" A teacher affects eternity:he can never tell where his influence stops. " ~Henry Adams~

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Berea, Ohio, United States
My name is Jennifer Lisco. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education. Im currently working on my masters in Mild to Moderate Special Education.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Google Doc Assignment # 2

For my second google docs assignment I created a PowerPoint to help teach my students steps to follow when they are angry. One of the common characteristics of autism is lack of social skills. To help children with autism teachers often use social stories to help demonstrate appropriate social skills in a given situation. I have one little boy who is very violent when he gets mad. I would use this presentation to teach him how to calm down when he is upset. On the last slide I created a quiz for him to take to show me what he remembered from the presentation.

I found using PowerPoint on google docs to be easy for the most part. To add pictures I saved clip art from Microsoft word in to paint. After I saved it in my paint program then I was able to insert the picture. I'm not sure if there is an easier way to do this. If there is, can someone show me next time we are in class? Other then that I found PowerPoint easy to use and a good resource for creating presentations. I really like how in google docs it automatically saves you work!

Click here to see my PowerPoint

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Online Quiz

For my online quiz I created a quiz for 1st graders. The quiz tests them on their calendar skills. Calendar time is a very common part of of a 1st grade schedule. In the current classroom I'm in now calendar is the first thing we do after the announcements. It is part of states standards for children to know how many days are in a week, months of the year, and how to read a calendar.

Click here to take the calendar quiz

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Google Doc Assignment #1

I created a form to help me get to know my students. I would have my students fill this out the first day of class. In the form I have them tell me their favorite subject, least favorite subject, and some of their favorite things. I think its important to know these things about your students to help create lesson plans that are centered around their interests.

Click here for my form

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Web 2.0 Assignment

Click here to view my popup book ---> The Zoo Book

For this assignment I created a popup book using zooburst.com. On this website you are able to create a book and add pictures that pop up when you turn the page. I think that this website would be fun for any grade but especially the younger ones. If I were to assign a project to my class I would have them brainstorm on paper some ideas of a story they would like to write. I would have them write a rough draft. After I have edited their rough draft I would allow them to use zooburst.com to create their own online popup book. Before they got started on the computer I would show the students, using a smart board, how to navigate the website to create their book. I would have criteria for the assignment such as the book must be 5-10 pages long, each page in the book must have a picture that goes along with the sentence, and all sentences must be complete with no grammatical errors.

I found this website easy to use and very fun! You are able to save your work, which is nice because you could spread this assignment over a few days if you wanted to give the students plenty of time to complete their project.