Huwebes, Hulyo 31, 2014

All About My Nose - Reviewer for Grade 3

Grade 3 students are learning to read and write in cursive so this reviewer is set in cursive fonts.

Label the parts of the nose

True or false questions, with identification and required drawing.
Answer key: smelling, true, external

External part of the nose - the part that I can see
Answer key: True, True

Internal part of the nose - olfactory region, olfactory cell, cilia, mucus

Answer key: mucus, cilia, olfactory region, olfactory cell; 2nd, 1st, 3rd, 4th

Common ailment of the nose - nosebleed; proper care of the nose
Photo credit: Ian Lloyd

Answer key: True, True, False, True, True, True, False

Martes, Hulyo 29, 2014

Philippine Trees Almanac Identifyer

The Philippines' climate makes it wonderful for plants and animals to thrive. All over the world, we rank third in terms of natural resources. As part of my third grader's lesson of Philippine plants and animals and weather, we went around our neighborhood collecting samples of various Philippine tree leaves.

I printed an image of each tree with a close up of their leaves and started our hunt.
Cloudy day perfect for leaf hunting

We were hoping to find these trees:

Narra - Found this. It has seedlike flowers/fruits similar to that of a talisay.

Acacia - Found this. Most furniture in Tartaria, Cavite use this wood.

Molave - Not found

Mahogany - Found this. The brown fruit reminds me of chico and kiwi.
Around 30 years ago, mahogany trees were used as electricity posts because of its straightness.

Apitong - Not found

Yakal - Not found

Instead, we found this fragrant tree which was really fortunate because we were reading the Alamat Ng Ilang-Ilang  and we were able to spot this because of the flower's shape and smell.

Ylang-ylang flower
Ylang-ylang tree and leaves

A great resource for learning about Philippine trees is the Green Almanac of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc This collection offers pictures and descriptions of our trees, its parts and its uses. Go ahead and check it out and start identifying your trees. Thank you for this effort and congratulations for making this publicly available.

Other resources:

Pagbabaybay ng mga Salita M,A,S,I,E,O,U

Grade 1 Mother Tongue Based Education

Reviewer and free printable for Grade 1 Mother Tongue Based Education subject on letters M, A, S, I, E, O, U.

Photo credit: Flickr's Linus Bohman (key), r a c h e l (bird), rubyblossom. (table), cursedthing (eggs)

Huwebes, Hulyo 3, 2014

Grade 1 Body Parts Reviewer

Human trunk reviewer
The Human Trunk
1. Shoulder
2. Chest - heart and lungs are inside your chest
3. Abdomen - stomach and intestines are inside your abdomen. Navel or belly button connected the umbilical cord which was cut off when you were born.
4. Trunk - the whole trunk is made up of many bones which make up the vertebral column, ribs and hipbones. The ribs support the chest.

Limbs labels

Print both photos and cut out the labels. Then match them with the numbered body parts.

The limbs has two parts: upper and lower.

Upper limbs:
1. Upper arm
2. Elbow
3. Forearm
4. Wrist
5. Hand - palm and fingers

Lower limbs:
1. Thigh
2. Knee
3. Lower leg or shank
4. Ankle
5. Foot

The limbs move the most among our body parts. They reach out, pick things up, grasp and hold. They walk, run and jump for us.

Sense organs

Photo credits: 
Her innocent eyes by ZolashineAthlete Portraits: 1st Lt. Ryan McGuire by Airman Magazine(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)Pilot Major Cecil Powell and the X-24A on Lakebed by Nasa on the Commons

Martes, Hulyo 1, 2014

Paano napagana ni Scott Klemmer ng UC San Diego/Stanford and Online Class sa Coursera

Si Scott Klemmer ay isang artist designer na napunta sa pagtuturo ng cognitive at computer science. Espesyalisasyon niya ngayon ang UX na nasasakop ng Human Computer Interaction. Mula pa noong isang taon, nagsimula siyang magturo online sa pamamagitan ng Coursera.

Narito ang mga natutunan niya tungkol sa pagtuturo gamit ang mga MOOC o massive open online course:
Peer assessment na nagdudulot ng personalized feedback

1. Peer assessment - pagkatapos matuto, ang mga estudyante ay nagkakaroon ng pagkakataong suriin ang gawa ng mga kaklase, isang bagong kasanayan din na makatutulong sa pagtatrabaho. May limang magsusuri, at isa dito ay mula sa guro o staff ng paaralan para magkaroon ng makatotohanang pagtingin sa ginawa ng estudyante. Huling hakbang ang pagsusuring-pansarili.

Nakatutulong ito dahil nagkakaroon ng personalized feedback kahit na sa isang malakihan at digital na pagtuturo.

Fortune cookies na nagsasabi ng maari pang gawin ng estudyante

2. Talk about - Gamit ang Google Hangouts, maraming mga usapan ang pagpipilian ng estudyanteng salihan para makadiskusyunan ang ibang mga nagsipag-enroll sa kurso. Ayon sa guro, ang mga estudyanteng sumali sa Talk About ay mas naging magaling sa klase. Isang learning motivator ang pakikipag-usap sa iba na may iba't-ibang point of view.
May ilang talk about na sinasalihan ng iba't-ibang estudyante na nagmula sa iba't-ibang bansa
3. Micro experts - sa pagsusukat ng mga natutunan ng estudyante, kumuha ng mga micro experts na tinuruan na suriin ang gawa ng mga estudyante hindi ayon sa score, subalit batay sa attribute ng assignment ng mga estudyante.