Teaching & YouTube

I found that the blog post written by Sanna also applied to me, as I usually find myself watching videos online in my free time (usually interviews with my favourite actors or humorous videos) but I also use YouTube as a resource for assignments. For one assignment in particular, I used a song written about the Three Little Pigs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWjUSHimgAA) as background audio in a video I made. In fact, I have a whole playlist on my YouTube account dedicated to any teaching related videos I find during my searches.

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Early Childhood and Smart Boards

Although I mainly focus on implementing ICT’s within years 2 and 3 (the years I find most myself comfortable in), http://tegansinclair.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/its-that-simple/ provides a link to a video that shows the different ways to use an interactive whiteboard/smart board with early childhood students. Most of these activities can also be tweaked to be more suited towards older aged students.

Assignment Work

I’ve found that the hardest portion of the assignment is finding resources/links that support my online artefact. Coming up with the reasons was easy enough (ICT’s are fun, creative and essential) but sorting through everything and finding resources that are aimed towards parent so fchildren (as per the assignment guidleines) was difficult. That’s why I found http://isabellairvine.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/assignment-time/