Glogster EDU

Glogster EDU….

What is this?

Glogster edu is a leading global education platform for the creative expression of knowledge and skills in the classroom and beyond (Glogster EDU, 2013). Both educators and students with the technology to create GLOGs- online multimedia poster with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds,  drawings, data attachments and more.

Glogster is so SIMPLE TO USE,is including students as young as 4 years old across the planet are reaping the benefits of this amazing system. Glogster EDU creates a digital learning environment, where teachers and students learn technology in an easy to use and scalable format that simplifies the educational process and produces assessable multi-modal results across the curriculum spectrum. It also creates an adaptable and innovative learning environment for all learners, regardless of age, gender, culture or learning style. Students are encouraged to be independent, inventive problem solving and lifelong learners.

Below is the video on how to use GLOGSTER.

Buddies, start using now, you guys will feel fun and interesting. Remember, Glogster EDU is Yours! CREATE what you wants!

Thanks to Shireen and Rachel for sharing her views.

Sher Li

Reference:

Glogster EDU. (2013). What is Glogster EDU. Retrieved August 31, 2013, from http://edu.glogster.com/what-is-glogster-edu/

Pinterest

Pinterest…What is this?

I do not get to know what is this until one of my high school friend are using with it when we are out for tea. She recommended me that PINTEREST is a very good tool to use it. Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love. Pinterest are using by millions of people in their lives and work where you can use to share information on anything you like. People can just search the information by typing in anything you want on the top of the left handed Search bar. Furthermore, you can also search information or ideas by clicking on different categories. Once you get the information or ideas that you like, you can just pin this idea onto your own pin board so that you can come back to it whenever you like.

If you guys haven’t heard about Pinterest yet, do sign up an account now and start pinning today.

Pinterest

Click here for the link.

 

Reflection on Assignment 2

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After going through on Week 5 class, lecturer had explained further to make me clearer and understand what is to do on Assignment 2.  For this moment, I wanted the time to slow down because I can feel that I am being so rush to start on my second assignment as I just submitted Assignment 1. Yet, this assignment is going to be due in 2 weeks time on 9 September 2013. Moreover, I am having the same feeling as Shan Yuen and Shireen too. Sometime, I can feel so restless as I need to get up early to work everyday and come back in the afternoon to continues on my blog, assignment and even have to prepare for my school work. I try to think positively every time as this is my last semester and is the only subject to finish up my BECH course and graduate soon.

From my understanding from study desk and lecturer, I know that Assignment 2 are consists of 40% and divided into 3 main tasks:-

1) Learning Journal (5%)–  This is to complete on the learning path activities during Week 4, 5 and 8, reflect on my own understanding of ICTs in the classroom.

2) Unit Plan (30%)– A 3 to 5 week unit plan, then create a task sheet and rubric for one of the assessment in the unit plan. There are no more than 8 pages included all the above.

3) Essay(5%)– There are 500 words for this justification essay. This is to justify the use of ICT underpin the learning and assessment.

 

Lastly, that is a reminder for myself about the submission of assignment. I should submit the assignment according to the 3 documents:-

1. Cover page and Rubric
2. Unit Plan (Header with Name and Student ID)
3. Essay (Header with Name and Student ID)

I hope I’m making myself clearer and I’m going to start my assignment as soon as possible.

Have a nice day everyone!

The TIP model

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TIP model… what is this? This model had been introduced by David Jones in week 5 study desk. TIP model is actually stand for Technology Integration Planning. It’s a process model that has a fair bit in common with Backwards Design. TIP model gives us as teachers a general approach to ensure the efficiency of integrating technology about whether it meet the needs or not.

The Technology Integration Planning (TIP) model is one such model, developed by Roblyer (2006), and adapted by Finger, et al (2007).  In this model, there are 5 phases which prepares us to set and implement our technological integration into  teaching efficiently and successfully.

Below is the explanation of 5 phases:-

1) Determine relative advantage

Define the advantages of integrating technology into teaching in order to see the possible good solutions and new better ways work with this integration to give up your traditional routines.

2) Decide on objectives and assessments 

Decide the objectives and assessment methods best suit with this integration.

