Sunday, June 10, 2012

Blog Post #3


1. What is Peer Editing?
Peer editing Peer Editing is editing another student's writing/blog. You are to always be positive when editing. In your edit, give the student ideas or examples to improve their writing/blog. A good way to communicate to the student you are editing is through an email or blog.

Peer editing is a good way to help a fellow student with grammar issues. I am not the best writer so I like the idea of having a peer help me. I believe that it helps build relationships with the students. However, I am not a big fan of writing. I can talk to you all day long. But writing is difficult for me. It is a difficult task for me because I am a poor writer and I may not catch grammar mistakes.
2. Technology in Special Education
Lacey CookTechnology in Special Education said that technology is an essential tool that helps enhance her special needs students education in her class. Lacey states that the use of lab top computers has changed her classroom. It has also changed her teaching style. She feels that her students get so much more out of class. The students being able to hear, see, or touch has made a wonderful impact. Some of these students would not be able to communicate if they did not use computers.
a. How can I use technology for special needs students in my class?
I can help my special needs students achieve what they couldn't without the use of computers. There are many applications out there for me to be able to help any student with any need. My students would be able to communicate with me. There is endless possibilities. I will be able to teach my students much more than I have ever dreamed.
b. How the iPad works with academics for Autism
The video showed Braden a child with Autism IPad for Autismlearning by using an iPad. Braden touches an item and the iPad tells him the name, spelling and number. It teaches the children phonic awareness. It is a wonderful tool for children with Autism to use. I explored the educational apps that iPad has to offer. And look for ones that I could use with my own classroom. They had applications for; math, language arts, science, history, language development, art, and accessibility. The accessibility application made learning more accessible to students with visual challenges, hearing challenges and different learning styles. The students can connect with other students just like them.
3. Vicki Davis: Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts
Vicki Davis Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts is an computer teacher from a rural area in GA. Her class has a blog and she won best teacher blog. She allows her students to connect with other students around the world. Vicki says that students have trouble when all they have is pencil and paper. As a teacher you don't have to everything to teach students. Students should be thinkers and before long the students will be teaching the teachers how to accomplish a certain task. Her students belong to DigiTeen. DigiTeen is where students can do research, post blogs, and experience new trends in education. They are connected to the outside world. I loved this video. I thought it was wonderful. It taught me that there are so many different ways in integrate technology into my classroom.

I browsed K-2 since my son is going into the 2nd grade. I signed up for the newsletter on the website. This site I am able to set up social and emotional learning in my classroom, school and school districts. I can set up in my own home as well. The site has; comprehensive Assessment, Integrated Studies, Project-based learning, Social and Emotional learning, Teacher development and Technology Integration.


  1. Hey Lori,

    I think you did a good job on this post. I think you really are willing to explore these new technologies in your classroom.

    One thing I do think you can do is try to be a little more creative with your blog posts. You don't have to agree with everything that Dr. Strange assigns.
    We like to see students' opinions, so don't be afraid to speak your mind. Also, for your peer review portion of the post, you didn't write two paragraphs. Make sure you correct that and then let me know when you complete it.

    Make sure you come into the lab and ask for help with the clickable links.

    Don't hesitate to email me with any questions you might have.

    Stephen Akins

  2. Hi Lori,

    I agree peer editing can be helpful. I like when my peers give me advice, but sometimes I get uncomfortable making changes to their's. You seem very passionate about using technology to help special needs children.

    I really enjoyed reading your blog. You seem to have a passion for technology and for bettering your students education by the use of it.

  3. Thanks for correcting your assignment Lori,

    Stephen Akins