Purposes and Goals This class is intended to join technology with social connections and interactions benefiting elders . Specific elements of each of the technological standards I expect my students should meet can be found in notes below . Students should be able to meet at least the following standards from ISTE NETS: Communicate and Collaborate through small groups, large group, individual blog posts, email and instructor guided discussions Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making from evaluating, discussing, analyzing, synthesis and publicly sharing life experiences and their relative quantifiable and qualitative values Digital Citizenship as expressed by an online publication of their stories shared with peers , friends and others of their choosing.
Class One: Experiences lecture and class discussion (See learning strategies on slide seven.) Extra time during the two hours can be spent searching for images, famous quotes at brainyquotes.com or banners at flamingtext.com
Class Two: Blog PPT results discussion draft discussion. We will review story boards, add images and backgrounds.
Class Three: Finish PPT, convert to Slideshare, and post to class blog.
Activity Date Project Report Experience brainstorming Day One Story board/PPT Blog discussion/feedback PPT finalization Day Two PPT and images/ aesthetics, content Post PPT to class blog for peer review Convert PPT to Slideshare Day Three and Beyond Make project accessible via html Share with family and friends , final revision
My students will evaluate me. They will be my success indicators. Their work will shine more brightly than my expectations. As a teacher I feel honored by seeing the gleam of insight in a student’s eyes when I’m not looking for it. My students are my teachers and I believe this lesson is a precious gift they will give to the world.