" 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.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Photo Album and Slideshow

I would use this slide show to teach a geography lesson. I would probably teach this to a 3rd grade class because they would have to do some research online to find the answers to the clues that are given in the slide show. The pictures shown in the slide show are of places I have visited. After watching the slide show I would have the students research the clue that was given on each slide and try to figure out the place the picture was taken.

The students could then do the same thing. They could upload pictures of places they have been and give clues to the class about each place. If the students haven't traveled they can include pictures of places they would like to go some day. After all the students present they each will have learned about numerous places around the world and a fun fact about each place.

I used animoto to create my slide show. I liked the program because you could add music and change the background of your slides. The only downside to it was you could only make a 30 second video and if you wanted to make it longer you had to pay money. Overall though it seems like a really neat website to use. If I could get my school to pay for it, I would have my students use it all the time.

Click here to view photo album

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I created a PLN web to organize all the information I learned from EDU 514.

I think that bubble.us is a resourceful website to use to have students brainstorm about a given topic. I think you can have them go there to help them organize ideas for a project such as book report on a president. In different bubbles they can include facts like where they were born, what they were famous for, how long they served as president. Another way teachers can use this site is to help students organize information on parts of a story. They can put the title of the book in the middle and then have webs coming off that with the setting, plot, and characters.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


For my webquest I created a habitat project. I teach 1st grade. I found it hard to come up with an idea for a project to have 1st graders do independently. I think for any webquest students in 1st grade would need a lot of assistance from the teacher or parents, especially when reading and exploring the information sources. I think I would assign this project to students in second or third grade but not 1st.

I found it hard to edit my project. I kept getting confused with where to save it, but I figured it out in the end. Overall  I think using webquests in the classroom seems fun and a good way to get the students involved using technology.

Click for my webquest