Sunday, October 2, 2016

To follow up on my previous post... I have included some screen shots of the responses to the survey my class took after watching my note video. At this moment, it seems to be a success. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

I spent some time this afternoon exploring another presentation tool, this one is called "explain everything". I ended up downloading the app on my iPad and I recorded a mini-lesson. I found this to be extremely easy to work with and very beneficial for math. I need to work on some features of the program (such as making the presentation more exciting), but I am happy with what I have so far. I am planning to use this "mini-lesson" with my classes tomorrow. It is a review, so if it is an epic fail at least I didn't waste too much time. My plan is to have the students watch the video independently, at their own pace. They will have the same guided note sheet as the recording and will be able to write exactly what I write.  Students will be able to rewind and replay as much as they want.

After the lesson I created a google form, with this form I can easily gather data regarding the students thoughts/emotions/suggestions. I am excited to report back tomorrow!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hello! My name is Jennifer Brayton (Jen) and I am 25 years old. I am a math teacher at North Kingstown High School, I work part time at Scituate Lumber, and I am taking three graduate courses. Needless to say, I am very busy!

Teaching is inspiring in so many ways. While it is my job to teach others, I cannot express how much those "others" teach me. I have been a teacher for 3 years and every day I leave work with more wisdom. Sometimes I am saddened by what I learn, other times I am excited. I am grateful for my job and cannot wait to see what the future brings.

I still consider myself a new teacher and there are many things that I would like to modify / improve. At the moment, my main focus is technology in the classroom. While I personally feel quite comfortable with technology, I do not feel as those I utilize all the appropriate teaching tools. With that said, this blog will be devoted to teaching with technology.

At this time I have a website that I use with all my classes. On this website students can find weekly assessment updates, class notes, homework answer keys, and more. Feel free to check it out!

Thanks for visiting!
- Jen