Week 13 – Blog Post

There is a large overlap with the content.  The content incorporates technology and how it can be beneficial in the classroom.  Although, I believe technology has the potential to be over used or depended upon.  The technology should be incorporated in enhance learning.  Unfortunately, sometimes technology does not work or is relied too heavily on.  I like the idea of using technology to practice a skill.  Some lessons are great for using it as the primary focus as long as it is not taking up too much time to learn and it correctly working.

The spheros from last class were very fun.  I think they are a great way to motivate the students and involve movement during the day.  I hope the school I work at has spheros and much more technology.

Week 12 – Blog Post

K.2 The student will investigate and understand that humans have senses that allow them to seek, find, take in, and react or respond to information in order to learn about their surroundings. Key concepts include

a) the five senses and corresponding sensing organs; and

b) sensory descriptors used to describe common objects and phenomena.

 

Activity 1:

The students will be group in to five different groups.  Each group will be assigned a sense.  They will draw the corresponding organ and draw (write if they can) sensory descriptors for common objects online.  Then they will tell the entire the class the sense, organ and descriptors.

Activity 2:

The teacher will pop pop corn.  The students will click the picture on their computers (ear, nose, skin, tongue, eyes) depending on the questions asked. 1. What do you hear the popcorn popping with? 2. What do you smell the popcorn with? 3.  What do you taste the popcorn with? 4.  What organ do you hear the popcorn popping?  5. What organ do you use to see the popcorn popping?

 

Activity 3:

Each student creates a video of assigned sense.  In the video they have to identify sense, correspond organ and sensory descriptors used to describe three common objects.  All the videos will be viewed by the entire class.

 

Week 11 – Blog Post

2.3 The student will investigate and understand basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases. Key concepts include

  • a)  identification of distinguishing characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases;
  • b)  measurement of the mass and volume of solids and liquids; and
  • c)  changes in phases of matter with the addition or removal of energy.

The activity is designed for students to practice with solid, liquids, and gas.  The activity will reiterate previous knowledge.  The students will practice by participating in a drag and drop activity.  The activity incorporates technology and the 2.3 science SOL.

Week 10 – Blog Post

Content- 4.6 The student will investigate and understand how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can be predicted. Key concepts include

a)  weather phenomena;
b)  weather measurements and meteorological tools; and

c)  use of weather measurements and weather phenomena to make weather predictions.

The student will begin by watching meteorologist videos. The students will use their prediction skills to make a weather report video for the one day of the week and post it to flipgrid. Each student in the group will have to present a day that they predicted.

Technology – Video, Flipgrid

Pedagogy- Watch different meteorologist and based off their knowledge to predict the future weather.

Assessment- final product, flipgrid