Both of my GAME plan goals are moving along very well and I am making progress in both areas. My first goal, incorporating technology into my daily activities and lessons with my students, is very strong. I have brought my students to the computers daily for one of the three projects we are currently doing. One project has been for research and understanding of an animal. My students were able to create a digital picture of the animal we have researched yesterday in pixie and image blender. The students were able to use what they learned from their research on pebblego.com to add details in the picture about the animal. I worked on this with our media specialist. We are meeting again on Monday to have the students type what fact they learned and then I will take the students to the computer lab to work in partners on a PowerPoint using the facts they have and give a citation for the information. I have also made progress in this goal because I am now using the computers daily in the students’ math centers. Each day one group is rotating to the computers to work on an activity or interactive game that reinforces what we are learning.
My second goal, to create a blog that I will regularly update that can be used to share resources, ideas, and information, is also making progress. I learned more about what most blogs do and how they are set up. I have been observing what other teachers do to maximize their blog and get the most use out of it. I have been searching around more on my current blog just to get a better feel for what is available and what I can do. I am trying to decide if I want to continue with word press, or if I want to use blogspot or another provider. My next step will be to bring creating a blog and work on it as often as I can so that I can feel for all my options. I have also been collecting ideas and resources that I would like to use to share on that blog. Overall, I am making progress and not feeling overwhelmed with meeting my goals!