lucky number seven…

Posted: March 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

1) Multiple resources

Resources are essential part of teaching and learning. It assists teachers to deliver the lesson effectively. Therefore, we try to develop a range of resources to ensure that pupils can experience learning from different means. We also make sure that our resources cater to learners with different learning styles especially visual, kinesthetic, and audio learners. We have developed and employed various resources for our A03, most of it taken from the net like games and applications.

2) Suitability of the activities

Before we even get started with any of the lesson plan, i started to figure how am I  going to choose the suitable activities for my class.so it all started by doing some investigation on the back ground of the class, whether it is from high proficiency,average proficiency or even low. by determined the sort of class U can imagine the kind of activities that I want to integrate in the classroom. In my opinion I think this is the most crucial part of all from what I can see “a successful activities is determined by the level of proficiency of that target class” . Hence, this is the utmost important criteria in creating a successful lesson plan.

3) Group work

A lot of times we give pupils individual task sheets and work, because we’re afraid that if we conduct group activities the pupils might take advantage of the opportunity to play around, talk with their friends and not be serious. As a result, the pupils we produce cannot work with others and have no team spirit. Group work can actually help pupils to learn from one another, share ideas, and most importantly to acknowledge each other’s differences and tolerate. Give and take, that’s the word! And by the end of the day they can still cooperate, that will be the ultimate goal! So why is this important? When pupils learn from each other, they get an opportunity to sound their views and not just passively receive from the teacher.. and they get to choose whose idea to take and what to do in the end. Of course, teacher must make sure that the group work given is not too controlled!

4) Teacher acts as facilitator.

Teachers’ role in the classroom is very important to achieve the set goals. Teachers should act as facilitators in teaching and learning activities to allow the pupils to take control of the activities. Teachers will monitor and be aware of their progress to ensure the activities run smoothly and the pupils take control of the learning.

5) The use of ICT.

We had used  ICT tools  in most of lesson designed inthis Assignement 3 . Even for the school that not provided with LCD projector or computer lab, we still use ICT as one of the tools that helping us in designing the lesson. We will at least use ICT to make or design task sheet for the students and we will print and make copies for the students. Most of the ICT tools used in this assignment are based on the list of tools given by the lecturer. Those list are very useful for us since it helps us in making the lesson interesting and attractive.

6) Type of activity

it is not a joke when we tell that not all human beings learn in the same way. different person has different learning preferences. thus, in order to enhance learning, a teacher should choose the appropriate activity in order to cater different learning preferences. Teachers can always assign hands on activities while the teacher only act as the facilitators.  activities such as role play and reading aloud are some of the examples of activity that could be carried out.

7) Suitable assessment.

Students should not feel burden and stress when dealing with assessment. Thus teacher should conduct suitable assessment to meet the students preferences. This is to ensure fairness in assessing them. Portfolio can be one way of assessing the students’ performance.

adapting an e-book~

Posted: March 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

honestly speaking, we cannot depend on the technology too much. why? because they can be failure or corrupted. out of topic? no because my e-book were gone with the corrupted hard disk. solutions?find the new 1 and create a new 1.

this is a link to the e-book

http://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/littlered/1.htm

so, this e-book on the net have sounds and pictures, and because of that, it requires good internet connection to load it. because of not all the school have a good internet connection, i decided to put it in a powerpoint, and omit the sound, replace it using my own sound, while i read it.

so, this is the outcome of the adaptation.

bring out your wild, guys!!

Posted: March 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

as required, we are supposed to talk (or write) what we had learned last lesson. Personalized Learning is an approach to public education that honors and recognizes the unique gifts, skills, passions, and attributes of each child. It is dedicated to developing individualized learning programs for each child whose intent is to engage each child in the learning process in the most productive and meaningful way to optimize each child’s learning potential and success.

From the list of games given, my eyes catch 1 game that i felt really familiar. Build Your Wild Self. Damn! I should use this apps while I was at school. I had done this kind of activity, but using traditional way, read the description to them and they draw the drawings.

So, this is what i would do with this apps. I had explored it and it’s quite easy to use it.

year:  3 (high)

topic: body parts

language focus: simple sentences

behavioural objective(s): at the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

  • construct simple sentences describing the body parts of the character
  • talk about the character in front of the class
  • listen to and follow simple instructions given to them to create the character

procedure:

  1. Teacher shows video that shows human’s body parts. (Deliver instruction through multiple forms of media)
  2. Teacher shows the apps to the pupils using projector in the class. (Deliver instruction through multiple forms of media)
  3. Teacher instructs them to choose the body parts they like.(Practice independent work skills)
  4. teacher shows the right way of constructing the sentences to describe their characters.
  5. teacher asks few pupils to write the descriptions of their characters in front. (Pre-test students’ knowledge before each unit)
  6. teacher asks them to write the description of their characters.(Let students drive)
  7. teacher asks few pupils to present their characters an descriptions.
  8. teacher asks them to send the characters to their friends

learned, questioned

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

i learned…..

how to hyperlink things in the PPT,

how more heads can create better things, rather than 1 head,

how lame things can become more interesting combining ideas,

how not-very-appropriate things can become appropriate in the class through discussing with team members,

how we can achieve things if we want to, even it was quite impossible at first.

