Enter D'Apps I'm using this site to gain competence with technologies that I intend to utilize in the classroom. My college is doing a pretty good job teaching traditional methods, however, I only have one instructional media class and I believe that 21st century students should learn with 21st century technology. When I begin my teaching career, I want to integrate technology starting on the first day, and the only way I'll be able to do that is to start practicing now. I'll use blogs in the classroom for communicating with parents and daily roving reporting by students. Students will also have the option to write on their own blog. Over the next couple of years I'll model how I'll use use blogging in the classroom on this site. Please check out my other sites concerning Handhelds and Podcasting.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


In The Classroom

I was able to spend 6 hours in a classroom that was Palm enabled today. I arrived at approximately 9:45 and stayed until 3:30. When I arrived, the teacher and her students went through a list of the applications they use and how they used them. They showed me a great math application called Summing, which I had never played before. The game plays something like mine sweeper. The teacher was kind enough to show me around the classroom and how they handled their technical issues. The class fortunate is enough to have Tungsten C's with Wireless internet so the children can jump on the Internet anytime the teacher gives them the OK. I spent most of the day helping students, answering questions, and getting advice from the teacher. We may put together a podcast where I interview about her experiences with the handhelds. During the day, two of her students paid me a compliment and told me they thought I would be a really good teacher.

The Summing download site is not in English. Look for the following element on the page to download the game.

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