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Assignment 2

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Part 2 of an 8 week project, designing a Distance Education Program that is applicable to who/what I teach.

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Assignment 2

  1. 1. Distance Education: Bridging the Gap The Foundation A. Elizabeth Snider EME6458 – Assignment 2 February 10, 2008
  2. 2. The Objectives  In accordance with Sunshine State Standards and Sunshine State Standards for Special Diploma, Students enrolled in a Florida Public School in an Exceptional Education Program K-4 will maintain or exceed expectations.  Students from ESE classes will participate in an online learning program that affords them the opportunity to keep up with lessons learned previously and will receive introductory lessons into lessons for the up coming school year.
  3. 3. The Technologies  Print – students will stay connected through Blogs and emails. They will also be building their writing skills using sources such as Never Ending Story (http://www.infinite-story.com/)  Audio/video – students will control their own outcome using their own voice applications and uploading personal videos using Voice Thread for voice applications and videos will be added through sources such as MyDeo (www.mydeo.com).
  4. 4. The Technologies  Radio/television – students will be able to search Television Network and Radio podcasts or United Streaming resources for radio and television as supportive documentation into research projects.  Teleconferencing will be conducted through VoiceThread.
  5. 5. Computer and Web-based Learning All lessons, practice work and assessments will be completed using computer/Web-based since this program will be used initially as a summer program and eventually as supplemental/remedial assignments.
  6. 6. Technological Contributions Research topics will be created and discussed using Blogs and email correspondence. Once these topics have been decided upon, students will research for documentation to create their assignments. They will set up bookmark accounts from which they can collaborate and share their findings with partnered students.
  7. 7. The Product Students will have options from which to present their reports. 1. They may create a web site or wiki for a written report with each member of the group editing or adding to the product. 2. They may present an oral report using applications such as Voice Thread with each member of the group sharing in the conference. 3. They may present a video presentation (using skit, role play or reenactment) as a small group.
  8. 8. Supplemental Learning  Students will be provided with computer based lessons in addition to their project. These lessons will be resources for practicing what they learned during the previous school year.  Students will be provided with computer based lessons in addition to their project. These lessons will be introductory lessons preparing students for what they will be expected to learn in the upcoming school year.
  9. 9. Sample Lessons Supplemental and Introductory Lessons will be provided through resources such as: www.starfall.com www.tumblebooks.com/library FCAT Explorer Destination Success
  10. 10. In Addition…  Students will go on virtual field trips through sources such as http://www.kidscosmos.org/welcome.htm .  They will work with manipulatives to build math skills using http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html .  Other lessons and learning tools may be added as the program progresses and at the discretion of the teacher(s).
  11. 11. The Role of the Teacher  The teacher(s) will be available for consult at anytime by way of email and instant messaging.  The teacher(s) will be a semi-inactive member of each small group, allowing her to monitor progress and offer input as needed.  The teacher(s) will be assessing all student work; receiving email confirmation of grades from non-project computer based lessons and exercises.  The teacher(s) will be assessing the final project, providing participation grades as well as grading on the quantity and quality of the final product.
  12. 12. Resources All online resources can be viewed through my bookmark address at del.icio.us/aesnider. Print resources: Moore, M, & Kearsley, G (2005). Distance Education: A Systems View.Toronto: Wadsworth.

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