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  1. 1. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational TechnologyRoman MartineezL20091287Week 2 AssignmentOverviewThe United States Department of Education requires all states to submit an annual assessment of educators’technology competencies and the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonlyknown as “E-Rate,” requires all schools and districts to have a technology plan. For example, in Texas, theTexas Campus STaR Chart was developed to help campuses determine their progress toward meeting boththe Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology and district technology goals. It was designed around the four keydomains of the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020: Teaching and Learning; EducatorPreparation and Development; Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support; and Infrastructure forTechnology.In this week’s assignment you will use your state’s data as reported to the United States Department ofEducation to complete a technology data assessment and review your school or district’s technology plan.You will practice using a Web 2.0 tool to reflect on your learning and create a slide presentation usingMicrosoft PowerPoint or Google Presentation to introduce and present the Schools and Libraries Program ofthe Universal Service Fund and share your campus or district technology plan with the faculty. In Part 5 of theassignment you will select the technology/leadership book, blog, or articles that you will read and summarizeas part of your Week 4 assignment.This assignment is due no later than 11:59 p.m. on the seventh day of week 2.Revised Oct. 2010 1
  2. 2. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational TechnologyRubricUse the following Rubric to guide your work on the Week 2 Assignment. Tasks Not Meeting Accomplished Proficient Needs Improvement Expectations The evidence suggests The evidence suggests The evidence suggests The evidence does not that the educator is that performance on that the educator needs yet make the case for ready to mentor others this work matches that improvement in this the educator being in this area. of a strong educator. area. proficient at this task. Campus Technology Student uses relevant Student uses relevant Incorrect data pulled Student does not Assessment Data campus technology campus technology from campus complete the chart Analysis assessment data to assessment data to technology assessment provided. (Part 1) thoroughly complete respond to questions or data or summary chart Student does not the chart. complete the chart. is incomplete. respond to the Student Student provides a Student does not questions. comprehensively brief analysis of respond to all (0 points) responds to all campus technology questions. questions. strengths and (Maximum 14 points) (Maximum 18 points) weaknesses. (Maximum 16 points) Creating a Blog Student successfully Student successfully Student successfully Student does not (Part 2) sets up a blog and sets up a blog and sets up a blog and/or create a blog and/or provides appropriate provides appropriate does not provide student does not information related to information related to appropriate information provide appropriate the blog’s creation or to the blog’s creation or to related to the blog’s information related to previously-created previously-created creation or to the blog’s creation. blog; including blog; including previously-created blog (0 points) completion of the completion of the and/or does not profile. profile. respond to all Student Student provides a questions. comprehensively brief response to all (Maximum 8 points) responds to all questions. questions. (Maximum 9 points) (Maximum 10 points)Revised Oct. 2010 2
  3. 3. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology Blog Postings #1 – Student posts a Student posts a less Student posts a less Student does not write Technology thoughtful and than thorough opinion than 250 word opinion an opinion piece and/or Assessments thorough opinion piece piece on the value of piece and/or opinion does not post the (Part 3) on the value of assessing educators’ piece includes no opinion piece to their assessing educators’ technology leadership details or examples. blog. technology leadership knowledge and skills as (Maximum 8 points) (0 points) knowledge and skills as well as accessing the well as accessing the knowledge and skills of knowledge and skills of student technology skill student technology skill levels and their levels and their perceived needs/ What perceived needs. What are pros and cons of are pros and cons of technology technology assessment? The assessment? The opinion piece includes opinion piece includes few details and/or supporting details and/ examples. or examples. (Maximum 10 points) (Maximum 12 points) Blog Posting #2 – Student thoroughly Student briefly Student less than Student does not Summary and summarizes their summarizes their completely summarizes