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Placement Wrap up (Paul Kim)

Teacher: Ms.Haveruk(English), Ms.Scocchia(Co-op)

Subject Area: Grade 9 English, Co-op

Technology used: WordPress, Diigo, FreeRice, Prezi

Description of project:

Ms.Haveruk’s placement

We had an initial interview with Ms.Haveruk to get some general information, like what sort of projects she is doing and what she might want. However, she was very open with what sorts of technologies she wants to use , which made it a bit harder to narrow down our options. We decided to start off with a research workshop, to do some very brief introductions to web tools. Our mini-presentation took some time to set up because of technical difficulties, like mediocre wi-fi. Eventually, we just told students to look at the prezi that we made because we had to fix problems they had with the netbooks.

Here is the link to our prezi: http://prezi.com/j175eyqlheuq/how-to-research-online-grade-9-english/

Later, we presented a variety of webtools of Ms.Haveruk, so she can decide for herself on which of the webtools would be useful for her. Going through each webtool with the entire class would have taken too much time, so I think teaching the teacher about the webtools so she can teach her class is a more efficient way of educating students on technology.

Ms.Scocchia’s placement

Ms.Scocchia just wanted a simple blog for her class. We suggested WordPress for her and her class because it would be easier to manage if someone had a problem/question. We walked her through making a blog, adding students to the blog so they can edit, and some other basic things, like widget editting,  theme changing, and page layout.

We suggested this link for her students to make a blog:

http://learn.wordpress.com/get-started/

We might go help some more if Ms.Scocchia has any questions.

Possible uses in other classes/ subjects:

 I think a class blog/website is essential for every class, and is so useful for accessing class information. Prezi is also a nice presentation tool, and can be used as a teaching tool, and a student presentation tool. Our presentation can be used for any class because it deals with how to research, which is important for any course.

Link to portfolio:

http://prezi.com/qaow-jxnnvul/idc-portfolio/

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