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Hi you ollz….haha..kinda miss writing here..why? haha..let it be a secret…:p anyway…so this week’s entry would be on—–à 7 POSSIBLE ITEMS which will ensure an effective student-centered, personalized learning, and higher order thinking lesson.

 

So lets cut this thing short and go straight away to the main purpose of this entry…hahaha :p

1) Teacher works ONLY as a facilitator and provide help ONLY when it is needed.

So as we all know, when we talk about student- centered activity and classroom, it’s also always about teacher being the facilitator. Teacher will give work to the students and leave it up to the students on how they wish to carry out and do the task. The teacher will only walk around the class and supply guidance and help only in certain needed situations. As the teacher only gives guidance, it helps the students feel the sense of trust that the teacher indirectly supplies to them as they could feel free to explore the learning on their own.

2) Applying the Cooperative learning approach.

Cooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Each member of a team is responsible not only for learning what is taught but also for helping teammates learn, thus creating an atmosphere of achievement. Students work through the assignments and the task given until all group members successfully understand and complete it. Through applying this approach, students will also have a sense of achievement as they successfully complete the task together as a team.

 

3) Using Fun Learning approach.

In order to create a fun learning environment, teachers must be very creative in creating and planning fun and interesting lesson plans. The activities must be fun and interactive enough as it does not only stimulate activate participation of the students, but at the same time must also be able to lower the students’ affective filter. It is VERY crucial for the teachers to create a learning environment that puts the students at ease and feel free to express themselves as it is proven that when the students’ affective filter is low, it will result in making the students learn better as well as also encouraging active participation within the students and thus stimulate personalized learning.

 

4) Verifying the teaching aids.

Verifying teaching aids is another way of stimulating effective higher order thinking skills. Teacher could use a wide range of teaching aids and teaching tool as well as integrate the use of ICT tools in the classroom. Teaching aids play a very big role in assuring an effective teaching and learning session with the students. When the students love the teaching aids used by the teacher during the lesson, magically, believe me.—-à the students will talk and respond better. The students will seem to be eager to learn and also give a lot of respond and idea when the teacher asks questions or also as for their opinion.

 

5) Using Games in the classroom.

Using games is definitely one of the best ways to stimulate personalized learning. Online games are one of the options teachers could use in the classroom. While having fun, students are actually developing and building their own knowledge towards the subject indirectly thought in the game they are playing. Students will also be motivated to excel and do their best in what they are doing and thus the personalized and students centered target is achieved.

 

6) Create a question and answer session that needs the students to answer them subjectively.

When it comes to subjective questions, students are required to not only give the answer to the question but at the same time must be able to explain and identify why they answer in such a way. Thus, through this approach, the students will be more active and more talking will be involved.  Students will have to think harder and more effectively and become active learners. Through the answers given by the students, the teacher could then be a stimulator where the teacher could then continue to post other related question which will then encourage them to think and delve deeper into the topic being asked and thus, at the same time, while students personalized their own learning; they are also at the same time sharpening their creative thinking and higher order thinking.

 

7) Using portfolio as an assessment technique.

Portfolios can be used as an authentic assessment tool in the classroom, or as a method to showcase students’ accomplishments. This collection of work, task sheets and resources will help r students build portfolios to demonstrate what they’ve learned so that teachers can monitor their progress with fewer tests. Besides collecting their task sheets and work, the teacher could also record answer and the discussions made by the students in the classroom and then maybe later on play it back to them to recall back and stimulate better learning.

 

 

Well3.. I think that’s ll for now..getting rather sleepy already…nite peeps (kantoi wat entry lewat) :p adiows..



{March 6, 2011}   I KNOW YOU AND YOU KNOW ME…

Moshi…moshi dear friends…

To those reading my entry right now, a bunch of thanx for dropping by..so this week’s entry as we all know will be about personalized learning. Yeah…we’ve learned and heard about it in last week’s class.. still once again, I’ll briefly explain to you guys what does personalized learning means. So yes..according to the Wikipedia, personalized learning is “the tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum and learning support to meet the needs and aspirations of individual learners.” Personalized Learning is dedicated to developing individualized learning programs for each child whose intent is to engage each child in the learning process in the most productive and meaningful way to optimize each child’s learning potential and success. In short, what we can say here is that Personalized Learning recognizes that every student is an individual, with a distinct learning style, learning pace, learning path, and learning aspiration and as a teacher we should be the facilitator and help them guide their learning while letting them be the pilot of their own ship.

