Field Study 3: Technology in the Learning Environment

        Technology in the Learning Environment

A Portfolio Presented To: Teacher Education Department Northern Negros State College of Science

 And Technology Old Sagay, Sagay

City Negros Occidental

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in FS 3

First Semester S.Y 2012-2013

Submitted By: Jay Ar Aspero 

                                BSED III-A

                                                                 Submitted To: Mr. Rudy Alipin

                                                                                    Subject Instructor

 Acknowledgement

            I just want to express my heartfelt gratitude to those who were so generous with their time and expertise:

            To our Almighty God for the knowledge, strength and wisdom. His guidance leads me to select the most desirable way to success.

            To my parents who provided me their financial support, love, moral values and advices.

            To Mr. Rudy Alipin as my mentor for my Field Study 3. I really appreciate your utmost effort in facilitating and checking my errors. Thank you for molding us to be competent and knowledgeable about Technology in the Learning Environment. I am so grateful to have you as my mentor and I feel so blessed.

            To Mrs. Marites A. Alvarez for your cooperation and to your students who also gave their cooperation. I wish I could express my appreciation to them for their warm hospitality.

            My classmates and board mates who shared their brilliant ideas—-Jasmine Sifel Sanchez, Preslene Palmos, Jevimar Acesto

            The expertise in this portfolio belongs to those listed above. Any errors are mine.

 Table of Contents

Teacher Prayer ………………………………………….……….……………………………1

Student Resume ……………………………………………….………………………………2

Statement of Purpose …………………………………………..……………………………..3

My Teaching Philosophy …………………………………….……………………………….4

A Teacher for All Season (Poem) ……………………………………………………………..5

Organization of Portfolio Entries

  1. The Schools Learning Resource Center ………………………………………………6
    1. Tools ….……………………………………………………………………….7
    2. List of Available Learning Resource …………..…………………………….8
    3. My Analysis …………………………………………..………………………10
    4. My Reflection ………………………………………..………………………….12

Whose Child Is This? (Poem) ……………………………………………..…………………13

  1. Bulletin Board Display ………………………………………………..……………..14
    1. Tools …………………………………………………………..……………..15
    2. Board Displays Evaluation Form ………………………..…………………..16
    3. Evaluation Report of A Bulletin Board ………………..…………………….17
    4. My Analysis ………………………………………………..…………………18
    5. My Propose Board Display ………………………………..…………………19
    6. My Board Lay Out ……………………………………..…………………….20
    7. My Reflection ………………………………………….…………………….21

I Want To Be Like You (Poem) …………………………………….……………………….22

  1. See And Say ………………………………………………….………………………23
    1. Observation Report ………………………………….………………………24
    2. Utilization of Teaching Aids Form ………………….………………………25
    3. My Analysis ………………………………………….………………………27
    4. My Reflection ……………………………………….………………………28

If I Could Teach You, Teacher (Poem) ………………………………..…………………….29

  1. Tools of the Trade ……………………………………………..…………………….30
    1. Tools ………………………………………………………..………………..31
    2. Learning Resource On A Specific Content Area…………..…………………32
    3. My Analysis ………………………………………………..………………..33
    4. My Reflection ………………………………………………..………………34

Sonnet for an Unforgettable Teacher (Poem) …………………………………..……………35

  1. Paper Works ……………………………………………………………..…………..36
    1. Hand-Out Plan ………………………………………………….….…………37
    2. Continuation Of Hand-Out Plan …………………………………………….38
    3. My Analysis ………………………………………………………………….40
    4. My Reflection ……………………………………………………………….41

In Good Hands (Poem) ………………………………………………………………………42

  1. Slideshow Biz ……………………………………………………………………….43
    1. Tools …………………………………………………………………………44
    2. Slides ………………………………………………………………………..45
    3. My Analysis ………………………………………………………………….48
    4. My Reflection ………………………………………………………………..49

Mentor, Molder, Educator …………………………………………………………………..50

  1. My E-World …………………………………………………………………………51
    1. Tools ………………………………………………………………………….52
    2. My Reflection ……………………………………………………………….53

Additional Entries

  1. Entries Of Evidences ………………………………………………………….……..54
    1. Students ……………………………………………………………….……..54
    2. School Activities …………………………………………………………….55
    3. Learning Resources ………………………………………………………….56
    4. Other Photos …………………………………………………………………57
  2. My Over All Reflection ……………………………………………………….……..58
  3. Rubric For FS Portfolio ……………………………………………………….……..59
  4. Comments Of The Faculty ……………………………………………….…………..60

 Student Resume

PERSONAL INFORMATION                                                                         

Name:  Jay Ar Aspero

Address:  Brgy. IV-A, Villa Miranda, Victorias City, Negros Occidental

Date of Birth:  December 21, 1993                           Age: 18

Place of Birth: Victorias City                        Gender: Male

Status: Single                                                              Citizenship: Filipino

Height: 5’5”                                               

Weight: 52kg

Contact Number: 09309002756

 

FAMILY BACKGROUND

 

