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IDT 3600 Field Experience Reflection Paper

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Name: Quindolyn Chalmers
Semester and Year: Fall 15
Day and Time of Field Experience:
Campus School Teachers Name:
Grade Level: 2nd grade
IDT 3600 Instructors Name: Jennifer Townes
This reflection paper will include three sections: a reflection of your
observations of the Campus School teacher and class, a reflection of
your preparation and planning, and a reflection of your teaching. Be
sure to address each section thoroughly. Note: You can organize your
paper and delete the questions as you write. Just be sure to address
every question.
Section One: A reflection of my observation
The environment:
How did the students enter the lab or approach the computers? How
did the teacher open the lesson? What was done to gain the attention
of the students? Was there a specific saying or gesture used to gain
attention? How did the teacher engage the students with the lesson? If
students became off-task, what did the teacher do to steer them back
to the lesson? Was the teacher responsive to the needs of the
students?
The lesson:
What was the topic of the lesson? Did the teacher connect the activity
to what the students were learning in the classroom? What activities
did the students do? Name specific software applications or websites
visited. How did the teacher monitor students to make sure they
understood the activity or lesson? What was done for students who
needed more support or challenges? If a student finished early, what
were they directed to do? How did the teacher close the lesson? How
did technology enhance the lesson being taught? How did you assist
students during this lesson? If you were the teacher, what changes
would you have made to the lesson to make it more effective?

Section Two: A reflection of my preparation and planning


What was the topic assigned to your group? How did you find grade
appropriate resources for the lesson? What was your role in planning
the lesson? What challenges did you face? List any steps your group
took to prepare for the lesson (printing handouts, bookmarking
websites, etc.).
Section Three: A reflection of my teaching
The environment:
How did the students enter the lab or approach the computers? How
did your group open the lesson? What was done to gain the attention
of the students? Was there a specific saying or gesture used to gain
attention? How did your group engage the students with the lesson? If
students became off-task, what did you do to steer them back to the
lesson? Were you responsive to the needs of the students?
The lesson:
What was the topic of the lesson? Did you connect the activity to what
the students were learning in the classroom? How? What activities did
the students do? Name specific software applications or websites
visited. How did you monitor students to make sure they understood
the activity or lesson? What was done for students who needed more
support or challenges? If a student finished early, what were they
directed to do? How did you close the lesson? How did technology
enhance the lesson being taught? How did you assist students during
this lesson?
General reflection:
Did the lesson go as planned? Why or why not? Give specific details
including the technology as well as classroom and time management
issues that may have affected the outcome of the lesson. What
changes would you make to the lesson to make it more effective? What
did you learn about teaching? What did you learn about technology
integration?