summarize their school Reflection: School or school or district school or district their school or district or district technology District Technology technology plan. The technology plan. The technology plan. The plan. and/or does not Plan summary includes summary includes summary includes post the summary on (Part 3) responses/reflections responses/reflections responses/reflections their blog. to all five (5) of the to four (4) of the to three or fewer of the (0 points) elements identified by elements identified by elements identified by the Schools and the Schools and the Schools and Libraries Program. The Libraries Program. The Libraries Program. The summary/reflection summary includes few summary includes no includes supporting details and/or details and/or details and/or examples. examples. examples. (Maximum 10 points) (Maximum 8 points) (Maximum 12 points)Revised Oct. 2010 3
  4. 4. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology Blog Posting #3 – Student thoroughly Student briefly Student less than Student does not Summary and summarizes the goals summarizes the goals completely summarizes summarize the goals of Reflection: National of the Draft National of the Draft National the goals of the Draft the Draft National Educational Educational Educational National Educational Educational Technology Plan Technology Plan; Technology Plan; and Technology Plan; Technology Plan; (Part 3) addresses thoroughly addresses all required and/or less than and/or does not all the required topics. topics. completely addresses address all the required Student reflects on Student reflects on all the required topics. topics. issues or concerns in issues or concerns in Student reflects on Student does not reflect the plan. the plan. issues or concerns in on issues or concerns (Maximum 12 points) (Maximum 10 points) the plan. in the plan. (Maximum 8 points) Summary/Reflection is not posted on students’ blog. ( 0 points) Create a slide Student successfully Successfully creates a Successfully creates a Slide presentation not presentation to creates a slide slide presentation to slide presentation to created and/or slide introduce the E-Rate presentation to introduce the E-Rate introduce the E-Rate presentation not posted Program and share introduce the E-Rate program and share the program and share the on the students’ blog. the campus or district program and share the campus or district campus or district (0 points) technology plan with campus or district technology plan with technology plan with faculty. technology plan with faculty and posts the faculty and posts the (Part 4) the faculty and posts presentation on their presentation on their the presentation on blog. The presentation blog. The presentation their blog. The includes at least six of includes less than six presentation includes the eight components of the eight (1) an in the “accomplished” components in the introduction/agenda, category. “accomplished” (2) content relevant to (Maximum 13 points) category. the topic, (3) summary/ (Maximum 11 points) conclusion, (4) at least one student-created chart, (5) at least one working hyperlink, (6) navigational icons, (7) talking points only with six or less lines of text per slide, (8) up to three digital photos to personalize the campus. (Maximum 15 points) Technology/ Student identifies the Student does not Leadership Book Technology/Leadership identify the Technology/ (Part 5) book, blog, or articles Leadership book that that will be summarized will be summarized as as part of the Week 4 part of the Week 4 assignment. assignment.Revised Oct. 2010 4
  5. 5. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology (Maximum 3 points) (0 points) Assignment Responses are Responses are Responses do not Responses do not Mechanics relevant to course relevant to course reflect knowledge of reflect knowledge of (All assignment parts) content. Student content. Student course content. course content, lack adheres to APA stylistic adheres mostly to APA Student adheres clarity and depth, guidelines. Writing is stylistic guidelines. loosely to APA stylistic and/or include multiple clear, concise, and well Writing is mostly clear, guidelines. Writing is errors in grammar, organized. Excellent concise, and well unclear and/or spelling, and sentence/paragraph organized. Good disorganized. Weak punctuation, including construction. Thoughts sentence/paragraph sentence/paragraph APA errors. are expressed in a construction. Thoughts construction. Thoughts (0 points) coherent and logical are expressed in a are not expressed in a manner. There are no coherent and logical coherent and logical errors in grammar, manner. There are manner. There are four spelling, or three or fewer errors in or more errors in punctuation. grammar, spelling, or grammar, spelling, or (Maximum 8 points) punctuation. punctuation. (Maximum 6 points) (Maximum 4 points)Revised Oct. 2010 5
