Week 10 and 11 (Due July 31st)

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Social Learning Share – http://bit.ly/1ef4wpl

Podcast/Flipped Lesson Share – Please sign up for tonight or online next Tuesday.

 

Digital Equity Discussion – How does the Digital Divide/Digital Equity affect what you are able to accomplish in your classroom?

Class Activities:

Learn – https://code.org/

Apply – https://studio.code.org/s/course3

Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu

How can coding activities fit into your classroom instruction? What is the value of providing opportunities for your students to experience coding?

BrainPop – all in one stop for digital content

Movies – fun and entertaining – Computer Programming 

Lesson Plans – great plans that use the video on online games to support – Blocky Maze Game

Online Games – Block Maze Game

Quiz – every movie has a quiz for checks for understandings or topics for teaching – Quiz

 

Post 1 responses on your blog

  • Read & Subscribe to one of these online education blog sites – good.is/education or medium.com/bright . While exploring the site you selected, choose one article to Tweet and post a reflection on your blog. Please include the link to the article and an image that supports the topic.

 

Final Check

Blog:

  • Posts for all assignments presented on the class blog
  • About Me Page
  • Commented on others blogs (based on required assignments)
  • Some posts include images and hyperlinks

GSite:

  • Pixlr Photo Manipulation image (optional)
  • UDL MindMap (in-class assignment)
  • LOC Certificate
  • Digital Story
  • CommonSenseMedia Certificate
  • Podcast/Flipped Lesson (including interactive support materials)
  • Social Learning Tool presentation
  • Unit Plan (including lessons and assessments)

Week 11 Class

July 28th is our second Virtual synchronous class. Login here to test your system & participate. I will be at the Rowely Hall if you prefer to be in the lab with me (for extra tech support). Our final class will only run from 6pm – 8pm.

 

Housekeeping items:

  • Post all assignments to your blog by midnight on July 31st (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 27). Your feedback is extremely important to me:)
  • Check out Blackboard after July 31st. I will have all you grades posted for your review.
  • 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:)
  • Have a wonderful summer and great school year.Prof. Steve

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Week 8 and 9 (due July 21st)

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Google Site Check in –

The following artifacts should be on your Google Site (with a short description of the assignment, process and relevance to your future instruction) by now.

  • Pixlr Photo Manipulation image (optional)
  • UDL MindMap (in-class assignment)
  • LOC Certificate
  • Digital Story

Soon to come –

  • CommonSenseMedia Certificate
  • Podcast/Flipped Lesson (including interactive support materials)
  • Social Learning Tool presentation
  • Unit Plan (including lessons and assessments)

 

SMARTBoard Resources

TeachersLED – Online Resources

Illuminations – Online resources for teaching Math

 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 me and Dr. Langran

SMARTClassrooms YouTube Channel

SMARTBoard Search Engine

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

 

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

 

After watching the video above, choose one of the questions to answer and post your answer to the comments on this post. Please read and reply to at least one of your classmates answers.

1. What are specific ethical issues you see kids struggling when they use digital media?

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?

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

 Equity:

“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

Bridging the Digital Divide by Comcast

Black Girls Code: Crashing the Digital Gender Divide video

BYOD to Bridge the Digital Divide by Michael Mills

 

Post 1 responses on your blog/Post 2 products on your GSite/class preparation:

– Answer one of the questions under the Gardner video in the comments section of this post. Read and reply to at least one if your classmates.

– Post at least 1 response about the discussion on equity. Include strategies that you can use in your classroom.

– Embed/Link your Social Learning Presentation on a new page of your Google Site.

– Embed/Link your Podcast/Flipped lesson (that includes at least 4 paragraphs of description of process/experience) on a new page of your Google Site.

Week 9 Online Class

Complete the two online learning modules anytime before 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 21st. It should take you approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete (including a 15-minute break).

Our two modules are
  1. Online Learning
  2. Digital Citizenship and Online Safety
We will use the free online platform, Edmodo, for our online modules. You will have received an email from me to your Marymount Gmail account with the 6-letter group code. You need this code in order to join our online class. For instructions on how to join, view the video below. After joining, find the post that says, START HERE.
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Week 6 and 7 (Due July 7th)

“To understand their world we must be willing to immerse ourselves in that world. We must embrace the new digital reality. If we can’t relate, if we don’t get it, we won’t be able to make schools relevant to the current and future needs of the digital generation.” – Ian Jukes

 

3…2…1…Debate! – Guidelines>>>

Debate #1 – “Should all educators have a professional social media presence?”

Debate #2 – “Should all schools increase the use of technology in instruction to properly prepare children for the future?”

 

Flipped Lesson Samples –

Photosynthesis – Elem. Science

Angles – Elem. Math

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

 

Screencasting/Tutorial Programs:

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

Screenr – free online software to capture your computer screen (5 min limit)

Jing – free online software to capture your computer screen (5 min limit)

Knovio – easily add narration and video to an existing PPT

Office-Mix – add on to Powerpoint

MoveNote – easily add video and audio to anything

TED-ED – Lessons worth sharing

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

Adding Interactivity:

EdPuzzle – Upload and add questions to your video

EduCanon – Add questions to your video

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

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/Post 2 products on your GSite/class preparation:

– Explore the resources at BrainRules.net.

– 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

– Read the latest report from Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up 2014 Student Survey. Create a post with your reaction of this report and detail how it will help you plan your instruction.