Father’s Name:  Edgar Aspero                                 Occupation: Driver

Birth Date:  December 19, 1964

Contact Number: 09498468193

Mother’s Name: Josephine Buñi                               Occupation: Housewife          

Birth Date: Febuary 25, 1969

Contact Number: 09094604165                                          

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND                           

 

ELEMENTARY:               DAAN BANWA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (DBES)                  

HIGH SCHOOL:              VICTORIAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (VNHS)                       

COLLEGE:                       NORTHERN NEGROS STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE 

                                            AND TECHNLOGY (NONESCOST)

COURSE:                          BACHELOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

 Statement of Purpose

 

 My Teaching Philosophy

                           To educate is to become a better educated.  It is circular process that improves with time; I believe the responsibility of educators is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in academic, business and personal arenas. My teaching philosophy is based on the belief that education is a solution to many social problems. Education provides the tools to make informed decisions, synthesize ideas, and critically evaluate relevant issues and to enjoy life. Therefore pursuing knowledge and working to improve my skills as an educator are among my highest priorities.  

                          As an educator, I will strive to encourage excellence in my students and my self. Course material should be challenging, interactive and relevant to current issues and events. Students learn and retain more information if the material is presented in an environment that is interesting and interactive. For this reason, I believe that using a variety of multimedia including video, slides, and the internet, is an effective way to complement traditional course lectures remains the foundation of the educational experience. I feel that I can encourage students to seek new knowledge and explore their own ideas by an enthusiastic presentation of both what is. And what is not known about subjects. When appropriate, the classroom setting should be expanded to include experience in the field. What better way to make the necessary connections among biological concepts than by observing how organisms interact with their environment?

                          In my interaction with students, I will strive always to be respectful, especially when dealing with differing opinions that may arise as product of scientific thinking. I want my student to learn to think critically, not merely to accept my ideas and opinions; my drive to pursue higher education was due in part to several teachers who inspired catalyst for other people to pursue their dreams.

 Episode 1

The Schools Learning Resource Center

Name of Fs Student:    Aspero, Jay Ar B.

Course:    Bachelor Of Secondary Education                              Year & Section:    III-A

Resource Teacher:    Mrs Marites A. Alvarez

Cooperating School:    Sagay National High School                   

My Target

                 At the end of this activity, I will be competent in identifying and classifying resources that facilitate teaching and learning processes. At the end of this activity, I will be competent in identifying and classifying resources that facilitate teaching and learning processes.

An Observation Guide for a LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

              Learning resource center was a facility within a school which was operated by a specialist and containing several information sources. It must be developed and benefitted to educate all people and provide quality education. It must have current resources for it is an avenue for learning.          

            As I visit and observe the different learning resource center, the learning resources that were available or present were computers, textbooks, magazines, newspapers, television, articles, DVD player, tapes and etc… All materials were properly arranged according to their types and functions. It seems that all materials have a proper maintenance because they were free any dust.           

            Every learning resource center has its own guidelines or procedures and also rules. Those guidelines or procedure and rules do not involve great exertion or discomfort on the part of the users because they were just easy to adhere or practice.

 

Name of Center Observed: Math, English, Science Learning Resources and Library

Date of Observation: August 09, 2012

 

List of Available Learning Resources

Available Learning Resources

Characteristics And Unique Capabilities

Teaching Approaches Where The Resources Is Most Useful

  1. Print Resources

     Books

     Students’ Output

     Bulletin Board Display

    Generally, all these print resources were capable in providing guidance and idea to students who were not familiar with it and it makes them aware about the whole concept.

      Interactive instruction relies heavily on discussion and sharing among participants. It allows for a range of groupings and interactive methods. This includes total class discussions, small group discussions or projects.

  1. Audio Resources

     Cassette

     Audio Tapes

     Compact Disc

      All these resources were capable in upgrading the vocabulary and listening skill of the learners and this was highly effective for all the auditory learners.

         Letting the student explore the elements of an audio production could be an effective teaching approach because it develops listening skills of students.

  1. Non-Electronic Visual Resources

     Models

     Mock Ups

     Microscope

     There were models and specimens that were being preserved, thus the learners can have a close-t- reality experience. It brings out information and reality experience for the learners who may not be familiar with what it looks like.

          Experiential learning could be a teaching approach where resources were most useful.

          It was inductive, learner centered and activity oriented. The emphasis in experiential learning was on the process of learning and not on the product.

  1. ICT Resources

     Computers

     Television

     Generally, ICT resources were used as a means of learning new concepts and new ideas to the learners. T also brings convenience to the part of the teachers.

           Direct instruction was highly teacher directed and was commonly used. This includes methods such as lectures, questioning, explicit teaching and demonstration. It was effective for providing information or developing step by step skills.

Impression:

                  Learning resources are the materials used by teachers to enhance the skills of students, help to discover the different aptitudes and it provides learning experiences to the students. All learning resources must be contemporary and the person in-charge must know how to efficiently utilize it because learning resources support curriculum.

