Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Internet Pedagogy Dec 2, 2009


Class

Presentations:

Roland Buduhan - how teachers can build their own interactive white board, and use open source software (an inexpensive alternative to "SMART boards")
Danny Grafton - Using Microsoft SharePoint to create a teacher website
James Villa - Tech committee and issues with the "all aboard" mentality
Pamela Lussier - Internet Safety

 
Bowling Alone - America's Declining Social Capital - Robert Putnam - also a book version.

Lab

Bullying Awareness Week

Piknik - photo editing

NL "Sites for Validation" - note the MLK site is included here with a proviso.
And others:
More Fake Websites (thanks to Arlen)
 http://home.inreach.com/kumbach/velcro.html
http://improbable.com/airchives/classical/cat/cat.html
http://www.thedogisland.com/
http://www.buydehydratedwater.com/
http://www.idiotica.com/cranium/encyclopedia/content/albert_einstein.htm


Google Wave?

Online evaluation

Paper Evaluation

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Internet Pedagogy November 25, 2009


Class

Presentations
 
Tracy Gumprich - Technology in the Early Years (classroom)
Jeff Memka  - Industrial Arts??
Becki Gordon and Becky Stewart - cyberbullying...in the school and are we responsible outside the school?

Privacy and Ordering Pizza!


Possible Exam Questions - do you have better questions or do you want to do something different?

From your homework (and homework article about contracts in the Globe & Mail):
Ask your students and other young people about how far their social network goes on the internet. (and maybe talk about internet safety)

Multitasking - what is it really? How is it different from "constant partial attention"?


Copyright Info - Mandy and Nathan (Facebook EULA)

Isaac Asimov - AI and robots and laws of robotics (Wikipedia, Asimov Web Site)

Lab

http://etherpad.com/z0k8XKAYY9

Read some of the content on ONE of these sites:
1) Adventurous Ed Tech
2) iPod For Educators
3) iPod NECC group


BB and J

- http://etherpad.com/MqsEX6Crr9

R J And T
http://etherpad.com/kxGiDNC7zJ



J, P and B
http://etherpad.com/0bypQaBvuh
S, A and T
http://etherpad.com/E2NyFqSIgm


Then ---- find someone who has read from each of the other web sites. One of you will create a discussion document at Etherpad and share it with the others. Each of you must contribute to the discussion of the material you read.
Do you buy it the argument? Would you like to use this? What would your conditions be?

Google Earth - Redekopp in Korea and Hong Kong!!
    x create your own!

Trailfire - create or follow trails of selected sites. Search for rredekopp as an example.

Whyzz - where kids can ask all those irritating questions like "Why is the sky blue"?

Quizzlet - practice quizzes and make your own.

Google Image Swirl - can't really decribe this!

Classroom examples of Ning social networks

iSchoolBand - for school band social networks?



Learn Me Good- list of top 20 online education teaching sites.




Using Comics in the Classroom

Mac only - video to your blog/wiki

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10974564

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10972178






tvshack.net

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Internet Pedagogy November 18, 2009

Class

Presentations
Barbara Reimer - Smartboard
Angela Power and Teresa De Roo - Angela and Teresa will present on "Sexting" 

Korea and Hong Kong summary

From your homework (and homework article about contracts in the Globe & Mail):
Ask your students and other young people about how far their social network goes on the internet. (and maybe talk about internet safety)

Possible Exam Questions - do you have better questions?

Isaac Asimov - AI and robots and laws of robotics (Wikipedia, Asimov Web Site)

Privacy and Ordering Pizza!



Copyright Info

Lab

Presentation
Natalie Girard - Body Image and the Media

Podomatic - make and upload your podcasts

http://www.doodle.com/ - quick polls to make decisions --- http://www.doodle.com/zik9s7g8sifiwd9w

Another collaborative whiteboard app - Scribblar

Animoto.com (if you don't have Photostory or iPhoto)

Sticky Notes on the web --  Wallwisher. Best of Teacher and Tech??

