Chapter 6 Blog
Focus Question: How do teachers organize electronic resources to address curriculum frameworks and learning standards? Teachers are extremely busy with many different responsibilities so one important tool is to manage information electronically and to stay organized. Teachers can find all CPALMS and Nets on line via the web. The web has vast amounts of information teachers can utilize “Information management – the process of finding, organizing and using information “as stated in our text “Transforming Learning with New Technologies” is a useful tool. The web has a plethora of information that is at times is more current than textbooks. School systems budgets are so strained that teachers can use the web to enhance their lesson plans. Digital bookmarking or adding “favorites” in websites such as “Delicious” is an excellent resource to save important information and links.
Tech Tool: 6.2 Delicious website. Delicious is an exciting tool that teachers can use to bookmark or save their “favorites” on the web. This website is free to join; when adding new links you can use tags to describe the website such as: government, politics, and journalism. Delicious allows you to edit your profile with pictures; share information even can tweet for this website. This website is an example of one tool teachers can use or organize sites by subject, grade level, learning standards and many more.
Chapter Summary: Chapter 6 begins with information management. It describes how teachers can manage information at their fingertips. The web can be overwhelming so when searching the web using tools such as “Delicious” is an excellent resource. As a teacher it’s important to stay organized and keep your “favorites” in one site. Personally, I was never aware such tools existed. I have digitally bookmarked every link that I have found interesting and useful in my Delicious account, utilizing the tags features Web Quest and Visual field trips are engaging tools that students will love. These interactive websites encourage students to access pictures, audio and video and are engaging activities that students will like. There are many different educational websites such as; lesson plan websites, skills/practice website even exploration and discovery websites to name a few. Teachers have so much paper clutter so using technology to alleviate electronic clutter will give them the ability to find resources at their fingertips.