Saskatchewan Curriculum

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I defiantly recommend on checking it out whether your a science teacher or not. Who knows you might use it some day, or you might just learn some really great things about science and space!

Thanks for reading! 

 

Digital Citizenship

What is a digital citizenship? Why is it important? and why is it important to discuss with our students?  Through our class ECMP 455 was have discussed the importance of a digital citizenship and started to create our own by creating our own blogs, signing up for twitter, and following and commenting on others blogs about our practice. This week I came across this blog post that I thought was very fitting for what we are learning and discussing in class. The blog discusses the benefits of teaching your students about digital citizenship and makes some great points that I never considered.

Students today are immersed and have been immersed in the world of social media for some time now, and it is our job as teachers to teachers to teach our 21st-century learned the importance of respect and responsibility when it comes to technology.  This article made me realize the role we play as teachers to teach our students the urlresponsibilities of technology,  Not all teachers like to implement technology into their classroom, so when will that give students the chance to learn and for us to teach them how to use social media responsibly? This blog really made me see technology from a different perspective. Yes technology is engaging, and student will become more engaged when we use it in lessons; but it provides us with the opportunity to open up discussions and teach students about the proper use of social media. Maybe if we teach them the consequences of posting certain images online, and that about cyber bullying and how negative comments online can effect others we can decrease a lot of negative things that come with social media. Knowledge is power! I recommend taking a look at this blog, if you are on the fence about the benefits of implementing technology into your classroom maybe it can help! It also provides great tips on how to teach about digital citizenship in your art classroom.

Thanks for reading!