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Ed 203 orientation spring 2014
Welcome to ED 203 Educational Technologies
Please do the following as you arrive:
1. Sign in by placing your initials next to your name
on one of the class section sheets.
2. Take one of the “playing cards” that are face down
on the table and go to the table that has a sign that
matches your card.
3. Begin filling out the Gmail address document that
is at your table.
4. Get to know others at your table and in this class.
ED 203 Educational Technologies
Orientation – January 28, 2014
AL 114 The Terrace Room
Sections: ED 203 0 (30428-201430)
ED 203 2 (30429-201430)
ED 203 3 (30430-201430)
First, Let’s Connect with God’s Word
it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith—and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no
one can boast. 10 For we are God’s
handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good
works, which God prepared in advance for us
to do. Ephesians 2:8-10
Please Pray With Me …
Lord God Heavenly Father
We thank you for this day and we thank you
for sharing Your Son, Our Savior, with each
one of us.
Help us to stay anchored in Him and bring
You glory as we serve others who become part
of our lives.
Bless the learning we experience in this
class and help us to use it as we continue
to prepare to become professional
Grant us Lord, through our involvement
in this course, to grow in our
understanding that technology is a gift
from You, and used correctly, can bring
blessings to us and to those we serve.
In Jesus Name we Pray
ED 203 – What type of class is this?
• It is an online class …
• We meet face-to-face for
• We then do our activities and
discussions online using Angel as
our management system
• We do not meet at any
particular time, yet we “will be
• This class’s main purpose is not to
teach about programs or technology
• It is about using technology as an
educational tool to enhance and
extend our classroom curriculum to
support student learning.
• It is about developing a relationship
with each other and learning from
• It’s about becoming a
facilitator of Learning
• Perhaps, it could be about
becoming a Teacher Leader
(Teacherpreneur – Barnett
Berry – Teaching 2030)
• It is about having an
experience with online
• “I skate to where
the puck is going
to be, not where
it has been.”
Activity Drop Box and Attachments
Reflection remarks regarding the activity ….
I pray that you and your classmates will have a many great learning experiences in
this course. I encourage you to do your best and to contact me with any questions or
concerns you have during the course.
In His and Your Service,
Online Collaborative Teams – Activity Three
• When you came in you should have
picked up a card. Those with cards
with an ―artistic‖ star on them are the
• Make sure you are with your team
• Fill out the Gmail address document
and have someone from your group
volunteer to get it to everyone on the
team ASAP and send me a copy.
• Note: This is a two-week activity, but
do get started on it right away.
• Things we learned from the first try.
• Google Drive (Docs)
Google Drive (Docs)
• Under the Required Readings heading in
Unit Three there are two YouTube video
site addresses you can use to familiarize
yourself with Google Drive (Docs).
• During week two, or sooner, I will use the
team information forms I received to create
the Google Document and invite the other
team members – including me.
Google Drive (Docs)
• Making a podcast using
Audacity or some other audio
recording program to share
some thoughts on ―How is
the class going for you?‖
• Introducing you to what the
class project will be and
asking you to share one or
two intriguing titles with me.
• Digital Citizenship
information for Unit Five
Unit Five - Blog
Do some Research on/about blogs
Read a few
Build a blog using Blogspot,
WordPress, Blogger (Google), ….
Post a blog or two on your blog site
Units 6/7 – Reflective Digital Story
• Week One – Research, Do Script, Choose Title,
Identify Program you will use
• Week Two – Identify/Choose the pictures and/or
short video to include in your video, practice
doing a voice over of your script, and find the
right background music for your video
• Week Three – Do your video and get it to me.
(Post it on Angel, send via email, YouTube)
Unit 8 - Reflection on Class Project
• Use the provided
template posted on Unit
8 to complete a
―reflection‖ on the class
• Do the CUW CoursEval
for ED 203
Ever wonder what would happen if we treated
our Bible like we treat our cell phone, iPod, or
NCREL / Metiri Group enGuage 21st
What do our
students really need
in order to thrive in
basic, scientific and technological literacies
visual and information literacy
multicultural literacy and global awareness
adaptability, managing complexity and selfdirection
curiosity, creativity, and risk-taking
higher order thinking and sound reasoning
teaming and collaboration
personal and social responsibility
prioritizing, planning, and managing for results
effective use of real-world tools
high quality results with real-world application
Email within the class
I am here to help you be successful
with this class.
• I look forward to
working with you as
we take this
Vision – Who Am I?
• I am Professor Frank Wegner and I teach
two graduate online classes and one
undergraduate online class for Concordia
University Wisconsin. These classes are
designed to help participants learn how to
correctly use technology as an educational
tool in their classrooms and schools to
support student learning.
Vision – Where Am I Going?
• I will facilitate learning in these virtual
classrooms by engaging participants in
learning activities and learning experiences
that helps prepare them for a life of service
to others as professional educators who use
a student centered approach in their
classrooms to provide students with what
they need to thrive in the 21st century world.
Vision – What Will Guide Your Journey?
• I will do my best to use the following core
values to guide our journey:
– Be Christ Centered
– Live as Christ’s Disciple in a Digital World
– Have Integrity
– Be Hardworking
– Be Trustworthy
– Be Self-disciplined
– Be Knowledgeable
– Be Caring and Loving in my Approach to Others
We will Connect and become
a Professional Leaning