3) Design integration strategies

Define own teaching strategies and activities work best with this approach.

4) Prepare the instructional environment 

Prepare a healthy teaching environment that provides effective technology integration. At this point you should have efficient technical support to make a healthy atmosphere. Even if it is hard for the school to support such technical materials for you, you should consider what you have in your school before planning.

5) Revise integration strategies

Come up with a pros and cons list of the technology that  used in the lesson. Define what worked well and what could be improved.

For more details about each phases, click here to see.

 

References:

Finger, G., Russell, G., Jamieson-Proctor, R., & Russell, N. (2007). Transforming Learning with ICT: Making it Happen. Pearson Education Australia.

Roblyer, M.D (2006). Integrating educational technology into teaching, 4th edn, Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ

TIP model [Image]. (2013).  Retrieved August 22, 2013 from http://kristengarrett.edublogs.org/week-5b-tip/

 

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

I found that Bloom’s Digital Taxanomy that share by David Jones in Week 5 study desk is quiet important. Therefore, I would like to reflect and share my thoughts about this model.

What is Bloom’s Digital Taxanomy?

According to the information that share by David Jones, Bloom Digital Taxanomy isn’t about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product. (Educational, 2013) For example, bookmarking a resource is of no value if the resource is inappropriate, invalid, out of date or inaccurate.

As David has share Kathy Schrock’s blogspot on Bloom Taxonomy, she did come out the idea of the “interlocking of the cognitive processes” or the “Cogs of Cognition” instead of triangle shape for Bloomin’ apps projects. In Blooming apps project, there are different taxonomic levels  where interlock with each others such as remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating and creating. Click here for further explanation on each level.

 

References:

Churches, A. (n.d.) Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. Retrieved August 20, 2013 from http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/Bloom%27s%20quicksheets.pdf/296456574/Bloom%27s%20quicksheets.pdf

Educational origami. (2013). Bloom’s digital taxonomy. Retrieved August 20, 2013, from http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy

Schrock, K. (2012). Bloomin’ apps. Retrieved from http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html

My understanding on Week 5

It is a Monday blue today as I have to go back to work after a week break due to Hari Raya and school holidays. This is the first blog that I would to post here after going through everyone’s blog. Moreover, after going through the information that provided in week 5, I would like to come out with some ideas and share with you guys. Based on the information provided in the study desk, I had understand that this week is roughly about the three main topics:

1) Khan Academy

– There are couples of articles about the Khan academy. It also talk about how flipped classroom is being used in classroom according to the Khan Academy. The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside of class and moving “homework” into the classroom (Knewton, 2013). There are pros and cons about the flipped classroom being implemented in children’s classroom.

2) Essential Questions Framework

– It is a framework where we need to implement in our assignment. In week 5 study desk, it provide a list of models or framework with I need to take in consideration while doing my unit plan. This framework will help us to have sequence learning experiences more meaningful and effective.

3) PCK (Pedagogical Content Knowledge)

PCK is one of the types of knowledge a good teacher draws upon when designing learning. It is one types of knowledge from the TPACK framework. PCK is also important because it can provide you with some ideas for effective applications of ICTs to student learning. We are asked to share some ideas or information about PCK which link to our Assignment 2.

This is what I have understood. Hope I’m on the right track.

Thanks.

References:

Knewton (2013). Flipped classroom. Retrieved August 19 from http://www.knewton.com/flipped-classroom/

The wonders of ICTs ^_^

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The above picture is showing my niece are engaging with ICT tool. This picture show that my niece as young as one years old  are having fun with ICT tool. I believe that children nowadays are more addicted to ICT gadgets instead of playing blocks. I could remember when I was young, my mum will let us go for outdoor play instead of staying indoor playing around with ICTs tool. It could be fun as we are exploring to nature. But, children in this 21st century are growing in a world where surrounded with all types of Technology. I believe that my niece will be addicted to ICTs as she do not understand the real meaning of using computers.

Thanks to Crystal for sharing her taught about Toddlers exposed to ICT. In future, I think I would reduce the chances for my niece to expose with ICTs tools unless are guided with parents. Otherwise, my niece physical development will be affected as well.