Final Class (All due July 27th)

 

Group Social Learning Presentations

Digital Citizenship Resources

Copyright & Fair Use

Mobile in the Classroom

Podcast/Flipped PresentationsGroup 2

 

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

“Free Computers Don’t close the Rich-Poor Education Gap” by Gregory Ferenstein, TechCrunch, May 20, 2013
“Digital Divide is ‘Major Challenge’ in Teaching Low-Income Students, Survey Finds” by Betsy Isaacson, The Huffington Post, February 28, 2013
“Law, Software Fuel New Digital Divide'” by Alec MacGillis, The Baltimore Sun, Sept. 21, 2004
Black Girls Code: Crashing the Digital Gender Divide video

 

Post 1 response on your blog/Post an optional reflection of the course

Post in the comments section of our class blog and post at least 1 response to the discussion on equity.

 

It has been a privilege spending Friday nights with you all:)

Thank you for your hard work and open mindedness for learning about technology. A HUGE thanks to those who went above and beyond the assignments. Your creativity was inspiring!

Please consider me a resource for integrating technology into your future classrooms. You can reach me at my MU email, at knights@fccps.org and of course—Twitter:)

Housekeeping items:

  • Post all assignments (including the last assignment below) to your blog by midnight on July 27th (let me know if extensions are needed)
  • Keep a look out for the course evaluations (should see them in your MU E-Mail on July 28). Your feedback is extremely important to me:)
  • Check out Blackboard after July 27th. I will have all you grades posted for your review.
  • Have a wonderful summer and great school year.Prof. Steve03865b45931cb5e1b15593dad7a52569

 

Week 7 (July 18th)

Presentation Skill Presentation (bit.ly/VKCfKL)

Podcast Share – Group 1

 

SMARTBoard Resources

Teachers Love SMART Boards website

 Diigo Bookmarks tagged SMART board

SMART Exhcange – free and purchase lessons/Widgets/Manipulatives

SMART Notebook Express – create and view Notebook files

Intro to SMART board video by Steve and Dr. Langran

SMARTClassrooms YouTube Channel

Download SMARTboard Notebook 11 (Installation code – Marymount Students only).

 

Post 2 response on your blog/class preparation:

  • Embed three influential/helpful tweets that you found on Twitter and include at least one paragraph describing why it was influential/helpful  – Retweet at least two tweets from people you follow and send at least one tweet (could be a link to one of your blog posts). Make sure you include #ed554 or @plan3t_t3ch
  • Read at least one of the posts on mobile learning and post a reaction/review on your personal blog. Please include the link of the post you are writing about and include an image that supports the topic.

5 Reasons to Allow Students to Use Cell Phones in Class via The Innovative Educator

Schools and Students Clash Over Use of Technology via Mindshift

Mobile Learning Explained Visually via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

 

Next Friday is our last class. Please come prepared to share you 5 minute presentation on our Social Learning Tool. Group 2 will share their Podcasts:)

 

Reminders:)

Please share with me (via Google Drive) your lesson plans, if you want my feedback, before July 23rd.

Unit Plan is  due on your blog (on at least one new page) by midnight July 27th.

All Professional Blog posts must be completed by midnight July 27th in order to get full credit for the Professional Blog (20%) assignment.

 

Week 6 (Due July 11th)

Sign up for your Flipped/Podcast share day here:

Please continue to work on your Unit Plan and Podcast/Flipped project. Post both on blogs when finalized (add new pages).

Media Literacy Class Discussion –

Media Deconstruction/Construction Framework via medialit.org

Video Analysis – The Three Pigs

NAMLE Key Questions for media literacy

 

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

1. What are specific ethical issues you see kids struggling when they use digital media?
Answer here >>> http://padlet.com/sjknight/2ke55i2l300g

2. How is our sense of identity changing in the digital world? How can adults learn from kids and guide them at the same time?

Answer here >>> http://padlet.com/sjknight/628e8hdjo182

3. How does teaching and learning change in a world where information is at your fingertips?

Answer here >>> http://padlet.com/sjknight/nq26twdnjfl3

What do we know about the brain and how does what we know (or think we know) drive how we teach. John Medina and his book Brain Rules breaks the latest brain research into 12 principles/rules. His book is a great read and it is supported by a companion DVD. Much of the video content on the DVD is shared on his website @BrainRules.net. On this site you can access information/activities to support all 12 principles/rules by selection the icon at the top of the media window.

Check out this news report that does a great job of summarizing the book.