Week 7 Assignments

– Become an expert on one of the Social Learning Tools bookmarked here. Create a 5 minute presentation using tips/tools from June 9th class. Be prepared to share your presentation (posted on your GSite) at the July 21st class. Sign up for a time/tool here.

– Complete the Library of Congress Supporting Inquiry with Primary Sources online module. Allow 1 hour to complete this module. Upload a copy of your LOC certificate to your GSite.

 

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

Week 5 (Due June 23rd)

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David Warlick

Links from class:

PhotoStory – windows software – tutorials

PowToon – online animated slides – Sample Flipped lesson from Summer ’14 

Glogster – online multimedia poster

Animoto – online music video creation – Sample for ED554

Storybird – online storytelling – Second Grade Sample

ZooBurst – online 3d popup

FreePlayMusic – copyright free music

Pixlr –  free online software to edit photos/images

Adobe Voice App – Easy app for iOS only

Apps – A great list of apps

FairUse Guidelines

Flipped Lesson Samples –

Phases of Matter – Physics

Photosynthesis – Elem. Science

Angles – Elem. Math

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 A Teacher’s Guide to Flipped Classrooms.

Read Podcasting article “Enhanced Podcasts” and explore and listen to at least one podcast on any of the BAM! Radio Channels

Read “High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approached to education” and be prepared to discuss.

Read “Should all educators have a professional social media presence?” and be prepared to discuss.

Post 1 responses on your blog/class preparation:

– Provide a short summary (on your personal course blog) of  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 OR find at least two articles about Flipping the classroom or using Podcasting in the classroom and Tweet using the #ED554 hashtag

*Bring Headsets or Laptops for Podcast/Flipped Lesson Worksession. This class will offer the most in-class time to work on this assignment.

Week 4 (Due June 16th)

There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” – Dale Carnegie

TONIGHT’s Recorded Virtual Class – Download nativeplayback.collab and run.

Virtual Class Activity – Choose a resource from slides 59-65 (bit.ly/VKCfKL) to review. Share your review on a blog post (on your personal blog).

Google Site Examples:
Alicia L. Schaefer: Technology Portfolio
Genevieve’s Technology Portfolio
David554
Kevin554
Meredith554

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 Chapter 4 of Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice (requires registering for a free account)

Read “High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approached to education” and be prepared to discuss.

Read “Should all educators have a professional social media presence?” and be prepared to discuss.

Post 1 responses on your blog/class preparation:

  • Complete copyright questions form (use the copyright resources list to learn more about copyright).
  • Virtual Class Activity – Choose a resource from slides 59-65  to either review or create a product. Share your review or product on a blog post (on your personal blog).

*Bring Headsets or Laptops for Digital Storytelling Worksession (last in-class time).

**During our class, I will be available to help all group combine audio and images to help finish your digital story.

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 (Due June 9th)

“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

Digital Storytelling Project

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.

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

Some Inspiration:)

Links from class:

PhotoStory – windows software – tutorials

PowToon – online animated slides

Glogster – online multimedia poster

Animoto – online music video creation

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:

 

June 9th is our first Virtual class. Login here to test your system & participate. I will be at the Rowely Hall if you prefer to be in the lab with me (for extra tech support).

 

Week 2 (Due June 2)

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

In Class:

Brainstorm via Padlet -21st Century Skills – Focus on these new skills does not mean we ignore 20th century skills. Group #1 Link – http://padlet.com/sjknight/p601b7mya2cx Group #2 – http://padlet.com/sjknight/7rq53eglpk4n  – Resource – Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework

Jigsaw – Digital Immigrant v. Digital Native – Assign yourself a resource (1-5), read, watch and take notes (10 min.) on your own, find others that reviewed the same resource (discuss/plan – 10 min.), Return to row group and present.

  1. Marc Prensky research paper (6 pages) – Notes gDoc
  2. Ian Jukes – Teaching the Digital Generation (10:31) – Notes gDoc
  3. Koutropoulos – Ten Years Later – Digital Immigrant v. Digital Native (8 pages) – Notes gDoc
  4. Sreenivasan | TEDxNewYork – Digital Immigrant v. Digital Native (8:30) – Notes gDoc
  5. Catalyst – Are You A Digital Native Or A Digital Immigrant? (8:56) – Notes gDoc

Bonus – Zamboglou – eLearning for Digital Natives – Ella’s Story


New Lens – Class Discussion – David White’s Digital Visitor v. Resident – Video #1 (7:07)

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

John White’s Digital Visitor v. Resident Video part #2 – Credibility  (10:40)

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 2 responses 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 – After watching Video #2 of John White’s perspective of Digital Residents, 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

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.

Welcome to ED554: Week 1 (Due May 26th)

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. ”   ~ Albert Einstein
Welcome to week 1!!!

In Class:

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

– 5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog by George Couros

– Choose one blog from the list of recommended blogs and read through as many postings as you can.

– Watch Digital Media* New Learners of the 21st Century and explore resources shared on the site.

–  Is There a Best Way to Develop the 4Cs in all Students? by P21

– First time blogger? Check out this video to get up to speed – Blogs in Plain English

Post 2 responses on your blog:

1 – about the blog you chose to read
2- choose one of the Learning programs highlighted in the Digital Media* New Learners of the 21st Century video (52 minutes) and share your reaction in relations to the 4Cs.

***Be sure to regularly check  your Marymount U Gmail and ED554 course blog for announcements related to this class.

Our Syllabus – http://bit.ly/1JvCTCC

NEW UPDATE!! Check out the Tutorial Widget for videos on How-To class assignments:)