 

 

Now on to my lesson plan:

Year:  year 2

Proficiency: Average level

Topic: Body parts

Learning objectives:

By the end of the lesson, pupils would be able to;

i) identify and know all their body parts (face, hair,nose, eyes)

ii) create the version of them self

Previous knowledge: human body and colours

 

Procedure:

1)      Teacher asks the students to play a game called the labeling game where the students are asked to label the face and the body parts correctly. This is for the teacher to test on the students prior and previous knowledge on the topic.

 

 

 

2)      Then, after the students have completed the game, the teacher then asks the students to do the second task which is use the tool to create and “image” of themselves. This is when the students will do their independent learning.

 

3)      The teacher then gives instructions and explains to the students on how to use the tool.

 

4)      The teacher asks the students so create an image of themselves, using the tool, the students need to create a character that closely resemble themselves. Thus, they need to know the character of themselves, example their hair colour, type of eyes, skin colour and etc.

 

 

5)      Then, after the students have completed creating their image, the teacher then asks the students to email their picture to the teacher.

 

 

6)      After receiving all the pictures, the teacher will then show the pictures to the whole clas one by one and asks the students to guess who they are.

 

7)      Lastly the teacher will asks for the students to give feedback towards their friends “creation”.

 

 

In a nut shell, through this activity, there will be personalized learning through how the students portray and show their understanding towards the topic (body parts) through the creation of their “twin” creation. Thus, from that the teacher could see and facilitate the independent learning that the students are going though.

sO i guess thats all for now..adiows 🙂



For this week’s entry, I will be reflecting on last week’s task and presentation on creating a game called “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. We were given a group work task where we had to create a game as similar to the “WWTBAM” game where we were required to use the template given and create a game that we could use throughout our lesson and class with the students.

Reflecting back on the process that we had to get through, to be frank before even starting the game, I already set in my mind that it would definitely be a difficult task to be done and had no idea on how it could be done. But once we sat in our group, thank god, we had the genius IT savvy girl in our group that made the task easier. Syamimi guided us and helped us see that it wasn’t that hard actually to do and create that game. So we discussed together and came up with the idea to play a game called “ Who Wants To Be A Kunfu Panda!”…

So after deciding on the name of the game, we continued the discussion on the questions that we planned to be asked in the game. Throughout the making of the PPT of creating the game, there is one thing that I have learned to do. Something I did not know how it was done before and due to making the game, ATLAST, I finally knew how the “trick” was done.. Guess what??? HEHE…. It’s the  “HYPERLINK!!” sounds silly and funny right? Yeahh..but that’s the reality, before this, I did not know how people did that in their powerpoint and because of this task given, now I know.  So, through that new knowledge, then did I know how to hyperlink things on one slide to the next slide that we wish to.. For example putting hyperlink like “correct, good job” for the correct answer in the game and also “incorrect, try again” for wrong asnwers.  That was indeed  one thing that I was glad through the process of completing the task.  🙂

Then we had to present our PPT game during the class. So after the presentation, we received some good comments on how to enhance and make our game better from our course mates. Some of the comments by them stated that we could have put in more interesting pictures as the background of our game and yes we did very much agree with that comment as our background picture of the game was quite boring as we only had a picture of the cute panda at the beginning of them game and just made the other background slides in black. Another comment for improvement is for us to insert some background sound or music such as the sound of hand clapping each time the students answer the questions correctly and also maybe a “buuuu” sound for the wrong answer. The sounds indirectly would also make the game more interesting as the sound of hand clapping would make the students have a sense of achievement and thus make them remember what they have learn from the game better.