 

Post 2 responses on your blog/class preparation:

 

Screencasting/Tutorial Programs:

Camstudio (Windows only) – free software to capture your computer screen

Screenr – free online software to capture your computer screen

Knovio – easily add narration and video to an existing PPT

Jing – (Windows and MAC) – free software to capture your computer screen

TED-ED – Lessons worth sharing

Greenshot –  free software to capture your computer screenshot (still images)

Pixlr –  free online software to edit photos/images

Quicktime (MAC only) – Free screen capturing

 

Screencasting/Tutorial Apps:

ScreenChomp

Educreations – Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard.

ExplainEverything

 

Video/Audio Tools

iPadio – podcast via your phone

FileWiggler – Download videos from YouTube

Dripy – Download video or audio from YouTube

SoundCloud – A great online service for sharing audio

TubeChop – Allows you to edit any part of a YouTube video to share

YouTube Editor – Allows you to edit your videos in YouTube

Adding Annotations – Are you a Brainiac?Photosynthesis

Week 5 (Due June 27th)

Virtual Class Today! So you can particpate anywhere with a computer and an Internet Connection. Please log in at least 10 minutes before 6pm.

 Login here to participate.(might need to download a program before you can launch) I will be at the Reston Center if you prefer to be in the lab with me (for extra tech support).

Make sure  your group’s Digital Story is posted onto your Blogs. Please pick someone to represent to group to talk about process during our virtual session.

TONIGHT’s Recording of our class:)

Screencasting/Tutorial Programs:

Camstudio (Windows only) – free software to capture your computer screen

Screenr – free online software to capture your computer screen

Knovio – easily add narration and video to an existing PPT

TED-ED – Lessons worth sharing

Greenshot –  free software to capture your computer screenshot (still images)

Pixlr –  free online software to edit photos/images

iPadio – podcast via your phone

Quicktime (MAC only) – Free screen capturing

Screencasting/Tutorial Apps:

ScreenChomp

Educreations – Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard.

ExplainEverything

 

Flipped Lesson Samples –

Phases of Matter – Physics

Finding Area – Pre Algebra

Podcast Samples – 

Poetry – 2nd grade

Weather Forecast – 4th grade

Weather Facts – 4th grade

TIGER Beat Sports  – 4th grade

 

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

Check out the example of the lesson planning tool on TED-Ed @ http://ed.ted.com/on/TV4tnUj3 This is a resource and format that could help you start to Flip your classroom.

Read Podcasting article “Enhanced Podcasts” and explore and listen to at least one of the podcasts on EdReach  or BAM! Radio EdTech sites

Provide a short summary (on your personal course blog) of  the EdReach podcast you listen to. Are podcasts something you would consider for professional learning in the future?

 

Post 2 responses on your blog/class preparation:

– Watch at least 2 of the TED talks below and create a post (on your personal blog) with a reaction/reflection for 1 of them.

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

TEDxNYC – Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really?

David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes

TEDxWarwick – Doug Belshaw – The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

TEDxPhilly – Chris Lehmann – Education is broken

Not a TED – but still relevant – BRAIN POWER: From Neurons to Networks

– Provide a short summary (on your personal course blog) of  the EdReach or BAM! Radio podcast you listened to and answer this question, Are podcasts something you would consider for professional learning in the future?

– Explore your classmates blogs and post a comment on at least two blogs.

 

*Bring Headsets or Laptops for Podcast/Flipped Lesson Worksession. This class will be your only in-class time to work on this assignment.

Week 4 (Due June 20th)

Examples of Technology Integrated Unit Plan

Rhonda

Danielle

Meredith

Kevin

GOOGLE TOOLS – Presentation from Class

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

Read “Copyright Law and Technology” in Learning and Leading with Technology (April 2005) by E. Langran, R. Langran, and G. Bull

Read about Universal Design for Learning until the end of chapter 4.

Read “High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approached to education

 

Post 2 responses on your blog/class preparation:

June 20th is our first Virtual class. Login here to participate. (Will need to install Java – http://www.java.com/en/download/) I will be at the Reston Center if you prefer to be in the lab with me (for extra tech support). Each group will present their Digital Story during class (at least one member will need access to mic (external or internal).

 

Optional Reading/Exploring/Watching:

“David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series).” Edutopia. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 June 2013. Video <http://www.edutopia.org/david-thornburg-future-classroom-video>

Perlman, Bob. “Students Thrive on Cooperation and Problem Solving.” Edutopia. Edutopia. Web. 29 May 2012. <http://www.edutopia.org/new-skills-new-century>.