Smartboard Lessons - developed by Manitoba Teachers, and others - Center School District, Teachers Love SB, Why???, Get Smart with SB podcasts,

Classroom examples of Ning social networks

Learn Me Good- list of top 20 online education teaching sites.


Using Comics in the Classroom

Monday, November 2, 2009

T and T Nov 3 and 4, 2009

This is coming from tomorrow in Korea!

Exam Questions

You can also sign up for the study groups on the wiki!!

Another collaborative whiteboard app - Scribblar

Friday, October 30, 2009

T and T A15 Oct 30, 2009

A15 Online Evaluation
Exam Study groups

Presentations
  • Lani Acheson & Vanessa Joe & Alexis Wisniewski
  • Julia Neil & Jesse Adams
  • Carmandy & Amanda

Wrap-Up stuff ???       Exam Stuff

Important Ideas

Skype

What to do if you have only one computer (and limited access to a lab)

Documentary samples

Paper evaluation

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Teacher and Tech Oct. 29, 2009

Exam Study groups

A11 Online Evalutation

A12 Online Evaluation

Presentations

A11 -
  • Raj Brar, Stephanie Hodgson and Lindsay Ciastko
  • Sean McGillivray & Kyle Donnelly & Neal Smith-Windsor & Michele Semchuk
  • Amanda Rivers, Brianne Unger, Kelly Sudol

A12
  • Joan Ong & Anousone Kosanouvong & Mehrunnisa Khan

Wrap-Up Stuff ????  Exam Procedures

Important Ideas

Skype - free online phone/video chat

What to do if you have only one computer (and limited access to a lab)

Documentary samples

Edutopia.org videos (via iTunes)

Paper Evaluation

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Internet Pedagogy October 28, 2009

No class Nov 4 or 11.

Presentation


  • Brenda Lytwyn

Discussions:

James Gee Video on Digital games and learning -- from edutopia.org

  • What is not digital? Thinking? Certain learning styles? Stopping? Emotions?
  • Which intelligences are not enhanced by digital technology?
  • How many of your Facebook friends are from 'real' connections?


Going deep - beyond shallow tasking - this is what education has to do. How? Can you get your students to respond?

Video/Audio/Multimedia - the new essays? Showing understanding.

Assessment issues - are you able to assess all forms of communication?

Kelly, Kevin (2005): How does technology evolve? Like we did. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/19



Lab

Savevid.com - to get YouTube videos

Learn.Genetics

BubblUs and Gliffy - online brainstorming and diagrams

Google Earth and lit trips and Google demos

Animoto.com (if you don't have Photostory or iPhoto)

Sticky Notes on the web --  Wallwisher. Best of Internet Pedagogy

 Free embeddable polls - Vorbeo
CAN TECH ENHANCE NATURALIST INTELLIGENCE?
Yes
No
If you have GPS
Raingear
Dog pictures



Smartboard Lessons - developed by Manitoba Teachers, and others - Center School District, Teachers Lvoe SB, Why???, Get Smart with SB podcasts,



Classroom examples of Ning social networks

Learn Me Good- list of top 20 online education teaching sites.




Homework:

Watch a good chunk of this video:

Kelly, Kevin (2005): How does technology evolve? Like we did. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/19

Ask your students and other young people about how far their social network goes on the internet. (and maybe talk about internet safety)

T and T A15 Oct 28, 2009

 Lab

A15 Online Evaluation
 
Exam Study groups

BubblUs and Gliffy

Animoto.com (if you don't have Photostory or iPhoto)

Google Earth and lit trips and Google demos

Smartboard Lessons - developed by Manitoba Teachers, and others - Center School District, Teachers Lvoe SB, Why???, Get Smart with SB podcasts,

Sticky Notes on the web --  Wallwisher. Best of Teacher and Tech??

Classroom examples of Ning social networks

Learn Me Good- list of top 20 online education teaching sites.

