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Touro EDU 741 Fall 2011

  1. 1. (Syllabus Template) Touro University-California Course Title: Survey of Educational Technology Course Number: EDU 741 Term: Fall 2011 Instructor: Steve Gibbs Contact information Email: W Phone: 707 319-6191 H Phone: if appropriate 707 745-4212 Office Hours: before and after classLocation of Class: American CanyonMeeting Time: 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.Course DescriptionThis class is designed to help teachers understand both the pedagogy and themethodology involved in technology integration into the classroom. They will learntheory and practical application of educational technology. We will survey a wide varietyof Internet resources and various software applications. Students will explore the worldof Web 2.0 and the uses of multimedia, social networking, podcasting, and embedding.Students will create one full-featured technology-infused lesson plan connected tocontent standards, formative and summative assessments. Students will create wikis,blogs, presentations, and create a wide variety of online content.Course Objectives/CCTC Standards • To teach effectively for the 21st Century Student • To know and draw from international, federal and state standards when developing educational content • To apply what we learn to our own teaching and the teaching of willing peers • To become scholars - practitioners - leaders • To become fluent with the technology communication resources of 21st Century • To share all that we learn with each other and with the educational community at largeCore Assignments • Blog four case studies 1
  2. 2. • Develop a technology unit • Create a teacher web presence (Build a Wiki) • Learn to use Web 2.0 sites and services -- various • Teach the class to use a Web 2.0 site / service of your choice • Participate in online discussions and group activitiesRequired Texts and ReadingsAll reading will be online, mostly research articlesPrepare by pre-joining various web sitesJoin Google and Yahoo, as they own many sites that we useWeb 2.0 Sites - an ever-growing, changing for access to Delicious and for access to Blogger and free education login with login with login with (optional) (optional) owned by or or www.photobucket.comwww.slideshare.comwww.voicethread.comwww.myebook.comwww.scribd.comwww.goanimate.comwww.animoto.comTechnology ResourcesTouro University MIS Help Touro University Library, Bldg 1322Desk Phone: 707-638-5317Phone: 707-638-5911 Library web site:, click California,email: click TU-CA Librarytuca.helpdesk@touro.eduBlackboard Access: Blackboard Course Name:TCWeb: To check your grades and transcripts you will need to know your student ID Password is the last four of your social security numberTaskstream Mentoring services: 800-311-5656Course Requirements 2
  3. 3. This course is designed to provide candidates access to current and effective research inthe area of personal and school leadership with a balanced approach. This is facilitatedvia practical reflections about approaches to personal and school leadership. Pre-assessment of candidates’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions of educational leadershipwill be conducted and used as bench line data. Readings associated with the topics willbe assigned. In order to achieve minimum learner competencies candidates will beexpected to: 1. Attend all class sessions 2. Participate in class discussions 3. Participate in class activities 4. Utilize the BlackBoard, Elluminate, and TaskStream Learning Systems for appropriate class assignments 5. Prepare and present research papers to the class 6. Critique classroom presentations and projects 7. Understand and apply the principles of leadership to all areas of the class 8. Organize and clarify decisions that affect an entire school community 9. Demonstrate assessment knowledge in the equitable distribution of resources for all students 10. Report on individual visitations and observations 11. Study research and theories of educational leadership 12. Observe administrators at faculty meetings, school board meetings etc. 13. Role-play and participate in communication simulations 14. Evaluate current research on student achievement levels 15. Critique class presentationsNoteThe course syllabus and calendar are tentative and subject to revision. Suchrevisions will be presented to students.Assessment of Candidate’s Learning/Grading PolicyGrades in this course will be determined by adequate completion of all assignments ontime, and attendance.College Grading PolicyTouro University’s College of Education reports course grades in percentage scores anduses the following grading system: 3
