Monday, July 9, 2012

Tool 11

 I think in my particular situation, the tool that best suits my class is the iSafe that promotes Digital Citizenship for students. I firmly believe that students need to know and understand the importance of protecting themselves from all the evils of cyberspace. I was once told that in the days of MySpace, 1 out of 4 people who used the website where there for the wrong reasons, praying on young people. I don't have a problem with incorporating changes for the 21st. Century Learner, however, I don't think I will be given the resources to do so. No new surprises from going through 11 tools other new information to research and become more knowledgeable.

Tool 10

 I firmly believe that young people develope the mentality that "it won't happen to them" when asked about being safe on the internet. Meaning that they believe they are immune to repercussions from improper internet usage such as posting lewd pictures, publicizing to much personal information about themselves, and also publicizing too much information about family members and freinds. Unfortunately, the internet sometimes can be like a criminal record, it never seems to go away. It is out there floating around somewhere.I can see in the future where companies in the future as they do criminal background checks for employment, also do a internet background check to see what has been posted. I can speak from first hand experience that parents to monitor internet usage on a regular basis. In looking the iSafe program, it looks like a good to tool to use in nensuring the safety of young people using the internet. I believe that a possible avenue to educate students about proper internet ettiquette would be to display student pages in class and recieve feed back fellow students and educators about what they are into on the internet. Students should understand the ramifications of how easily they themselves can be searched on the internet just by simply "Google-ing" their name. I think that students should be aware of these very critical areas of concern when using the internet, called the 411 in X-Block: On-line Predators, Cyber-Bullying, Illegal Downloading, Spam, Viruses, On-Line Scams, Identity Theft, Plagiarism.

Tool 9

The lesson objective must be coherent with the technology the students are using and monitored to prevent them from not using their time in efficient manner such as cruising Facebook, playing games, or surfing the Internet. Each learner must understand accountability for the hardware put in their care so that they are not damaged and returned in good working order. In searching the Tools for 21st. Century Learning website, I did not see any Web 2.0 Tools, Flipcharts, iPod & iPad Apps that are pertinent to my class. Again I will not receive any new technology because I am a CTE teacher, but it seems as though the sketching apps, calculators, measurement apps, woodworking blog specific apps, and YouTube would be an asset to have access to.

Tool 8

Being an instructor in the CTE department, I do not believe that I will be receiving any of the devices stated in Tool 8. I have not had any training with the different types of hardware that those teachers who will be implementing these programs will be receiving, therefore I am not familiar any of them. 

Tool 7

Principals Of Manufacturing

Content Objective:  The students will collaborate with another CTE class by working on an designing, engineering, and constructing and a metal tote tray by interacting online to use Autodesk Inventor to draft other students' designs while the other students draft my students designs.

Implementation:  My goal is to incorporate this when my POM students are in their design unit during the 2nd 9 weeks.

Tools:  Google Docs (word processing), Skype, SketchUp, Email, Autodesk Inventor

Description:  POM students are expected to improve a product such as a metal tote tray constructed from 22 gauge sheet metal.  The students must produce an engineered drawing of a metal tote tray using standard communication techniques descibed in Tools.   They must have discussions with their with other students and come up with ways to improve a product such as a tote tray that meets a specified need. The students will work together to identify such improvements such as quality, reliability, and safety. to present to the class before creating working drawing to work from.   In this project the students will use another classroom as a sounding board and vice versa.  They will have to report to each other in paired groups to finalize their designs and submit working drawings to each other.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tool 6

Below is a link to a sample wall wisher board I created for students to easily access some of the subject areas for my Principals of Manufacturing course.  Using wall wisher board allows them to easily access needed info rather than having to search the web.  My students would much rather use the computer to do research about a particular subject area.

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Tool 5

The following wordle could be used as a warm-up in my Principal of Manufacturing class at the beginning of the year to have them do a quick write about the words that they see and how they are related.

This is a motivational poster that I made with Big Huge Labs that could be used in my Principals of Manufacturing Class.


My students could use web 2.0 tools to create their own designs about individual projects or simply use it as tool to gather ideas and information.