I have created an Inference Quiz and a Math Survey using both Voki and Quia. I used the Voki to create a personalized speaking avatar that will read the questions on the quiz along with a personal voice recording of myself to remind both students and parents about the upcoming 1st Quarter Benchmark. Using Quia and Voiki is a great way to motivate and improve my students' reading and listening skills in an engaging and innovative way. The Voki recordings will allow students and parents to listen to recording as many times as they like.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
This week was quite interesting due to my students having to take the Math Benchmark, finding time in time in the schedule to work with my students and bringing the iPad back into the classroom after being stolen. Thankfully it was returned in solid condition. As soon as my students noticed that the iPad was back in my possession the questions were set in motion. I tried to disregard some of the comments by just exclaiming that we were very fortunate to have it back but I will be very reluctant and careful about leaving the classroom unlocked. At first my students were a little nervous about using the iPad but after a few moments it was like the weeks before. I think that we all were able to let out guards down just a little in order to have fun using it once again. As the week progressed my uneasiness slacked off a bit. My students were just as eager as day one to read with me. I can see how much some of them have improved over the small course of time. In math class we discussed line graphs so I am now going to integrate that in with using the iPad so that my students can log their own progress to see how their reading fluency has changed over time.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I used the Voki as a recording to help remind both students and parents about the upcoming 1st Quarter Benchmark. I also used it as a tool to review math and reading test-taking strategies. The Voki recording will allow students and parents to listen to recording as many times as they like.
I have created a Math Survey using Quia. This survey will be used to determine which students' and/or skills will need to be be taught through small group instruction or remediation. This survey will also allow me to pair students that has mastered a skill with a student that has yet mastered the skill. Many students become embarrassed if they do not understand classwork, this survey will take the embarrassment away the because the information is only between the students and the teacher.
I have created an Inference Quiz using both Voki and Quia. I used the Voki to create a personalized speaking avatar that will read the questions on the quiz that was made using Quiz. This is a great way to motivate and improve my students' reading and listening skills in an engaging and innovative way.
Unfortunately I was not able to use the iPad with my students this week due to theft however next week I will be able to start back up again. The incident was very stressful on me and my students were very disappointed maybe their spirits will brighten once they see that it was returned.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Another week has past by and my students are still amazed with the opportunity of working with the iPad. Their excitement about reading makes me excited. I actually thought that their interest would have declined but instead I was proven wrong. I am noticing that majority of them are yearning to make improvement in reading. Some of my students able to move forward and onto another story or level due to reading improvement. I am so enthused with how much they are participating and actively engaged in learning.