My reflections for Engaged Classroom:
* How I used clickers...have not used them. With National Boards, EC, finishing my math endorsement and master's, along with finding costumes for the school production of "Annie" one more thing would have been too much. One of my trainee's love them and thinks the interactive board is the cat's meow!
* How I used the document camera during curriculum instruction is another matter. I can't live without it! I got rid of the large overhead and use the camera instead. In my mind the camera is earth friendly. I am no longer make transparencies and no longer have to push an extra piece of furniture each time I rotate. I have used the camera during my heredity lesson so students can see the traits of apples.
* My in-depth reflection, discussing future plans as to how I hope to incorporate what I've have learned in this not going to be so in-depth. Since my technology skills are above average, many of the things discussed in EC were already part of my curriculum. I do plan to try the clickers but not sure if they are something I might use on a regular basis. I teach using projects and inquiry instead of paper and pencil. The clickers seem to support the paper and pencil approach. The interactive boards that have to be ordered separately seem to be more open to inquiry. One of my trainees and I have discussed writing a grant to get a class set.
I do like the claymation movies my students produced. It I did the activity again, I might tweak it. A year may be too long for one project...and the movies are still not complete!


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