Name and Signature of Observer:   JAY AR B. ASPERO

 Analysis

  1. 1.      Were the learning resource/materials arranged properly according to their functions and characteristics?

All learning resources or materials were arranged properly according their functions and characteristics. The books inside the library were properly arranged as to their types and functions. The proper arrangement of learning resources help the teachers and students to locate it and it brings convenience to both teachers and students.

  1. 2.      Do the guidelines and procedure facilitate easy access to the materials by the teachers? Why? Why not?

The guidelines and procedures facilitate easy access to the materials in such a way that the guidelines and procedures do not involve great exertion or discomfort on the part of the teachers or any users of it.

  1. 3.      What are the strengths of this learning resource center?

Learning resource center can be developed and benefitted to educate all people and provide quality education. It will become strong when the person in-charge knows how to efficiently utilize it and the resources must be sufficient and must be contemporary that will suit to the latest trends in the society.

  1. 4.      What are its weaknesses?

A learning resource center was only good as the resources they have and the person running it so if a learning resource center has insufficient or outdated resources it will be weak. If they have current resources but no one knows how to efficiently utilize them so it will be also weak. 

  1. 5.      What suggestions can you make?

I suggest that learning resource center must be well planned and properly managed so that it can function and give significant contribution to developing learning society and establishing educated society. Learning resource center must be designed according to the interest of students so that their attention will be caught and it must be an information provider to reinforce student’s learning.

 Reflection

  1. 1.      Which of the materials in the learning resources caught your interest the most? Why?

It was the book that caught my interest because they were properly arranged according to their types and functions. It seems that there was a proper maintenance because most of the books were free from dust.

 

  1. 2.      Which gadgets/materials are you already confident to use/operate?

The books, computer, projector and other materials that were related to multimedia presentation were the gadgets or materials that give me a strong belief in my own ability to use or operate it.

  1. 3.      Which ones do you feel you need to learn more about? 

I need to learn more about the use of computers in presenting topics. It is important for me to be familiar and understand clearly its appropriateness and effectiveness in delivering a topic.

Episode 2

Bulletin Board Display

Name of Fs Student:    Aspero, Jay Ar B.

Course:    Bachelor Of Secondary Education                              Year & Section:    III-A

Resource Teacher:    Mrs Marites A. Alvarez

Cooperating School:    Sagay National High School       

My Target

                      At the end of this activity, I will be competent in appraising the effectiveness of display boards as learning resources.

 

 

An Observation Guide for Board Displays

Name of School Observed:     Sagay National High School 

Date of Visit:     August 16, 2012

            As I look around and examine the board displays, I have found out that every classroom has its own board display. Some classrooms have a bulletin board for birthdays of students, classroom cleaners, classroom officers, classroom activities and announcement and the most common was the board display that contains the topics to be discussed in a certain grading period.

            I have seen 3 board displays outside the classroom but it was more than that if I will examine the whole campus. Board displays were located in front of the canteen, near the faculty room and also near the entrance gate. Most of it was announcements, activities or events in school and etc… The announcements were written in a formal way that everyone can quickly and clearly understand , the information were arranged past to latest and the materials used have a high quality that can last for a longer time. Board display near the entrance of the gate was covered by a class, so as to give protection to the content and materials used.

            Messages were clear enough as I read it and it can be easily understood because there were no misspelled words or any inconsistencies in grammar.

 

Topic of the board displays: Buwan ng Wika and Science Month

Location of the board displays in school:  Near the entrance gate

            Check the column that indicates your rating. Write comments to back up your ratings.

4- Outstanding                         3- Very Satisfactory

2- Satisfactory                         1- Needs Improvement

Criteria

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1

S

2

VS

3

O

4

Comments

Effective communication

Conveys the message quickly and clearly.

 

 

 

 

          The messages were clear and easy to understand.

Attractiveness

Colors and arrangements catch and hold interest.

 

 

 

 

          Colors and arrangements were very cogent to the eyes of viewers.

Balance

Objects are arranged so stability is perceived.

 

 

 

 

           Arrangements of objects were good but it needs an improvement.

Unity

Repeated shapes or colors or use of borders holds display together.

 

 

 

 

          There was a perfect selection of colors, shapes and boarders.

Interactivity

The styles and approach entice learners to be involved.

 

 

 

 

           Students have an active involvement in it because the board display seems to be student made.

Legibility

Letters and illustrations can be seen from a good distance.

 

 

 

 

           Too much art can damage the legibility of the board display.

Correctness

Free from grammar errors, misspelled words, ambiguity

 

 

 

 

           There were no such wrong grammars or even misspelled words.

Durability

Well-constructed, items are securely attached.

 

 

 

 

            The content can last long because it was protected by a glass.

 

 

 (Option 2)

 

Location: Near the entrance gate

Brief description of the bulletin board:

                                                                  The board display contains different activities and events for a certain month and it was located near the entrance gate where teachers, students and parents can see it. 

