I don't (yet) have a lot of experience creating lesson plans and haven't had many opportunities to observe classroom time management. I'm not not yet sure what I could cover in a class period. Task 3 will be a great learning experience, but how should I approach it with my limited knowledge?
DRAFT: Using Interactive White Boards: Creating lesson plans
Interactive whiteboards: How shall we use this available technology? Or shouldn’t we? Does it help engage students? The one thing I find these days in almost every classroom I visit is an interactive whiteboard. What I also find is that although they are there in the classroom, they are NOT used nearly as often as I’d expect.
Please give me 2 specific reasons you found online of why you think that these available technologies are NOT being utilized or are under utilized in the classroom. Then, please suggest how to change these 2 reasons for the better. Again- see if you can see answers to problems online and share & comment on link where possible. Here is an article I found from a veteran teacher against using this technology to get your juices flowing:
-Find a video online of a teacher’s math lesson using an interactive whiteboard that you find would work with students you’re teaching currently OR students you’d like to be teaching eventually.
-Please share the link & comment 2-3 sentences online (if you can) on their lesson with specifics about what you like in the lesson and how can possibly use it in your classroom.
-Then, list 2 specific changes you would tweak on the this lesson as a comment here to make it more interactive for the students & specific to what your teaching.
-Next, explain why you think using an interactive board for this particular lesson works better or worse for you vs. NOT using any technology for this particular lesson.
-create a lesson plan for a 45-minute math class teaching a lesson of your choice. Please assume you WILL be using some kind of interactive white board during your lesson.
-the lesson should include at least 10 minutes of class instruction while using an interactive white board. For this part, please be specific as to what you will specifically do to enhance what the students are seeing on the interactive whiteboard- for ex: if you are going to highlight something or go to a website, or use any visual or audio aid, please let us know what you will be doing to make the lesson more engaging.
-please include any other types of technological techniques for engaging students that you would also include. Here is an example of multiple levels of interactive techniques in one lesson presentation for teaching long division:
-in your lesson plan, please include the students having a homework assignment that has them searching online for something pertaining to the lesson.