As an in class activity we made concept maps. This is a great way to organize your thoughts and ideas. It can be used in classrooms for many things. For example, you can have the children use it as a prewriting activity to jot down ideas before they begin writing a story. I will say, though, that the website can be a little confusing.
We also made newsletters. Newsletters are a great way to keep parents updated and to let them know what you are doing in class. There are many templates available to you, or you can make your own. I definitely plan on using this in my own classroom someday.
Some ISTE Student Standards from this week are:
- 1a, 1b- both of the activities can be used to express creativity
- 2a, 2b, 2d- we collaborated with each other
- 4b, 4d
- 6a, 6b, 6d
- 1a, 1c
- 5b, 5d