Sunday, February 5, 2012

EDCT: Week 5

Week 5. Wow. I can't believe that this quarter is halfway over! Since we're halfway through quarter 2, that also means that this year is halfway over. Now THAT is hard to believe.

Anywho. This week in class we learned how to make surveys on GoogleDocs. There are many different types of questions that you can use and it's a great way to collect data.

We also wrote stories as a group on GoogleDocs. See, if you're logged in together, you can type on separate computers and everyone sees the updates in real time. So we created stories with our classmates. We couldn't talk, and most of us were sitting on opposite sides of the room. Oh, man, this was so. much. fun. Our story was so crazy. It involved a unicorn, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and a bar. That's all I'll say.

I think that making a survey on GoogleDocs would be a great thing for a teacher to do. I know that a lot of teachers send home surveys at the beginning of the year to help them get to know the students. The parents respond to the survey with thier child's likes, dislikes, etc. I think that's a good idea, and the online survey would make it even better because it would save paper!

The storywriting on GoogleDocs would also be a good thing to use in a classroom because it encourages imagination AND teamwork. Not to mention, a chance to practice typing.

Some ISTE Student standards from this week are:
  • 1a, 1b (the story was great group expression)
  • 2(all)
  • 3d (surveys make great data and results to report)
  • 5(all)
  • 6a, 6b, 6c
Some ISTE Teacher standards from this week are:
  • 1a, 1d
  • 2b (yay for creativity!)
  • 3c, 3d
  • 4(all)
  • 5b, 5c, 5d

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