It's very hard to imagine what my classroom will be like in 3 years. I would like my classroom to be project based and feature a class blog. I made this decision based on being in a special group this semester. I think it would be very beneficial for the children and it would be enjoyable. I think project learning will keep students very entertained during the school year. It will be exciting for students to come in ever day excited to see what is on the class blog for the day/week. It, also, gives the students to be hands on and use technology and become familiar with it through projects.
Hopefully, being in a project based classroom, I would have all the necessities I need such as: laptops, smartboards, cameras, and maybe iPads. I think that the tools I need for my students to be successful will be easily attained since most of the schools are using a lot of them. I would like the students to all have their own lap top so there is not always group work to be done or scheduling to see who can use the laptop when it is free.
I would, personally, like to teach kindergarten-second grade. I think it would be very beneficial for them to learn this way since it is so hands on and really gets their minds wondering about the information given to them. I'm sure parents would be hesitant at first because it is a new way of learning and not traditional paper and pencil; but I'm sure they would adapt very quickly. I would love for the younger students to be able to participate in project based learning because I've seen what it does to motivate third graders and it is absolutely amazing.
I don't think my ideas have changed from my first blog post. I have definitely changed to project based learning because it is very effective.I made the change to project based learning because I got to see first hand how much children really enjoy it and value from it. I think it is a very effective strategy of learning.
I still want to teach kindergarten or first grade because I think those are the most valuable learning years of your life. I still have the same ideas of my classroom being fun and enjoyable and I really think I can obtain that with project based learning. I just want to be the best teacher for my students