Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ok so one more following

I didn't have time to read any but the first post but I like that I can post it on my blog and when I have time go to my blog for my links to blogs with great ideas in them. So this one is cycles of learning

Sooo who am I following???

So I'm adding to my PLN and trying to find people to follow. When I first started to think about flipping I was reading Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sims journey. It's been a while since I've looked at their data and info and it's nice to look back at the blog and see what questions people are asking since it gives me a different perspective many times or times to think about that I hadn't considered. So I subscribed to I really like it since it is flipping in a chemistry class room. Although Jon no longer has a class of his own he is still a great resource.

 I also googled chemistry teacher blogs and found a site for 50 best science teacher blogs. The one I found of interest is
Teaching chemistry - building a 21st century chemistry classroom 

This is my infographic that shows my PLN (personal learning network)

Inventory of Tools

ACTIVboard - I still use my board everyday and still love it. I haven't made a flipchart in a very long time though just do to all of my lessons already being made. I will add pages or delete a page, I'm just no longer making them from scratch. I also use my ACTIVboard to make videos of my lessons. ACTIVexpressions - when I am doing a lesson that is not flipped I do still use my expressions Edmodo - I use it sometimes, I find myself using it more for professional development to create a group for teachers so I can post links to but there isn't much interaction. I started using in class a few years ago but with the access issues I find it difficult to make kids do assignments on it at home. I do want to start to use it more (next year) because I do think it is a great tool. - I do not use this tool because I do not have students write more than a few sentences. I think it is a great tool I just do not have a use currently for it. google docs - I have also do not use them really in class. Students rarely do group projects currently and their independent work is so mathy that I prefer them not to do work on a separate sheet. dropbox - I LOVE dropbox. I don't use it a lot with students unless they are trying to turn in a large file from a netbook I can open my dropbox and drag it into my dropbox, but i use it all the time to collaberate with other teachers and for my own personal use. LOVE IT Looking at this is seems I don't really do any web 2.0 tools :( but I do use technology I guess I just don't consider them web 2.0 tools. I do upload videos to youtube, I make Skyward quizzes for students to take in class, I find apps that my students can use to help clarify a topic we are on, I find websites that students can work on interactive practice, quizzes, animations, virtual labs and such.