Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Creative Writing Lesson Plan

The lesson plan I chose I feel is the best because it is detailed and keeps children intrigued. It starts with asking questions to students about the topic they will be writing about. This helps open there mind and prepare there for their response paper.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Assistive Technology

When in a Creative Writing class you are usually given prompts. You can be given an assignment that tells you to write a response on what a piece of specific art may mean and the teacher can ask you to write 1-2 pages or they can have you write up to 5 pages. Some students don't know how to expand their minds with writing responses/essays. Students tend to repeat themselves in their writings when they don't know what else to say. I believe wordpress.com is something that can help students in Creative Wrting. Wordpress is an online blog that you can use publicly or personally. You don't always get free writes so wordpress can be where you can practice some of that to express your ideas in advance. Wordpress also allows you to view other blogs on other topics which can help students get an understanding of the best way to do continuous writing. Once students start to get ideas out on their blog they can start to feel more confident with their in class writing assignments.

Ohio DL Schools

Out of the five DL options I would choose the Connections Academy. I would choose this one for my child because of how much it offers students. What is offered at Connections Academy is that includes personalized/individualized attention and connections which is good for students who need the one on one or who just need more attention. Their technology is also easy to use which is very beneficial to those who are not use to more complex technology. There are online sessions every week to keep students up to date. Connections Academy also provide chances for in person gatherings/meetings for students who learn better in a classroom environment. Last but not least it does keep the socialization going for students because that is also important to one's daily intakes along with the important knowledge.

Out of the five DL options I would not choose ECOT. Although many have graduated from ECOT I feel it has less connections with the students. It is a type of schooling where you memorize the information, take your tests, and move on. How much are the students really learning and benefiting from that? There is less interactions with the students and doesn't provide as much for the students needs as Connections Academy. I feel ECOT is more strictly online and doesn't allow students much room to have access to other things to make them smarter and to learn more.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Creative Writing

My Prezi consists of creative writing. I want to teach creative to high schoolers. My Prezi follows with details on what I enjoy about my subject. Including details about what is important about the subject I want to be teaching.

Using Prezi was pretty easy for this assignment to help get my point across. The most challenging part was probably figuring out the best layout for the subject. Although that was challenging it was also the best part because you get to be creative and do it your own way but it can be a little consuming. It is so much more diverse than powerpoint. Powerpoint is straight to the point and you have less control and can't get as detailed. Prezi is definitely better for more detailed presentations and definitely catches the viewers attention.