  6. 6. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational TechnologyWeek 2 Assignment, Part 1: Campus Technology Assessment Data AnalysisFederal and state law mandates that states report progress toward technology excellence. For example, TtheTexas Campus STaR Chart can be used to evaluate a campus’ progress toward meeting the goals of theLong-Range Plan for Technology. The chart can also be used for technology planning, budgeting forresources, and evaluation of progress in local technology projects.To complete this part of the assignment, you may use the Texas Campus STaR Chart OR your state’stechnology data as reported to the U. S. Department of Education if you do not reside in Texas. If you are notfrom Texas and unable to locate your state’s technology date you may select a Texas district then select aTexas campus.Directions if using the Texas Campus STaR Chart: • Access the Texas Campus StaR Chart by entering the following address in your web address bar: http://starchart.esc12.net/ • Click on “Texas Campus STaR Chart,” and read the article to review STaR Chart scoring. • Click on “Statewide Summary Data.” Click on 2008-2009 Summary Statistics. Print out the Statewide Data Summary. • Click “Campus Data Search.” Choose the year from the drop-down box. Then type in the name of your selected district (without “ISD”). For example, for Beaumont ISD, you would only type in Beaumont. Do not type in a campus. Click “Simple Search.” A list of campuses in your district will appear. If you are not from Texas, to complete this portion of the assignment, select a Texas district then select a Texas campus. • Click on your selected campus, and the STaR chart will appear. • Print out the most current three years of STaR Charts for your selected campus. • Analyze the data, fill out the chart below, and answer the questions provided.Revised Oct. 2010 6
  7. 7. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology School District: Brownsville Campus: Putegnat Elementary Summary Area Key Area Totals Key Area Classifications Trends Strength in Teaching Teaching & 2008-09: 21 2008-09: Target and learning has Learning 2007-08: 18 2007-08: Advanced been increasing in 2006-07: 13 2006-07: Developing the past three school years. Educator Strength in Educator 2008-09:17 2008-09: Advanced Preparation & Preparation & Development 2007-08: 16 2007-08: Advanced Development has 2006-07: 15 2006-07:Advanced been constant. Strength in Leadership, Leadership, Administration, & 2008-09: 18 2008-09: Advanced Administration & Instructional 2007-08: 14 2007-08: Developing Instructional Support Support has been a 2006-07: 15 2006-07: Advanced moderate. Infrastructure for 2008-09: 17 2008-09: Advanced Strength in Technology 2007-08: 9 2007-08: Developing Infrastructure has 2006-07: 8 2006-07: Early been increasing.What did the data show as your campus’ greatest strength? Do you agree with that assessment? Explain. According to the STaR Chart, the campus greatest strength is Educator Preparation & Development. I do not agree with this assessment because I feel that we (teachers) have not received the proper training or preparation. There are many aspects of technology that I am not familiar with, and would greatly benefit from. There are little to no opportunities for technology training.1) What did the data show as your campus’ greatest weakness? Do you agree with that assessment? Explain. According to the STaR Chart, the campus greatest weakness is Infrastructure for Technology. I definitely agree with this assessment. Even though I have seen improvement there is more than can be done. The lack of rich media such as video streaming. The lack of video streaming has made it difficult to access other resources. Other rich media such as podcasts and applets are non-existent.Revised Oct. 2010 7
  8. 8. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology2) In an online learning community interaction, which key classification area would you choose to introduce to the other members? What data supports your choice? The STaR Chart area I would choose to introduce to other members would be Teaching and Learning. The reason I chose Teaching and Learning is because the campus has gradually increased its efficiency. It has been a learning process, and it has been the area in which we have made a conscious effort to improve. I feel I have the knowledge of introducing this area to other members.Directions if using another state’s technology assessment data (Not Texas): • Access your state’s data. • Select your campus data. • Print out the most current three years of data for your selected campus. • Analyze the data, complete a chart similar to the one above, and answer the questions provided. School District: Campus: TrendsWhat did the data show as your campus’ greatest strength? Do you agree with that assessment? Explain.3) What did the data show as your campus’ greatest weakness? Do you agree with that assessment? Explain.4) In an online learning community interaction, which key classification area would you choose to introduce to the other members? What data supports your choice?Revised Oct. 2010 8
