Sunday, April 29, 2007

Importance of Word

Microsoft Word is always a useful program to be familiar with. Almost every job may require the use of such a program at some point, and it's necessary for students and future teachers to know how to utilize the program. Hopefully students in our classrooms will be exposed to Microsoft Word or an equivalent program during their younger years so that they can learn how to use it by the time they reach middle school and high school where they will need to type papers and other things.

Monday, April 23, 2007


Powerpoint presentations are a very effective method of teaching lessons in classrooms. From personal experience, teachers who use powerpoints to give notes and show visuals are more effective and the information is more easily understood. Knowing how to make a good powerpoint is important for both our time in school and our future careers. Students will benefit from our efforts to create powerpoints for lessons in the classroom.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Websites for Classrooms

Having a class website would be very exciting for the students and very convienient for the teacher. Teachers can post homework assignments, reminders for quizzes and tests, messages for students and parents, grades (which should be visible to individual students only), pictures from class trips or events, and many other things. It's very practical for students and teachers to have constant two-way communication while they are at home because it will be easier for the teacher to give help. Also, the site would be a good way for parents to monitor student progress.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Websites for Students?

Our assignment for this week has made me think about whether or not it would be useful for students to have their own website. They might use it to publish writing that they do in class or writing they do on their own that they want to share with classmates. Teachers can monitor what students post on their sites and enable the students to see each other's work. I think this would give the kids a sense of accomplishment, having their own website and even more, having their own writing published.