Overall, after looking at all the other groups’ presentation of their version of their “WWTBAM” game, I would say that they all did a great job. All the games were very interesting and also fun; though still, there are some which needs some improvement and changes in order to make them game more interesting an even better. All that I could say..thumbs up for all 🙂



{February 15, 2011}  

Hello everyone~!!  Thanx for dropping by my 5th entry for this semester. So this week’s entry would be about games that I would be using in my classroom. There are actually a lot of games that I have found very interesting and suitable to be used with the students in the classroom. Besides very fun and interacting, it is also a fun learning style that would usually stimulate better learning.

Below are some of  the list of games that the teacher could use in the classroom 🙂

 

 

 

 

Thus, using games in the lessons should be used by the teachers as students love learning through playing games. So in this week’s entry, I choose to use and introduce to all of a on a game called the labeling game.

 

 

 

But before that, let me first explain the general particular of my lesson as well as the flow of my lesson later on.

General Particular:

Year:  year 2

Language proficiency: Average level

Topic: body parts

Vocabulary : eyes, nose, leg, hand, shoulder, mouth.. etc

Skill: listening, speaking, writing

Learning Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to

1) Get all the body parts correctly

2) Show their body parts while singing.

 


(PRODUCTION STAGE)

1)   Firstly, the teacher explains to the students on how to play the game.

Instruction:

In this game there will be a human body and some labels, you need to drop the labels to label the different parts of the body correctly. In the first stage you will need to label the face.

2)   Then the teacher asks the students to follow the instruction and start putting the right labels at the correct body parts.

 

 

3)   Teacher tells the students that they must make sure that they have labeled all the body parts correctly or else their points will be deducted and they cannot move to the second stage.

 

 

4)   Then after the students have completed stage one and managed to label the face, then the students could move to the second stage where they are asked to label the body parts.

 

5)   Teacher tells the students to do the same thing as what they did in level one and checks the students answer based on their current marks. Teacher reminds the students that the faster they label the body parts and the fewer mistakes they do, the higher their score will be.

 

 

6)   Teacher then asks the students who fails to label the parts correctly to redo and replay the game until they have remembered and got all the labels correctly.

Lastly, after all the students have completed all the labeling, the teacher then asks the students who gets the highest mark and reward her/him. I personally think that using this game to teach the students on body parts is very suitable. This game could either be used during the set induction to introduce to them to the body parts, or during the production stage like I did to stimulate better remembrance and understanding of the topic and the teachers could also use them during the closure stage to test the students understand. Conclusively, it is up to the teachers to be able to manipulate and use this interesting source to the max to enhance better teaching and learning process in their classroom.

Till then..thanx for reading.

^_^



{February 7, 2011}   POOOOOFFFFfffff~~~ :D

POOOFFFF~~ and “KERPOOOFFF~” IS MY CHOICE….hehe

 

First and foremost…

What is actually kerpoof???…sounds like magic right..poofff..n walla…its all done :p

Well, kerpoof is a multimedia software where we could use it to create

1)      Animate movies

2)      Stories

3)      Greeting cards

4)      Original art work

5)      Picture/drawing and etc

To get to know kerpoof better..lets have a llok at this link below..believe me..u’ll love it..love at first sight!!

http://www.kerpoof.com/.

http://www.kerpoof.com/edu/Teacher_Guide.pdf.

 

so let answer the 4 main questions here..starting from the very first “THE FUNTION OF THE TOOL”

well, if u guys have visited the link I’ve given to you above, we could clearly see the marvelous list of things and function of this tool.

1)      SPELL A PICTURE– the first function is more towards like playing a game..fun learning indeed. While spelling out the picture that appears, the students will also have fun. 🙂

2)    MAKE A MOVIE- movie making functions to make a “story” where the users could create their own creative movie.

 

3)      MAKE A CARD

 

4)    MAKE A DRAWING

 

5)     MAKE A PICTURE

6)      TELL A STORY


INTERESTING right? heheh

 

2. The limitations of the tool

As we all know.. since it’s a multimedia software, the limitation would definitely be the need of ict tools. Meaning teachers need to have a laptop, lcd, projector and also not to forget INTERNET connection..without these things, the tool cannot be use! ;( besides that, this would be quite hard to say but I personally think that its very important for the teacher to manipulate this tool well since if not, might lead to misuse..erm..theres a possibility where the students might be having TOO much fun and cause to overshadow the main point of using the tool to learn.