Evaluation

 

Strength

 

Weaknesses

 

Observations:

                          Board display was c covered by a glass, it was located near the entrance gate, it was attractive and there were no misspelled words or even inconsistencies in grammar.

 

           It can last for a longer time; it can easily attract the attention of the viewers because of its location where many viewers can see it.

         The content was easy to understand because it was free from any grammar errors.

     

          It can be only weak if it is not updated and if the content       is not clear enough.

         If the person who made the board display is not knowledgeable and just took it for granted can also become weak.

     

Judgments or evaluation of educational content and other aspects:

                         The contents were relevant to the activities for that month.

     

 

  

         It will be very effective if the viewers or students perform the task being posted.

  

          It will be weak if there is no involvement from the students and if the contents are not updated.

Recommendations or

suggestions for improvement:

                                                      The legibility of the board display was good but it needs an improvement in terms of the arrangements of its content in order for it to be seen from a good distance and messages must be cogent enough in order for the viewers especially the students to have an involvement.

 

 

 

 

Signature of Evaluator Over Printed Name:   JAY AR B. ASPERO

  1. Analysis
  2. 1.      Did the board display design reflect the likes or interest of its target audience? Why? or Why not?

Definitely yes because of its style, selection of colors and materials, the title and the theme seem to be a student made. Since it is made by certain students, so I can say that everything being posted are being reflected on the likes or interest of its target audience because the main target audience are also the students but it is not the totality because every student has its own style. It simply means that one student is different from another student in terms of their likes or interest.

  1. 2.      Was the language used clear and simple for the target audience to understand? Why? Or Why not?

Yes, it was. The font and size of the words were formal enough to be read by the target audience and the words were also bold enough to be clearly seen. The words used were appropriate to the level of the students where in the students who will read it can understand its thought.

  1. 3.      What do you think was the purpose of the board display? Was it effective? Why? Or  Why not?

In my own point of view, the purpose of the boards was to convey information to the students such as information about the content of the subjects, proper hygiene, values information and latest trends in the society. It also serves as motivation tool for the students to do their best and as I look in it, it really works for it s purpose. By it designs it holds attention, the contents were appropriate that provide learning information, and the boards were not merely filled with written words but also pictures that facilitates easy understanding.

  1. 4.      What suggestions can you make?

I suggest rearranging some of the words to convey much clear thought of the sentence. The content must have something new that gives opportunity to the student to participate or interact and it is important also to update the content. It would be also nice to add more contents which will invite the participation of the students aside from information that it conveys.

Theme:   

              ACTIVITY BOARD

Board title: 

                     YOU ARE WANTED! PLEASE DO WHAT IS ASKED…

Rationale:

(purpose)

                  To enhance students’ participation in learning by using board display and the ability of students in responding to the questions posted.

Objectives:

                   The students will be able to provide answers on the posted questions

                   The students will be able perform the activity being posted

                   The students will be able have additional information or learning aside from what is discussed                                  in the class                                    

Best features of my propose bulletin enhancement:

                                                                                      It will consist of health information, trivia, and latest educational trends in the society and activities for the students to do.

Content resources (name each needed resource and give each a brief description):

     Internet- sites with reliable information

     Books- it could be from all types of subjects

     Journals- those that are fitted to the level of the students

     Magazines- source for cut out letters and pictures

     Students output- can be displayed in the board (must be attractive, cogent and legible)                                                                                

Materials for aesthetic enhancement:

               Cartolina                                                   Cutting Materials

               Construction Paper                                    Indigenous Or Recycled Materials                           

               Cut Out Letters                                          Pasting Materials

               Pictures                                                      Coloring Material

               Boarders

  1. Reflection
  2. 1.      Name at least five skills that a teacher should have to be able to come up with effective board displays. Elaborate on why each skill is needed.

     Creativethe teacher can create ideas in a limitless way

     Informativethe board display must have varied yet appropriate information

     Idealistic- the teacher must think of an idea of what his/her board display would look like and              how it will work for the learning of the target audience

     Artistic- the teacher must have a sense of art in order to make an attractive board display

     Resourceful- resourcefulness of a teacher may contribute to the enhancement of the board

  1. 2.      Which of the skills do you already have? Recall your past experiences in making board displays. How do you practice these skills?

I have a sense of idealism and resourcefulness, a little of being creative, informative and artistic. It was high school days when I started making a board display. The content was the whole topic that covers our third grading period. I learn how to make boarders and design a letter specifically the Old Text English Style because that was my favorite font text. It was my first time to make a board display, thus I still need to improve and practice those skills for future.

I practice those skills every time I do artworks such as making portfolios and scrapbooks.

  1. 3.      Which skills do you need to develop? Reflect on how you can improve on or acquire these skills?

I think I need to develop my artistic skills because in designing a board display I must know how to combine colors, make designs appropriate to the theme and purposed of the board display, and to make it attractive. To have an artistic skills, I must practice it while still a student, thus I must apply it every time I’m doing an artworks such as portfolios and scrapbooks. There is also a need for me to accept criticism from others towards my work in order for me to develop or improve my work.

