Discover Your Technology Load John Allan Niagara College Stephen Roney College of the North Atlantic - Qatar
abstract <ul><li>Are you overloaded in your teaching and administrative tasks?  This workshop will allow you to identify t...
Hopefully…we will cover <ul><li>teaching and administrative tasks  </li></ul><ul><li>introduce workshop task </li></ul><ul...
Why is this relevant? <ul><li>Technology wealth varies </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teachers </li></ul><...
Your checklist <ul><li>Determine your load </li></ul>
Communication <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messenger </li></ul><ul><li>FaceBook - social...
Office applications (versions) <ul><li>Word processor -- Word </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation -- PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><...
Human Resources (apps) <ul><li>SharePoint  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Hr docs stored here) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Peo...
Grade book <ul><li>TNG </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-going grades archive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calculates gr...
LMS   Learning Management System <ul><li>Desire-to-Learn, Moodle, Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><u...
Assistive applications <ul><li>Special needs students </li></ul><ul><li>Speech recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Text to speec...
concordancers <ul><li>Material developers & linguists </li></ul>
concordancers <ul><li>Used as a teaching tool “rule generation” from a concordance  </li></ul><ul><li>WordSmith or LexTuto...
Internet resources <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Dave’s ESL Café </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuest...
Web 2.0
Compression/decompression <ul><li>WinZip </li></ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul>
Content management system? <ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor support </li></ul><ul><li>the “portal” </li></ul>
CALL software <ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary packages </li></ul><ul><li>Customized learning opportunitie...
Basic computer hardware <ul><li>Microphones </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones </li></ul><ul><li>Audio mixers </li></ul><ul><li>...
Audio visual <ul><li>Data projector & remote </li></ul><ul><li>Audio mixer (usually software) </li></ul><ul><li>Video swit...
Virtual Personal Network <ul><li>Allows access to intranet resources </li></ul><ul><li>From outside an institution </li></ul>
Media Editors <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Imovie </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Flash </li...
Image editors <ul><li>Vector/pixel </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Online  (Sumo Paint) </li></ul><ul><li>MS...
Self paced training <ul><li>Large repositories of on line training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning </li></...
E - whiteboard <ul><li>Whiteboard (reduction) </li></ul><ul><li>SoftBoard </li></ul><ul><li>SmartBoard </li></ul>
DVD or CD replicator <ul><li>Desktop (which one do you use?) </li></ul><ul><li>Roxio </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Explorer </...
Security <ul><li>Norton </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Clean Access </li></ul><ul><li>Browser security (Pop up blockers) </li></u...
Mobile devices <ul><li>Pervasive learning is here & getting bigger </li></ul><ul><li>ITunes university </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Paper generators <ul><li>Fax machines </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopiers </li></ul><ul><li>Printer scanners </li></ul>
Schedulers <ul><li>Instructional coordinators only </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark Timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment </li...
Library <ul><li>Access, reserve & monitor resources </li></ul><ul><li>Online journals, mags & newspapers </li></ul><ul><li...
Virtual spaces <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>3D Virtual Worlds </li></ul>
Filters and Blockers <ul><li>Websense </li></ul><ul><li>Telecoms (National) </li></ul>
Laptops <ul><li>Access the institution systems & Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Power outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating ...
Networking <ul><li>Specialized mailing lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TESL-L  listserve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social network...
Trouble shooting <ul><li>Task manager </li></ul><ul><li>Wiring </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible? </li></ul>
Example <ul><li>What technologies are involved in creating an eportfolio? </li></ul>
eportfolios <ul><li>Proprietary system </li></ul><ul><li>Wordprocessor </li></ul><ul><li>Scanner </li></ul><ul><li>Printer...
suggestions <ul><li>Include stakeholders in process of technology acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrades of technology (eq...
suggestions <ul><li>Optimization of learning objects </li></ul><ul><li>Logical archiving of learning and administrative me...
considerations <ul><li>Mentoring system (tech champion) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated team to support tech   </li></ul>
considerations <ul><li>Consistent Bookmaking on browser & portal page </li></ul><ul><li>Development of suitable activities...
considerations <ul><li>Development of suitable activities to make technology relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use technolo...