3. When can this tool be used

For me personally..i I think it could be used all the time..either during the set induction, pre, while or even during the closer . The tool is so flexible that we can use it to the max and create different kind of activities and resources using this wonderful tool. The teacher could manipulate this tool and use it during any stage he/she wishes.

 

4. The user friendliness from the teacher point of view

Easy said…”EASY PPEASY LEMON SQUEEZY!!” J ITS SOOO user friendly as there is tutorial on how to use the tool and its even easy to explore.. Seriously, it is easy, no other simple words to explain that…so teachers SHOULD  use it!!

 

5. The tool is suitable for which standard

This tool is suitable for all standards starting form year 1 until year 6.  For a tool that is as enjoyable and as interesting as kerpoof…there will be no such limitations.. it is definitely suitable for all the standards . 🙂

SO DEAR TEACHERS..LETS USE KERPOOF STARTING FROM TODAY!



tpack? TPACK?? TPACK?? What is Tpack anyway? Why does it sound so important? What does it mean? What does the “T”, “P”,”C”, and “K” stands for? Owh my..as how brand new it may sound to you, believe me, the same goes to me.. So like usually, I Google up and searched for the explanation and definition of what actually does this TPACK means? Is it “Tea-pack”? teeeett..definately not…is it “the-pack”? hurm..again..wrong…TPACK means “Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge”

hurm…still don’t get it? Let’s make it simple..this image below may help a lot in making you understand what TPACK is better..

So after going through and reading through all these info from the net, the TPACK framework  is the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content (CK)Pedagogy (PK), and Technology (TK). Then I started to realize that we are actually using tpack in our daily life; and I do believe that teachers do most of the time apply and use the framework of tpack in their teaching in schools. Thus, the same goes to me. As I recalled back my 3 months experience in school, I do remember some of my lesson plan that I applied tpack In my teaching. One of them would be on teaching feelings and emotions.

Below is the general particular of the lesson with my students using Tpack:

Subject: English Language

Class: 5 Tekun

Level of proficiency: Average proficiency

Enrolment: 31

Time: 11.05- 12.05am

Theme: World of knowledge

Topic: Culture and tradition

Focused skill: Speaking

Integrated skill(s): Writing, listening

Language focus: Feelings( happy, sad, angry, hungry, thirsty) and etc

Previous knowledge: Known about people

Educational emphasis: Thinking skills: making connections, memorizing.

Teaching aids: Power point presentation, video, songs, LCD, and task sheet.

Intended learning outcomes: (2.1)- Speak clearly by pronouncing words accurately.

Curriculum specification: (2.1.3)- Say aloud phrases, expressions, and exclamations, with the correct stress and intonations.

Behavioural objective(s): By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

1)     Speak clearly by pronouncing words accurately.

2)     Spell and complete the task sheet correctly

SET INDUCTION

First and foremost, during the set induction, I started off the lesson by playing a video about emotions and feeling to the students. This is the first stage where I started using the ICT tools to help me introduce the content (knowledge) for that day. Through that we could clearly see the integration of the connection and usage of content and technology in this very first stage. There are varies types of emotions and feelings being introduced in the video.

PRE- SPEAKING

Then, during the second stage, I showed them a power point presentation on the 6 types of feelings (Happy, Sad, Angry, Shy, sleepy, hungry, thirsty) that I intend to teach them for that lesson and also another video also on the feelings in order to make them understand better.  Again, in this second part, we could see the integration of content, and also technology.

SPEAKING

During this stage, I divided the students into groups of 4, then in their groups, the students were asked to think of an emotion and discuss with their group members on how act out and portray their feelings. The students will be playing a guessing game where they are supposed to act out the emotions in front of their peers who will guess the answer.

CLOSRE:

During this last stage, i played another video song about feelings to wrap up the lesson.

