As October is coming to an end. I have made a little progress in my venture to learn more technology. Kelly Berry has frequented my classroom a lot! I am still working on my wiki for Theme 1. I started with a simple idea, but it has grown into quite the project. Kelly and I are helping my students make movies using Windows Movie Maker. I am definitely learning a lot, but am struggling with getting all 30 students to the final piece. There have been some frustrations with computer glitches, kids losing their work, etc,but I started this project and will finish it!
Some positive things that have come out of this though are the lessons that Kelly and I have team taught in the classroom. We really exposed the children to the I do, We do, You do process in teaching Movie Maker. The engagement is high, and the children are really interested. I have also implemented the process during my small group instruction time.
I am also going to begin with using Photostory for our narratives, where I will collaborate with Ms. Taylor.
Other than that, I am continuing to use the Smart Board every day for my Storytown lessons,math ,and the writing sequence.
I will post some of my student's mini movies on my wiki and on my next blog.....I hope it is done by then..hahaha!
My title reflects how I am feeling about these projects,scared and a bit nervous, but I know I am learning every day.