Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tool 11 - Self Assessing and Reflecting

The tools that I have found most interesting and that I plan on incorporating in my classroom in the future are WallWisher and Big Huge Labs. Both are student friendly and I am looking forward to incorporating them in my classroom.
From my 11 tools blog, my idea of the classroom has changed. I have learned about many new online resources that I did not know about before. These resources are a great way to step my classroom into the 21st century.
Overall, I really enjoyed finding new websites that I can use in my classroom. These new resources will change how my classroom runs and operates.

Tool 10 - Underneath it All - Digital Citizenship

In SBISD, parents and students are required to sign digital rights codes. In my classroom, we spend time to talk about digital citizenship. I make sure that my students know and understand our internet pledge

·         I will never share personal information.
·         I will let a teacher or another adult at school know if another student has shared person information or gone to a website that is off-limits.
·         I will ask my teacher or another adult at school permission to print and download onto the computer.
·         I will use kind words and speak nicely whether I am online or in the classroom.

By knowing this pledge, my students will understand digital citizenship. Along with the digital rights codes, parents in my classroom will get a copy of our internet pledge.