Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wordle can be a great tool for use in the classroom. It can be used for making signs such as the one above which would be posted on a bookshelf for the Dewey Range 400. Wordle can also be used to design motivational posters or posters with numerous ways of saying one word/phrase such as with synonyms or with other languages. Students can also use this tool to show them which words they have used most in their papers and perhaps help them in the revision process. Students can also use this tool to create cover pages for their projects or book covers for favorite books.
While attitude and behavior count in life, the job of a school is to get students to meet educational standards. Students should be held accountable for their behavior through classroom management, or another set of grades if necessary. Class grades should be based on whether the student met the goals that they needed to meet or not. This will ultimately make the job of the teacher easier, and provide students with a better education.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I will be creating a newsletter using Constant Contact. I will create it for the staff of my building. For one article I will be talking about the new Lexile Levels spreadsheet I am creating to help them find books for their students' reading levels. I will also reinforce the importance of media center rules that students must keep. Finally, I will include an idea for collaborating with the media specialist on a research project. I may include a few other reminders as well.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
We need to remember there is a proper time and place for blogs. We need to make sure that we aren’t just using blogs for the sake of making kids like our classes. The blogs need to work toward a standard or objective that will help our students excel in the future. We should also make sure that we, as educators, can successfully use blogs ourselves before we expect our students to use them, as expressed by Julie Sturgeon. We shouldn’t solely rely on blogs to have our students write. Students need to learn traditional ways of writing as well, or we may be hindering their educational advancement. As long as we use blogs with the proper mindset, they can truly help our students excel and build their writing skills.
Personally, although I think blogs could be useful, I don't think I will use them. I have tried to use blogs before and I find myself getting disinterested in them very quickly. I would like to continue to do them, but I can't say that it will happen.
Monday, September 13, 2010
As I am planning on being a media specialist this is my blog about all things media center. I hope you get some interesting and insightful ideas from it. Please feel free to comment. Thanks!