Siapa Nak Jadi Jutawan?

Posted: March 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

The strengths:

i) The visuals are colourful. Attract pupils’ attention. The influx of cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse would do good.

ii) The context of the award which was changed from money to candies could motivate pupils to participate.

iii) The questions were created accordingly as we began with easy questions and ended up with challenging questions

The Weaknesses:

i) There should be more questions as four sample questions were not adequate.

ii) There should also be few rounds where teachers should make the most of pupils to join the activity.

iii) Rewards were attractive but should be more practical like grades/stars or presents.

iv) The questions created should be more real and related to one another

 

 

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Game

Posted: February 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

Have you ever played Bookworm? Actually it is a crosswords puzzle where we have to create a word. The more words we create, the more point we get.



 

So this is the clip of the game. It is a good game for young learners as they are able to build their vocabulary.

What teacher needs to do is:

1. Get this game to be installed to everyone’s device.

2. Set time for them.

3.Ask them to finish the game within the time given.

4.Those with the highest score is the winner.

 

Indirectly, kids will be competing with each other to get the highest score. To get the highest score, they have to create as many words as possible.

Kerpoof Studio

Posted: February 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

After playing with some ICT tools given, I am really attracted to Kerpoof Studio.

It is a multimedia software where the kids use it to create original artwork, animated movies, stories, greeting cards and more.

The Function of the tool:

Create artwork, animated movies, stories, greeting cards. Teacher can create movies and artwork to be used in the classroom. This will make the learning lesson more enjoyable and effective as the kids have visual and hands-on approach.

 

Limitation of the tool:

It works slow if you have slow-speed internet connection. This is the only limitation of this tool as I am concerned. When you have a slow internet connection, it will take some time to load the first page. To avoid this, you have to upgrade your internet connection to a faster connection.

 

This tool can be used when:

During classroom teaching and learning session. This is very useful for the teacher during his teaching. Teacher can save up a lots of trees by not using the sheets or papers. He just needs a laptop, an LCD and internet connection to use this. Furthermore, he can use it at home if he does not have enough time. He can really prepare the lesson before he starts his lesson.

 

Is it user-friendly?

Yes, it is. It is very easy to handle as there is no complicated thing. You just have to drag-and-drop whatever you want. For the beginner like me, I find it is very easy to be used. I can even start creating a movie without getting the help from the guideline. I think my 7 year-old cousin can do this.

 

This tool is suitable for:

All the years in primary school.

My TPACK Lesson

Posted: January 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Subject                                           :           English

Class                                                :           Year 5 Pilihan (Above Average Proficiency)

Enrolment                                    :           26 Pupils

Date                                                :           29th July 2010

Time                                               :           10.50 – 11.20 a.m. (30 minutes)

Theme                                           :           World of Knowledge

Topic                                             :           What Games Do You Play?

Focused skill                              :           Speaking

Integrated skills                       :           Reading, Writing, and Listening

Language focus                         :           Tongue Twisters ( /wh/  /fr/ )

Educational  Emphases         :           Thinking skill  :          ICT skills

Moral value     :           Moderation

Previous  Knowledge              :           Nouns and past tense.

Intended Learning  Outcomes            :           1.2 Listen to and repeat accurately the correct pronunciation of words, and                                                                                                  the correct intonation and words stress in phrases, expressions and                                                                                                         sentences.

3.1 Acquire word recognition and word attack skills to recognize words on                                                                                                    sight.

Curriculum Specifications       :           Pupils will be able to:

1.2.3 Listen to and repeat chants, poems, rhymes, and songs paying attention to pronunciation, stress and                   intonation correctly

3.1.3 Read aloud words with initial diagraphs

Behavioural  Objectives          :           By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

(i)                 read aloud tongue-twisters

(ii)               listen to and say aloud words such as fresh, while, and whole

Teaching aids                          :           Sentence cards, word card

 

Stages / Time Content Teaching & Learning Activities Rationale Remarks
 

Set Induction

(±3mins)

 

Oral and Aural activity.

 

 

 

 

 

1. Teacher asks the pupils to recall what they have learnt in the previous lesson.

2. Pupils talk about Nicol David and how to transfer information from graphic organizer to paragraph by using sentence connectors.

3. Teacher introduces the topic for today’s lesson.

 

To activate pupils’ previous schemata

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-stage

(±10mins)

Initial Diagraphs /fr/ /w/ /h/

 

‘practice makes perfect’

  1. Teacher pastes the sound cards of the initial diagraphs (/fr/ /w/ /h/) with examples.
  2. Pupils imitate the sound of the initial diagraphs shown on the blackboard.
  3. Teacher emphasizes the differences of the initial sound /wh/ (eg: who – /h/  and why -/w/)
To drill the pupils

 

 

Word cards

 

 

While stage

(±10mins)

‘Tongue Twister’

(Appendix A)

/fr/

fresh, fruit, from, Francisco, France, frogs,

/wh/

white, whale, whipped, whalers, whined

/wh/

Who, wholesaler, whole, wheat

 

  1. Teacher shows several words on the PowerPoint and distributes worksheet 1 to the pupils.
  2. Pupils identify the initial letters of those words by writing it down in the worksheet 1.
  3. Teacher models saying the tongue twister and pupils follow.
  4. Teacher assigns the pupils to sit in 3 groups the initial /fr/, /wh/ (with h sound) and /wh/ (with w sound)
  5. In groups, the pupils write identify the words of what they have been assigned to and write them down in the strip of papers by using marker pen provided by the teacher.
  6. The pupils then, paste all of the words on the blackboard.
  7. Teacher and pupils discuss the correct answers together.
 