Free embeddable polls - Vorbeo

The sky is:
Blue
Green
Cloudy
Black
Grey





Class

Presentation

  • Gavin, Sarah and Mark 


Important Ideas

Skype

What to do if you have only one computer (and limited access to a lab)

Documentary samples



Paper evaluation next class

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

T and T A11 A12 Oct 27, 2009

Exam Study groups
 
Lab

A 11 Online Evaluation


A 12 Online Evaluation


Germs !! (Thanks Lauren)

3D animation and scripting - xtranormal.com

BubblUs and Gliffy

Animoto.com (if you don't have Photostory or iPhoto)

Google Earth and lit trips and Google demos


Smartboard Lessons - developed by Manitoba Teachers, and others - Center School District, Teachers Lvoe SB, Why???, Get Smart with SB podcasts,

Sticky Notes on the web --  Wallwisher.

Classroom examples of Ning social networks

Learn Me Good- list of top 20 online education teaching sites.

Free embeddable polls - Vorbeo




Class

Presentations
A11 -

  • Danielle Brown & Matt Eichel and Carmela LoVetri
  • Breanne T, Brandi W, Jennifer Dornbush & Shannon Lachuta
  • Andrea B. and Sam G.

A12

  • Lindsay Weppler and Brittany Bailey and Colin Donato

Important Ideas

Skype

What to do if you have only one computer (and limited access to a lab)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

T and T A11 A12 Oct 22, 2009

Presentations

A11 -
Meagan Furgala & Heidi Newman
Melissa Neil & Lynne Dahlman 
Kendra Sawatzky, Lisa Becker, Gina Armstrong

A12 -
Jaime Vandenbrand, Carly Giesbrecht
Amanda Cipriano and Elly Safiniuk and Jennifer Blundon
Nikky Clifford and Vanessa Redmond



"Brenno also relayed the story of one of his colleagues asking a female college student what she was listening to while they waited at an airport.
The student responded by asking, "Which ear?" She had two mp3 players.
One contained one of her science lectures, while the other contained music. (Riedel 2)
A 21st century version of turning on your stereo while you study." (Riedel)  Thanks to Drew for finding this!

Final Exam preview

SmartBoard

Digital Students at Analog Schools Video - thanks Lindsay

Creative Commons video

Using Comics in the Classroom

Thanks to Vanessa for this:

Marilee Sprenger developed seven strategies for teachers to try when they feel like they can’t keep up to their technologically advanced students. 

  • Provide refection time. Sprenger states it is important to give your students time to reflect after they have been researching on the internet for a while. This allows the students’ time to absorb the information allowing the students to use different parts of their brain which in turn gives overworked areas some rest.
  • Disarm them. Have your students put away their devices for a short period of time in your class. This can allow them to practice listening to one person at a time.
  • Let them teach. Digital Natives are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to technology. Allow them to show off what they know; it can be a lesson for other students as well as yourself.
  • Use interactive white boards. Since Digital Natives are used to communicating to the world through a screen use it in your class room. It can allow you to bring in PowerPoint presentations and videos.
  • Build emotional literacy. When students immerse themselves into technology they start to lose social skills. It inhibits their ability to read facial cues and body language. By taking a few minutes each day to ask students how they are feeling teachers can help students. Teachers should also help students become aware of others feelings.
  • Teach Mindfulness. By doing meditation techniques teachers can help lower stress levels and increase attention for their students.
  • Encourage storytelling. Allow your students to tell stories about all the information they have learned using technology (37-39).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Internet Pedagogy, Oct 21 , 2009

Class

Printer Problems?

Presentations
  • Sarah Mahi
  • Jenn Lapkin

November 4 class ????
No class Nov 11

More info bombardment


Did you watch these?
New / Social Technologies Podcasts:
    Alan November - Going Global - global work ethic, college grad %'s, gifted children numbers, (4:24) Skype (free?), class as global comm center, podcsting - audio channels, blog/wiki - web presence, students own the learning
    Will Richardson - Social Technologies in the Classroom
(13:45 - ) learn 24/7,

What is not digital? Thinking? certain learning styles? stopping.

Going deep - beyond shallow tasking - this is what education has to do ??? How?

Kelly, Kevin (2005): How does technology evolve? Like we did. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/19



Lab

Germs !! (Thanks Lauren)

3D animation and scripting - xtranormal.com
        What else are we teaching here?