  9. 9. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational TechnologyRevised Oct. 2010 9
  10. 10. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational TechnologyWeek 2 Assignment, Part 2: Creating a BlogFor the next part of this week’s assignment, you will create your own blog. If you already have your own blog,you may complete this assignment on your blog. If you don’t have your own blog, use the directions below tocreate one.To complete this assignment: • To create a blog: • Access the video, “Blogs in Plain English” by entering the following address in your web address bar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI • View “Blogs in Plain English” as preparation for this assignment. • Enter the following address in your web address bar: www.blogger.com (if you do not have a blog), or use a blog you already have set up. (Note: You must have a Google email account to use blogger.com. If you do not have a gmail.com account you will need to create an account. Go to http://mail.google.com/mail/ to set up your account.) • Read the information about the site. • Click “Create a Blog.” Complete the information required to use the site, including the selection of a username and password. (If you already have a Google account, you can enter your username and password at the top of the home page.) Check the box to accept the terms of service, and click “Continue” to move to the next step. • After creating your blog account, click “Name Blog.” • Select a title for the blog and a blog address URL (example: http://yourname.blogspot.com). Click “Continue” to move to the next step, “Choose a Template.” • Choose a template for your blog, then click “Continue.” • When the “Your Blog Has Been Created” screen appears, click “Start Blogging.” • Create your blog profile • Access the class wiki for this course at http://sites.google.com/site/edld5306cohortxx/ (where ‘xx’ is your cohort number) and record your Blog URL in the appropriate table. • Record your blog information in the chart below. If you have a blog and did not need to create one for the assignment, enter that information. Then answer the questions below. Your Blog’s Name Your Blog’s URL Educational Technology http://roman-martinez.blogspot.comRevised Oct. 2010 10
  11. 11. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology 1) What is the educational value of blogs and blogging to the 21st century learner? 2) What are the concerns of blogs and blogging in education? 3) How can you use blogging to communicate with school stakeholders?Revised Oct. 2010 11
  12. 12. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational TechnologyWeek 2 Assignment, Part 3: Blog PostsFor the next part of this week’s assignment, you will complete three postings to your blog.Blog Posting #1 – Technology Assessments Leading change and implementing technology often go hand in hand. The key to success in both is a thorough, inclusive planning process. To realize the benefits of technology, schools must develop a plan for integrating technology into the curriculum. An effective technology plan is based on the shared vision of educators, parents, community members, and business leaders who have technological expertise. It ensures that technology strengthens existing curricula and supports meaningful, engaged learning for all students. It also specifies how the technology will be paid for and how its use will be supported. The technology planning team begins by building a knowledge base in regard to the learning process. Team members must understand how students learn, what skills students need to succeed in the workplace, and how technology can be used to improve education. Implementing technology in education requires team members to become familiar not only with learning research but also with research on the most promising ways of using technology to improve student achievement, condition of facilities, available technology (including cost), and professional development opportunities and requirements. In week one, you completed several technology self-assessments. In Part 1 of this week’s assignment, you looked at one state’s example of a campus technology assessment tool. These assessments help identify staff and student technology skill levels and their perceived needs. These instruments also tell how technologically literate both groups are. • Compose a 250-word opinion piece on the value of accessing educators’ technology leadership knowledge and skills as well as accessing the knowledge and skill of student technology skill levels and their perceived needs? What are the pros and cons of technology assessment? The opinion piece should include supporting details and/or examples. • Post your opinion piece to your blog.Blog Posting #2 – School or District Technology Plan The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "E-Rate," is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. Schools, school districts, and libraries that want to apply for "E-rate" must have a technology plan. The plan must contain the following five elements: • Goals and realistic strategy for using telecommunications and information technology • A professional development strategy • An assessment of telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services needed • Budget resources • Ongoing evaluation process Resources for the Schools and Libraries Program: • http://www.usac.org/sl/Revised Oct. 2010 12