I need also to develop my informative skills by reading books and magazines, searching through internet, and most of all to be updated about the events or happenings in this world.

 Episode 3

See and Say

Name of Fs Student:    Aspero, Jay Ar B.

Course:    Bachelor Of Secondary Education                              Year & Section:    III-A

Resource Teacher:    Mrs. Marites A. Alvarez

Cooperating School:    Sagay National High School       

My Target

                       At the end of this activity, you will gain competence in determining the appropriateness of teaching aids to learning tasks.

 

Date of Observation:     August 16, 2012

School:     Sagay National High School

Subject:     English

Grade/Year Level:     Third Year

            As I observe the class, the topic was about idiomatic expression using participle. Through the use of visual aids, the teacher delivers her lesson effectively. The topics were written in a manila paper and there was legibility in the content because it can be quickly and clearly understood by students sitting at the back. There was experiential learning that happens inside the classroom and one of the reasons was that, students interact on the learning materials that the teacher provides. The teacher let her students read every detail in the visual aids, actually what was written on the visual aid were questions for the students to be answered.

            Many of them were raising their hands to answer questions and it simply indicates the student’s attentiveness, eagerness and understanding. As I closely observed the student’s simple gestures, it was inevitable for me to conclude that they were interested on the lesson. The focus of their sight was merely on the teacher and the learning resources, and some of them were frowning maybe it’s because they were very doubtful or dissented about the answer of their classmate. Those simple gestures of students were the indication of attentiveness, eagerness and understanding.

 

 

Year Level of Class Observed:    Third Year

Date Of Observed:     August 16, 2012

Subject Matter:     Idiomatic Expression Using Participle

 

Brief Description of Teaching Approach Used By the Teacher:

                                                                                                                The inquiry approach was used as a teaching approach. Inquiry is a recursive, ever revolving process driven by the learner’s ideas, questions and purposes for learning begins with personal connection.

Teaching Aids Used

Strengths

Weaknesses

Comments on Appropriateness of the Teaching Aids Used

     Visual aids 

     The teacher knows how to efficiently utilize the materials.

     There is legibility on the content because students can quickly and clearly understand what was written.

     It will be only weak if the teacher do not know how to efficiently utilize the material and if the content is not clear enough to students.

     Clerical errors could be also its weakness.

     It assists the teacher in delivering her lesson, so it is appropriate to use this material for a large number of students inside the classroom and it is necessary for the teacher to use it because most of the students were visual students.

 

Teaching Aids Used

Strengths

Weaknesses

Comments on Appropriateness of the Teaching Aids Used

     Chalkboard

     It will be effective if it is used in a proper way such as; writing on the board must start from left side going to the right side and writings on board must be legible enough in order for students understand quickly and clearly.

     It will only be weak if the teacher does not know how to efficiently utilize it.

     The appropriateness of this material can maximize learning inside the classroom. It is appropriate to use this during activities so that students can compare their answers by writing it on the board provided by a teacher’s guidance.

  1. Analysis
  2. 1.      What do you think prompted the teacher to choose the materials/learning resources that she/ he used?

In my own understanding, the teacher wanted to let her students to be attentive and participative in their lesson, and also let her students utilize their analytical skills. The instructional materials used were the perfect fit because the purpose was accomplished. It really catches the attention of the students and it aids the teacher’ intention. The instructional materials serves as a clear representation that was capable of giving clear information, through this, ht students were actively engaged in the discussion and the teacher was trying to use her creativeness and resourcefulness to facilitate the learning.

  1. 2.      What difficulties, if any, did the teacher experience? How can this be managed?

As I closely observed, there was no difficulty that the teacher experienced. The class was well managed and the teacher did not find it hard to convince her students to participate in the discussion and activity. There was an interaction between the students and the teacher, and the teacher makes sure that her students stay on task as observed.

  1. 3.      Over-all, were the learning resources/materials used effectively? Why? Why not?

Yes, all students were actively engaged in the discussion by answering the questions written in the visual aid and some of them were able to answer what was asked. The teacher gives appreciation to those students who answer the questions correctly and to those who were not able to give their correct answer; the teacher gives feedback to improve learning. Through the score of students on their quiz that shows a positive result, I can conclude that learning material was used effectively.

Reflection

  1. Put yourself in the place of the teacher. What would you do similarly and what would you do differently if you will teach the same lesson to the same group of students? Why?

If I will be the teacher of that class teaching with the same lesson, I will also provide activities in order for students to have an opportunity to practice and apply their learning after learning a particular knowledge, skills and attitudes. I will also use the same teaching approach which is the inquiry approach.

If it is possible, I will integrate the use of ICT tools because the concept of computer literacy for students has been redefined (creating web pages, digitizing multimedia and the use of social networking sites) thus I have to be aware of this trends, as my own teaching effectiveness will depend on my understanding of these recent technological trends. With this reason, I will create a game through the use of projector in a way that has relation to the tropic. I will also present a power point presentation that contains my topic for that day. Through this, the students will be attentive and participative in the lesson and it brings convenience to my part. If the resources are not available, I will use the chalkboard and I will provide them an interactive activity by dividing them into groups to be followed by a short discussion, this is to facilitate the visual, auditory and bodily or kinesthetic learners. After I implement the instruction, I will evaluate students by providing an assessment method that is suited to the needs and interest of the students in order for me to measure the retention of  students if they have achieved mastery, and to know if I’m going to proceed or revise the instruction.