Podcasting with Garageband

Podomatic - where to put your podcasts

Animoto.com (if you don't have Photostory or iPhoto)

Google Maps - making your own and exploring others

Teacher and Tech Oct 21, 2009

Lab

Germs !! (Thanks Lauren)

3D animation and scripting - xtranormal.com

podcasting with Garageband (can also use audacity or Acid Pro on the PC)

Animoto.com (if you don't have Photostory or iPhoto)

Class

Presentations

Britni Bartley, Meghan Roels,

Jason A, Jennifer, and perhaps one more who is interested in badminton

Caroline Evans, Lindsay McBean and Tania Sigurdson

Meghan Flett and Samantha Clark and Margaret Janczak

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

T and T A11 A12 October 20, 2009

Lab - no lab for A12

3D animation and scripting - xtranormal.com (didn't work)


Podcasting with Garageband

Animoto.com (if you don't have Photostory or iPhoto)


Class
Free theatre tickets - details here!

Presentations
A11 -
  1. Pam Jordan, Janelle Landry and Alicia Hill
  2. Brooke, Blaine, and Michaela

A12 -
  1. Andrea Friesen, Melanie Beresford, and Mandy Szostak 
  2. Kira Crilly, Alyssa Herkert and Mike Chopeck
  3. Lauren Hill and Nicole Reay
  4. Caitlin Rose, Carli Thio and Lindsay Smith -- plant growth

Privacy and Ordering Pizza!

Final Exam preview

Thanks Carmandy for:

The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics

Written by the Computer Ethics Institute
  1. Thou shalt not use a computer to harm other people.
  2. Thou shalt not interfere with other people's computer work.
  3. Thou shalt not snoop around in other people's computer files.
  4. Thou shalt not use a computer to steal.
  5. Thou shalt not use a computer to bear false witness.
  6. Thou shalt not copy or use proprietary software for which you have not paid.
  7. Thou shalt not use other people's computer resources without authorization or proper compensation.
  8. Thou shalt not appropriate other people's intellectual output.
  9. Thou shalt think about the social consequences of the program you are writing or the system you are designing.
  10. Thou shalt always use a computer in ways that ensure consideration and respect for your fellow humans.
EULAs (End User License Agreements)


Why is Facebook (and other sites) free?

x Check out this video or Nathan's about social networks and privacy.

x More on the Facebook EULA - thanks Jay!


Copyright and the Teacher - Mandy Tanner's slides


Edutopia exists to provide people like us with the information and inspiration needed to create schools for the 21st century, and this resource provides succinct tips on how you can use the latest technologies to prepare your students for success - from tips that will "Break the Digital Ice," to how to start "Working Better, Together." Download your copy today at edutopia.org/ten-top-tips.

Monday, October 19, 2009

T and T A15 Monday Oct 19, 2009


"Brenno also relayed the story of one of his colleagues asking a female college student what she was listening to while they waited at an airport. The student responded by asking, "Which ear?"
She had two mp3 players. One contained one of her science lectures, while the other contained music. (Riedel 2) A 21st century version of turning on your stereo while you study." (Riedel)  Thanks to Drew for finding this!

Final Exam preview

Digital Students at Analog Schools Video - thanks Lindsay

Copyright - Mandy's slides (from Public Domain on)


Creative Commons video ----- (Thanks Caroline)

Discussion groups
- If DN are truly different and we must modify our teaching to accommodate them, what do we have to offer them from what we have done in schools previously??? In other words, don't throw the baby out with the bath water!
  • What should we KEEP, and teach the value of, to DN? 
  • What were your best teachers' practices? 
  • Could they be enhanced by technology or should they be retained as is?

KEEP --- Essays, teachers, learning, debates, expression of ideas, listening skills, ability to connect, flexibility, engagement, humor, decency, subject knowledge, well-roundedness, respect

DROP --- standardized assessment, negativity, straight lecturing, high-weighted tests

Using Comics in the Classroom

Thanks to Vanessa for this:

Marilee Sprenger developed seven strategies for teachers to try when they feel
like they can’t keep up to their technologically advanced students. 

