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  • 1. Welcome to EDUC 260: Learning and Teaching Through Technology Instructor: Stephanie T.L. Chu Teaching Assistant: Irina Tzoneva
  • 2. Outline
    • Welcome & introduction
    • Course overview
    • Online components
    • Etiquette discussion
    • Macintosh interface and hierarchical file structure
    • Blackcomb/Fraser Space
    • Turnitin sign up
    • Questionnaire
    • Photo shoot
  • 3. The Course
    • Designed for current and future K-12 teachers
    • Partly about mastering computing technologies that are used in schools
    • Partly about understanding the ideas and problems that shape how computing technologies get used in schools
    • Partly about learning to design meaningful uses of computing technologies for K-12 classrooms
  • 4. Learning to Teach with Computer Technology
    • We know that:
    • It takes progressive refinement
    • It takes a long time (years, not weeks or months)
    • Few teachers do it alone
      • Most have ongoing support from peers in their schools, administration, and the surrounding community.
  • 5. Course Goals
    • Learn the basics of how computers work
    • Learn about common computer applications found in schools today
    • Feel comfortable about trying new things with computing and networking technologies
    • Experience technology in your own learning
    • Begin developing a critical stance on uses of technology in schools
      • Online and class discussions
      • Position paper
  • 6. Accomplished Through
    • A combination of
    • Discussions
    • Labs
    • Mastery assignments
    • Readings, research and written work
    • … all intended to develop your understanding of computing technology and its use in schools
  • 7. Assessments
    • No final exam!
    • 4 - Reading responses (4 x 5% = 20%)
    • 5 - Assignments (60%)
      • 2 x 5% = 10%
      • 1 x 10% = 10%
      • 2 x 20% = 40%
    • Position paper (20%)
  • 8. Expectations
    • Regular and timely class attendance and participation
    • Individual work and accountability
    • Timely assignment submissions
      • - Late assignments deducted at a rate of 10% PER DAY .
    • Unless prior arrangements are made, assignments are due by midnight prior to class
    • Assignments will be handed back the following week in class
  • 9. Support
    • We will give you as much time as possible to work on your technical projects in class, but...
    • You will need to spend additional time in this lab
      • 1 day per week on campus will not be enough, unless you are technically self-sufficient
      • We can only support you technically if you work in the CET using the applications we know
  • 10. Technology
    • Maillist (educ-260@sfu.ca)
    • Website (http://www.sfu.ca/educ260)
    • WebCT (http://webct.sfu.ca/)
      • Conceptual and administrative questions
      • Resource, news and event sharing
      • Peer support
      • Formal reading response discussions
    • Turnitin (http://www.turnitin.com)
    • Various applications in the CET
  • 11. Contact Information
    • Stephanie Chu
      • Email [email_address]
      • Phone 604.268.7464
      • Office hours
        • Thursdays 4:20 to 5:00 and by appointment
    • Irina Tzoneva
      • Email [email_address]
      • Office hours in the CET (tbd )
  • 12. For Next Week
    • Read Tiene & Ingram (2001)
      • Pages 25-35
      • Chapters 2, 3, & 4
    • Review contents in the course web site
    • Post questions in WebCT (& familiarize yourself with the system)
    • Be ready to do Assignment #1 in class
  • 13. Today’s Activities
    • What’s conferencing?
    • Etiquette discussion
    • Macintosh interface and hierarchical file structure
    • Blackcomb/Fraser Space (home.sfu.ca)
    • Turnitin sign up
    • Questionnaire
    • Photo shoot
  • 14. What’s conferencing?
    • Asynchronous
    • Synchronous
    • Conferencing vs. email
  • 15. Etiquette Guidelines
    • Agreed upon by the class:
      • Respect the opinions of others while being able
  • 16. Activities
    • Walkthrough of Macintosh interface and file structure
    • Accessing you Blackcomb/Fraser space
      • home.sfu.ca
    • Turnitin sign up
      • http://www.turnitin.com
  • 17. Student Questionnaire
    • Located off the Forms page on our website http://www.sfu.ca/educ260
    • Purpose
      • To determine your individual expectations, needs and learning goals
      • To better tailor the course based on this information
    • Submit before the end of class