Posted by: dosshawn | March 22, 2011

My Entry (8th Week)- E-Book

Malaysian Food (Before) Malaysian Food (After)

 

p/s: You can download my e-book to see a clear PPT slide.

Instruction.

1. I will create a situation such as a story to make my e-book look interactive and interesting for my pupils.

2. I will change the background of the slides to make it more colourful and attractive.

3. I will put more pictures in the slides as my pupils can enjoy more while reading my e-book.

4. I will change the font of the words, so my pupils can read my e-book better.

5. I will add more descriptions in my e-book as my pupils can get a better understanding while reading it.

 

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Posted by: dosshawn | March 10, 2011

My Entry (7th Week)- Personalised Learning Lesson

Year                        : Year 3 Kreatif

Proficiency               : Average

Topic                       : Body Parts

Language focus        : Noun

Learning outcomes: By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to ;

1. Identify different types of body part.

2. Explain the functions of different body part.

Procedures:

1. Teacher brings the pupils to the computer lab.

2. Teacher asks the pupils to start the computer.

3. Teacher shows to the pupils the picture of human body parts.

4. Teacher teaches and explains to the pupils about the human body parts and its functions.

5. Teacher gives the link of Build Your Wild Self page (http://www.buildyourwildself.com/) and asks them to open it.

6. Teacher gives clear instructions and show examples to the pupils on how to play the game.

7. Teacher gives about 5 minutes to the pupils to create their own wild self by using the tools.

8. Teacher facilitates and guides pupils who have problems during the activity.

9. Teacher asks several pupils to come in front and tell about their own wild self.

Posted by: dosshawn | March 6, 2011

My Entry (6th Week)- Today I learn, today I question

Today I learn.

– By creating a fun game such as “Who wants to be a millionaire” can attract the pupils to follow the lesson in a fun way but we must consider that the game should be really creative and meaningful for them during their learning.

-Not all the ideas that had been given by us (my group and also the others) in designing the game are suitable for the pupils in their learning process.

 

Today I question.

-Should we really need those games in the classroom? Are they (the pupils) really learn from what they are playing or they just have fun and forget about it when they go back to their house?

-Is it fun and attractive to play a game during the lesson? How about a pupil who not addicted to the game? Would he or she can follow the lessonmeaningfully?

-Is it beneficial to have a peer assessments in the classroom? How about a poor pupil who only give general feedback to his or her friend? Is it beneficial for them? Can they really learn from those general feedbacks?

 

That’s all from me. Thank you.

 

Posted by: dosshawn | February 12, 2011

My Entry (5th Week)- My Game Lesson

Honestly, I tell you, I never play all those games such as Warcraft, Angry Birds, Farmville, Halo and etc. because I don’t have time to play all those kind of games. By the way, during my teaching practice time, I’ve found one game which is I think useful to use it in the classroom. The game is a poetry and word games, which is suitable for us to use it to teach our pupils about words, especially nouns. This is the link where you can find the game; http://www.poetry4kids.com/games.  Now, this is my sample of lesson to teach the pupils by using this game.

 

Topic: Wild Animal.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

a) complete the game.

b) learn and understand about wild animal.

Steps:

1) Teacher asks the pupils to switch on the computer.

2) Teacher asks the pupils to open the game based on the link that had been given.

3) Teacher gives a clear instruction on how to play the game.

4) Teacher asks the pupils to complete the game individually.

5) Teacher guides and facilitates those pupils who have problems to do the activity.

6) Teacher discusses the answers with the class.

7) Teacher asks feedback from the pupils about the lesson and activity on that day.

 

 

 

 

Posted by: dosshawn | February 8, 2011

My Entry (4th Week)- Tux Paint

The functions of the tool.

Tux paint is an educational software designed for young kids as early as 3 years old to draw picture based on their own creativities and imagination. This software makes it easy for them to have fun drawing and painting. There are several features that children can explore from this software which are paint (brush), stamp (rubber stamp), shapes, and magic (special effects).

 

The limitations of the tool.

This software actually has several limitations such as we cannot use it to create animation and thus this will leads to less attractive to the users. Besides that, we are also unable to insert sounds in this software which can make the users feel a little bit bored and lame.

 

When can this tool be used.

In classroom, especially during the set induction stage as it can attract pupils to follow the lesson. By the way, this software actually can be used in any stages of teaching and learning process. It depends on the teacher himself whether he wants to use this software at presentation stage, for example, to teach adjectives (colours or shapes).