  • Provide refection time. Sprenger states it is important to give your students time to reflect after they have been researching on the internet for a while. This allows the students’ time to absorb the information allowing the students to use different parts of their brain which in turn gives overworked areas
    some rest.
  • Disarm them. Have your students put away their devices for a short period of time in your class. This can allow them to practice listening to one person at a time.
  • Let them teach. Digital Natives are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to technology. Allow
    them to show off what they know; it can be a lesson for other students as well as yourself.
  • Use interactive white boards.
    Since Digital Natives are used to communicating to the world through a screen use it in your class room. It can allow you to bring in PowerPoint presentations and videos.
  • Build emotional literacy.
    When students immerse themselves into technology they start to lose social skills. It inhibits their ability to read facial cues and body language. By taking a few minutes each day to ask students how they are feeling teachers can help students. Teachers should also help students become aware of others feelings.
  • Teach Mindfulness.
    By doing meditation techniques teachers can help lower stress levels and increase attention for their students.
  • Encourage storytelling. Allow your students to tell stories about all the information they have learned using technology (37-39).

Friday, October 16, 2009

Teacher and Tech Oct 16, 2009

Privacy and Ordering Pizza!

Presentation - Drew VanLandeghem, Jason Fredette, Jared Dano - iPod and music


Exam Questions??

Thanks Carmandy for:

The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics

Written by the Computer Ethics Institute
  1. Thou shalt not use a computer to harm other people.
  2. Thou shalt not interfere with other people's computer work.
  3. Thou shalt not snoop around in other people's computer files.
  4. Thou shalt not use a computer to steal.
  5. Thou shalt not use a computer to bear false witness.
  6. Thou shalt not copy or use proprietary software for which you have not paid.
  7. Thou shalt not use other people's computer resources without authorization or proper compensation.
  8. Thou shalt not appropriate other people's intellectual output.
  9. Thou shalt think about the social consequences of the program you are writing or the system you are designing.
  10. Thou shalt always use a computer in ways that ensure consideration and respect for your fellow humans.

Wikipedia - not always reliable (Sasquatch), but is a good first place to look.

The following ia from wikipedia.doc - thanks Mallory:

With luck the students will learn:

  • how easy it is to mount information on Wikipedia
  • that anybody, not just experts, can add information to Wikipedia
  • that there are other sources of information more reliable than that on Wikipedia.
  • that information on Wikipedia is subject to change given new research
  • that Wikipedia is socially constructed and edited
  • the importance of individual contribution to the knowledge of the world
  • the need for ethical creation and use of information
  • that _plagiarism _is_ easily _identifiable

EULAs (End User License Agreements)


Why is Facebook (and other sites) free?

x Check out this video or Nathan's about social networks and privacy.

x More on the Facebook EULA - thanks Jay!


Copyright and the Teacher - Mandy Tanner's slides ---  got up to Public Domain

Thursday, October 15, 2009

T and T Oct 15, 2009

A12 Presentation - Matt Burokas/Cheryl Jackson/Julie Martinussen

Mimio practice

Exam Questions

Important Ideas - 10 and 11

Video, etc - the new 'essay' - think about LwICT presentation

Wikipedia - not always reliable (Sasquatch)

With luck the students will learn:

  • how easy it is to mount information on Wikipedia
  • that anybody, not just experts, can add information to Wikipedia
  • that there are other sources of information more reliable than that on Wikipedia.
  • that information on Wikipedia is subject to change given new research
  • that Wikipedia is socially constructed and edited
  • the importance of individual contribution to the knowledge of the world
  • the need for ethical creation and use of information
  • that _plagiarism _is_ easily _identifiable
  • the need to cite information sources used to construct the article



Some Characteristics of Digital Natives - from Grown Up Digital


   Copyright and the Teacher - Mandy's slides ---> only for A16 and A18 (got up to Access Copyright)

Kathy Cassidy - Top Ten Sites for Elementary


Can We Do This Better?
Ken Robinson - Creativity in Schools

Computer as worksheet, dict, encyc, calculator, etc.


