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Application Evaluation

I will be evaluating the site Prezi.com as something I could use in my lesson plans as a teacher.

I am evaluating this site for a 5th grade class learning about the life cycle of a frog.

Prezi.com

1) This site is made to allow presenters to create a presentation in a new interactive way. It allows presenters to take their audience through a journey of a topic. It moves around and zooms in allowing the audience to feel like it is a movie rather than slides. This site would allow my 5th graders to follow the path that a frog takes during their life.

2) The standards (NET-S) that this site could help to achieve would include:

– Creativity and Innovation

+Create original works as a means of personal or group expressions

-Technology operations and concepts

+Select and use applications effectively and productively

3) Prerequisites

Before using this site a student must be able to:

-Know the basic functions to use a computer

-Experience using a program like this one; such as PowerPoint

-Know how to find images online and copy and paste them to tell a story.

4) Strengths:

-Site is Organized

-has templates already set up

-saves the presentation on website for easy access from any computer

-students can share with other classmates

-Bias Free

-easy reading

-Good quality and reliable

5) Limitations:

-Must pay to get unlimited customization

-Not much memory available on the website to save to

6) I would guess that this site was intended for ages 12+ (only 1 year/grade higher than my 5th graders)

Overall review: This site would be great for my students because they will be presenting their ideas of the Life cycle of a frog. Prezi would be great because they can take the rest of the students in class through a journey. This website would allow my students to present In a fun creative way that keeps the rest of the students engaged.

Fun activity with class!

Here we had to grab a picture of a word that describes an emotion.

I got the word Disregarded.

Here is the story that me and 2 other classmates made by switching computers and writing parts of the story. Absolutely hilarious!

Disregarded

There once were these three girls who were excited to start their evening at New York fashion week. The got all dressed up and excited. They posed next to a pretty building for a picture. While at the same time they disregarded the poor man sitting on the stairs with his shoes off rubbing his back. They went on to New York Fashion week without even blinking an eye towards the poor man.

As they walked away the old man smiled, he was actually was an old wizard who gave magical powers to all that regarded him or acknowleged his existence. He disguised himself as a sad homeless man so that he may only bestow these powers onto those who were pure of heart and did not judge. He knew that the foolish fashion fiends were off into their ridiculous night and that their night would be something that they could have had an even better night if they had only acknowledged his presence.

Well the night went off just as the girls had thought it would. It was awesome being apart of fashion week! After a photo-shoot, they attended an after-party where they thought they were sharing drinks with Johnny Depp. What they didn’t realize was that the wizard had disguised himself as Johnny Depp.

TPACK hehe :)

I have to make a lesson plan for my ED 270 class, so here it is, enjoy!

TPACK Lesson Plan

A)Analyze Learners

-Class is made up of mostly females with a hand full of males. All students are presumed to have college level reading and writing. All students are presumed to have a love for teaching. ED 270 students are presumed tired because of early class time.

-Students are expected to not know anything about TPACK

-Everyone seems to enjoy discussion and hands on activities and comfortable with use of MAC computers.

  1. S) State Standards and Objectives

– Given internet resources, ED 270 students will summarize, analyze, and critique the TPACK framework using a format of their own choosing.

  1. S) Select instructional strategies, tech, media, and materials.

– I will have students view the video “TPACK for improved Teaching” to summarize what TPACK stands for (http//sites.google.com/site/teachervideos/tpack-for-improved-teaching)

– Students will then be directed to get into groups of four and search the web and find information on a subtopics that I have assigned. The topics will be either content knowledge, pedagogy knowledge or technology knowledge. Example sites: tpack.org

– Students will then create a 5 min presentation about their knowledge section and how it relates to teaching. They must go in depth and give examples.

-I will draw a Venn diagram on a big piece of poster paper and students will fill in their different knowledge sections that were assigned. Once it is put together the students will sit and discuss how a teacher can combine all three knowledge’s to create the TPACK framework.

-Students will then go online and make a blog post that explains what goes in the middle after a class discussion has occurred. They will also explain in their blog post how they feel about the TPACK framework and whether or not they feel comfortable using it and how it can benefit them as teachers.

  1. U) Use Technology, Media, and Materials

-Preview the video/ make sure link works

– Make sure computers in class will work

– Have poster paper and markers for students

– Make sure students all have a blog and understand how to use it

– Be ready to answer any questions

  1. R) Require Learner Participation

-each student must present at least one idea about their knowledge subtopics.

– must write a blog post about analyzing and critiquing the TPACK framework

– students will post one new thing they have learned on a classroom pallet

  1. E) Evaluate and Revise

– I will check padlet and make sure what each student has written correlates with what they presented and what they wrote in their blog post and what we discussed.