Sunday, June 3, 2012
Below it my latest posting on my school blog. I figured I would share it again on my personal blog.
What to do! What to do! With several weeks of summer ahead of me I need to find time to relax and prepare for the new school year at the same time. So when I am not busying visiting historic sites, museums, reading, and watching movies I will put together some new lessons and activities that seem to keep buzzing through my mind. So what are these plans exactly? I think I will:
- make a Common Craft-like video
- make a GoAnimate video
- finish the energy song my students worked on this year
- buy some props for a few "mystery" lessons
- get familiar with Collaborize Classroom
- publish a few more podcasts on physical science topics
- learn how to use VoiceThread
Lately I have been looking at some of the experiences students may participate in once they get out into the adult-world and have been wondering how to take these events and structure a few performance-, project-, or problem-based activities around these settings. Well I only have 7 more weeks to figure it out! I better get started...
One of the joys of being a teacher is that we always have the opportunity to improve instructional and learning strategies for the next school year. After reflecting on the experiences my students had this year, I know that I am heading in the right direction in providing a learning experience that each child would benefit from. So while some teachers go through experiences when they are dreading the first day of school, I am looking quite forward for the first day. I absolutely can't wait to get students involved in an exciting learning experience this school year.
What about you?
Continuing my journey...