Searching beyond google

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Internet Pedagogy - Oct 14, 2009

Class

Mimio

About this:
- Sarah and copyright
- Tech in Education - Pedagogy by Other Means - Robert Butche
- Michael Wesch on Web 2.0 and A Vision of Students Today

Net niceness - shield them or teach them?


Digital citizenship on the digital playground
   - actively teaching the ethics and responsibility of internet use
    - you can protect them to some degree at school, but what about at home?

Plagiarism, bullying, intellectual property (music rights, image rights, etc.), pornography, Facebook/MySpace, long term consequences (Leslie Hughes and others)


What is Twitter and what are some project ideas?

For next class watch:
New / Social Technologies Podcasts:
    Alan November - Going Global
    Will Richardson - Social Technologies in the Classroom


Lab

Mimio

Curriculum Navigator - http://www3.edu.gov.mb.ca/cn/index.jsp

Music, podcasts and video - Garageband, iMovie, Movie Maker, Audacity (free download), etc.

T and T Oct 14, 2009

Lab

ManACE - Tech PD from Manitoba educators

When Youtube is blocked (eight ways around it)

A long list of Web 2 tools for you and your students from SolutionWatch

Project Gutenberg - free books

Science Simulations from U Colorado

Larry's Best Web 2.0 apps for 2009 - take a look at the one you are assigned and review it in our discussion forum (Ning or Angel)

Free Security Software for your PC

What is Twitter and what are some project ideas?


Free online Concept Mapping - Gliffy.com, bubbl.us

From SimpleTechIntegration.com -
Enter these "smaller technical footprints" Acrobat Reader alternatives. Although Adobe's baby is technically superior to all of these on paper, thee will likely handle everything the typical K-12 school environment throws at them.
BONUS: Not sure, but I think I may have already mentioned this before. No biggie...it's that good, so it bears repeating...if you're look for free alternatives to expensive Adobe Acrobat so you can create your very own PDF documents, look no further than PrimoPDF.



Class

Presentation: Stefan, Scott and Chris - Physics.

Mimio IWB (Interactive White Board)

You can download the Mimio software and install it on their personal computer (Mac, Windows, Linux) by visiting the following URL:


The site will first ask for some personal information (Name, School etc etc) before they can download the software.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

T and T Oct 13 09

Lab (A12 - no lab today)

Project Gutenberg - free books

Science Simulations from U Colorado

Larry's Best Web 2.0 apps for 2009 - take a look at the one you are assigned and review it in our discussion forum (Ning or Angel)

Free Security Software for your PC

What is Twitter and what are some project ideas?


Class

A12 - presentation Phys Ed - Gillian, Christa and Danielle

Mimio beginnings

Friday, October 9, 2009

T and T A15 Oct 9, 2009

Important Ideas #4 and 5

Did you have to teach your parents anything? Or did they do almost all the teaching?

Some Characteristics of Digital Natives - from Grown Up Digital

Can We Do This Better?
Ken Robinson - Creativity in Schools

Computer as worksheet, dict, encyc, calculator, etc. What are you going to do with it?

Video, etc - the new 'essay' - think about LwICT presentation

    Beginning Assessment - starting with your own assignments.

           - rubrics redux - know when to throw it away. Leave yourself some wiggle room.
           - marking according to Bloom?  Knows and Comprehends - m/c, fill in blank, one answer, etc
                                                         Analyze and Apply - rework old data for a new situation?

                                                         Synthesize and Evaluate - create new learning?


           - choose carefully what you want to mark.  "Once you mark it, the learning stops"
           - strategies for marking

Stuff

Searching beyond google

Note: File sharing is possible at getdropbox.com (PC, Mac or Linux) if you don't want to use Google Docs or other alternatives.