 

i questioned…….

will our plan will be smooth when it presented?

does our plan synchronized with what our instructors want?

how to make our game become more interesting?

what should we ask in the plan?

why we use the rules like that, not in other way?

will this plan interesting enough?

what should we do to make this game appropriate enough to be used in the class?

Rise of the Middle Kingdom

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

it is a game that require players to build a kingdom, from zero. here is a snapshot of it.

it is a snapshot of a mission that the player needs to do. and here is a snapshot in the game.

the pupils that can play this game maybe for year 5 and 6. the learning objective is at the end of the lesson pupils will be able to listen to and give simple instructions to others.

learning procedure.

  1. PC for each student installed with this game.
  2. teacher show the game review to the pupils. (http://asia.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/emperorriseofthemk/review.html)
  3. teacher asks pupils to share the review that they had done in their house.
  4. teacher asks them to open the game.
  5. teacher asks them to play the mission.
  6. teacher asks them to explore how to achieve the mission:e.g: how to get the population achieved by placing right buildings in the right places.
  7. teacher asks them to write how they achieve the mission includes the snapshot of their city.
  8. teacher asks random pupils to present their work.

DomoAnimate=GoAnimate?

Posted: February 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

What is DomoAnimate?

DomoAnimate is an online application that allows the users to create their own animations. the users will experience how to create their own animation stories.

Why do i choose DomoAnimate?

  • the application is easy to use by teachers
  • let the students enjoy their own creativity
  • the other way of story telling. rather than telling the stories by the traditional way, teachers or students can deliver the story based on their own way or create their own story to tell to the others.

Functions?



 

Limitations?

  • do not have varieties in choosing the characters
  • need a fast connection to finish the last product
  • need to signup first
  • need a loot of creativities to create a story

When to use?

  • as a supporting materials for my lesson
  • as an activity for children to share their stories to the class

User friendly?

  • the characters are well known to the children, so they can create stories based on the characters the already recognize.
  • need a longer time to finish 1 story
  • the buttons are all well described
  • i think this application is user friendly enough

Suitability?

very much suitable when a teacher wants to tell stories to the class.


TTTTTTTTTTPAAAAAAAAAAACK~~~~~~

Posted: January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

First time i heard about it, what the heck was that thing???after i read and some explanation about it, i realized that it was not an alien for me. i was doing that lots of times, but i don’t know what its called.

T-Technological

P-Pedagogical

C-Content

K-Knowledge

if we look at the diagram(which i will not repost here, as we all had downloaded it right… :p) those 3 things can be expanded into 7 more subject, which are

  • Technology knowledge (TK)
  • Content Knowledge (CK)
  • Pedagogical Knowledge (PK)
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
  • Technological Content Knowledge (TCK)
  • Technological Pedagogical Knowledge (TPK)
  • Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK)

so, what are those things actually?simple enough, from my own interpretation, technological in a traditional ways of teaching. we already had pedagogical knowledge and content knowledge in our class every day, lets spices it a lil bit more with some technological knowledge, then it will become TPCK!!correct me if i wrong.

so, this is what i done in my classroom during my teaching practice (sorry all the materials are gone with my old WindowsXP).

my plan that day was to revise all the things that my student had learnt on the topic “Animals and is Habitat”. i started the class with showing up the pictures of the animals, which i took from the net. i think this is where the technological knowledge applied. i asked them whether they can still remember the animals’ habitat and the special features of the animals. a lil bit of content knowledge were applied here i guess. after that, i removed all the pictures, asked them to sit in a group, read the instructions, the pupils draw their guided imaginary animals in their group. why i said guided? because the features of their animals are in the instruction, so they have to choose only. some pedagogical knowledge i guess, because of the using of cooperative learning. after that, they need to decide the habitat of their animal.

so, in my case, the content had been taught, but being revised in this lesson. and does technological knowledge helps?yes, because i will not be able to give a clear pictures of the animals and their habitats, because i’m not a good artist, and it gives them a clear view of what they need to learn in the lesson, which will increase the possibilities of the pupils to get the content delivered to them.

cheerio~~