Julia Counts's Blog – March 2009 Archive (3)

ohh you know web 2.0

This week we looked at web 2.0 technologies. We were able to look at specific ones and figure out how they would be useful in the classroom. My group specifically looked at Active Allowance. This website is a great way to teach children how to budget their money and really learn the value of a dollar. It also allows the children to see progress charts of how they are doing and really make it easy… Continue

Added by Julia Counts on March 31, 2009 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Acceptable Use Policy

This week we had to create acceptable use policies. These are very important to have whenever you are working in a classroom where the children have internet and computer access. I can still remember growing up every year we had this important book that we had to take home and go over with our parents before we were allowed to use the internet at school, it was a long and very detailed acceptable use policies. Many school systems… Continue

Added by Julia Counts on March 24, 2009 at 2:15pm — 3 Comments

Inspiration kidspiration

This week we looked at a lot of different types of software that could be used in the classroom. One of them that we looked at in particular was called Kidspiration. Kidspiration is very useful for making mind maps, activities involving writing, or a variety of other things. What makes kidspiration great for classroom use is the fact that it will talk you through everything and explain what each icon means or what each picture is. It engages… Continue

Added by Julia Counts on March 10, 2009 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

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