Week 7/8 and 9

Friday – 6pm Synchronous Online Class – Log in at – http://bit.ly/wbHKsV – Check out the video for help – https://vimeo.com/129911297 

Saturday – 9am – 2pm’ish’ – Face2Face class (last class of the course;(

-Today’s Meet Backchannel – https://todaysmeet.com/ED554

Friday, July 17th – Asynchronous Online Class (see assignment below)

Blog Assignment Check in –

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

  • Pixlr Photo Manipulation image (optional)
  • Digital Story
  • Podcast/Flipped Lesson (including interactive support materials)
  • Social Learning Tool presentation

Soon to come –

  • CommonSenseMedia Certificate
  • LOC Certificate
  • Unit Plan NEW PAGE – (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:

“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 3 products on your blog:

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

– Post Embed/Link your Social Learning Presentation on blog

– Post Embed/Link your Podcast/Flipped lesson (that includes at least 4 paragraphs of description of process/experience) on blog

– 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. Make sure you have the most update adobe flash – https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

– Explore your classmates blogs and post a comment on at least two blogs OR find at least two articles about any topic we have discussed in class and Tweet using the #ED554 hashtag

Week 9 – Friday, July 17th – Asynchronous Online Class

Complete the two online learning modules anytime before midnight, July 31st. 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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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.
  • Have a wonderful summer and great school year.Prof. Steve03865b45931cb5e1b15593dad7a52569

Week 6 (Due July 10th)

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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 me and Dr. Langran

SMARTClassrooms YouTube Channel

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?

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:

Virtual Class on July 10th! 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).

Saturday Class on July 11th will begin at 9 am and planned to last until 2 pm (with additional online work).

Week 5 (June 26th)

“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

Post 1 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

– Complete copyright questions form (use the copyright resources list to learn more about copyright).

*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 19th)

“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

Pixlr Project –

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

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

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  the 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 3 (Due 12)

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

-Seth Godin

RECORDING OF Friday Night’s Class (this will be a download a file called nativeplayback.collab and will launch with the same software used for the class).

Virtual Class Tonight starting at 7PM – Log in at – http://bit.ly/wbHKsV – Check out the video for help – https://vimeo.com/129911297 

Brainstorm via Padlet -21st Century Skills – Focus on these new skills does not mean we ignore 20th century skills.

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:

Week 2 (Due June 5)

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

In Class:

Jigsaw – Digital Immigrant v. Digital Native – read, watch and take notes (10 min.) on your assigned resource, find others that reviewed the same resource (discuss/plan – 20 min.), Return to row group and present (20 min).

  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

 

Brainstorm via Padlet -21st Century Skills – Focus on these new skills does not mean we ignore 20th century skills.


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

Hands On Demo – 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?

3 – Test Connection for Virtual Class on June 5th starting at 7pm – Blackboard Collaborate

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 29th)

“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

– 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)

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

Post 3 (updated…sorry) 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 relation to the 4Cs.
3- What standard are you using as a target of focus this semester? How can you link activities for the 4Cs to this standard?

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

Our Syllabus – http://bit.ly/1PXibPN

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