  4. 4. Percentage Grade GPA Equivalent 96-100% 4.00 90-95% 3.70 86-89% 3.30 80-85% 3.00 76-79% 2.30 70-75% 2.00 0 - 69 Unsatisfactory I Incomplete W Withdrawal WU Withdrawal UnsatisfactorySatisfactoryA grade of 70% or above in an instructional course is considered a satisfactory grade (S).Candidates must earn a 3.0 overall GPA in the program in order to remain a candidate ingood academic standing and be recommended for a credential.Unsatisfactory (U)An unsatisfactory (U) grade is below 70%.Incomplete (I)An incomplete grade (“I”) indicates that a student has not been able to finish all requiredwork for issuance of a letter grade. The incomplete may only be assigned by an instructorif a student, through circumstances beyond his or her control, has not completed a smallportion of a course by conclusion of the term. An incomplete may not be assigned inorder to give a student a chance to do more work to improve a grade or because a studentdid not complete assignments by the last course session. It is the student’s responsibilityto complete an “Incomplete Grade Form” request before the last class session of thecourse. It is the student’s responsibility to meet all timelines for completing courserequirements as stated on the “Incomplete Grade Form.” An incomplete does not changeany point deductions for late assignments, for being late to class, or for missing classes.An incomplete grade (“I”) is not counted in the grade point calculations until a lettergrade replaces it. An incomplete (“I”) must be replaced before the student registers forthe next academic year, if in a multi-year program. Replacement of an incomplete will beunder the direction of the instructor. If the required work is not completed within thespecified time, the (I) will be automatically converted to an unsatisfactory grade (“U”which is a grade equivalent of an “F”). It is to the students advantage to arrange to makeup any incomplete work as soon as possible. No extension will be granted for more thana full calendar year from the date of the incomplete. 4
  5. 5. Week 1: 21st Century Learner(Note – it is advised students go by the frequently updated online version of class activities)Discussion: What is a 21st century learner? How has education changed since technology?Explore where you want to go with your masters thesis and shape a lesson plan to fit it.Obstacles we face; reasons for being here; where are you now? Where can you go?Set up calendar for student presentationsClass setup activities: site joining (Yahoo, Google, Delicious, Blogger) file-naming, assignment submissions,online responsibilitiesFirst Assignment: Blog Four Case StudiesTech Unit, Step 1 of 5: Fill in the lesson plan outlineHW:Join Google, Yahoo, Delicious, Blogger.Create a Four-Case-Study Blog. View at least four online video case studies of teachers using technologyand write four 100-word reviews. Post each film review as a separate blog entry. Also embed the video ofcase study into your blog posting. Consider:, youtube, teachertube, schooltube, and othersWeek 2: Plugging in to the Web 2.0 Internet: RSS, Tweets, Widgets, and WikisStudent presentationsReview Assignment: Blog Four Case Studies; discussBuild a Wiki - Begin PortfolioFollowing RSS (Real Simple Syndication) news feeds using Google ReaderFollowing Education Leaders on TwitterJoin ShelfariBrainstorm discussion of tech unit and masters project and possible tie-inExplore Web 2.0Tech Unit, Step 2 of 5: Creating the Project from Both Sides of the Desk: Teacher PPT and Student ProjectPrototypeUpdate Outline as neededHW:Fill Shelfari with your favorite old books. Link to classmatesJoin at least two photo sharing sites and upload some family photos. Learn how to use the sites. Learnhow to add captions, edit, do slideshowsLogin to and see how you can edit photos from your photo sitesBegin filling out the Tech Unit OutlineWeek 3: Standards Are Our Friends; Formative & Summative Assessments; Cyberbullying; MultimediaMethods for Project-Based LearningStudent presentationsCyberbullyingClose look atISTE StandardsContent StandardsAssessment: RubiStar for Summative; narrative for formativeMovie Making in the classroomHW:Finish Teacher PPT and Student PrototypeWeek 4: Show our Stuff 5
