<![CDATA[redclif - RedClif's Chatter]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:59:26 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Teaching Young Children?]]>Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:20:04 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/teaching-the-youngInterns working with Dr. Carrie Whaley and enrolled in EDU337 Needs of Learners/Early Childhood are - for sure!
Tonight , the discussion will focus on
developing a project based on students’ interests using The Project Approach, an emergent curriculum approach that is developed in the classroom in 3 stages—Preparation, Investigation, and Presentation. During the Investigation stage, an outside guest is invited to the classroom to serve as a primary-source authority on the topic the students selected. As the project developed, interns would participate in various grade-appropriate ways to demonstrate what they were learning. In addition, the interns will document their learning through still images and video clips at each stage of the project, culminating in a digital storybook that they created using one of 4 free web tools to document and narrate (voiceover) their students’ project.



So fun!  Let's make it happen!

Students, be sure to post the URL in the Comments - be sure to mark it Public!
<![CDATA[SE331 Characteristics/Needs of Exceptional Pupils 1 (Learning Disabilities and Related Disabilities)]]>Thu, 24 Sep 2015 21:14:35 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/se331-characteristicsneeds-of-exceptional-pupils-1-learning-disabilities-and-related-disabilities
August 31, 2015                    

So cool!  Tonight, I was invited to talk and share with students in Mrs. Mathew's class who are focused on teaching children with special needs.  Wow! They are filled with passion and love - and are so on go!  Most of them have nonprofessional teaching experience with these children and are integrating research and hands-on leaning!  So fun - to listen to them make connections - and grow-professionally!  Technology is making its way into the classroom to meet the needs of these students - Prek-12!
Early on,  the students explored classroom technology devices - 'goodfits' for classroom use - recommended (and shared) by the STAR Center!  Discussion followed -

We discussed the Three Components to Universal Design:
1.  Multiple representations of information
2.   Alternative means of expression
3.   Varied options for engagement
The discussion continued with components impact of successful teaching and learning in the classroom - and outside of the classroom. 
A variety of web tools and iPad apps were explored - for teaching and reviewing skills, assessment.

<![CDATA[EDU595:EC Institute/Technology and the Young Child]]>Mon, 11 May 2015 18:41:34 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/edu595ec-institutetechnology-and-the-young-child
          May 25-29
        May 25, 2015
We are back together, again!  The EC Institute has taken off! I can't wait to join the teachers this afternoon and watch their digital stories unfold! 

Post your URL as a Comment - so excited!
1. Go to StoryJumper and login.
2. Click on your digital book-Click Edit-Click Share-Choose Share with Family and Friends-Right Click on the link and Copy
3. Return to this blog and Paste the link as a Comment.
4. Give me a shout  for Help!  8) 
Ah, hats off to a group of teachers taking the Early Childhood Summer Institute at Union University. 
It is pre-meeting night - can't wait to meet and chat with you!

Digital story? 
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between. A great way to begin learning about Digital Storytelling is by watching the following video introduction to Digital Storytelling.       http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/archive/



Where to begin?
The digital story will be standards-based and created using StoryJumper. 
The teachers will:
1. Identify the standards
2. Determine and jot down the text/script - within story elements
3. Plan, select and gather the illustrations/pictures - STAY LEGAL!
4. And create the book during the first class.   So excited!

<![CDATA[EDU202: PedLabII/Mathematics]]>Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:40:39 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/april-28th-2015 EDU202: Pedagogy Lab II/Mathematics supported with Technology (1:40-2:30 R)  

Today is the day!  Yeah!   I cannot wait to join Dr. Ann Singleton and her students in EDU202:
We will talk a little about effective technology integration in the Mathematics classroom and look at some online tools for collecting and presenting data and geometry and assessment . A variety of math websites and iPad apps will be included.
Collecting and Presenting Data




Create Graphs

Virtual Manipulatives



Websites for Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Khan Academy:  http://www.khanacademy.org/
SumDog: https://www.google.com/#q=sumdog+math
Math is Fun: http://www.mathsisfun.com
Math Playground: http://www.mathplayground.com/
Math 10: http://www.math10.com

iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Mathematics

<![CDATA[EDU332/SE306: Partnering Mathematics and Technology]]>Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:39:40 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/edu332se306-partnering-mathematics-and-technologyPicture
<![CDATA[EDU202: PedLab(Math)]]>Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:56:57 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/edu202-pedlabmathPicture
Can't wait to join this group!   More to come!

PollEverywhere ... let's make it happen!  Get out those phones!

Google Drive
CLICK on the URL below:


Complete the survey!  Let's talk!

Collecting data - a little Geometry on the side!  Oh, yes!

Well, that was fun!  Thank you for making it happen!

<![CDATA[Leading the  Learning Environment]]>Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:47:00 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/leading-the-learning-environmentClassroom Managment and Classroom Design - making the connection!]]><![CDATA[Students Plan for Achievement through Website Integration]]>Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:44:52 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/students-plan-for-achievement-through-website-integrationPicture
Students in EDU305: Planning for Student Achievement are getting ready to 'crank up' a Weebly website for making a connection with the classroom and the home.  What fun! 
Students are researching the use of effective class websites. Are the expectations for these websites the same for the teacher, the student and the home?  How are they similar and/or different?

A special thank you to Dr. Michele Atkins for gathering us to learn and share. 

Students, post your Weebly URL as a comment to this blog post. This will allow for easy access for peer reviews.

<![CDATA[EDU331: Literacy in Diverse Classrooms  - Making the Website Connection ]]>Mon, 06 Oct 2014 17:43:34 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/-edu331-literacy-in-diverse-classrooms-making-the-website-connectionPicture
Wow - that was fun!  The interns in EDU331 took off - creating a Weebly classroom website.  The website will serve as a communication tool between school and home.  Home and Blog pages  - almost complete!  This first blog post - a familiar topic, of course. Interns were reminded to 'talk to the readers' and to write to expect resppnses.  Blogs are 3 well written paragraphs and error free! Nothing like an active blog! Yahoo! 

Later, posts will make a direct connection to the curriculum based content.

Post your Weebly URL here - as a comment!

<![CDATA[EDU332/SE302 making the Tech-Connection!]]>Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:22:33 GMThttp://redclif.weebly.com/redclifs-chatter/edu332se302-making-the-tech-connectionThursday morning, 8:00AM and 29 interns are on go!   It must be EDU332/SE302 ready to take off on standards- based Scavenger Hunt and Concept Maps!   Can't wait!  Let's make it happen- together!