Personal Plan for Technology

Personal Plan for Using Technology

 

  1. Personal Productivity Tools
    1. File Storage
      1. With the integration of Google platforms throughout many institutions, I will be using Google Drive to store my files. This allows for easy access across all platforms of technology. Unlike iCloud, it does not restrict the user to a computer platform.
    2. Calendar
      1. I will be using Google Calendar for similar reasons as to why I chose Google Drive. This calendar platform allows me to one account as my email and other accounts. The calendar is also compatible across all platforms and does not restrict the user to purchasing a certain manufacturers device.
  2. Presentations Software
    1. PowerPoint – I chose this presentation software because it is the platform I am most familiar with. The software is constantly being improved upon and is integrated into most school and household computers.
  3. Screen-Capture Software
    1. CamStudio – I chose this software because it is a free software and does not limit the length of recorded video. Most free screen-capture software also leaves a watermark of the software name over the video. This software does not have the watermark and allows the user to choose between different formatting types when finalizing the recording. The user can also adjust the amount of screen that is captured and adjust the video quality.
  4. Graphic Editor
    1. For creating graphics, I will pull most of the graphics used on handouts, activities, and tests from Geogebra. When editing the graphics for use on the listed materials I will use the editing tools in Microsoft Word.
  5. Website Software
    1. WordPress – I chose this website because it is very intuitive to create a visually appealing and functional website. This software allows for calendar and social media integration, which can allow for a more usable platform.
  6. Mathematics Software
    1. Geogebra – I will use this software for most of the modeling or explanatory graphics. This software should be sufficient for my needs as it allows me to create interactive models that can be used as manipulatives. The software also allows me to create a variety of models that can help students create a deeper understanding of mathematical properties.

 

 

  1. Personal Learning Network
    1. Pinterest – This social media platform is a great tool that allows teachers to share their ideas for classroom activities that can better engage students. In prior classroom experience I have used activities that have been pulled from Pinterest.
    2. Teachers Pay Teachers – This platform is a social media software specifically directed towards educators. Teachers Pay Teachers allows educators to post lesson plans and activities that other educators can pay a small fee to use in their classroom. The website has several different variables that can be adjusted to help the educator find the best possible activity to use in their classroom.
  2. Curating Digital Resources/Internet Resources
    1. While using Google Chrome the bookmarks I create will be accessible across different platforms using my Google account. If I feel that these sites are of use to my students I will publish them under the Resources page on my website.
  3. Top Websites
    1. Kahn Academy – This website is very useful due to its vast collection of instructional videos spanning across various math courses.
    2. Kahoot! – This site allows the user to create interactive quizzes that can be used both in the classroom and for student use at home. It allows for a different platform in which to engage students and can add a sense of competition.
    3. Quizlet – This site allows students to create flash card sets that can be later studied in a variety of ways. It would come in very handy for trigonometric terms and their inverses.

 

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