  13. 13. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology • http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html • Compose a 250-word summary/reflection of your school’s or district’s technology plan. Identify the goals included in the plan and the accompanying strategies. What professional development opportunities are available, who is in charge of coordinating the professional development opportunities and are there the financial and time resources to ensure staff is kept up to date in learning about new technologies. How are the telecommunication services, hardware, software and other services assessed to ensure improved student learning. Is there sufficient budget to acquire and support the non-discount element of the plan? Describe the evaluation process that enables the school or district to monitor the progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments and opportunities as they arise. • Post your summary/reflection to your blog.Blog Posting #3 – National Educational Technology Plan On March 5, 2010 the U.S. Department of Education released a draft of the National Educational Technology Plan: Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology.” The Plan describes how information and communication technologies can help transform American education. It provides goals to inform state and local educational technology plans, and recommendations to inspire research, development, and innovation. • Assess the draft plan at http://www.ed.gov/sites/default/files/NETP-2010-final-report.pdf • Review the Plan. • Compose a 250-word executive summary and reflection of the Draft Plan. In your summary include the goals and what the plan says with respect to teaching and learning as well as professional development and training. Reflect on any issues or concerns you noticed in the Draft Plan. • Post your summary/reflection to your blog.Revised Oct. 2010 13
  14. 14. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational TechnologyWeek 2 Assignment, Part 4: Creating and Posting a Slide PresentationAs an instructional leader, you must be able to effectively share information with the faculty. You must also beable to talk confidently to those you lead. Throughout this Application Assignment, you will expand yourknowledge and practice using technology tools. Presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint andGoogle Presentation, is used to communicate ideas or information through text, images, animations, audio andvideo.In Part 3 of the Application assignment, you will create a slide presentation to introduce the The Schools andLibraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "E-Rate," and share your campus ordistrict technology plan with the faculty. After you create your slide presentation you will post your presentationto your blog.Resources for Effective Presentations: • http://www.slideshare.net/vinhha25580/designing-effective-power-point-presentations • www.shkaminski.com/Classes/Handouts/powerpoint.htm#strengths • www.iasted.org/conferences/formatting/Presentations-Tips.ppt • http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/powerpoint.html • http://it.chass.ncsu.edu/training/MSPowerPoint/Tips/tips.htmlDirections:1. Create a slide presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Presentation to introduce the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "E-Rate," and share your campus or district technology plan with the faculty. 1) Include an introduction/agenda 2) Include content relevant to the topic 3) Include a summary/conclusion 4) Include at least one student-created chart 5) Include at least one working hyperlink 6) Use navigational icons 7) Use talking points only with six or less lines of text 8) Use up to three digital photos to personalize the campus2. Upload/Embed your presentation to your Blog.Microsoft PowerPoint Instructions: To share a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation in your blog, you must first upload the presentation to a Web-based service, such as SlideShare.net, SlideBoom.com, authorSTREAM.com, or Scribd.com, that will convert the file to a format that can be embedded into your blog. Directions for SlideShare: 1. Go to www.slideshare.net and click “SIGNUP” (at the top of the page) to set up a FREE SlideShare account. 2. Click “UPLOAD” 3. Click “Browse and select files” and select your saved Powerpoint presentation. 4. After your file is uploaded, you will be asked to choose settings for your file. You have the option to share publicly or privately (viewable only to you).Once you have selected your settings, click “Publish All”.Revised Oct. 2010 14
