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My 21st Century Classroom

My 21st Century Classroom

Welcome:

Hello, my name is Leanne Rose. I’m a kindergarten teacher at Superior Primary Elementary. This is my fifth year at Superior. At Superior, the grade levels begin with kindergarten until grade three. I love my class size with 16 students. We have almost everything thing we could possibly need within our classroom. Four students at each table shares desk space, where they are able to work on homework either together or individually. Inside the classroom we have many different things such as an easel, projector (smart board), television, three computer stations with five computers at each, and very accessible book stands.


Setting:


My classroom is growing by achieving the standards the state demands us to meet along with advancing within the technology world. My students absolutely love the smart board; the interaction with the technology opens new doors for them. They seem to be more stimulated and are very excited and eager to learn. The computers are assigned to each student in the beginning of the year. They are able to go on and play mathematical games and puzzles. The students are becoming more stimulated and actually enjoy doing homework. We don’t call take home projects or worksheets homework anymore, we refer it as homeplay. The students are more attentive and punctual when homeplay is due.
The television in our classroom was recently brought in. We are going to Skype different kindergarten classrooms and have the interactions with the other students. Each student will be paired up with another student in the opposing classroom and talk about their homework. Skype is also going to become apart of parent- teacher conferences. The parents that are unable to attend the conferences times due to other conflicting things will be able to still meet with me and have a personal conversation instead of over the phone and via email.
Instructional Glimpse:

In Mathematics-

Title: Numbers, Number Systems, and Number Relationships
Conceptual Factors:
School Factors- There is roughly 144 students at Superior Primary Elementary total and 16 students in my classroom. There are 48 students in each grade level. The students are middle to lower class and a majority of them are Caucasian, with a few Hispanic and African American. The school system practices inclusions and emphasis the No Child Left Behind Act.
Classroom Features- In my classroom, there are four students at each table. We have a total of 15 computers in our classroom that are available to the students. In addition, we have multiple book stands, projector, easel, and a television. The classroom is set up in the best interests of the students.
Instructional Implications- Not every student is at the same learning level or at the same technology level, I may have to re-teach how to use certain software or whatever the material at the moment to the students that are lagging behind.

Learning Objectives:
-Use concrete objects to solve addition and subtraction problems.
-recognize and describe numeric and geometric patterns.
-replicate and transfer numeric and geometric patterns.
-extend numeric and geometric patterns.
-make connections between matching patterns represented more than one way.
-relate patterns and sets to explore changing patterns.

Assessment:
The assessment the students will do to accomplish these goals will be via Internet.

This website goes above and beyond the standards and will allow the student to grow more intellectually. The computers we have in the classroom will help the easy assess to the website.
Vocabulary:
The important words the students will address via website are:
-Sum
-Difference
The website also allows an audio of pronunciations of the words.
Target:
The student by 10 weeks will be able to accomplish all the different tasks on the website and excel.
Acceptable:
The student by 15 weeks will be able to accomplish all the different tasks on the website and excel.
Unacceptable:
The student does not accomplish all the different tasks by the second grading period.


Feedback:


Annotated Bibliography:
Google – I used Google Docs to embed my feedback paragraph along with the pictures you see throughout the blog.
Prezi – Prezi was used for my digital media representation
Classroom Architect – Classroom Architect was used to represent my classroom
Math Worksheet - The mathematical problems found on this site is what I was referring to above
Informational Article - gave me ideas to use throughout my project
Informational Article- This site was very useful, the article touched upon how outdated schools are.

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