Web 2.0: online tools which provide
information for the student as well as
the opportunity for student input.
the incorporation of
a Web 2.0 tool which supports the
extension of learning.
In this interactive Math game Greenelle is trying to count her toys.
The students have to help her count her toys.
Math Website used for activities in a lesson on Number
Recognition for my Kindergarten class.
After a lesson on number recognition and counting this game
would be incorporated into the technology center of the
classroom. Students would be encouraged to work
independently on this game. For differentiated lessons Students
would work in pairs.
BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE
In this interactive online activity students watch a two minute video
about the life cycle of a butterfly. It incorporates four main
vocabulary terms for students to learn. Students must place the
correct vocabulary term next to the correct place in the life cycle of
Scientific activity best used during the life cycle Science lesson in my
Available at: http://turtlediary.com/kindergarten-games/sciencegames/butterfly-life-cycle.html
After watching the two minute video on the White Board, during
whole group instruction, students will pair up in the computer lab
and place the vocabulary in the correct areas in the activity.
Interactive activity for the placement of the states on a map of the
United States of America.
Social Studies activity best used during the instruction of mapping for
Available at: http://turtlediary.com/kindergarten-games/puzzlegames/us-map.html
After reading about the maps of our area, how to read maps, and
the map of The United States of America, students will be asked to
work in a group of four to five students to play the interactive puzzle
game of place the state in the correct place on the map of The
United States of America.
For each game students could conceivably click all choices until
the right answer is chosen. This would mean that a Kindergarten
student would have to monitor himself/herself and be responsible
about his/her own learning.
It is very difficult to differentiate the activity for different levels of
academic achievements unless the teacher choose different
activities for those students. Thus making it difficult to allow for
small group instruction with these specific activities.
There is no way of recording the data from each student’s
activities. Therefore, I would not be able to use this information as
an informative assessment to drive my lesson planning.
MAJOR BENEFIT OF CYBERLEARNING
The major benefit of cyberlearning is to extend the learning.
While these activities can be used in the classroom they can also
be used at home. They are free and easily navigated by a
parent or guardian with the child at home. This allows the
teacher to collaborate with the student and parent to provide
resources to allow the child to be as successful as possible.