Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tool #6 Promoting Discussion Using Web Tools:

1.  1.    Choose at least two of the tools from the above list. Create an account for each (if required) .
Answer: I created an account for Wallwisher and Poll Everywhere
2.    Use each of the tools you choose to create a sample of how you would use it in your classroom.
3.    Embed the sample (preferred) or link to the URL.
Answer : Here’s my wallwisher page http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/STiIlWMMJU
It is a brainstorming activity for a STAAR open-ended response, which allows for students to brainstorm as a class.
Here’s my Poll Everywhere poll question: http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/ODYzNDE4NzU
It is a poll of the best methodology for attacking Personal Narrative Essays. This is good to use when several genres of writing are presented to students, and they have the task of choosing the BEST method of pre-writing.
4.    Share your thoughts on how you see the tools being integrated into your classroom. How do you see them encouraging participation?

Answer Wallwisher would be good for helping organize during pre-writing. It has the ability for students to add pictures and comment- so It would be a great way to share windowpanes vocabulary activities in any curriculum. Poll Everywhere could be used as I have in my example as a poll for best methodology for pre-writing, polling for the correct answer in any subject, taking a vote for activities as a very student centered Anticipatory Set – like the choose your own adventure books, or as a prediction strategy for pre-reading novels, etc. 

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