Welcome to My 21st Century Classroom! =]
Below there is a video essay of what I believe makes a great teacher, and if you follow this link you will come to My Review
My ClassroomHello my name is Samantha Perry I'm currently studying to become a teacher here at Edinboro University! I wish to teach kindergarten once I get out of school.
My perfect classroom layout is shown below.
Rituals and Routines
At the beginning on my day, my students come in and all sit in the square carpet until everyone is there. We start off our day with a morning meeting with consist of singing our classroom song to make sure everyone is here. Each child has a clothes pin with their name on it clipped to a board, as we all sing the song, after each child's name is called they come up and remove their clip, making this easier to see who is here and who is not. After our morning song the children start their day out at centers for about 10 minutes each. There is a different center at each of the tables and they are also allowed to use the reading carpet. During their time at centers I sit at the kidney table and call up reading groups. While I'm working with one group of children the rest are going about doing their center work. After centers is over all the student take a seat at their tables as we start math and I use the projector. I try to always keep my students involved and entertained, each week I change the design on my nails to match whatever the topic is that we are going over that week! So if the student ever wanted to find out what may be the main idea for the week they would just have to grab my hand and look at my nails.
A typical day in my classroom would start out with our morning meeting which takes place on the square carpet, after out meeting and making sure everyone is present this day, the children will then go off to centers as I meet with them in their reading groups, centers last about ten minutes each. After centers the children will all come together for their lesson for math. During math we will use our smart board and the children will be able to come up and have any interactions with the board. By adding and subtracting the different pictures of pennies and dimes displayed on the board. After math the kids will have lunch and recess time, then they will come back into the room for science and social studies.
My Technology Integration
Since I'm teaching such a young group of children I will not be integrating technology within my classroom, but when it comes to their parent I will communicate with them through e-mail and phone when needed. Also if Kemptown would provide me with a smart-board I would use it for class lessons and when it come to math. If you're not familiar with a smart-board here is a video to show you how it works!
Personal Learning Networks
As of now, being a student personal learning networks are very helpful, but I don't think with being a teacher I will use them as much within the classroom. I may use them for myself as a teacher but the students wont be working with PLN's.
Feedback is always welcomed:)
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Launch of the SMARTBoard. Film. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgY6zh2nxg>. \
Arcademic Skill Builders. Film. <http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/>.