Monday, March 22, 2010

Learning about Educational Software

Today in Ed Tech class I understood more about these various educational software. There advantage and disadvantage, benefits and limitations. I have more information for exams and I am excited to use if not all most of these software in the classroom.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Technology with students in mind 3rd blog

Microsoft Student with Encarta 16.0 includes a wide range of tools and resources for students. This tutorial software can assist students with their Math, Science, research and foreign language. Encarta Premium combines the resources of an encyclopedia with a variety of research and learning tools to deliver a complete reference resource for home or school use. There are tools which integrate homework projects and research papers with the combination of a dictionary and a thesaurus, where the Encarta Dictionaries help you find definitions of words, and the Encarta Thesaurus is used to find synonyms and antonyms of words or translations. It includes templates and tutorials to help you do your homework in Microsoft Office. Microsoft Student with Encarta 16.0 also contains a collection of videos from Discovery Channel and a new Visual Browser providing users with a rich and dynamic way to make learning fun. There are maps, other learning essentials and Encarta kids. Parents can also control the availability for Encarta dictionary to block inappropriate words. This educational software is the tool for school and home.

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Reference: Roblyer, M.D. (2006). Integrating educational technology into teaching. (4th ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Project for Ed Tech

This group assignment for Ed. Tech was very challenging for both the group members and myself. It was interesting to see what all the students could do with a little collaboration, patience and courage. It made a difference in what we know and how much more there is to learn about technology. I enjoyed and I had fun in the midst of all the frustration. Learning is continuous. Continue to learn folks.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Math for the Real World 2nd blog

This instructional game creates a new way for students to learn mathematics. It is appealing as musical features guide students to be apart of various learning skills such as; addition and subtraction, money, time, fractions, decimals, percents, weight, measurement and patterns. Children can manipulate and personalize variables such as; the background and foreground content making their own creation, compiling a full-length animated video that can be saved and display for teachers and family to view. "When students know they will be playing a game, they expect a fun and entertaining activity because of the challenge of the competition and the potential for winning" (Randel, Morris, Wetzel, & Whitehill, 1992). Student can be motivated using the various activities offered by this game, which challenges students to compete. Math for the Real World give students the opportunity content skill practice and problem solving in a fun, entertaining environment.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Technology Continues

For teachers and students who have a knack to visually design, Microsoft Expression 2 Design is the perfect software that makes it possible to create captivating, and explicit designs for the desktop and Web page. This educational software tool brings innovative ideas to life especially for those who are involve with technology. Microsoft Expression contains a range of design tools purpose-built for the task. This tutorial software streamlines designs and delivers effective creations that are applicable for standard-based Web sites, Web applications and desktop experiences. It is also faster and easier to work with. Teachers can use this software to create sites that are interesting and educational for their students to work and explore. Microsoft Expressions goes beyond HTML, using affluent graphics, layouts, controls and video. Microsoft Expressions can be used in classrooms where students can create Web sites and other publishing programs. Both teacher and student will appreciate this educational software tool as it takes the imagination to great exploration.

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View the amazing task this educational software tool can do for you.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Smart Thinking of Smart Inventors

Living in world where technology is essential and ever-growing it is easy to perceive where the future of technology will lead. In education, many of our teachers use the opportunity to facilitate students with several educational tools that develop their knowledge and skills. The SMART Board 685ix interactive white board system goes beyond children's imagination. This simulation and problem solving software provides real imagery and instructional activities any learner needs to strive in the classroom. Its projector with wide screen is extreme eliminating glare and diverting projector light. It offers supreme image quality, advanced speed, brilliant colour, network ability and compatibility with other devices like the camcorder creating experiences for teaching and learning. At an educational exhibition in Tobago, the opportunity was given to a few pupils and myself where we experienced the SMART Board first hand. It was enjoyable. This software is a fundamental tool for the present classrooms as it can be used for teaching many subject areas where students will have the opportunity to experience technology like never before. I can not wait to see what is in store in technology for future classrooms.

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New Horizons for Learning. (2005). Technology in education. Retrieved January 18, 2010,

Roblyer, M.D. (2006). Integrating educational technology into teaching. (4th ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Practicum at UTT

I must say the first day of my school visit was enjoyable. I learnt alot. Finally the first day is over. I cumin with mi p's and q's next time so make room for mi. Chow folks!