Saturday, September 27, 2008
I have had a great deal of experience writing lesson plans to implement in early childhood classrooms. However, I have never written one that included the use of the Internet. I enjoyed working on the lesson plan and getting more practice linking my objectives and assessment to both state and national standards. I did get really frustrated with the layout of the lesson plan. It was missing several sections that are extremely important. Another plus of making a webquest is that I have found several high quality websites that I can use in my own classroom. I look forward to the coming week, it supposed to be a fun one : )
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Coming into this course I was very intimidated. I did not feel I was very experienced with many technology ideas and applications. Over the past week I have been introduced to many new ideas and have become very excited. I really enjoyed creating my own blog and wiki. To my surprise, it was very easy. I am looking forward to using these tools throughout the semester and in my own classroom. I also enjoyed evaluating WebQuests. The site I evaluated seemed fairly difficult for early childhood education. I am interested to see how this technology in a kindergarten or first grade classroom. I have already learned a great deal of useful information and I look forward to continuing my journey through this class.