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Placement Wrap Up – Lindsay

Jina and I had two teachers, so here are the two wrap ups:

Teacher: Mrs.Ben David
Subject: English
Description: Initially, Mrs.Ben David asked us to create a website for her to use as a class resource. We created a Google Site and then we put it aside to allow Mrs.Ben David to think of the most efficient uses. Afterwards, we met again and were asked to teach Mrs.Ben David how to use Prezi and to help her develop an assignment for her grade 10 English class.
Technology: Google sites, Prezi
Possible uses in other classes/subject areas: The website is specific to Mrs.Ben David and we did not create a specific assignment to go with it, so it would not be able to be used for other classes.

Teacher: Ms. Blejman-Kantor
Subject: Spanish
Technology used: Prezi, Jing, VoiceThread, Google docs
Description: Ms. Blejman-Kantor asked us to help her incorporate technology into her grade 11 Spanish ISP. Through our discussion, we wanted to identify which tools would not only be beneficial to the Spanish students for their isp, but a basic presentation introducing them to what they can create with web tools. Using Prezi, Jina and I found tutorial videos for Prezi, Jing, VoiceThread and Google docs. Once we taught the students how to use these tools, I used my resources from the ISP I completed last year for the grade 11 Spanish course to create a sample presentation for the new assignment. The web tool presentation is very basic and can be altered to be used in any class.
We sat down with Ms.Blejman-Kantor and altered the assignment and marking scheme, making it a very simple task: “You must use AT LEAST ONE Web Tool in your presentation, and you must use Jing or Voicethread to prerecord yourself reading one of the two poems you decide to focus on.
Possible uses in other classes/subject areas: The general how-to Prezi can be used in any class that needs the instruction, all that needs to happen is changing the title on the presentation.

Web Tools used: Google Sites, Prezi, Google Docs, Jing, Voicethread


Mrs.Ben David’s English site

Enriching Technology in Grade 11 Spanish

My Sample ISP presentation

My Portfolio Video explaining everything


Project Two

You have the following choices for your project #2

1) Netbook Cart Team

Purpose: To take the netbooks through the next stage of deployment. Now that they are set-up we need to get them into the classrooms.


  • Check that each netbook is set up properly
  • Help construct the netbook cart
  • Develop procedures for classes who sign up to use the cart
  • Run and evaluate trial runs using the cart
  • Develop procedures for checking the condition of the netbook carts
  • Develop a training session for classes who wish to use the netbook carts
  • Deliver training sessions
  • Help in classes that use the netbooks

This project is best for students who:

  • like working with computer hardware
  • are troubleshooters – students who can think through a situation and solve problems before they occur
  • like working with groups of people

2) In Depth Software Development

Purpose: Several teachers have already indicated which piece of software they would like to use in the classroom or they have described an assignment they would like their students to complete.   Now we need to develop the expertise in the software so that we can train students and teachers how to use it.  We also need to develop more specific lesson ideas for some of the software.


  • Learn the assigned piece of software
  • Research how the software is currently being used in the classroom
  • Develop lesson ideas, in conjuction with the subject teachers, to use with the software
  • Help train the teachers and students to use the software (this may or may not involve teaching a lesson to a class)

This project is best for students who:

  • like working with software
  • are able to learn software without someone teaching them what to do (i.e. you learn software by playing with it or through online tutorials)
  • who are interested in the related course
  • would be comfortable delivering a lesson to a class (you don’t have to do this alone)

Software (you will choose one)

  1. Google Earth (Grade 9 Geography)
  2. Video Editing/Video Creation software (specific software to be chosen in discussion with teacher) (Media Studies) (History)
  3. Sketch-Up  (Engineering)
  4. Other – have any ideas?  Discuss them with me

3) Web 2.0 Tools

Purpose: To prepare a list of recommended web 2.0 tools and suggested uses for classes.


  • Choose a web 2.0 tool from my list here or another site that you suggest.
  • Learn to use the tool
  • Research current educational uses of the tool
  • Develop ideas for use of the tool at Mackenzie
  • Present your ideas to the class
  • Help narrow down a list of tools to present to teachers
  • Participate in a ‘lunch and learn’ session for teachers to present your ideas

This project is best for students who:

  • like to work with the web
  • are creative
  • can work collaboratively
  • are willing to present to teachers

Evaluation details to follow.


Monday — Blog post on preferences
Tuesday — Project selection
Wednesday to Friday — work periods

Due Date: To be determined