 

 Episode 4

Tools of the Trade

Name of Fs Student:    Aspero, Jay Ar B.

Course:    Bachelor Of Secondary Education                              Year & Section:    III-A

Resource Teacher:    Mrs. Marites A. Alvarez

Cooperating School:    Sagay National High School       

My Target

          At the end of this activity, we will gain competence in preparing instructional materials that are appropriate to the learning content.

 

 

 

An Observation/Survey Guide

Name of the School Observed: Sagay National High School

Date of Visit: August 16, 2012 

Some learning resources in the resource center seem to be useful for my chosen topic which was the parts and functions of microscope. As I parts and functions of microscope as my topic I also choose several learning resources such as chalkboard, books, power point presentation, mock ups, realia, photocopies, pictures and visual aids. I choose those several learning resources because for my topic because I believe that it can help me achieve my lesson objectives and to maximize learning inside the classroom. Since my topic is about parts and functions of microscope, so I can say that available materials are appropriate for my target year level which is the second year.

Aside from power point presentation and visual aid I can also make flash cards, cut out letters, and as much as possible learning resources that are made from indigenous or recyclable materials.

 

I Use graphic organizer to present the learning resources relevant to the topic chosen. On the line inside the box, I indicate if the resource is already AVAILABLE MAY BE PURCHASED OR WILL BE MADE

Topic: Parts and Functions of Microscope                Grade/Year Level2nd year

Analysis

Give at least three benefits of doing a survey of available materials before making your own materials your own materials? Explain each

  1. 1.                 Doing survey of available materials will give me a new idea of what to make and how to make it. There may be unique learning materials that could be beneficial to the lessons that I will be teaching, and by looking at the other materials can have additional information on what to do. Through survey I can gain competence in preparing instructional materials that are appropriate to the learning content, learning objectives and learning styles of my students.
  2. 2.                 Doing survey can help me realize what other learning materials that I need to make or avail in order to enhance learning in my class. Doing surveys provide several options as well as bases for me to choose so that I can produce an appropriate and effective materials that should be based on students characteristics or learning styles and to my lesson objectives. It is also necessary that the materials must be applicable to the subject matter.
  3. 3.                 Doing survey may also help me evaluate the materials I will be making is beneficial or relevant to my lesson. The information that I have gathered during the survey will serve as my bases or guide on how I am going to evaluate my materials. It is important for me to evaluate the materials that I will be making so that I can produce an improved and developed materials based from the evaluation I have made, with this reason I can gain competence in making instructional materials that are appropriate to the learning content, learning objectives, and learning styles of my students.

 Reflection

  1. Which of the materials did you like making the most? Why?

I like making power point presentations because it’s easy for me to put different graphic designs, effects and transitions. I can also insert pictures, video clips and even sounds. My purpose of selecting power point presentation among other instructional materials is to make a clear representation and while presenting a topic, it is necessary for me to monitor and facilitate to make sure that students stay on task. I believe that making power point presentations aids in enhancing creativity.

  1. What difficulties, if any, did you encounter in making the materials? How did you overcome them?

I do not encounter any problems in making presentation because the power point program has a guide on how to use it. Making a presentation using power point program is just an easy task for me. The only thing which I consider a problem for me is on how I’m going to deliver the content in my presentation.

  1. What tips can you give teachers regarding presentation of teaching?

The teacher must assess first what are the learning styles of his/her students. She/he must see to it that his/her materials will fit to the learning styles of the students and must be applicable for his/her subject matter for the materials to be effective. The chosen materials must be appropriate and can contribute to the achievement of learning objectives. In today’s generation, it is important for a teacher to meet the changing needs and interest of students, thus several factors must consider such as practicality, availability, cost effectiveness and appropriateness that is based on student’s characteristics or learning styles and lesson objectives. The teacher may also do surveys to the available materials or can search through the internet.

Episode 5

Paper Works

Name of Fs Student:    Aspero, Jay Ar B.

 

Course:    Bachelor Of Secondary Education                              Year & Section:    III-A

Resource Teacher:    Mrs. Marites A. Alvarez

Cooperating School:    Sagay National High School       

My Target

            At the end of this activity, you will gain competence in preparing instructional materials (hand –out) that are appropriate to the learning content.

Subject Matter:  Types of Chemical Reactions

Grade/Year Level:  3rd year

Outline:

     Combination reactions- in this type of reaction two or more substances maybe element     or compound react to form a single product.

