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Assignment 3 ^_^”

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Assignment 3..

^_^”

The truth is, my progress in assignment 3 just reach 20%! There are a lot of things that I haven’t done yet.  In this assignment, we are instructed to produce  a week of lesson plans in 3 different school complete with all the worksheets, teaching aids and etc. In each of the lesson, we have to make sure that the lesson is student-centered, personalize and high-order thinking. Below are the 7 items that I think can produce such lesson…

1) Variety of Activities

During my practical teaching, I’ve learnt that children will loss interest into the lesson if we give them the same activity for every lesson. By having various activity in one lesson will insert sense of ‘freshness’ and thus, it will certainly can catch the pupil’s attention towards the lesson. For example, in the while stage, we can do reading aloud session, and in post will be having dramatization or games.

Reading aloud will boots up the children confidence in reading

Dramatization will inculcate children's imagination and creativity

2) Teaching aids


Teaching aids are important because it helps learners to improve reading, writing , listening and speaking skill. It also helps teacher to reinforce idea, facts or a skill. It also important because it can help to reduce learners’ anxiety, stress or boredom. With various teaching aids such as flashcards, puppets, masks, stuffed animals and etc, it can surely attracts pupils into the lesson. It also can help to promote personalize learning in a lesson. For example, using name card or name tag. Teacher can ask pupils to create their own monster name and write it in their own name tag, and throughout the lesson, teacher only calls their name based on the name that they just created. By doing this, it will insert excitement in the lesson and also promoting personalize learning.

3) ICT tools

As we are in the 21st century, ICT has become vital in our everyday life. Children nowadays are surrounded by the latest technology, gadgets, 3 Ds animation and etc. They listen to the latest music, watch 3Ds cartoons, and aware of what’s happening around the world. As I recalled during my teaching practice, the standard 6 pupils stayed up late to watch world cup football and they keep singing ‘Waka-Waka” by Shakira. Therefore, as teacher, I should insert that elements in my lesson as well, so that they can relate the lesson to themselves, and feel that the lesson is relevant to them.

ICT tool such as glogster can help to promote personal learning

4) Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning is where learners team up and explore a significant or meaningful learning activity together. By having collaborative learning, pupils will be actively participate, learn to resolve conflicts or problems on their own, respect to other group member, learning and helping each other in the group, and invested in their own learning. Therefore, by doing this, student-centered, personalize and high-order thinking lesson can be achieved.

5) Peer assessment / feedback

Peer assessment is basically pupils marking or giving comments their peers’ work. It is an activity that engage them to critique their friends’ work and indirectly reflects their own work in order to improve their own learning. It also enables pupils to give each other valuable feedback so they can learn from it. When assessing their peer’s work, they need to think and give their thoughts on it. Thus, this will promote high order thinking skill in a lesson.

sample of a peer assessment templates

 

6) Knowing pupils’ previous knowledge

When designing a lesson, it is important for a teacher to know the pupil’s previous knowledge.  Pupils will be learning more effectively when they already know a concept or content that are familiar to them. The concepts might be something that is give meaning to them and perhaps it is relating to their background or culture. When a teacher can link the targeted knowledge to their prior knowledge, it will activate their interest and curiosity towards the lesson, and thus, getting them a sense of a purpose in learning. Thus, a personalize, high order learning can be achieved.

7) Pupils take control their learning

In order to achieve a personalize , high order learning, teacher should let the pupils to in charge their own learning.  Teacher can make this happen by getting them to choose their own teaching and learning  activity based on their own interest and get them to reason out the activity chosen. For example, teacher asks whether the pupils want to sing , to read aloud or to dramatize the action words. In the classroom, teacher may still control the lesson but he/ she is open for any suggestion made by the pupils. By doing this, it will get them to be responsible in their own learning and inculcate them to be a life-long learner. Therefore, student-centered, personalize and high-order thinking can be achieved.

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March 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm

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Turning ‘Old’ Ebook into ‘New’!

