Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tool 8

After  viewing the tutorials for the new technology, I learned that I need to open an ITunes account.  I also learned where to find district approved apps, and I learned how to down load free apps.  I am already familiar with the MacBooks because of the T3 grant.  Having used technology for 2 years in my class, I suggest creating rules for the use of the technology and discussing these with the students before beginning any project.  Using a rubric for each project also helps the children to focus their work.  Giving students ample time to create projects can be a problem, but I have found the students respond well to a set time schedule.  All in all, I have enjoyed using  the technology I received through the T3 grant.  I look forward to receiving additional technology in the fall.

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of using a rubric for the technology projects and thoroughly going over the directions prior to usage. Sometimes the students get a little over-confident due to prior knowlede and tend to get ahead of themselves. :)