 

The user friendliness from the teacher point of view (you).

Based on my point of view, tux paint is easy to use because this software is equipped with large labeling and easy to understand even for pupils who are weak in English. Besides that, the interface also colourful and simple as it will appeal to the pupils.

 

The tool is suitable for which standard.

This software will be suitable for the lower primary pupils as it easy to use by the children especially for Year 1 and Year 2. Furthermore, this software also provide skills like colouring and identifying shapes. Meanwhile,  for Mathematics, teacher can use this software to teach the pupils how to count and for Science, it can be used to teach about flowers and grass.

 

Posted by: dosshawn | January 24, 2011

My Entry (3rd Week)- ICT and T,P, C-K in my lesson

This is my lesson that contain all of the T-PACK (Technology, Pedagogy, Content and Knowledge). As you can see, during the set induction, I had used video viewing session for the pupils to introduce the lesson of that day which is story entitled “The Lion and The Mouse”. My pupils were really enjoyed it as they focused and give a full attention to it. Besides that, during the presentation stage, I also had used technology in my lesson which is LCD. I introduced to my pupils the story in written form and also teach them about simple past tenses that can be found in the story and how to make sentences using it through the LCD. (How T-k helps the P to make the students get C).

Meanwhile, for the pedagogy, I had used cooperative learning strategy as I had divided them into 3 big groups during the practice stage. So, they can work and discuss together about the story. They can help each other to read and understand the story  better. Besides that, they also can work together to find the simple past tenses in the story and make their own sentences using it. (How C-k is being taught via P-k).

Furthermore, for the content, I had taught the pupils about simple past tenses. The content were easily can be understand for my pupils as they had been taught about present tenses before this in their previous knowledge.

On the other hand, for the knowledge, I’ve found that my pupils can understand and achieved the objectives of the lesson on that day which are; 1) read aloud together, in groups and individually and understand the story, 2) find the simple past tense in the word maze that had been given, and 3) make a sentence (with guidance given in the form of words given). So, I agree that by using T-PACK in the classroom, it will let the pupils to learn better and improve themselves in their learning.

 

 

Subject: English.

Class: 4 Kreatif.

Level of proficiency: Low.

Date: 31 August 2010.

Time: 1 hour (12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.)

Enrolment: 23 pupils.

Theme: World of Stories.

Topic: More Stories (Unit 8).

Main skill: Reading.

Integrated skills: Listening, speaking and writing.

Previous knowledge: Pupils had learned about present tense before this.

Intended learning outcomes: 3.3 Read and understand phrases, sentences, paragraphs, and whole texts.

3.9 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.

4.4 Complete texts with the missing word, phrase or sentence.

Curriculum specifications: Pupils be able to:-

Level 3

3.3.3 Read and understand simple paragraphs.

Level 3

3.9.3 Read and talk about the actions of people and animals in a story heard or read.

Level 2

4.4.2 Complete simple instructions, recipes, descriptions, rhymes with the missing word (s) (with guidance given in the form of words and pictures).

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to

a) Read aloud together, in groups and individually and understand the story.

b) Find the simple past tense in the word maze that had been given.

c) Make a sentence (with guidance given in the form of words given).

Language focus: Simple past tense.

Educational emphases: Thinking skills: Completing task, finding simple past tense (word maze), and making sentences.

Moral values: Respect, humble, friendship, helpful.

Teaching aids: LCD, videos, reading material and task sheet.

Stages/time content Teaching/ Learning Activities Rationale Remarks
Set Induction

(+5 minutes)

Video viewing

“The Lion and the mouse”.

1. Teacher asks the pupils whether they had read a story entitled “The Lion and the Mouse”.

2. Teacher tells a simple synopsis of the story to the pupils.

3. Teacher shows a video entitled “The Lion and the Mouse” to the pupils.

-To arouse pupils’ interest to the lesson.

-LCD.

-Video.

Pre-reading

Presentation Stage

(+15 minutes)

Simple past tense

-cried

-laughed

-prepared

-noticed

-wanted

-roared

-scared

-helped

-hurried

-tried

1. Teacher shows the story of “The Lion and the Mouse” (written form) to the pupils using LCD.

2. Teacher reads the story aloud while all the pupils listen after him.

3. Teacher then reads aloud again the story with the entire pupils repeat after him.

4. Teacher introduces simple past tenses that can be found in the story.

5. Teacher teaches the pupils about the simple past tenses.

6. Teacher shows some examples on how to construct a sentence by using the simple past tenses.

-Enrichment of the vocabulary.

