For our lesson, we did the water cycle. Content is understanding the different parts of the water cycle and how they all work together to create the water cycle. So, understanding Evaporation, Condensation, Perception and Transpiration.
Pedagogy: Would be teaching with visuals being the video and catchy song and then checking with written assessment.
Technology would be the online videos
TCK in this lesson is very important because the students really need the technology aspect in this lesson because there would never be any in person discussion or lessons. So, the students having the videos to watch as many times as they need plays a huge part into my pedagogy because I cannot teach them face to face.
PCK is also very very important for online lessons because you have to be able to teach to multiply types of students all from the same online lesson. So I included a video that shows the words on the screen and gives a detailed definition; along with the video of the song that explains the order of the water cycle and its purpose. I know some kids would learn better why watching the video and seeing the word and hearing the definition and some students would get it down better from a song they could easily memorize and then could go back and watch the video to get a better understanding before taking the quiz.
Geography- 2.4:understanding the relationship between the environment and the culture of the Powhatan, Lakota and Pueblo Indians
- Students will create Native American communities by printing off teepees, longhouses and Pueblos and gluing them to poster board and then decorating the poster with what was important to each tribe in their environment and culture.
- T- 3D printed teepees, wigwams, and Pueblos, poster board, colored pencils/markers/crayons
- C- : Powhatan Indians lived in Virginia in longhouses grew corn, beans and squash- hunters and fishers, Lakota Indians lived in Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota and South Dakota, they lived teepees known for feathered warbonnets, corn farmers and hunters, and Pueblo Indians lived in the Southwestern United States in a type of home called pueblos, they have a long history of farming
- Misconception- That all Indians lived in teepees and lived in the same areas
- P- I would quickly explain what we were going to be doing and give them facts to be looking for such has what type of homes did they live in and I would show an example the students would be able to do their own research in small groups on the 3 Native American tribes through the internet and their text books, then they would create the different homes for the tribes on Tinker cad after they would create the poster of their different environments where they would glue their 3D printed homes onto.
My experience with LMS as a learner has only been once I got to college, really. In grade school, we had the HCPS link once we got to middle school where we could login and see our grades or our parents could. But, we did not have any program like blackboard. Thinking back now, I think it could have been an extremely helpful tool. I love having everything I need for a course all in one spot; it makes it very easy to access everything and stay on top of the work/ your grade. In my college career the Blackboard app on my phone has helped me stay organized and on top of my classes countless of times. In my future career as a teacher I think I would use one for my class. I think it is a great way to stay organized and also just have easy access to everything I or my students would need for the class. For the younger kids that aren’t the best at keeping up with school work or giving their parents papers on their own, having a program such as, Blackboard, the parents could log-in to and check assignments/grades for their child. I think could really help out.
An activity I thought of using the 3d printer/ Tinkercad was to have students use it when learning about, symmetry, rotations, flips, and dilation of objects. With the tinkercad website, the students would be able to use virtual manipulatives to see what rotations, flips, slides and enlarging an object looks like. They would be able to try it out with different shapes and see how the different shapes have different rotational symmetries. I think the students being able to play around with these concepts on the website they will get a much better understanding. If we had the 3D printers we could then print some of the shapes and so the motions that way as well as online. To make a lesson out of this and integrate creation, iteration, sharing, and autonomy to my lesson; I put my students into pairs and have them take turns one creating a shape or object and then preforming one of the motions and having the other person guess what motion was done to the object.
Measurement and Geometry SOL 5.14 The students will
a) recognize and apply transformations, such as translation, reflection, and rotation
SOL 3.12 Measurement
- 24 hours in a day
- 7 days in a week
- 365 days in a year
- 12 months in a year
- Misconceptions- not all months have 31 days so not all months have 4 weeks and not all months start on a Monday
- Hands on approach and visual manipulative along with speaking to the class to help provoke thinking
- Large calendar
- Small blank paper calendars
- Paper circles
I would start with asking my students what they knew about the calendar and then would put on a large calendar that everyone would be able to see and have everyone observe the calendar and make observations as a class. This is where I would start talking about the misconception that not all months actually start on a Monday and not all months have 4 weeks. I would then ask if anyone could think of why not all months start on a Monday, then I would have them writing at the top of their circle Monday then the rest of the days in order around the circle (like a clock) then would explain how weeks work like a cycle just like time and always go in the same order. So, each month has to pick up where the other left off so if the 31stwas on a Thursday the 1stof the next month would then be on Friday. After I would ask everyone how many days they thought were in a month. I would have them turn and discuss with the person next to them, then have them share; Then we would talk about how not all the months have 31 days and I would explain how this is because a very long time ago they realized if the calendar followed the moon cycle there would be 29.5 days in each month of the calendar which would be years of 354 days but the orbital period of the Earth is 365 days. This made the calendar out of sync with seasons and then have them discuss why this could have been a big problem back then. Then I would have them all think of their own calendars and they would make them on blank calendars I would pass out. Then I would have them share what they came up with for their calendars. After I would explain how back then they too tried to change the calendar and add a 13thmonth but that was just too confusing so Julius Caesar reformed the calendar by ordering the year to be in 365 days so it would be set up to follow the seasons; this forced some days to be added to some of months to bring the total number of days from 354 to 365. Then I would teach them knuckle trick where the months that land on your knuckle have 31 days.
TPK is important for it is understanding how you are using the technological tools for a specific group that you have intentionally selected those tools. (This is understanding third graders they enjoy and learn better working with hands one lessons they, that’s why the blank calendars and circle days of the week would good tools.)
TCK is important because all students learn better when they are taught with technological tools, so having an understanding of the relationship between the two gives the ability to modify and manipulate with tools making an overall better lesson for the students. (This is knowing that not all months have the same number of days so giving students a blank calendar allows them to create their own and the blank circles they fill in with the days of the week works with the understanding that the days of the week always work in a cycle like a clock.)
PCK This is very important because we need to know how to teach what we are teaching to our specific students since not all of your students are going to get something by learning it the same way. (This is how in we have activities, instruction and discussion in the lesson to help make sure everyone will get it.)
They all work together to make a well rounded effective lesson. When teachers are able to integrate all of these into their lesson plans they are advancing their lesson. This is because when you combine all of these aspects into one lesson it become much much more effective and is set up to reach all your students. They also help the teacher stay organized when planning lessons.