In these stages I have varied the pedagogical approach used throughout the activities, the 2 main approaches that I have used were:

1)      Total physical respond (TPR): This is the best approach when it comes to do action. In this topic, students’ needs to act out the feelings and emotions they have learned. When teaching students on topic that needs them to act out or mime, the best approach would be TPR as the students would understand the lesson better especially when they have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the “word” and topic thought through their verbal actions.

2)      Cooperative learning is another pedagogical approach that I have been using throughout my lesson. Through the speaking stage, we could see that the students have to cooperate with each other in order to play the game and also to win the game. They need to cooperate and work as a group.

Thus, in a nut shell, I would say that my whole lesson has covered and used all the 3 “ingredients” of a complete Tpack class where there are integration of technology, content and also pedagogy throughout the lesson and also not to forget, the usage of technology (T) and also pedagogy (P) has helped my students understand the (C ) which is the content of the lesson.

That’s all for now..

Adiows 🙂



If I were to have a genie like Aladdin and the magic lamp..These are the 10 wish list that I would wish for in order to upgrade the level of the school and the education system that we are having right now..

So HERE we go..starting with the very 1st on the list…

(While rubbing my hands on the magic lamp) I wish that ..

10) “Making sure that all schools (rural/semi-rural) have the equal rights and enough resources as other urban schools.

Reason: No schools should be mistreated as “step sons and daughters”. All of the schools should get equal supplies, ICT  facilities such as having a computer lab (no mater how rural the school is) and also equal budget to maintain and update the tools and gadget needed for that school.

9) “Make ICT as one of the compulsory subject in the syllabus”

Reason: In order to create an IT savvy individual and students, they need to be guided and though hpw to use and apply these things in their daily life. They should be thought on how to use search tool bar such as “google” and “google translate” for English, Microsoft office for doing their homework and assignments. They can even be thought to have a facebook account not only for networking purpose but also to be able to keep in touch with their peers for homework updates and etc.

8 ) “EACH teacher gets a laptop- teachers of all subjects”

Reason: All teachers need a laptop for their lesson. With a laptop each, they can update their work, teaching aids and reports anytime they like. They can also keep a lot of interesting and beneficial materials and data that would help their teaching and lesson for the class.

7) “Constant check up, updates and maintenance of the facilities and ICT tools.”

Reason: The problem that usually occurs in school nowadays is “ICT tools” are for viewing and embellishment only. The tools and facilities are there but most of the time non-functional. Thus, it is very important to have constant thorough check up, updates and maintenance in order for the tools to functional as how it suppose to!

6) “E-Learning classroom, no more boring chalk and talk!!”

Reason: E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classroom opportunities and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, audio or video tape, image, animation, streaming video and audio. When using E-Learning, the learning environment and learning process is no longer boring and in addition, the students may also get a copy of the lesson such as in the form of CD-ROM and replay it at home in order to understand the lesson better.

http://elearning.kettha.gov.my/lms/login.php?target=&soap_pw=&ext_uid=&cookies=nocookies&client_id=KTAK&lang=en.

5) “Provide full coverage and internet access everywhere in the school area.”

Reason: By having full coverage and internet access in the school, it would ease the teachers to find more interesting materials on the net as well as giving opportunity for the students to access extra knowledge and information that is not given by the teacher nor found in the books in the library!

4) “Classrooms that also function like the computer lab”-(even to rural and semi rural schools-no exemption!!)

Reason: When I say function like a computer lab i mean having a big LCD screen, Projector, complete sound system and also a laptop. EACH class MUST have all these tools and facilities in the classroom. All the schools must have this complete set of facilities in the classroom to ease and enhance better learning and teaching for both the teacher and the students throughout the teaching and learning process.

3) “Having MONEY and BUDGET for the school to buy and update the ICT tools needed!”

