Sunday, January 22, 2012

EDCT203: Week 3

This week in class, we created movies and slideshows through Picasa, specifically movies about diversity. We had to find pictures online and edit them using either Picasa's tools or the ones from Picnik (speaking of Picnik, it's shutting down in April. Waah. I love that site). You can find my movie HERE if it's something you're interested in seeing. We also worked on writing evaluations for websites.

I think that both of these things would be useful in a classroom. Making a Picasa presentation would be a fun and easy way to show parents pictures of what you've been working on. Like, you could take pictures of the children working on a project, or even scan pictures of the final result. Then you could put together a little show to let the parents see what their kiddos did. It could be uploaded to the class website that I mentioned in the week one entry. The website evaluations would beextremely useful, because obviously you want to make sure that a website is appropriate for your age group before letting the children use it. You can also evaluate a website to see whether it is legit before using it as a source for a paper or something like that.

Some ISTE Student standards used this week are:
  • 1a, 1b
  • 2(all; especially 2c)
  • 3b
  • 4d
  • 5(all)
  • 6a, 6b, 6d
Some ISTE Teacher standards used this week are;
  • 1a, 1b
  • 2a, 2b, 2c
  • 3a, 3c
  • 4(all)
  • 5(all)

1 comment:

  1. Ainsley, I love your idea of creating Picasa movie to demonstrate their works. I think both the kids and their parents will enjoy it.