Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Instructional technology and Learning technology

I tried something new and that was to take my class to a Distance Learning Presentation. The presenter was  on a webcam in Atlanta Georgia at the Puppetry Museum. She took the students on a around the world tour of places and their puppets. After part of the tour the students made a puppet. The students were not real impressed with the program because they are 11th and 12th graders and the presenter was more prepared for elementary students. There were some things about it that the students enjoyed and they were talking about it today.

Something that was discussed was shadow puppets. What we are going to do in my class is make some shadow puppets and then use projection presenters and show a play that the students will write about their puppets to elementary students. We will either use overhead projectors or elmo type projectors to show the puppets. I want the stories to be about how to get along with others and what not to do. Bullying has become such a bad problem and I want the students to write their stories about what that is and how not to become a victim or a bully.

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