  15. 15. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology 5. After a while your file will be converted. The conversion may take a few minutes depending on the size of your file. Click “here” to view status of the file conversion. 6. When conversion is complete, click on your presentation. 7. Select “Blogger” from menubar below your presentation. 8. When the Google Accounts Access Request Screen appears, click “Grant Access”. 9. On the next screen: a. Select a title for the blog post (example: Campus Technology Plan Presentation or something a bit more creative.) b. Then, enter the text for the post, i. e. the executive summary of your presentation. c. Confirm the “Post To” information is correct. This should be the Name and URL of your blog. 10. Finally, click “Blog this!”. (Note: You may need to change the Zoom Level to be able to click “Blog this”) Directions for authorSTREAM: 1. Go to www.authorSTREAM and click “JOIN NOW” from the menu at the top of the page to set up a FREE SlideShare account. 2. Select “Upload PowerPoint” (from menu across top of screen). 3. From the drop-down menu, select “Single File Upload”. 4. Click “Browse…” to select your saved PowerPoint file. 5. Complete the “Title information” and select “Private” 6. Next select “Upload PowerPoint” 7. After you receive the message your file has uploaded, select “Your Stuff” from the menu across the top of the screen. 8. From the drop-down menu, select “Your Presentations” 9. Select “Send to Blogs & Networks” (from menu on righthand side of screen) 10. Select “Blogger” 11. Enter your Blog’s Username and Password (Note: The Blog field is your blog’s URL. This should populate by default; if not, enter your blog’s URL. 12. Select “Post” Google Presentation Instructions: 1. After you have completed and saved your presentation, select “Share” from the menubar (at the top of the page). From the drop down menu, select “Publish/embed”. 2. On the next screen, select “Publish document”. 3. Once the document is published on the web on the next screen, you will need to select the presentation size (small or medium is adequate) and copy the code in the box (make sure you highlight ALL the code, then press <CTRL C”>. 4. Open your blog, sign in, and select “New Post”. 5. On the next screen: a. Select a title for the blog post (example: Campus Technology Plan Presentation or something a bit more creative.)Revised Oct. 2010 15
  16. 16. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology b. Then, enter the text for the post, i. e. the executive summary of your presentation. Press <Enter>. c. Next, select the “Edit HTML” tab across the top of the text box. d. Paste the code you copy in step 3 in the text box. Press <CTRL V>. e. Select “Preview” to preview your post. 6. Finally, click “Publish Post”.Tip: In addition to SlideShare and authorSTREAM another option is SlideBoom (www.slideboom.com ) to postyour presentation to your blog. Many times SlideBoom is much faster. Also, if you have difficulty posting tryusing Mozilla Firefox instead of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Sometimes Firefox works better than InternetExplorer.Revised Oct. 2010 16
  17. 17. EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational TechnologyWeek 2 Assignment, Part 5: Technology/Leadership Book SelectionIn Week 4 your assignment will be to create a summary that should note highlights, major themes,and concepts or information you deem relevant to educational technology, leadership, or trends.You have 3 choices to use as resources for this assignment. This week you will identify whetheryou will read a Technology/Leadership book, follow an educational technology blog, or find 5articles related to a technology concept or trend.The Technology/Leadership Book List has been compiled by your course professors. The list canbe found in the Resource section of the courseware. You may select a book from this list, or abook that has been recommended by a respected leader (e.g., a Principal, Technology Director,or Superintendent). Many of the books on the list are available from university libraries and frommany public libraries. You may also be able to borrow one of the books from a colleague, or youmay decide to purchase a new or used copy.The Educational Technology/Leadership Blog list has also been compiled by your courseprofessors. This list is in the Resource section of the courseware. You may use one of theseblogs or find one of your own. If you choose one of your own, please request permission fromyour course professor.If you choose to read articles, please indicate the title of the articles and cite the references.In the space below, identify the Technology/Leadership book that you will summarize for yourWeek 4 assignment.November, A. (2010). Empowering students with technology. (Second Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.Revised Oct. 2010 17

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