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Hye all. In this entry, I would like to tell you on how I’m ‘making over’ my E-book. Let’s check it out!

 

This is the ‘cover’ of my e-book. It was a bit dull. It didn’t represent the story at all. So, I changed it into this,

By looking at the cover, readers can guess what characters are involved in this book, and how the story will go.

Next,

 

I found out that the font was a bit rigid and not book alike. so, I changed the font into this;

 

The font that I used is ‘century schoolbook’. By doing this, I felt that my e-book has turned more book- alike.

Then, in my previous e-book, I had made these mistakes;

 

 

I should enhance the colour word; ” red”, “white”. So, that the children can relate the colours to the words.

Silly me, I also made a grammar mistake!

It should be like this,

 

Finally, my new e-book!

 

That’s all. Thank you for reading 🙂

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March 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm

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Personal Learning Lesson.

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Here is a lesson using a book, “Where the Wild Things Are” and also using the tools “Build Your Wild Self” to integrate personal learning in this lesson.

“Where the Wild Things Are” is a story of a misbehave  boy –Max, being punished by his mother without eating and drinking. With his imagination, he enters the world of wild things and be a king of  the wild things. After a while, he feel lonely and want to be with someone who loves him. So, he give up to be the king.  At last, he goes back home and eating the supper that his mother has prepared for him.

For those who didn’t know or haven’t read about the book, below is the reading aloud from the book. Enjoy (^_~)

LESSON PLAN

Class: Year 2 Cekal

Date: 23July 2010 (Friday)

Time: 7.40am – 8.40 a.m (1 hour)

Theme: World of Knowledge

Topic: The Animal World

Learning Outcome: 3.4 Read aloud expressively and fluently pronouncing words correctly and observing correct stress and intonation and sentence rhythm..

3.8 Read and enjoy simple poems and stories and respond to them by talking about the people, and moral values in the story/poem; and relate it to one’s life.

Curriculum Specification: 3.4.1 Read aloud words and phrases.

3.8.2 Read and give details about the people and animals in the story. (e.g. number, size, other features).

Objectives of the lesson: By the of the lesson, pupils are able to:

  • Read aloud the story with correct intonation and expression.
  • Create own wild self by using buildyourwildself tool.
Lesson Stages Teacher’s activity Student’s activity Teaching Aids Rationale
 

Set Induction

(±5 minutes)

 

  1. Teacher shows the cover of the book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’
  2. Teacher asks pupils to predict the flow of the story.

 

  1. Pupils look at the book’s cover.
  2. Pupils give response to the teacher.
  • Big book
 

To arouse pupils’ attention.

 

Per- Reading 

(±10 minutes)

 

  1. Teacher draw one of the wild thing on the board. Teacher then elicits the feature of the wild things to pupils . (claws, teeth, yellow eyes etc)
  2. Teacher move and howl like the wild things and instructs pupils to follow.
  3. Teacher tells pupils that whenever she reads at the word “Wild” ,they have to howl.
 

1. Pupils give attention to the teacher.

2. Pupils move and howl like the wild things.

 

 

 

 

To get pupils’ attention to the topic

To get pupils talks about the topic

While- Reading 

(±15 minutes)

  1. Teacher reads aloud the book.
  2. Teacher read the story with the pupils one more time, this time telling the pupils that they will need to pay close attention to the sequence and words used, as some words will be taken away in the next reading.
  3. The teacher will go through the story and discreetly put Post-It notes over one word every page or so.
  4. The teacher will re-read the story and ask the student to identify the covered word. If the student has difficulty, tell the student to play “Detective” and ask what they can do to figure the word out (use the picture for clues).
  5. The teacher will pull off the Post-It over the word when the child has guessed it.

 

  1. Pupils howl whenever they hear the word ‘Wild’.
  2. Pupils listen to teacher.
  3. Pupils read aloud the story.
  4. Pupils guess the next words.

 

  • ‘post it’ paper note.

