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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


Placement Wrap-Up (Jenny)

Teacher: Ms. Hanna
Subject: English
Technology Used: Google Sites

Description: Ms. Hanna asked our group (Noah, Alan and I) to create help her with 3 things: class website, reading response blog and Prezi presentation. I was in charge of creating Ms. Hanna’s class website. Ms. Hanna specifically asked to have the following elements on her class website: a page for links, a page for homework assignments and a page for announcements. However, I also added in a Google Calender where she could mark due dates and upcoming important dates for her students to view. In addition, I showed her how to adjust her privacy settings, how to post entries, and how to update the Google Calender. After helping her with all this, she asked me to create a succinct tutorial page that shows how to start a Google Site.

Here is a Jing video that shows Ms. Hanna’s website:

(The privacy settings on Ms. Hanna’s website are strict so if I just give you a link to her site directly, it would be unaccessable. Therefore, I recorded a Jing video while logged onto the Google Account we made for her, which is linked to the Google Site.)

Here is the tutorial page that I created:

The website I created for Ms. Hanna could be used as a template to create class websites for other teachers. Alan and I used her website for our second placement with Mr. Willms as a template for his own class website for the Design and Tech classes. The document I made that shows how to create a Google Site could also be given out to teachers who want to try and make a class website on their own.