-Prepare pupils for the while-reading stage.

-LCD.

While-reading

Practice Stage

(+20 minutes)

Read aloud

-Reading material (“The Lion and the Mouse”).

1. Teacher divides the pupils into 3 big groups.

2. Teacher then distributes reading material to the pupils.

3. Teacher asks the pupils to read the story individually and quietly.

4. Teacher then reads the story loudly with all the pupils repeat after him.

5. Teacher then asks group by group to read each paragraphs.

6. Teacher then asks all the pupils to read aloud the whole story together.

7. Teacher then asks several pupils to read aloud the story individually.

8. Teacher then recalls back the simple past tenses that can be found in the story.

9. Teacher asks several pupils to come out in front and try to form sentences by using the simple past tenses.

-Develop pupils’ reading skills.

-Practice pupils to read quietly (individually) and read aloud (individually, groups by groups and the whole class).

-Practice pupils to form sentences by using simple past tense.

-Reading material.

Post-reading

Production Stage

(+15 minutes)

Improving writing skills

-Word maze.

1. Teacher distributes task sheet (word maze) to the pupils.

2. Teacher gives a clear instruction on how to do the word maze.

3. Then, teacher asks the pupils to make a sentence using the simple past tenses in the word maze.

4. Pupils need to work individually to complete the task.

5. Teacher guides and facilitates pupils who have problems to do the task.

6. Teacher asks several pupils to present their work orally in front of the class.

– Finding simple past tenses in the word maze and make sentences will help the pupils to develop their writing skills.

-Task sheet.

Closure

(+5 minutes)

Video viewing

“Lion and Mouse”.

1. Teacher shows another version of video entitled “Lion and Mouse” to the pupils.

2. Teacher sum up the lesson.

– To sum up the lesson.

-To inculcate moral values.

-LCD.

-Video.

Posted by: dosshawn | January 18, 2011

My Entry (2nd week)- Top 10 Wishlist

This is my top 10 wish list of using ICT in the classroom in the future.

 

1. All the ICT tools must be available in all schools.

– I hope that all schools in the future can provide such as good ICT tools and facilities for teachers in preparing their lesson for the pupils.  It’s not only must be available in urban area schools, but also rural area schools. Government please take note of this.

 

2. All schools must have internet and wi-fi connection.

-It’s easier for the teachers to prepare their lesson if the schools have internet or wi-fi connection and at the same time it also can help the pupils to learn and study better.

 

3. All teachers must be provided at least one laptop or in other words, 1teacher 1laptop.

– I think laptop nowadays is very important to everyone especially teachers. When each teacher have their own laptop that had been provided by the government, teaching and learning process will become better as teacher can create their own lesson creatively by using it. Why I said the laptop must be provided by the government? It’s only my wish. Once again, I hope our government can considered about it.

 

4. Teacher’s assistant.

– There should be at least one assistant for each teacher. The role of the assistant is to help teachers in the classroom such as set up the LCD, help the teachers in using the laptop, help the teachers in solving the technical problems during the lesson and etc. So, teaching and learning process in the classroom will run smoothly as teacher can fully concentrate in teaching their pupils.

 

5. Future classroom.

I hope that classroom in the future can change. There will no more chair and desk only, but also a computer or laptop for each pupils. So, lesson will become more fun and enjoyable as the pupils can explore by themselves in learning.

 

6. Smartboard.

– I think in the future there will no more blackboard or whiteboard in the classroom. It will be change to smart board. As it’s name, smart board can let the pupils to learn and study smart. There are some schools nowadays had used smart board, but I hope in the future, all the schools in Malaysia can use smart board in every classroom as it can help the pupils to enhance and improve their learning.

 

7. Syllabus.

– I think there are a lot of things need to be change about syllabus for the future schools. I hope the syllabus are relevant and suitable as teachers can make it as a guidance in enhancing and improving their lesson. There will no more chalk and talk in the classroom, but it’s all about ICT in the classroom. So, the syllabus need to be moderate again as it can suite to the future schools.