 

Post- Reading 

(±10 minutes)

 

  1. Teacher instructs pupils to create their own wild self using the online tool-build your wild self .com
  2. Then, teacher asks pupils send the picture to her.
  3. Teacher then print the picture and paste it own the classroom wall.

 

  1. Pupils log in to the online tool.
  2. Pupils draw their own wild self.

3: After creating their own wild self, pupils send it to their teacher.

 

  • Build your wild self .com

 

 

To promote personal learning.

To develop pupils’ creativity.

 

Closure 

(±3 minute)

 

  1. Teacher tells pupils that there are many kinds of creature in this world, and we have to love them.

 

  1. Pupils listen to the teacher.
 

To instil moral value to the pupils.


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March 8, 2011 at 1:17 am

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KungFu Panda!(Today I learn, Today I question )

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Raise your hand if you heard about KungFu Panda!

Good! Looks like all of you have heard or perhaps had seen him before (^_~)

KungFu Panda is one of the famous cartoon character nowadays.  We all love when he was trying hard to climb up the hills.  We all cheer when he won the battle. We all happy for him when he finally get what he wants.  He is truly a cartoon character that one of a kind, and inspirational 🙂

So, I thought it will be  a great idea to put him in as the main character the game that we had designed.

I am sure that kids will want to be a KungFu panda!

From the beginning in designing the game, I was confused at first on how I’m going to incorporate the cartoon character into the game. Then, with the help of the others group member, we get the idea that this cartoon character will be great in teaching wild animal of giant panda.  Perhaps we will only focus on this giant panda. So, throughout the lesson is about the  giant panda and its environment. Then, finally, to test out the pupils knowledge, we played this game so that we will know how much pupils had learnt throughout the entire lesson.

Designing the questions, font, background, and so on about this game is not hard, because we all work in group. so, it makes this tasks easier to us. Moreover, with the help of other group members, there were many new things that I learnt. For example inserting link to the power point. Before this, I never try to add links in the power point because I was too lazy to explore the software . But, because of this task, I force myself to learn and I really glad I did! I know more about power point now 🙂

When we did the game, we were not really focus and detailed about it. So, only after presenting, with the feed backs that I get from dear friends, there were lots of weaknesses.  Based on the feedbacks, we realize that our big weaknesses is on the font–too small, not children appealing enough, background is not colouful, and not much pictures or cartoon in the slides. Therefore, to make it better, we shall change the font, perhaps to comic san, make it bigger and clearer. We should also include animation or other pictures character to make it more interesting. Moreover, we should also include rewarding system to motivate pupils to participate in the game. For example, whenever the pupils answer the question right, their power will increase, and if the power is enough, they can be the kungfu panda!

In a nutshell, I learnt more from this session.  Looking forward for the next session 🙂

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March 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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Lesson Plan Game

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Game : Draw My Thing by Yahoo.

This application allows pupils to draw and get the other pupils to guess what they are drawing. Players take turns drawing their secret word while everyone else guesses. Players also  get points for guessing and drawing correctly.

Loading to the game

One player draw, and other player guess the secret word!

Player get points when guessing or drawing it right

LESSON PLAN

Class: Year 3 Cekal

Age: 9 years old

Date: 4th August 2010

Time: 11.05 pm-12.05 pm (1 hour)

Theme: World of Knowledge

Learning Outcome: 4.5 Construct simple and compound sentences with guidance and independently.

Curriculum Specification: 4.5.3 Construct simple sentences independently (3-5 words) by looking at the picture.

Proficiency Level: Average

Main Skill: Writing

Integrated skills: Reading

Educational Emphases: Multiple intelligence

Objectives of the lesson: By the of the lesson, pupils are able to:

  • Guess 3 out of 5 words correctly based on the drawing given.
  • Construct simple sentences using the words that they have guessed.

Teaching Aids: Computer, Projectors, Task sheets,Worksheets.

