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  • The hope is to move beyond the certificate and highlight the educational technology initiatives at West Chester University. The hope is to create an online space for undergraduates, graduates and faculty
  • Or title slide “why?” or “Goals” -Why student contribution? As I student, I want to know that my work matters and is serving a bigger purpose -This space will become a place to direct students and faculty
  • -Blog roll of student blogs (some students may abandon their blogs after their class is over so the blog roll can be updated every semester) -Faculty snapshots – 1. this could be included under course description OR 2. On its own page*- allows for more generic question answering (What do you hope students take away from your classes? What does educational technology mean to you?) Faculty snapshots also help prospective students to connect with professors since the classes are online -Course descriptions and pre-requisites – There was some confusions with this so it would be nice to have all the courses in one place
  • -Twitter and Facebook can be linked so no one would have to upload information to one the two sites separately using software such as Hootsuite (now supports Google+)or Tweetdeck -I’m not sure if the ed tech Facebook page is solely meant for faculty but it’s a good page that just needs to be promoted. Remind students that they don’t have to friend anyone to join the group -Social media is a great way to not online create an online presence but share student work
  • -Students can write reviews and add them to the reviews page. For example for 501 we created a project differentiating a lesson with different tech tools. I have tons of applications that I could review because I played around with them for this project. -We want to show the education community that faculty and students are engaged in contributing to the conversation on technology integration -Conferences are great professional development for faculty and students, many who are current or aspiring teachers -Students should learn about opportunities to join the ed tech commmunity (ex. Pete&c internship)I feel as though people don’t go because they don’t know -In 502 we created a guide to virtual collaboration. That should be shared!
  • -Student reflections in video form (like the ones students do in their ed tech portfolio) -Should these be separate or included in course descriptions??
  • -Blog badge – they can be added to blogs and websites, directing visitors to our website -Since the classes are online, it’s easier for students to take classes -Now that the first round of classes are done, we have projects to share with future students
  • A student assistant can be given the task -A name is good since it’s not just the certificate - http://www.grouptweet.com/
  • Ed Tech Website WCU

    1. 1. Priscilla Taylor
    2. 2. <ul><li>Create an online presence </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight educational technology initiatives at WCU </li></ul><ul><li>Public space for student contribution </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Blog roll </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter feed & Facebook page </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty snapshots </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Student Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Course descriptions </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Possible handle -@edtechwcupa </li></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zite, Flipboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scoop.it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook page </li></ul><ul><li>Google+ </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Information on grants & assistantships </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Apps and web 2.0 reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Slides, photos and video from conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Events – workshops, training, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Links to outside resources (Ex. Smartboard) </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Where were you when you started? </li></ul><ul><li>How have you used what you’ve learned in your classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you learn that you didn’t know before? </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Relationships with school districts </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing promotional video </li></ul><ul><li>University partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Conference presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Blog badge </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Who will update the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will upkeep Twitter? </li></ul><ul><li>Possible title? </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Permissions </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Smart Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Promethean Planet </li></ul><ul><li>Group Tweet </li></ul><ul><li>HootSuite </li></ul>