Monday's Class (7/10)
Today we looked at a variety of lesson plans involving technology. I personally viewed a French lesson using Inspiration, a math assignment using an informative website and excel (to find and chart the mean, median, and mode), journaling using blogs, learning fractions using KidPix, and a music lesson utilizing PowerPoint.
I have had previous experience with all of these technologies with the exception of KidPix. I was most intrigued with the use of blogging, particularly as it relates to my home school setting. We have students who struggle with writing (and qualify for Special Education assistance) take an intensive writing course. Blogs would help assist these students in writing and revising. Most students are aversive to paper and pencil writing tasks. The possibilities of spell check, peer review, and the public nature of the post could assist these students develop these writing skills.