Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Changes Made to WIKI

During the process of updating my WIKI, I have made several changes. First I changed the background to suit my personality. I am always cold, so something warm and cheerful always warms me up. Second, I changed the font size because it made it so much easier to read. Finally, I changed the font style for something different.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

3rd Grade Language Arts Lesson Plan

3rd Grade Social Studies Lesson Plan

3rd Grade Science Lesson Plan

Week 13 PLE Post

After taking a technology inventory in the 3rd grade classroom at Walden School of Liberal Arts charter school, I realized the classroom is more up to speed than I thought. After visiting another public school that had Smart Boards in every classroom, I thought my little charter school was way behind in technology. After inventorying and interviewing the 3rd Grade teacher and her classroom, I thought it wonderful that 8 computers sat waiting to be used by children. Also, reading, math, and practice testing software were downloaded on each computer. With 20 kids in the classroom, the students have easy access to practice standard skills along with computer skills. The children also have access to the Internet, but on a monitored basis. A CD player, DVD/VCR, digital camera/video equipment, and digital weather monitoring devices also added to the technology in the room. So even though there wasn't a cool Smart Board, the children had access to many other technologies.

Week 12 PLE Post/10

Additional technologies I have found and explored. Kidspiration: This helps grades k-5th visually explore words, numbers, and concepts and can be found at Prezi: Is an online presentation tool that creates amazing presentations through zooming and can be found at gliffy: Is an online diagram software that helps you create high quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, and technical drawings and can be found at

*note - this PLE blog is suppose to be #10.