  6. 6. Student presentationsShare teacher PPTs and Student PrototypesWord & PPT tips and tricksEmbedding on WikiMyEbook trainingHW:Complete Tech UnitWeek 5: End of the LineStudent presentationsShare student prototypesUpdate Wiki Portfolio for future classesWriting Requirements 1. Writing is expected to be at the graduate level 2. Papers must have cover page (title, course name, author name, & date) 3. Papers must be in APA format, including proper headings 4. Papers must use APA citations and references 5. Papers must use pseudonyms for schools, districts, and people 6. Papers must not use personal pronouns (except for journal assignment) 7. Do not use racist, sexist, or homophobic languageUse of cell phones/laptops:Students should NOT be using cell phones, I-pods, Blackberries (or similar devices), orlaptop computers during class unless directed by the instructor. These electronic devicestend to be disruptive to the learning environment, and distracting to the student, as well asthose around him/her. Students and instructors should never have cell phones going off inclass. Students will be reminded at the beginning of each class to turn off their cellphones. Instructors may permit the use of laptops for note-taking. However, instructorswill use classroom management skills to limit laptop use to what is currently taking placein their classrooms. Students should not be answering e-mails, text-messaging, or surfingthe internet during class time.Americans with Disabilities Act StatementTouro University complies with the regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of1990 and offers accommodations to students with disabilities. If you are in need of aclassroom accommodation, please make an appointment with me to discuss this as soonas possible. All information will be held in the strictest confidence. 6
  7. 7. It is the policy of Touro University to make reasonable accommodations for qualifiedstudents with disabilities. All students with special requests or need for accommodationsshould make this request in person as soon as possible.This is the students responsibility. Information about services, academic modificationsand documentation requirements can be obtained from the Dean of Students. (707)638-5883Academic Integrity PlagiarismThe sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associationdefines plagiarism as claiming “the words and ideas of another as [one’s] own. Quotationmarks should be used to indicate the exact words of another. Each time you paraphraseanother author (i.e., summarize a passage or rearrange the order of a sentence and changesome of the source), you will need to credit the source in the text.” (p. 349)Related to the dispositions of honesty, integrity, and ethical and professional behavior, astudent who has plagiarized must expect consequences for such action. The instructorwill take one or more of the following disciplinary actions: 1. Report the action in writing to the student, the student’s Program Chair, and the Dean. 2. Assign a “0” on the assignment with no possibility of making up the grade by means of additional work. 3. Assign a “0” for the course, and notify the Dean of the College of Education. 4. Suspend the student for a period ranging from the term in which the infraction occurs to dismissal from the university.Student DispositionsThe Touro University-California College of Education credential and degree programsare guided by Program Standards (10 f,g,&h) for the California Commission on TeacherCredentialing that state: 1. Each candidate exhibits intellectual integrity, serves student honestly, protects their privacy, respects their work, and sustains open discussion of ideas; 2. Each candidate assesses his or her own progress, accepts professional advice, considers constructive criticism, and engages in a continuous program of professional development; and 3. (3)Each candidate models respect for the cultures, religion, gender and lifestyle orientation of students and their families. 7
  8. 8. In conjunction with the elements of the above standards, Touro University California’sCollege of Education has high expectations regarding student candidate dispositions.These dispositions include: • collaboration • honesty/integrity • respect • reverence for learning • emotional maturity • reflection • flexibility • responsibility • appropriate interpersonal conduct • ethical and professional behaviorStudents who display poor judgment or performance in one or more of these areas maynot be recommended for a credential/degree, and/or may receive a grade that reflects theconsequences of their actions, including a failing grade. Occasionally a student will meetthe academic requirements of the course, but manifest personal limitations that mightimpede future teaching performance. In such cases, it is the responsibility of the facultyto guide the student to take remedial action (either to repeat the class for credit, tobecome involved in personal therapy, to take a years leave of absence from the program,to take remedial courses), to be re-evaluated, and/or to consider withdrawing from theprogram.NoteThe course syllabus and calendar are tentative and subject to revision. Suchrevisions will be presented to students. 8