The combination of iron and sulfur to form iron (II) sulfide is an example of a synthesis reaction:
8 Fe + S8 → 8 FeS

     Decomposition reactions- this type of reaction occurs when a compound breaks up into its component parts. It can be two or more substances out of a compound

The electrolysis of water into oxygen and hydrogen gas is an example of a decomposition reaction:
2 H2O → 2 H2 + O2

     Replacement reactions- this type of reaction occurs when an element is set free from its compound producing a new element and new compound.

An example of a substitution reaction occurs when zinc combines with hydrochloric acid. The zinc replaces the hydrogen:
Zn + 2 HCl → ZnCl2 + H2

     Double replacement reactions- a type of reaction in which two compounds combined to form two new compounds by exchanging their radicals.

An example of a double displacement reaction occurs between sodium chloride and silver nitrate to form sodium nitrate and silver chloride.
NaCl(aq) + AgNO3(aq) → NaNO3(aq) + AgCl(s)

Continuation of Hand-out Plan

References:

                       Macterton and Hurley. Chemistry, Principles, and Reactions.

                                Saunders College Publishing, N.Y., 1989.

                       Mapa, Fidelino and Rabago. Science and Technology III.

                                SD Publication, Inc., 2001.3

 Analysis

  1. 1.     After working on your handout, answer the following questions:

What are the good features of a handout? 

A good handout must be concise and can be understood by the readers. There must be subtitles that make it easier to read and the key words must be in bold type in order to have an emphasis. To shorten it, the use of bullet point format may contribute as well as the use of diagrams, flowcharts and etc… Make sure that all the important pints of the presentation are on the hand out and do not include too much information, otherwise it can become cluttered. The content must be easily recognized and it must be sequence properly to avoid confusion. The content must have legibility.

  1. 2.     Which of these features are present in the hand out I made?

Most of these features are present. The handout that I made was concise and comprehensive. The key concepts were emphasized because they are in bold type. I also use bullets, concept map. I contained all the important points of the presentation and I sequenced the details properly to avoid misconceptions.

The use of bullets and concept map helps me to summarize the types of chemical reactions.

  1. 3.     Which features are not present in the handout I made?

Honestly, there was a poor legibility on the handout that I made. My penmanship was not good enough to make my handout very attractive to the eyes of the readers, yet there is a chance to enhance its legibility by using one of the applications of a computer specifically the Microsoft word office.

I did not use any subtitles because in my own point of view it is not necessary to use subtitles for that subject matter.

Reflection

  1. What difficulties, if any, did you encounter been making the handouts? How did you overcome them?

To make a handout is not totally difficult as long as I have a reliable source or references and assistance from a computer. The only thing that took time and needed brain storming is the conceptualization of the flow of the handout and the concept map that I included. So first I did was to make an outline of the content of my handout then I read several references and searching through the internet just to form my concept map.

I also find difficult in providing examples in every chemical reactions. So what I did was to read and understand the details in every chemical reaction so that I can give correct examples.

  1. What tips can you give teachers regarding preparation of handouts?

The teacher must identify first her objectives and the purpose in making the handout. Then he/she must conceptualize the flow and the content of the handout by making an outline. The teacher must also read several references so that the handout will be an informative tool for the students learning.

In terms of the content of the handout the teacher must use subtitles in order for the students to read it easily and the keywords must be in bold type in order to have an emphasis. Bullet point format and concept map must be use to summarize the content. The teacher must put all the important points in the handout and he/she must not include too much information to avoid cluttering. The teacher must know how to sequence the content in order to avoid confusions

Episode 6

Slide Show Biz

Name of Fs Student:    Aspero, Jay Ar B.

Course:    Bachelor Of Secondary Education                              Year & Section:    III-A

Resource Teacher:    Mrs. Marites A. Alvarez

Cooperating School:    Sagay National High School       

My Target

            At the end of this activity, I will gain competence in developing and utilizing materials (slide presentations) which involve students in meaningful learning.

                     

 Analysis

  1. 1.      What are the good features of a slide presentation?

                       A good slide should include transitions or effects to put emphasis on some points of the lesson, but not too many. It must have also one design or theme for whole slides to avoid confusion or any misconception. The slides must not too long, nor too short to avoid cluttering in the slides. A pictures speaks thousands words, hence photos must be included in the slides to let students know what I am talking about. The contents of the slides are important points of the lesson and must not include the whole words that I have to say for the whole discussion.

 

  1. 2.      Which of these features are present in the slide presentation you made?

                     The features that are present in my slide presentation that I have made are the transitions, effects, only one theme or design for the whole slide and also pictures that help students visualize their thoughts or ideas.

                        My slide presentation was not too long or too short and I give emphasis on the contents because they are the important points of my lesson.

  1. 3.      Which features are not present in the slide presentation you made?

                         All those good features of a slide presentation that I have cited are present in my slide presentation. I did not mention the sound effects and music, for me it is not essential to use all the time because it brings distraction to my discussion. There are times that music and sound effects are highly needed especially in presenting a video presentation

Reflection

  1. 1.      What difficulties, if any, did you encounter in making the slide presentation? How did you overcome them?

