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Edu614 session 1 sf13 summer
EDU614 - Integrating Technology for
EDU630 - Integrating Mathematics,
Writing and Technology
EDU630 - Integrating Mathematics,
Writing and Technology
Session 1 Agenda
Syllabus & course overview
Why technology? - a prezi presentation
Our class ning, The Gordon Teacher’s Collaborative
Get everyone logged in
Technology Self Assessment Tool (TSAT)
Gordon login and Email
Please introduce yourself
Where & what you teach or hope to teach
What is your favorite technology - does not have
to be “educational”
anything else you’d like to share
An Example of
an iMovie created on my iPad, uploaded to Vimeo
featuring my students using their TI-Nspire CX
handhelds and the Navigator system I use in
conjunction with my Smartboard
Integrating Technology for All Students
A Prezi presentation
You will complete the
Massachusetts Technology Self-Assessment Tool
as a pre-assessment for yourself.
Please do not have any website open other
than those we are investigating.
Examples: Facebook, email except your
Gordon account to get links
Please do not text during class unless it is an
EDU614 COURSE DESCRIPTION: Educational
technology is an essential learning tool for the 21st century
classroom. This course provides an opportunity to explore
and gain working knowledge of current instructional
technologies. Class demonstrations and hands-on exercises
will focus on systems and tools K-12 teachers may find in
their districts and schools. Students will become familiar
with web 2.0 tools and their appropriate use in the K-12
classroom. Students will be trained to use assistive
technology and adaptive communication technology.
Students will be able to:
become technologically literate teachers
incorporate appropriate technology and media in
prepare age appropriate teaching materials using
understand legal and ethical issues as they apply
to responsible and acceptable use of the Internet,
educational technology and other resources.
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful
Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson
Who Owns the Learning by Alan November
This course will use a hybrid model of in class discussions
and online learning. We will use different applications to
help you expand the boundaries of teaching and learning in
your classroom or future classroom. This course is
designed to use computers, the internet and many
platforms. It is expected that students entering class have a
working knowledge of the computer. If this is not the case,
you will need to spend extra time developing the necessary
computer skills to function effectively on the platforms. If
you have a deficiency in these area(s) you need to take
care of this in the first week of the course. You will need to
spend some time voluntarily in the lab between classes.
Speak to me if you need additional assistance in this area.
You are also expected to have a working
username and email account. Contact CET if
you do not have a working account.
Classroom Participation(15%): This course is designed
to be interactive. The success of the course relies
heavily on student participation, which implies that all
class members will be fully prepared to participate both
in class and on our class Ning. During each class
students are expected to completely engage in class
activities by exploring the online tools shared. It is
expected that no student will have another website
open; this includes email and sites such as Facebook.
Cell phone use is for emergency only. If you fail to honor
these guidelines your participation grade will be
lowered. Unexcused absences will lower your
Teacher Blog (60%): All course participants will create a
personal Weblog on our Ning Community, The Gordon
Teacher’s Collaborative. You will be instructed how to add
to and maintain your Weblog during the first class session.
Blog entries addressing the assignments for each week of
class are due according to the schedule listed below to
allow others time to read and comment on your blog. Late
submissions will lower your grade. Blog posts should be
well developed, thoroughly written entries demonstrating
Students are expected to write a minimum of 28 (23 are
specified) (For EDU630 a minimum of 28 (26 are specified)
blog posts including to but not limited to the following:
★Reflections on readings and assignments
★Interesting Websites, Blogs or other technological tools
★Responses to the reading of blogs through your RSS
Students will offer at minimum three comments per week on
the blog entries of your classmates.
Participants will be shown how to develop an RSS
(Really Simple Syndication) on Google. Course
participants should maintain an RSS with a
minimum of three blogs (from outside the class).
In response to three separate blog posts through
the RSS feed, students will compose a minimum of
three blog entries.
Please sign up for a Google account if you do not
have one for tomorrow night.
Final Project & Presentation (25%): With an
individually selected topic (with instructor approval) you
will create a final project and give a twenty-minute
presentation. You must demonstrate proficiency in a
chosen media environment and application of
technology. Include at least one of the applications that
you have learned in this course. Develop, write and
submit a detailed plan on how you would incorporate
this into your classroom. In your presentation, share
your plan and explain what 21st
century skills are
addressed. Proper attribution and citations must be
Topics & Assignments
A group of posts are due once a week
Example: let’s look at the first set of assignments:
• Read the blog post: Why Teachers Should Blog. Respond in a blog post.
• Read Ch. 1 in Richardson text. Respond in a blog post.
• Read Ch. 2 in Richardson text. Respond in a blog post.
All blog entries for the week are due by Sunday at 5
PM. This is an absolute deadline. You may of course
post early. This give folks time to comment on blogs.
Let’s say comments are due by Wednesdays.
All communication with me needs to be
through Gordon email.
You can redirect Gordon Email to another
Best professional development for me
10 steps for Educators new to twitter
The following was prepared by Joey Estes for
a parent technology night this spring.
Twitter is a Cool Tool
•By joining Twitter, you can connect with people all over the
world about things that interest you.
•Imagine having literally thousands of people to bounce ideas
off of, share best practices, and to give you
recommendations for your next good read.
•All information is shared via 140 characters or less.
Time to Join!
•Once you have decided that Twitter is something you would
like to explore, go to the website and sign up for an account.
•Once you have joined, you will need to find people to follow.
• This means that you find people who have the same interests as you, or
people you find interesting.
• Maybe you want to know what Time magazine has to say.
• Or maybe your kids are interested in Justin Bieber.
Now it’s time to interact.
•Anytime you see the @ sign in front of a name, it is like
someone is talking to or about that person directly.
•You will often see a link that is a small jumble of letters and
numbers. This is a smaller link taking the place of a super long
•The real link looks like this:
•Using a # is an easy way to follow a conversation on a
•Every day there are new and different #’s the pop up.
•Why Teachers Should Be Using Twitter.
•Twitter Chat Tools
•Getting Started with Twitter in Schools
Accept invitation to EDU614 group
Use to bookmark any site we visit so you can
come back to it when the course is over.