Lesson Stages Teacher’s activity Student’s activity Teaching Aids Rationale
Set Induction  

(±5 minutes)

  1. Teacher draws a tree on the application and screen it on the projectors.
  2. Teacher asks pupils to guess what type of tree that teacher is drawing.
  1. Pupils guess the tree.
  • computer, projector
To arouse pupils’ attention.
Pre- Writing 

(Presentation)

(±10 minutes)

  1. Teacher draw a sun flower.
  2. Teacher get the pupils to guess the drawing and elicits the correct spelling of the sunflower.
  3. Teacher teaches pupils on how to construct a simple sentences.
  1. Pupils give response to the teacher.
  2. Pupils reads the simple sentences that teacher has write.
To model the simple sentences to pupils
Pre-Writing (Practice)
 

(±30minutes)

  1. Teacher tells pupils that they are going to play game–draw my thing
  2. Teacher set up groups in the game and instruct pupils to log in.
  3. Teacher distributes task sheets.
  4. Teacher monitor the pupils while they are playing the games.
  5. After pupils have guessed around 10 words, teacher instruct  each group to write words that they have guessed and write a simple sentence using the word on the board.
  1. Pupils listen to the teacher
  2. In the game, one pupil is require to draw whatever words that is given by the computer, and other pupils need to guess the word correctly.
  3. In the task sheets, pupils are required to write down the words that they are guessed correctly.
  4. Then, they need to discuss to construct a simple sentence based on the words given.
  • Task sheets
Writing
(±10 minutes)
  1. Teacher distributes worksheet to pupils.
  1. Pupils complete the worksheet.
  • Worksheet
To reinforce the  sentence structure taught
Closure(±3 minute)
  1. Teacher checks the pupils’ work and give feedback.
  1. Pupils hand in their worksheet to the teacher.
To help student’s to become aware of errors usually done by them.

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February 13, 2011 at 5:37 pm

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Glogster! —–review

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Hye there..have you heard about Glogster?!

Forget blogging, try glogging!”

huh?blog?” “glog?

Yes! So basically, glogster is a social site that centered on self-expression,  users can pour down their thoughts and feelings by create online posters that contain text, images, sounds and etc.. ” Besides that, user can upload their own photos and graphics,  post comments, rate glogs, and add friends. They even can share and link their ‘glog’ in other website!

The registeration process is quick and simple, After that, I quickly create my fist glog. When I’m exploring this, I feel that glogster is user friendly and easy to use.This site itself provide many types of multimedia elements that most of them were very visually appalling. User can choose variety of text design, pictures, background design, font color and etc.  It is a platform when user can get creative with writing and design.

 

easy to use--just drag and arrange the multimedia element in any way you want

a lots of choices

 

can share your 'product' in any other website

 

and ‘tadaa..!’ my first glogster 🙂  —-> Cinta Pertama April

In addition,  I think that glogster is suitable for the age of 12 and above. Because, at this age, most of the children are already familiar with computer, games, have their own facebook account and also, they are certainly more mature than children age below them.  By introduce them to glogster, is a start for them to learn and explore knowledge in cyber world.

However, there are several things that needs to watch out for.  Glogster provide platform for online interaction. Registered user can add other user online and also can become fan of each other. So, most of the time, it is good because there will be plenty of interaction. However, glogster does not filter words like ‘sh**’  that is widely use in the post. Therefore, it is a negative exposure especially for the children.

Nevertheless, glogster have great potential in using it in the classroom. Teacher can use glogster to make visual poem —using visual to show theme or motif and get the pupils to make one too. After they had done, teacher can encourage them to give feedback to each other. Beside that, teacher can also get the pupils to illustrate math concept or create visual problems instead of having ‘word’ problem. By making pupils to do this, I am sure they will be very interested and homework will be never be the same again!


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February 8, 2011 at 12:19 am

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Got TPACK?

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Hye there! Have you

but..what is TPACK? Well, TPACK is

Basically, is integrating all these 3 elements in designing a teaching and learning activity.  This is how you can do that.

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January 24, 2011 at 12:17 am

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