Student centered classroom and polleverywhere

The past few decades it has been primarily the traditional teacher centered method but with the way that things are changing classrooms are slowing going into more and more of a student centered method. A interesting statistic I found was it said 43 percent of students feel unprepared to use technology as they look to higher education or in their work area according to integrating technology. (Nellie) with the help of technology in the classroom for subject like reading and researching it allows kids to expand their minds and look at it from a different way then just drills and writing things out verbatim. It is also shows that these skills and allowing technology being the center for the students learning it gives them tools they can using the real world and when they get to their job. It is shown that most organizations want their new employees to be well versed in technology because it helps with creative thinking, and problem solving. They want students like this because they believe that it is an essential tool for them to have success in the global society. On the other side thought according to FNO it tells use they did a 10 year study to see if making the classrooms more student centered around technology would help the kids improve or if it would make the grades be worst. The results showed that the teachers who were older felt like it was their first year teaching again. Along with that they also added that it added a lot more complex challenges for the teachers. Through the study they turned the class to more of a hybrid. With that I think that’s a good idea because it allows the kids to have both sides of learning because there may be students still who learn better form a teacher centered classroom. (Teaching with Technology) Besides that though I think having the students being the center of their learning it gives them a sense of empowerment. Instead of just standing in front of the class and having them sit and just talking to them. It helps the students to learn when you allow them to get up and move and actually see what they are doing on a computer or through the help of a power point. With a online website you can help the students have a place to go and practice their skills on their own time or in class so it feels like they are in control of what they do and the pace they go at. Along with that I think it helps a lot to facilitate the learning for students is a very simple fact that it is just more fun to learn when you are not just sitting and taking notes. For most students in this new generation they will learn better and be able to make connections to certain topics if they are able to visually see it and have it in front of them. With this it will allow the kids to remember the information down the road possibly if they see something that reminds them of the activity of presentation they did or saw. (Faculty focus)

Link to my poll everywhere

https://pollev.com/brianlong308

Work Cited

Review: Teaching with Technology: Creating Student Centered Classrooms. (n.d.). Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://www.fno.org/jun02/teachingreview.html

(n.d.). Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/instructional-design/how-technology-can-improve-learner-centered-teaching

Nellie Mae Education Foundation.” The. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2015.

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RAFT Task card and task cards

RAFT

Science: butterfly life cycle

ROLE (student) AUDIENCE FORMAT TOPIC
Row 1 A host of a science trivia game your favorite game show watchers An informative/ competitive game Have you ever wondered what exactly the life cycle is for a butterfly?
Row 2 A butterfly A group of kids in class A charades style game to have the kids guess what stage You are having the kids think and figure out the different stages.
Row 3 A plant Housing developers A speech You are telling the housing developers that if we keep destroying the plants and areas they grow in we might not have anymore butterfly’s.

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Row 1

Objective:

You will be able to describe the life cycle of a butterfly.

Student role:

A game show host for a trivia game

Audience:

Your favorite game show watchers

Format:

An informative/competitive game

Topic:

Have you ever wondered what the life cycle is for a butterfly?

Directions:

  1. Visit http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/life-cycle and learn about the life cycle of the butterfly
  2. Draw out visuals of the butterfly going from stage to stage.
  3. Create questions about the life cycle
  4. Check the answers and make sure they are correct.

Resources

Websites to visit

The three stages

http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/life-cycle

Butterfly education

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/lifecycle

More information on butterfly’s

https://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/MonarchNotes2.html

Life cycle video

http://www.natgeotv.com/ca/great-migrations/videos/growing-up-butterfly

Row 2

Objective:

You will be able to guess what stage the butterfly is in..

Student role:

A butterfly

Audience:

A small group of kids in the class

Format:

A charades style game to have the kids guess what stage

Topic:

You are having the kids think and figure out the different stages.

Directions:

  1. Make sure you know the different stages of the butterfly.
  2. Create cards that have the stages on them so you can use them in the game
  3. Split the kids into groups
  4. Make sure the kids are folling the rules and learning the information in a fun way

Resources:

The three stages

http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/life-cycle

Butterfly education

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/lifecycle

More information on butterfly’s

https://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/MonarchNotes2.html

Life cycle video

http://www.natgeotv.com/ca/great-migrations/videos/growing-up-butterfly

Row 3

Objective:

You will know the facts about butterflies and how they could be endangered.

Student role:

A plant

Audience:

Housing developers

Format:

A speech

Topic:

You are telling the housing developers that if we keep destroying the plants and areas they grow in we might not have anymore butterfly’s.

Directions:

  1. Research where butterfly’s ley their eggs and the areas they live mostly in
  2. Write a persuasive speech that is directed towards the housing developers
  3. Have a friend or teacher proof read speech.
  4. Present the topic to the class in a persuasive speech form.

Resources.

Areas where they live

http://www.thebutterflysite.com/where-butterflies-live.shtml

Deforestation around the world.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation

More information on butterfly’s

https://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/MonarchNotes2.html

About me

hell my name is Brian Long i grew up in Washington state and have lived there almost my whole life. i enjoy being outside and experiencing nature. i am the third oldest in my family. i am attending Grand Canyon University and am working towards my elementary education and special education degree. i am a very fun loving person and i think that class should be very fun and my goal for the classroom is to make it a fun environment for the kids to come to and be excited about learning.

welcome page

hello kids my name in Brian Long and i will be your teacher this year. On this site you will be able to find when things are due and they will be explained on there also. along with that this is a place that you can communicate with other students and me on here.