Elizabeth Gentry's Blog – July 2012 Archive (3)

Social Networking in the Classroom


After researching various social networks, I feel more comfortable about the possibility of using them in my classroom.  I was not aware that there were so many options for educators to choose from.  The educational blogs and sites are really user-friendly and secure.  Knowing this, alleviates my fears about getting students involved in online chats.  I like that most of the education networks give the teacher access and control over student accounts. 

I think that prior…


Added by Elizabeth Gentry on July 27, 2012 at 6:02pm — 2 Comments

Acceptable Uses Policy

After reviewing the student AUP for Poudre School District, I noticed a few things in regards to the recommended key elements.  First, it is not called an AUP, but rather Students Use of District Computers, E-mail, and Internet Access. 

  • The preamble section is somewhat there, but not clearly labeled or very detailed.  The terminology is not very kid friendly and uses legal terminology.  It does, however, state that the student code of conduct applies to student online…

Added by Elizabeth Gentry on July 18, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Blogging About Marzano and Bloom

       Both Bloom and Marzano clearly have had a huge effect on the way teachers teach and the way students learn.  Research shows that when implementing these strategies, student achievement increases, and of course this is the ultimate goal of every teacher.  My ever increasing knowledge about Bloom’s taxonomy and Marzano’s research affect my lesson planning daily.  My increased knowledge and understanding helps me create rich, powerful lessons that students learn from and gain knowledge. …


Added by Elizabeth Gentry on July 14, 2012 at 4:04pm — No Comments


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