Week 3 (June 13th)

“Living and breathing an authentic story is the best way to survive in an conversation-rich world.”

-Seth Godin

PLN – Diigo | Intro Video | MU_ED554

Links from class:

PhotoStory – windows software – tutorials

Glogster – online multimedia poster

Animoto – online music video creation – 6 month trial for Educators

Storybird – online storytelling

ZooBurst – online 3d popup

FreePlayMusic – copyright free music

Pixlr –  free online software to edit photos/images

Apps – A great list of apps

FairUse Guidelines

 

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

 

Post 1 response on your blog/class preparation:

  • Explore your classmates blogs and post a comment on at least two blogs.
  • After you watch Extracurricular empowerment: Scott McLeod at TEDxDesMoines (8:19), share your reaction/reflection on your class blog.
  • Identify a learning standard for your content area and grade level as a target of focus for the semester (see your content area standards and/or the ISTE NETSAASL, or VA Dept of Ed Site) and post your focus in the comments section of this post.

Week 2 (June 6)

“Twitter is the back fence you share with your neighbors. Except your neighbors are people all over the world”
Scott
Mcleod

 

In Class:

Stump your group – 21st Century Skills – create a challenging question based on the lecture content up to that point/Share one or more questions/answer as a group(take notes)/Report to class – Resource – Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework

Brainstorm via Popplet – Digital Immigrant v. Digital Native – Resources – Marc Prensky & John White’s Digital Visitor v. Resident

Personal Learning Networks – Twitter (http://wefollow.com/, Twitter Directory, Follow ME ) & Diigo (Social Bookmarking in Plain English, Follow MU_ED554 )

 

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

If you were on Twitter – by Scott Mcleod

Frontline – Generation Like (53:41) – PBS

Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia. “Digital Storytelling – Part I.” Langwitches Blog. N.p., Apr.-May 2008. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/04/19/digital-storytelling-part-i/>.

Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia. “Digital Storytelling – Part II.” Langwitches Blog. N.p., Apr.-May 2008. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/04/25/digital-storytelling-part-ii/>

 

Post 1 response on your blog/class preparation:

1 – After watching Generation Like, respond to this question on your class blog. How does understanding how children use the Social Web prepare us for our instruction in the classroom?

2- Please bring headsets/laptops (if you would like to work outside the lab) to our next class. Here is a headset I like.

3 – Plan for Digital Imagery & Image Manipulation (Pixlr) in lab activity. Bring images that you may want to use and check out these ideas for inspiration.

Ideas: Explore perspectives; visualize similes; illustrate principles with self-portraits; place self in literature or history; create illustrations of principles or functions; use an improbable scene as a writing prompt

4 – Digital Storytelling Project Prep
You can tell any kind of story with this group project. My goal for this project is that you use  ’new-to-you’ technology tools to create a video that includes audio- narration and/or music sound track in class (some planning for this project might need to happen outside of class – Use Google Docs).  I recommend no more than 10 minutes.

Think of this assignment as practice for incorporating Digital Storytelling into your classroom (and maybe your unit plan). Your digital story can;

  • retell a story/fairy tale/myth/legend
  • retells a story about  a famous figure-Biography/place/event covered in your Standards
  • reflection on a life event
  • movie trailer for the documentary you hope to create in the future

Consider the following elements when planning and producing your Digital Story;

  1. Point of View – What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
  2. A Dramatic Question – keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered at the end.
  3. Emotional Content – issues that come alive in a personal way and connects the story to the audience.
  4. The Gift of Your Voice – personalize the story.
  5. The Power o the Soundtrack – music to support and embellish the story.
  6. Economy – using just enough content to tell a story without overloading the viewer.
  7. Pacing – the rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.

On Friday, we will demo software that you can use to produce/publish and promote.

** Have one member of your group Comment on this post with all the names of your group before you leave.

Some Inspiration:)

 

Optional Reading/Exploring/Watching:

The Digital Diet @ http://wapo.st/mHfHeS

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation @ http://youtu.be/c0xa98cy-Rw

Fox, Jo-Ann. “Twitter Is My Teacher Superpower: 5 Steps to Make It Yours.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 27 May 2014.

“Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips – Getting Smart by Guest Author – Edchat, EdTech, PLN.” Getting Smart Personal Learning Networks for Educators 10 Tips Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014.