To meet 21 st century skills teachers need to successfully be able to integrate technology into their curriculum.
Successful integration stems from a comfortable working relationship with the technology.
General Lesson Description
This pd course is designed to give teachers hands-on time with the use of digital audio and some of its more common applications.
The lesson will also familiarize teachers with Tapped In “the online workplace of an international community of education professionals…”
Objectives of Lesson
Teachers will be able to download audio books on to mp3 players/ipods.
Teachers will be able to integrate digital audio into their curriculum
Teachers will become members of Tapped In and will use this resource as a virtual classroom for learning.
The lesson will be implemented in two parts utilizing synchronous and asynchrous learning
Part 1 90 Minutes
Meet as a group in the computer lab.
Review audio books
Demonstrate how to download an audio book from the public library onto a mp 3 player
Familiarize teachers with Tapped In
Teachers will work independently to learn the technology and will informally collaborate within the Tapped In learning community.
One synchronous 40-minute session to be held in the group room created for the lesson -- “Audio Books and More”. This will be a time to troubleshoot tech issues, add resources, share ideas and assess progress
The Audio Books and More group room will act as a meeting space; a support area and a resource room.
Teachers will share via the discussion board ways they plan on integrating digital audio in their respective curriculum area(s).