Week 6 – Blog Post

Virginia Science SOL

1.5 The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic needs and certain distinguishing characteristics. Key concepts include a) basic needs include adequate air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat)

The student will drag the picture to the corresponding animals habitat. This includes water, food, and habitat.

Technology: The student will be using their chrome books to complete the assignment on google classroom. Also, they will be conducting research on their own to find the correct answers.

Pedagogy: The student will do the activity individually at home.

Content: The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic needs and distinguishing characteristics. Key concepts include a) basic needs include adequate air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat)certain

Misconceptions: Animals have to hunt for their food, how animals communicate

TPK: The technology supports the pedagogy because they have the ability to do the research and activity independently on their chrome books.

TCK: The technology supports the content because they are learning about habitats through their online research.

PCK: The pedagogy supports the content because the students are able to learn the content independently and learn the content themselves.

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Week 5 – Blog Post

When I was in high school I remember having an online sight where students could access their grades.  It essentially had different assignments, quiz and test grades labeled for each class, the posted grade and the average grade.  Technology was not highly incorporated in to learning.  Each classroom had a promethean board but students typically had little to no access to the boards.  The teachers would use it to post notes or show videos.  I would occasionally type out papers or create powerpoints.  The grades posted online was convenient and I enjoyed seeing my grade as soon as possible.  The promethean boards could have been beneficial although I do not feel the teachers utilize them nearly enough.  By the time I am a teacher I will be using much more technology for my students than I was exposed to.  I think promethean boards can be used for interactive learning and posting notes online is a good way for students to be exposed to the knowledge.

Week 5 – Making Activity

CONTENT: 2.2. The student will compare the lives and contributions of three American Indian cultures of the past and present, with emphasis on the Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands, the Lakota of the Plains, and the Pueblo peoples of the Southwest. 

We are specifically looking at the tools, antiques, weapons, cooking utensils, clothing, jewelry, fishing rods, fish

Misconception:  All Native Americans lived the same lifestyle, handmade everything

Pedagogy: First, show the students the tools made on 3D printer of each tribe.  Have them explain similarities and differences. Then have research the tribes and find their own artifact to create in 3D print.  Same tribes present together.

Technology 3D Printer, computers, tools that were printed

TPK: The students will make their own object using TinkerCad then present in the same group with their classmates that had the same tribe.

TCK: The students will make their own object using the 3D printer to learn about the American Indians.

PCK: The students will make their own object individually then teach it to the same group of students who had the same tribe and then teach it to the whole class as a group.

Week 4 – Blog Post

For my activity I would teach students different simple machines, their function and purpose.  I would use Tinkercad software so students can create their own simple machines.  First, during creation I will recreate the simple machines and make it available on Tinkercad for students to modify.  In the iteration step I will explain to the students the purposes and functions of a list of simple machines.  During sharing, the student will express their motivation behind the creation of their simple machine.  Next, the autonomy stage they have the chance to create a simple machine of their own that is practical and creative.

3.2 The student will investigate and understand simple machines and their uses. Key concepts include

  1. a)  purpose and function of simple machines;
  2. b)  types of simple machines;
  3. c)  compound machines; and
  4. d)  examples of simple and compound machines found in the school, home, and work environments.


Week 3 – Blog Post


Content- “3.5a : The student will develop map skills by positioning and labeling the seven continents and five oceans to create a world map.”  The students will be taught the content and be aware of where the seven continents are and five oceans and learn how to correctly spell the continents and oceans.

Misconceptions:  Because students are shown flat maps they may believe the Earth is flat.  Students may also have difficulty with realizing the distance between continents because the map is small.

Pedagogical: Students will first be introduced to the continents and oceans with a video.  Next, they will be shown a globe and the entire class will locate the different oceans and continents.  After, the entire class will sing a song of the continents and oceans to further instill the names in their heads.  Lastly, they will be broken up in to small groups to label their own maps.

Technology: Music, video, globe, worksheets, colored pencils, map


Students will use music (technology), to memorize the oceans and continents (content).  They will use globes and maps (technology), to familiarize themselves with the locations of the oceans and continents (content).


Students will be introduced with a video, be shown a globe to the entire class, sing a song, and label their own maps (pedagogy), to gain knowledge on the oceans and continents (content).


Students will use music, videos, worksheets and globes (technology), to use in there lesson of watching a video, singing and song and then labeling maps (pedagogy).

I have listed helpful websites for students to use to practice with the oceans and continents.