To drill the pupils.

 

To practice the pupils to have the correct intonation.

 

 

 

Tongue twister task sheet.

Word cards

 

Post stage

(±5mins)

 

Task Sheets

(Appendix B)

1. Teacher distributes task sheets to the pupils and gives instructions.

2.Pupils attempt doing the task sheets.

3.Teacher observes the pupils and gives help when necessary.

4.Teacher and pupils discuss the correct answers together.

 

To reinforce learning

 

Handouts

Strips of papers

Closure

(±2mins)

Summarization of the lesson

“We should pronounce the words correctly with the correct sound because if you fail to do that the listener might be confused or get the wrong meaning of what you want to say.”

  1. Teacher makes the conclusion of the lesson.
  2. Pupils ask questions about the lesson if there are any.
To measure the pupils’ understanding of the lesson

 

To instill moral values

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Top 10 Wishlist

Posted: January 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hello again.

This time I will list out my Top 10 wishlist which is related to the ICT in the schools.

1. Subsidy for teachers

What I mean by subsidy here is teachers have to be given some allowances to own their ICT tools such as the LCD. This is to ensure that there is no lacking of the tools in the school. Teachers can bring theirs to the classrooms without borrowing from others.

2. Subsidy for the school

Or, if the government lacks of funds, maybe the subsidy should be given to the school as a whole so that the school can buy enough ICT tools for the teachers to use.

3. User-friendly ICT tools

As we all know there are un-expert teachers in setting up/ using the ICT tools. Maybe the tools should be made easier for the teachers to use them. Teachers can utilise the time given in the classroom.

4. Pupil-friendly ICT tools

Students should be allowed to use ICT in the classroom. They should be given such opportunity to make them more confident in dealing with those kinds of tools. They, somehow will use the tools later in their life. So it is a good idea to introduce them with the ICT tools.

5. ICT for parents

Parents should be given the chances to access to their kids’ attendance, score and other informations. This is to help the parents to facilitate/supervise their kids. So the kids wont dare to cheat anymore ;p This will be an evidence that not only teachers and students are bound to the ICT, but the parents also.

6. Social space for the Administrators, Teachers, Parents and Students

We are all addicted to Facebook, Twitter and many more nowadays. So, it will be great if we use these platforms to interact with others regarding the school things. For example, students can ask questions through FB and the teachers can give immediate replies.

7. Upgrade internet connectivity in schools

So everyone can log in to the net and they can access to any education sites

8. Curricular

Without proper curricular, ICT is nothing. Useless. The government should upgrade the curricular to make full use of the ICT int the classrooms. It is easier for the teachers to teach as they have the guidelines in using the ICT.

9. Incentives

Teachers should be given incentives if they create paperworks, questionnaires and so on. This is to boost the confidence of the teachers in using ICT. They will be competing in releasing the questions and paperworks in the nets. Students will be having vast types of resources.

10. ICT everywhere

What I mean here is the government should make all places as the wifi hotspots. All people can use it to study, gather knowledge, interacting with each other and many more. But it is must related to the education.

Hello and Good Day everyone,

Time flies super fast. I feel that I am still in 2010. No more 2010 and here comes 2011. Happy New Year to you who is reading my Press.

As for this first entry of the new year, I would like to share my experience during my Teaching Practice at SK La Salle, Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya. It is an All-Boys school. I have been given the chance to teach Year 4. I learnt many new lessons there.

I was not alone there. I was accompanied by my friend, Syah Reza. The very first time I entered the classroom, I decided to do some Ice-Breaking session with the kids. I asked their names and ambitions. Well, that was a not-so-ordinary session. Ha ha ha…

After a week wasted with some school programmes, I had to be serious. The class was very noisy. The kids were playing and fighting with each other. They did not give me much attention. Only some were focused in my class. This was my first task which was to attract their attention. Then, what I did was; I played some songs for them.

I used the LCD and speakers to attract them. They enjoyed the song very much. But, after some time during the song, they were over-excited. They sang the song loudly and the next class could hear it. So I turned off the song and I told them if they wanted to sing the song, they had to sing very quietly without having so much noise or otherwise I would stop playing the song. They agreed and we continued our session. That was not an easy task teaching the kids using these ICTs as they were eager and keen to do something that they like.

The next obstacle that awaited me was the shortage of the LCD. There was an incident where the LCD that i was supposed to use was broken. I set up the LCD and by the time I turned it ON, it did not work. I was a little bit panic as I was over-run and the time waited me no longer. So I ran into the office searching for another LCD but luck was not in my side. The other LCD was used by the other teacher. I could not do much. I carried out my lesson although I did not have the LCD. Unlucky as the school only had 2 LCDs.

Thats all for now I think. I will add in when my memory comes to me as I almost forget some events during my teaching practice.

Hello world!

Posted: January 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

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