Reason: As we all know, ICT stuffs are not cheap. Thus, in order to be fully equipped with all those necessary ICT tools, a lot of money is needed. Without enough budget and money to buy all these tools, there is no way for the school to be up to date, having enough ICT tools, and even to maintain the tools and facilities that are available in the school. NO money, NO talk!! And due to that, the problem continues and that is when u hear talks, and complains by the teacher saying that the tools are there but simply non-functional! (Money is the start for the wish to come trueee~)

2) “Send all the teachers to courses and talks to train and equip them on how to handle and use the tools and equipments”

Reason: It is very important for the teachers to be well trained on how to use the ICT tools. Some teachers refuse to use ICT in the classroom due to fear of not knowing how to use and handle them, thus, through short courses and training, the teachers could be trained of how to handle the ICT tools as well as cast the fear of using ICT in their classrooms and lessons. There’s no point of having ICT tools in school if the teachers themselves refuse and do not know how to use them; so the very first step is to train the teachers then would the other step and action would be applicable.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST…

1) “I COULD BE SOMEONE WHO WILL BE ABLE AND HAVE THE POWER TO FULLFILL ALL THE 9 WISHES ABOVE!”

Reason: Simply because wishing alone is definitely not enough. One needs to have the “power” to be able to full fill these wishes. If I were someone in the Ministry Of education, I will therefore try my very best to carry out and prepare things and ICT gadgets that are very vital nowadays. As time, days, months, and years past, we could see how rapid the growth and the development of ICT in today’s world. Almost everything is related to ICT and thus shows how important it is for the school and also the teachers to be up to date and also techno savvy.

I guess thats all the 10 wishes..  Maybe some of them are too high and ambitious to reach, still nothing is impossible as where there is a will, there is always a way 🙂

adiows~

P/S- DO HAVE A LOOK AT THIS LINK..I FIND IT VERY INTERESTING AND PRACTICAL!

http://one.laptop.org/about/mission.

http://one.laptop.org/.



Hello everyone…it’s been awhile since I last wrote on my blog. To be specific it’s been already 1 year, that shows how fast the time goes by without us noticing it. So for the first entry after a looooong holiday of “non- blogging” days, my first entry would be about my reflection on my 3 months experience of teaching via ICT in the classroom.

First and foremost, to be frank, I do agree that the usage of ICT such as video viewing, playing songs, showing powerpoints to the students are one of the most interesting approach and way of teaching. Students seem to understand better and also seen to be very much interested to learn as it is a fun learning approach, especially when it comes to using videos and songs which needs them to sing along and also move. But unfortunately it isn’t a child’s play job for the teacher to handle and set up the things needed in order to be able to apply and use ICT things throughout the lesson. There are a lot of obstacles and backup plan that the teacher needs to think about in order to make sure that the lesson goes on well especially if unexpected problem occurs such as no electricity and also having problems with the projector.

Nevertheless, throughout my 3 months of teaching experience, I did use some ICT  in my classroom. My first usage of ICT was with my year 5 students; teaching English subject on the topic of “occupation”. I managed to download a very interesting video and song on the Utube about occupations and I planned to use it during my set induction. For the very first experiencing …erm..having to handle and set up the LCD and projector on my own..whoah…its definitely not an easy thing. Since I had never had the experience on how to set up the LCD, thus, it became quite a uneasy problem for me during my lesson and I didn’t manage to set it up correctly and thus had me running up the school stairs looking for the technician to help me set up the projector. And due to that, it made me waste nearly 15 minutes of my 1hour class leaving it to have only 45 minutes!! What a waste..huhu… After such hassle, so the projector was working at last and I managed to played the video to my class. As the students were viewing the video, I could see their eagerness to learn and they seemed to have a lot of fun. They sang along with the video and also throughout my lesson, I could see that the students seem to understand and remember the lesson better. Even after school time, I could still hear some of my students singing the song that I played during the class and thus shows that how effective using songs are in learning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=709jALpHktc&feature=related

My second usage of ICT in the classroom is with using power point presentation. The power point presentation was on teaching “emotions” and thus there were pictures on showing different kinds of emotions and also teaching them on the spelling of the emotions with regards to the pictures being shown in the power point. And yes before I forget, again the same thing happen as I had to “run” up the stairs to the technician’s room as the projector didn’t seem to work even though I have done exactly as how I was thought my the technician. So after the technician came and had a look, she said that I had to use another projector as the projector in the classroom was broken. Thus again, this time worse, took me 20 minutes to solve the problem leaving me only 30-40 minutes to teach my class. Overall the class still did go on well and the students again did love the power point presentation as they loved the pictures of different kinds of emotions being shown to them but still on my point of view, the lesson would be much better is I didn’t waste my 20 minutes only on setting up the projector and LCD and due to that leaving my class with kind of a disappointed feeling with myself and also to the projector for ruining my day…hahaha…and yes not to forget leaving me pondering “show I ever use LCD again in my classroom”. Coz if I were to face this problem each time wanting to use the LCD, personally I think it is no not worth it. huhu

