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CU Students have teamed together this year to learn through exploration how to manipulate many different instructional technologies. In time we hope to branch out and share our knowledge with other educators and peers.
We'd like to serve as a resource to our fellow future educators and professors of Education who would like to put that SmartBoard to use in their classroom, or learn how to use podcasts in the classroom as tools for parent involvement or student assessments. The possibilities are endless!
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Fifth Grade Student Teaching

I am a student teacher in the fifth grade this semester. It is very different from the second grade class I was in as a practicum student in countless ways. Each grade comes with exciting and unique challenges and rewards.

The use of technology is currently used in the classroom but we are only scratching the surface of the endless possibilities of how to integrate technology into education. For example, the Promethean board serves as a projector instead of an interactive white board. Projects are video taped, and fragments of the tapes are watched. However, my cooperating teacher is open to new ideas. We have brainstormed various ideas. I will let you know more specifics when I know more.

Picture: 2nd Grade lesson using Google Earth


Jessica Campbell said...

I can't wait to hear more, Elyse!

Jessica Campbell said...

I'm student teaching at Pendleton Elementary in a second grade classroom. My cooperating teacher is very open to new ideas and learning new ways of using her resources.

However, she's a lot like me in that she has to write herself notes about every detail or else she'll forget. In practical application that means we both like having written instructions, with fool-proof, step-by-step procedures that we can follow. From there, we both feel comfortable to venture out and be creative with whatever medium we're using.

I've been using Google Earth every day with the students to help them conceptualize various locations on a map.

My challenge now is: How do I document how to use this program in a format that she can follow when I'm not around?

Simply showing her isn't sufficient. Are there any written, concise instructions already out on the web? If not, how do I make them?