Friday, 19 June 2009

Narrative writing: Teaching Model

Here is an example of a Narrative teaching model I would use with students. This would be used everyday, focusing on a different part of the model whether it be structural or grammatical. Each day I would also look at an alternative example of publishing.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Computer Labs ' What can I do?'

I had a teacher say to me that they wanted to make their lab lessons more interesting as they seemed to be doing the same thing every time. Lab lessons are a perfect time to extend into your classroom teaching! I asked her what subjects were they missing out on in the lab time and some days she does Topic and others Reading. I suggested to her that she uses the lab time as her teaching time, do what she would normally do in that time in the classroom but turn it digital. We looked at what she is doing for her topic which is Mammals. She has a Year 3 class so she wants to be able to guide them to suitable websites. I showed her how to create an Interactive Learning Centre in PowerPoint and pointed out how to make the visiting of the websites more meaningful with creating a purpose for going to them. At the same time, the students will be learning more keyboarding, internet and PowerPoint skills.
Here is an example of a PowerPoint 'Mammals' Learning Centre. This can be downloaded and adapted for different year levels.