Last but not least my very last usage of the ICT tools in the classroom would be paying songs the classroom. This time, I managed to start my class on time as I decided not to use the LCD but instead just played the video on my laptop and used an external speaker to make the sound louder. The song that used was to teach the topic “culture” with my students. Since that week was the last week of fasting month, I decided to use and play a “Hari Raya” song during the lesson and as well expected the students were definitely so excited and happy. I also used the song during the poisonous box game and the game became so lively with the usage if the song and the lesson on that day was a big “success”, and I felt great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c93uaxzaUc

Overall what I would say is, LCD and projector does give quite a hard time to teachers especially when we are in short of time. Thus it is very important for the teachers to have back up plan when deciding to use ICT tools in the classroom. I won’t say that I’m opposing the usage of ICT in the classroom, well I do agree that to some extend it does help the lesson goes better as it makes the student have fun  and learn better , but still if having to waste 10-20 minute each time to set up the LCD, it is not quite worth it. Thus it is up to the teacher to choose the best ICT tool that does not really “burden” the teacher and cause much problem before and throughout the lesson. Still, using ICT once in a while in the classroom is god in order to have variety with the teaching approach. I think that’s all for what I can share with all of u.. Do enjoy some of the pictures with my students 🙂

 

 

till then…adiows.



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{October 28, 2009}   FiNiShiNg LiNe… (^_^) but (T_T)

Time does past very fast without us even noticing it.. At one time we have just started The journey, and suddenly as if within a twinkling of an eye, its all coming to an end… HOrrAYYY…but still then again, suddenly theres this feeling saying that its time to say goodbye and that is the sad part (T_T)

 

But what to do, in every meeting there is always a goodbye at the end of it.. that’s how the world goes.. well well well…enough with the emotional part, back to business…hehe

 

The last post is suppose to be about E-portfolio..so reflecting back at our 14 weeks of lecture, I couldn’t possibly deny the fact that E-portfolio gives a lot, I do mean a LOT of benefits to all of us… personally E-portfolio has made lot’s of things much easier, especially in the usage of the ‘skydrive’!!!

With the ‘existance’ of the skydrive, there no longer the need of pendrive..haha..since everything could be shared and uploaded on the skydrive, faster, easier, and save!! You could use the skydrive to save soo many data n files without having any limitations and whats more wonderful is that you can share the files and send it to your friends easily without having to meet them face to face..great ahh?? HIHI..love that part of E-portfolio.. no matter where you are or where you go, you could always have your data in your skydrive..hehe..

 

Another thing that I love about windows live (E-portfolio) is the blogging part..well actually I don’t really like writing  blog,(that’s the frank part) =p but if I were to see on the positive side.. the blog has made me learn so much from others. Sharing and gaining more about new things by reading other’s blogs and sharing and giving opinion on them.. There is a sense of sharing and OH WELL, there is a sense of COP is E-portfolio..wow..just realized that!! Yeahh..its very much true, reflecting back, ther have been lots and lots of sharing among us the whole cohort through this windows live.. oh, how I missed that part.. now I see how marvelous E-portfolio is…

 

Last but not least, through the E-portfolio, it has made me know my friends better, getting to know about their latest updates, and having the sense of feeling always connected with one another. A world with no boundaries it here with E-portfolio..

 

So that is how the E-port folio has made my live better as well as changed my perception about technology…

 

Bye..bye..all…sayonara

 

I would personally say thanx to all the tutors and the lecturer for the wonderful lesson throughout these 14 weeks..thank you so much..we have learn so much from all of u

 

 

 

Lots of love  mimie



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