Point/CounterPoint Assignment Point/CounterPoint DebateYou will design, develop, research and present an engaging debate on a current topic in education technology. You will work with one or two other people to develop your debate. The debate will be presented in class for 50 minutes (an additional 10 minutes will be used for question/answer at the end of the debate). You are not required to use technology in your debate, but are strongly encouraged to be creative in the structure (in the past people have used puppets, created movies or slideshows, done skits, or even dressed up). You are required to show all sides of the issue (some issues have three or four perspectives, so make sure these are represented). In addition, you MUST include at least 2 pieces of key research and/or statistics revolving around the issue. Topics for debate: Are Internet Filters Helping or Harming? Should Student Cell Phones be Used in Classroom Instruction? Can Video Games Be Used to Teach? Should Social Networking be Used in Classroom Instruction? Is PowerPoint Harming Our Students? Is Technology Necessary for School Learning? Should All Schools Use Open Source Software? Are Virtual Schools An Appropriate Alternative to Face to Face Instruction? Are 1:1 Laptop Programs Helping Students Learn?
Podcast Assignment http://blogtalkradio.com(post link on your start page)
What is a Podcast? iPod + Broadcast=Podcast An audio recording that is distributed via the internet. It can be downloaded and listen to via a PC or mobile device It has a syndicated feed that uses RSS to pull the files to the user
Types of Podcasts Audio (MP3 format) Enhanced Audio-with images (Mv4 format) Video (mpg4 or mov format) PDF (ebooks)
Ideas for Podcasts Personal Narratives, Original Work..Poetry Mock Conventions or Science Fairs Oral histories Vocab and/or concept practice Brainstorming Sessions Overview of unit Oral Reports or Speeches Radio Theater or broadcasts Radio commercials Interviews Newscast-Information for parents
Podcasting Process Decide on the “type” of podcast Radio broadcast, Radio Theater, Interview…etc Write a pitch Paragraph on “this is a podcast about…” Get it approved by teacher, then… Write a script Get the Media Images, sounds, music…etc Practice, Practice, Practice Record the Podcast Post to the web
Sample Classroom Podcasts Educators Podcasting Network http://epnweb.org Tony Vincent http://learninginhand.com/podcasting/find.html Podcasts for Teachers http://www.podcastforteachers.org/ Wes Fryer’s Podcasting Site http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/podcasting
How can I listen to a podcast? RSS Rich Site Summary OR Real Simple Syndication.
Assignment: Live Podcast You and a partner will be in charge of creating a podcast two times. You will create an account at http://blogtalkradio.com Each podcast must be 30 minutes The topic (theme) of each podcast should relate to education (but does not necessarily need to related to technology). Post a link to your podcast on your startpage. Post the date/time of each podcast on your startpage (at least 1 week before the podcast)
0-.30: Introduction Music and overview of agenda
.30-5:00: Current Events in Education
5:00-25:00: Interview with School Principal on how they deal with cell phones and students.
25:00-30:00: Closing article—select a few quotes (something to wrap up discussion on topic of cell phones)
Sample Blog Talk Podcasts http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mac09 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/soe0910 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elikeren
Your PodcastingSite Blog Talk Radio http://blogtalkradio.com Create an account Set up your podcast Post a link on your startpage Decide on two dates/times Decide on “themes” or “topics”
Professional Journal Article Share 5 minutes or less Project your resource and explain WHY it is helpful. Make sure your link is posted on your start page.
Ideas for using webinars in teaching and learning? Study/review session for interested students before big tests Give students who miss school (illness, etc) a chance to make-up a class presentation assignment Recordings of webinars can be used to re-teach material as needed. Allows for students to teach other student - have them attend webinars as homework assignments Students can develop their own webinars on a particular research topic.
9 Things Learned for Teaching Online Teaching online is a lot of work. Students appreciate regular communication and timely feedback on their progress. Many great tools exist but aren't always necessary. Assignments and activities take more time online. Students need extrinsic motivation. Give deadlines. Online courses are not right for all students. Ask students what works and what doesn't. Teaching online can inform what you do in the classroom if you have opportunities to teach both online and classroom-based courses. http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=best_practices&article=57-1
How to create a Webinar http://dimdim.com
Webinar Requirements Working with one partner teach your fellow classmates about a best-practice lesson that you have taught, will teach, or have observed someone else teaching using technology. Your webinar will run 30 minutes in length and will include; the lesson plan images from the lesson and/or sample student products Allow classmates to participate in the 30-minute webinar (pretend they are students doing a portion of the project, question/answer session, polling them…etc). Must be conducted between January 24th-30th Webinar steps posted on Blackbloard Under Assignments---Webinars
An Example http://recp.dimdim.com/view/dimdim/bb7f2bac-37d3-102d-9515-003048642bd7
Homework Conduct your webinar Participate in 2 other webinars Post Webinar link on Start Page Decide on 1st Podcast date/time/theme Begin Prof Journal Article Begin thinking about Point/CounterPoint Debate (on start page post your topic and who you are working with). You will have work time on the 2nd.