 

8. Seminar for teachers.

– I think its very necessary for teachers to attend  a seminar about using fully ICT in the classroom. It will give them a brief idea about what are really need to be change in our education field nowadays in order to improve and develop pupils’ learning. At the same time, they also will gain experiences and enhance their teaching skills and abilities in the classroom.

 

9. Campaign.

– There should be a campaign about using fully ICT in the classroom for everybody who involved in education field, especially for the parents. The campaign will help them to get a brief idea and expose them about using fully ICT in the classroom for their children.  Besides that, the campaign also can help them to gain awareness about how important is ICT in improving and developing their children learning.

 

10. Government’s role.

– Last but not least, I hope our government in the future will fully supported our education field by providing each school in Malaysia with a very great facilities of ICT. It will help our next young generation to develop and enhance their learning, as they can contribute something meaningfully to the country when they grown older in the future.

 

 

 

Posted by: dosshawn | January 9, 2011

My Entry (1st week)- ICT in the classroom.

Last semester, my friend and I had been assigned to do Teaching Practice in ESL Classroom. My friends- 3 of them and I had been assigned to Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Baru Seri Petaling 2 at Seri Petaling. I supposed to teach English and Mathematics Year 4 at the school. For your information, I had been given Year 4 Kreatif which is lower proficiency class.

Regarding to the topic, I had used ICT in the classroom during teaching and learning session about 5-6 times. So, in this entry, I will share with you about one of my experience in using ICT in the classroom. I had chosen to use video and LCD to teach my pupils. I’ve found that my pupils were very enjoying the video session as they can learn and have fun at the same time. Besides that, they also were focusing during the video session as when I asked them questions about the video most of them can answer it correctly.

Furthermore, during the next stage which I had used the LCD to teach them, most of my pupils were also like and enjoy it. They were focusing much better on the lesson compared to the previous lessons when I only wrote on the blackboard to teach them. This because they can see many varieties such as colourful pictures, backgrounds, font, etc.  on the white board. So, their learning will become more fun and enjoyable as they can follow the lesson very well.

Besides that, there are also some disadvantages when I’ve using ICT in the classroom. In my experience, my classroom management will become a little bit distract as most of the pupils scrambled to sit in front to watch the video. So, I need to get the video become clearer and bigger and  I also need to maximize the audio to the maximum as all my pupils can watch and listen it.

As a conclusion, there are some strengths and weaknesses when I used ICT in the classroom to teach my pupils. By the way, there are still rooms of improvements for me to carry out my lesson well after this by using ICT in the classroom. So, I will work hard in enhancing and improving myself in using ICT in the classroom to become a good teacher in the future.

 

Posted by: dosshawn | January 4, 2011

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Community of Practice (Part A)

According to Wikipedia, Community of practice (COP) is collaborative, informal networks that support professional practitioners in their efforts to develop shared understandings and engage in work-relevant knowledge building (Hara 2009, P. 3). For example, the football’s supporters such as Arsenal FC Fans Club, can be describe as a community of practice as they had shared same understanding and interest in over something. Besides that, we as a Cohort 4 also can be describe as a community of practice as we shared something same in our study and life as a student.


I am also one of the member of Cohort 4. There are a lot of things that we do and share together as a student. So, that’s why all of us can be describe as a community of practice. For example, since we are in our college (Institut Perguruan Ilmu Khas) until now in University of Malaya, we had been work together as a community. For example, this semester, based on our subject which is PKEY 3101, Technology in Primary Education, there are a lot of things that we do and shared together as one big group such as the task or assignment of video kit. As a team, all of us were work very hard in accomplish the task. We had discussed together, shared ideas together, and work together in making the task successfully completed. Besides that, based on the presentation that we did from week to week, all of us had also sharing ideas, work together, and helping each other in order to present the best. On the other hand, our lecturer and tutors were also helping and guiding us in doing our task or work. They also had shared some ideas with us during the lecture or lesson. So, from there, you can see that all of us can be categorized as a community of practice as we had been done a same work and same thing, sharing same ideas, and helping and guiding each other which can develop and improve ourselves as a teacher in the future.

As a conclusion, COP or community of practice is such a good model and concept for us. We can apply it everywhere and every time, not only in our life as a student, but also in our life as a human being. By using this concept, we will learn about sharing ideas and helping each other which will lead us to a better life in the future, both as a teacher and also a human being in a big community. 

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