                            Making power point presentation is very interesting to me because I can do most that I wanted to do to make my slides a clear representation and as a tool of information sources. So far, there were no difficulties that I have encountered because the program has guides on how to use its features. If there is a certain feature which I don’t know how to use, then I just simply click help or go to a website specifically the Google to find the answer if there is an internet access.

 Episode 7

MY E-world

Name of Fs Student:    Aspero, Jay Ar B.

Course:    Bachelor Of Secondary Education                              Year & Section:    III-A

Resource Teacher:    Mrs. Marites A. Alvarez

Cooperating School:    Sagay National High School       

My Target

         At the end of this activity, I will be decisive in terms of using on-line resource materials and interactive programs.

 

 

 

 

 

Name Of Site Author

Crickweb.co.uk

Name Of Site

Crick web-free online education resource and games

Posting Or Revision Date

August 2, 2012

Organization Represented

Science category

Date Of Access

September 18,2012

URL

www.crickweb.co.uk/k2sciencehtml#lcycles5b

Brief Description Of The Material In The Website

                   Materials used were appropriate and effective in obtaining the learning outcome. The materials were also attractive and were used for labeling the different kinds of skeleton.

Evaluation of the website

Strengths

Weaknesses

        It allows the students to interact with real life situation without danger, expense or difficulty often associated with real situations. The website has an easy access tool for learning.

       It provides the needs and interest of students.

      It will be only weak if there is no internet access and if the content of that website cannot provide the needs and interest of the students.

                Before I give the topic or activities to be searched by students, I must ensure first that those topic and activities are consistent in my learning objectives. I must also give proper instruction to the students before they search such websites by explaining to them the learning goals to be achieved before searching any websites so that the students will stay focused during the activity. When students get confused, I must provide guidance and directions, guide questions and activities or scenarios. It is also important to have a follow up discussions to make some generalizations for that topic.

            Using the internet as an information tool is good and effective. Upon surfing on the internet, I saw many websites that have programs to make learning fun and effective. Some of the websites have games and other has tutorial programs but aside from those benefits, internet access may also be dangerous to the learners. From the websites I visited, some of the learning is incorporated with violence games and pornographic photos and videos which are not good influence to the students. Using internet as an information tool is good and effective but proper supervision of the teacher is highly needed and before giving the topic or any activity to be searched, I must check first the websites and choose those that are safe for the students.

Over All  Reflection

                               As a future teacher someday, I will always bear in my mind that learners are rich in learning capabilities. The process of learning are highly unique and individual, this means that in a classroom there are individual differences that I must consider. I need to assist my future students to define and to make explicit to themselves the approaches they ordinarily use so that they can become more effective in problem solving and learning. I learned that one of the riches resources for learning is the learners himself. Each learner has an accumulation of experiences, ideas, feelings and attitude which comprise a rich vein of material for problem solving and learning. I consider learners as the richest resources for learning because they have their own aptitude  which are their innate talent or gift , interest which express deep feelings for objects or actions and made their stay pleasant and enjoyable, they also have their own ability which pictates the prospect of success in any purposeful activity, attitude which is the learners perspective and disposition and last their family or cultural background which is their socio-economic background.

                            I also learn that learning is the discovery of personal meaning and relevance of ideas. As a future teacher, I will only facilitate my learners and they are the one who will give the meaning of a concept. Just like for example, my topic is all about the leaf of a plant. I will let them have field trip outside the classroom to observe the leaf of a plant. I will guide them and I will demonstrate first and give some information about the leaf and its parts after that, they will give their own meaning or understanding about the leaf and its parts. Learning is gradual it’s because it is by stages or levels so as a future teacher someday I must extend my patience. 

                To be good teacher someday I must have passion to both my work and to my students, I must have also humor in a way that has connection to the topic, also values and attitude, fairness, sincerity and honesty, and professionalism.   

 

 

Rubric

 

 

100%

95%

90%

85%

80%

Has the 100% of the needed content.

Has 95% of the needed content.

Has 90% of the needed content.

Has 85% of the needed content.

Has 80% of the needed content.

 

Objectives are smart and cover the whole course.

Objectives are smart but cover only a minimum of 80% of the course.

Objectives are smart but cover only less than 80% of the course.

Some Objectives are not smart and do not cover the whole course.

Most objectives are not smart and cover only a minimum of the course.

 

Entries are best quality, well selected and very substantial. 

Entries are better quality; many are well selected and substantial.

Entries are of acceptable quality, some are well selected and substantial.

Some entries are of acceptable quality. Limited selection and substantial.

Few entries are of acceptable quality, not well selected and very minimal substantial.

 

Creative, neat and has a very strong impact/appeal.

Creative, neat and has a strong impact.

Creative, neat and an average impact/appeal.

Minimal creativity, neat with minimal impact/appeal.

No creativity,  In disarray and no impact/appeal.

 

Submitted ahead of the schedule.

Submitted on schedule.

Submitted a week after the schedule.

Submitted 2 weeks after the schedule.

Submitter 3 weeks or more after the schedule.

 

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