Inauthentic labour
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What is your Technology Load? TESL Ontario 2009

  1. 1. Discover Your Technology Load John Allan Niagara College Stephen Roney College of the North Atlantic - Qatar
  2. 2. abstract <ul><li>Are you overloaded in your teaching and administrative tasks? This workshop will allow you to identify the tasks that your job requires to meet the goals of the classroom and the institution. The presenter will provide an overview of 16 categories of digital responsibility. The participants then complete a rubric to discover their technology load. Coping strategies will also be presented and discussed at the conclusion of this workshop. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hopefully…we will cover <ul><li>teaching and administrative tasks </li></ul><ul><li>introduce workshop task </li></ul><ul><li>identify 16 categories of digital responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>complete check list to discover their technology load </li></ul><ul><li>coping strategies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why is this relevant? <ul><li>Technology wealth varies </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STUDENTS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Awareness for future negotiations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Your checklist <ul><li>Determine your load </li></ul>
  6. 6. Communication <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messenger </li></ul><ul><li>FaceBook - social communities </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter – mobile device and web </li></ul><ul><li>IP telephones </li></ul>
  7. 7. Office applications (versions) <ul><li>Word processor -- Word </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation -- PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet -- Excel (gradebook) </li></ul><ul><li>Database – Access (old school CALL) </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing --- MS Publisher </li></ul>
  8. 8. Human Resources (apps) <ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Hr docs stored here) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated HR software </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Grade book <ul><li>TNG </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-going grades archive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calculates grades </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>PeopleSoft </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade entry for official purposes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Simple spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many schools create their own </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. LMS Learning Management System <ul><li>Desire-to-Learn, Moodle, Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Set up </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed media </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing learning objects </li></ul>
  11. 11. Assistive applications <ul><li>Special needs students </li></ul><ul><li>Speech recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Text to speech </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom </li></ul>
  12. 12. concordancers <ul><li>Material developers & linguists </li></ul>
  13. 13. concordancers <ul><li>Used as a teaching tool “rule generation” from a concordance </li></ul><ul><li>WordSmith or LexTutor </li></ul>
  14. 14. Internet resources <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Dave’s ESL Café </li></ul><ul><li>WebQuests </li></ul><ul><li>Translators </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>…… </li></ul>
  15. 15. Web 2.0
  16. 16. Compression/decompression <ul><li>WinZip </li></ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul>
  17. 17. Content management system? <ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor support </li></ul><ul><li>the “portal” </li></ul>
  18. 18. CALL software <ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary packages </li></ul><ul><li>Customized learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated? </li></ul><ul><li>Ellis, Focus on Grammar, Rosetta Stone, Tense Buster,….. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Basic computer hardware <ul><li>Microphones </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones </li></ul><ul><li>Audio mixers </li></ul><ul><li>VHS players </li></ul><ul><li>DVD [players </li></ul>
  20. 20. Audio visual <ul><li>Data projector & remote </li></ul><ul><li>Audio mixer (usually software) </li></ul><ul><li>Video switcher (at the teacher podium) </li></ul><ul><li>Complex integrated lecture and classroom control podiums </li></ul>
  21. 21. Virtual Personal Network <ul><li>Allows access to intranet resources </li></ul><ul><li>From outside an institution </li></ul>
  22. 22. Media Editors <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Imovie </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul>
  23. 23. Image editors <ul><li>Vector/pixel </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Online (Sumo Paint) </li></ul><ul><li>MS Paint </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrator </li></ul>
  24. 24. Self paced training <ul><li>Large repositories of on line training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul>
  25. 25. E - whiteboard <ul><li>Whiteboard (reduction) </li></ul><ul><li>SoftBoard </li></ul><ul><li>SmartBoard </li></ul>
  26. 26. DVD or CD replicator <ul><li>Desktop (which one do you use?) </li></ul><ul><li>Roxio </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Nero </li></ul>
  27. 27. Security <ul><li>Norton </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Clean Access </li></ul><ul><li>Browser security (Pop up blockers) </li></ul><ul><li>Spam blockers </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Aware </li></ul>
  28. 28. Mobile devices <ul><li>Pervasive learning is here & getting bigger </li></ul><ul><li>ITunes university </li></ul><ul><li>Ipods, mobile phones, PDA, BlackBerry </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading </li></ul><ul><li>File naming </li></ul>
  29. 29. Paper generators <ul><li>Fax machines </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopiers </li></ul><ul><li>Printer scanners </li></ul>
  30. 30. Schedulers <ul><li>Instructional coordinators only </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark Timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Class planner </li></ul>
  31. 31. Library <ul><li>Access, reserve & monitor resources </li></ul><ul><li>Online journals, mags & newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Online subscriptions to resources & media </li></ul>
  32. 32. Virtual spaces <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>3D Virtual Worlds </li></ul>
  33. 33. Filters and Blockers <ul><li>Websense </li></ul><ul><li>Telecoms (National) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Laptops <ul><li>Access the institution systems & Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Power outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with an e-whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior management </li></ul><ul><li>Students and laptops? </li></ul>
  35. 35. Networking <ul><li>Specialized mailing lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TESL-L listserve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social networks (NING) Classroom2.0 </li></ul>
  36. 36. Trouble shooting <ul><li>Task manager </li></ul><ul><li>Wiring </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible? </li></ul>
  37. 37. Example <ul><li>What technologies are involved in creating an eportfolio? </li></ul>
  38. 38. eportfolios <ul><li>Proprietary system </li></ul><ul><li>Wordprocessor </li></ul><ul><li>Scanner </li></ul><ul><li>Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Server </li></ul><ul><li>CD copier </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopier </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul>
  39. 39. suggestions <ul><li>Include stakeholders in process of technology acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrades of technology (equal, training, timely) </li></ul><ul><li>Training – cycles, just-in-time, system (check list) </li></ul>
  40. 40. suggestions <ul><li>Optimization of learning objects </li></ul><ul><li>Logical archiving of learning and administrative media – for easier access </li></ul><ul><li>Common desktop (workstation) Teacher/Lab </li></ul>
  41. 41. considerations <ul><li>Mentoring system (tech champion) </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated team to support tech </li></ul>
  42. 42. considerations <ul><li>Consistent Bookmaking on browser & portal page </li></ul><ul><li>Development of suitable activities to make technology relevant </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  43. 43. considerations <ul><li>Development of suitable activities to make technology relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use technology unless it adds value to the learning </li></ul>
  44. 44. Inauthentic labour
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