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  • Liz
  • Kristin & Chris
  • Jan19

    1. 1. Best Practices<br />January 19th and 20th<br />
    2. 2. Point/CounterPoint Assignment<br />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:<br />Are Internet Filters Helping or Harming?<br />Should Student Cell Phones be Used in Classroom Instruction?<br />Can Video Games Be Used to Teach?<br />Should Social Networking be Used in Classroom Instruction?<br />Is PowerPoint Harming Our Students?<br />Is Technology Necessary for School Learning?<br />Should All Schools Use Open Source Software?<br />Are Virtual Schools An Appropriate Alternative to Face to Face Instruction?<br />Are 1:1 Laptop Programs Helping Students Learn?<br />
    3. 3. Netvibes<br />http://netvibes.com<br />
    4. 4. Podcast Assignment<br />http://blogtalkradio.com(post link on your start page)<br />
    5. 5. What is a Podcast?<br />iPod + Broadcast=Podcast<br />An audio recording that is distributed via the internet.<br />It can be downloaded and listen to via a PC or mobile device<br />It has a syndicated feed that uses RSS to pull the files to the user<br />
    6. 6. Types of Podcasts<br />Audio (MP3 format)<br />Enhanced Audio-with images (Mv4 format)<br />Video (mpg4 or mov format)<br />PDF (ebooks)<br />
    7. 7. Ideas for Podcasts<br />Personal Narratives, Original Work..Poetry<br />Mock Conventions or Science Fairs<br />Oral histories<br />Vocab and/or concept practice<br />Brainstorming Sessions<br />Overview of unit<br />Oral Reports or Speeches<br />Radio Theater or broadcasts<br />Radio commercials<br />Interviews<br />Newscast-Information for parents<br />
    8. 8. Podcasting Process<br />Decide on the “type” of podcast<br />Radio broadcast, Radio Theater, Interview…etc<br />Write a pitch<br />Paragraph on “this is a podcast about…”<br />Get it approved by teacher, then…<br />Write a script<br />Get the Media <br />Images, sounds, music…etc<br />Practice, Practice, Practice<br />Record the Podcast<br />Post to the web<br />
    9. 9. Sample Classroom Podcasts<br />Educators Podcasting Network<br />http://epnweb.org<br />Tony Vincent<br />http://learninginhand.com/podcasting/find.html<br />Podcasts for Teachers<br />http://www.podcastforteachers.org/<br />Wes Fryer’s Podcasting Site<br />http://teachdigital.pbwiki.com/podcasting<br />
    10. 10. How can I listen to a podcast?<br />RSS<br />Rich Site Summary OR Real Simple Syndication.<br />
    11. 11. Assignment: Live Podcast<br />You and a partner will be in charge of creating a podcast two times.<br />You will create an account at http://blogtalkradio.com<br />Each podcast must be 30 minutes<br />The topic (theme) of each podcast should relate to education (but does not necessarily need to related to technology).<br />Post a link to your podcast on your startpage.<br />Post the date/time of each podcast on your startpage (at least 1 week before the podcast)<br />
    12. 12. Sample Podcast<br /><ul><li>0-.30: Introduction Music and overview of agenda
    13. 13. .30-5:00: Current Events in Education
    14. 14. 5:00-25:00: Interview with School Principal on how they deal with cell phones and students.
    15. 15. 25:00-30:00: Closing article—select a few quotes (something to wrap up discussion on topic of cell phones)</li></li></ul><li>Sample Blog Talk Podcasts<br />http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mac09<br />http://www.blogtalkradio.com/soe0910<br />http://www.blogtalkradio.com/elikeren<br />
    16. 16. Your PodcastingSite<br />Blog Talk Radio<br />http://blogtalkradio.com<br />Create an account<br />Set up your podcast<br />Post a link on your startpage<br />Decide on two dates/times<br />Decide on “themes” or “topics”<br />
    17. 17. Professional Journal Article Share<br />5 minutes or less<br />Project your resource and explain WHY it is helpful.<br />Make sure your link is posted on your start page.<br />
    18. 18. Webinars<br />
    19. 19. Ideas for using webinars in teaching and learning?<br />Study/review session for interested students before big tests<br />Give students who miss school (illness, etc) a chance to make-up a class presentation assignment<br />Recordings of webinars can be used to re-teach material as needed.<br />Allows for students to teach other student - have them attend webinars as homework assignments<br />Students can develop their own webinars on a particular research topic. <br />
    20. 20. 9 Things Learned for Teaching Online<br />Teaching online is a lot of work.<br />Students appreciate regular communication and timely feedback on their progress.<br />Many great tools exist but aren&apos;t always necessary.<br />Assignments and activities take more time online.<br />Students need extrinsic motivation.<br />Give deadlines. <br />Online courses are not right for all students. <br />Ask students what works and what doesn&apos;t.<br />Teaching online can inform what you do in the classroom if you have opportunities to teach both online and classroom-based courses.<br />http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=best_practices&article=57-1<br />
    21. 21. How to create a Webinar<br />http://dimdim.com<br />
    22. 22. Webinar Requirements<br />Working with one partner<br />teach your fellow classmates about a best-practice lesson that you have taught, will teach, or have observed someone else teaching using technology. <br />Your webinar will run 30 minutes in length and will include;<br />the lesson plan<br />images from the lesson and/or sample student products<br />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). <br />Must be conducted between January 24th-30th<br />Webinar steps posted on Blackbloard Under Assignments---Webinars<br />
    23. 23. An Example<br />http://recp.dimdim.com/view/dimdim/bb7f2bac-37d3-102d-9515-003048642bd7<br />
    24. 24. Homework<br />Conduct your webinar<br />Participate in 2 other webinars<br />Post Webinar link on Start Page<br />Decide on 1st Podcast date/time/theme<br />Begin Prof Journal Article<br />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.<br />