What an interesting resource! I have used computers all along within my classes at school. We tend to do at least three research based activities each year. I always get students who tell me they don't know how to get started or where to look. With a WebQuest that hassle is taken out of the equation. Sometimes I prepare a print out with a website and questions to answer from the site. Not any more now that we have WebQuest! This will be so much more interesting. We have the luxury of having a mobile computer lab here at school so web based activities make up a lot of what we do in my classes. I will have to admit that my WebQuest is not as flashy as some but it give the task at hand and what needs to be done in order to complete it. This is also WESTEST, senior exit reviews, mass IEPs and end of the year crunch time at school so I feel that given more time I could have prepared something a little more appealing.
Monday, April 6, 2009
This was a great assignment! This would take so much work out of working with home bound students and students on extended leave. I cut and pasted a quiz I had already made into the proper fields. This would make it easy to recreate for students who cannot be at school for whatever reason. I really liked how google docs keeps track of the responses. This is a definite plus for me and my organization practices. The quiz I created was on Meiosis. To view or take this assessment please click here.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Finally everything worked as planned! This activity is going to be extremely helpful during my teaching career. I have used other rubric making online tools but they did not already provide the scoring criteria as Rubistar did. I just assigned my science 9 students Newton's Laws podcasting projects today. I had planned on using a rubric to grade each project. Rubistar made it easier to accomplish this task! To view my rubric please click here.
I was finally able to get Google Docs to upload my PDF file I fought and fought with this yesterday until I had had enough. I decided to re-save it again to PDF. this time I clicked the option to save it as a smaller file. Google uploaded my new version in one try this time. I still prefer to save to the ftp since it is easier but I am unable to access it. As stated in my previous post my browser keeps saying "page cannot be displayed" for what ever reason. If anyone is able to figure this out please let me know. You can view my PDF version of my power point by clicking here.
This assignment was not too bad to complete since we had already had experience with Movie Maker. The biggest obstacle I faced was getting my video saved on the Internet. I tried teacher tube multiple times. It claimed to have worked but I could not get ti to play. Every time I tried nothing would come up. I have tried the FTP, which is the easiest to save to, but my browser keeps telling me page cannot be displayed. I finally used Google video and so far, cross your fingers, it has worked.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I had no idea that power point was capable of doing this. It makes perfect sense on how it works, I had just never thought of it. I use jeopardy as a review in my class already. In the past I have wrote it on an over head sheet and covered the questions up with post it notes. This is way cooler! I chose to do the jeopardy assignment on the power point I previously made for this class. This way we can review before testing on the material from that section. Thanks Dr. Pierce for another free and useful technology!