When Youtube is blocked (eight ways around it)

A long list of Web 2 tools for you and your students from SolutionWatch

Free online Concept Mapping - Gliffy.com, bubbl.us

Here are some plagiarism checkers on the web: (Thanks Matt!!!)

http://www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/
http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/
http://www.articlechecker.com/
http://www.plagiarismdetect.com/
http://turnitin.com/static/index.html
http://www.duplichecker.com/
http://www.plagiarismsearch.com/
http://www.checkforplagiarism.net/
http://www.plagium.com/

Thursday, October 8, 2009

T and T A11 / A12 Oct 8 09

A12 - presentation- Emily and Cathy

Make a rubric A11 Presentations, A12 Presentations

Brain research - review of iBrain

Digital Natives - Naive or Well informed??

Watch these please!

Once you post it - video
Think Before You Post


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Internet Pedagogy Oct 7 2009

Class

Changing information / Changing education

Should the iTouch (or any small small wireless device) be the textbook for this course?
   
    - or In my pocket I have 275000 words, all K-12 math formulae, the periodic table, star charts, the brain and more
    - so "What are you going to make of it?"

Metaphors again:
"Similarly, the computer model might lead us to think that we're programmed. But such a belief would have us "dumb down" our educational system, substituting programming for teaching, and being programmed for learning."
Finally -- although there are many other possible examples--computers may model rationality (they don't, actually), but they sure don't touch emotion. The computing metaphor treats emotion as a mere epiphenomenon, an accidental byproduct like the heat generated by a TV set. As "information" appliances, computers are already biased against emotion, preferring a "just the facts, ma'am" world. But emotions are about what things mean to us and thus enable information to matter. They are the engines of personhood, not a byproduct."
Now for the hard part. Suppose for the moment that the Web is as defining of the coming age as the steam engine and computers were of theirs. How are we going to understand ourselves in light of the Web?"
(from KMWorld )

What are the first three metaphors that come to mind when you think of the internet?

What are some of the visual images of the internet (and links)

Some examples from a google images search for internet metaphors:

Stream, Amy Hogan Thesis (check the publications list for HCI 2005 pdf), Art Teacher's Guide , Legal Issues (video 3:30), Freedom Lab, Transcending (or Web You.0) , , , ,

What did you learn from Ken Robinson?


For next class read and watch:
- Sarah and copyright
- Tech in Education - Pedagogy by Other Means - Robert Butche
- Michael Wesch on Web 2.0 and A Vision of Students Today

Lab

Presentation - Lana and Jeff - How Does the Internet Change How We Think and Do Research?

More teacher tools

diigo, Google calendar and your suggestions????

Creative Commons searches


FreeOnlineSurveys.com, SurveyMonkey.com

Polls are different than surveys!

Web sites with Bias - Google:  martin luther king

Social Bookmarking - del.icio.us

T and T A15 October 7, 2009

Lab

SketchUp - why play games in your lab when there's extra time?

What can you do in a computer lab?

Better Searching - Google help, country codes, Web Quest, LessonPlanet, teacherTap, Google Cheat Sheet


Assessment - Eastern School District (Nfld), Kathy Schrock, Rubistar, Teach-noloy

Capture online video with


Play any video - VLC

Tomorrow's news today - bias / perspective. Google Philippine English newspapers

Project Gutenberg - free books

Free Security Software for your PC

What is Twitter and what are some project ideas?


Thanks Pam:

Art Pad
 
Odosketch

Class

make a rubric for our presentations - also, here si the one for Assign 1

iTouch for T and Tech ??

More McLuhan stuff - Leadership U, deoxy.org


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

T and T Oct. 6 2009

Lab

SketchUp (Start - Programs - Internet - Google Sketchup) - free from Google. Another good reason not to play games in the lab.

Animation - Fluxtime (thanks Sam!)

Better Searching - Google help, country codes, Web Quest, LessonPlanet, teacherTap, Google Cheat Sheet

Assessment - Eastern School District (Nfld), Kathy Schrock, Rubistar, Teach-noloy

Capture video

Get VLC player

Tomorrow's news today - bias / perspective (search for Philippines
English newspapers or Japan or India, etc...)

Project Gutenberg - free books

Science Simulations from U Colorado

Larry's Best Web 2.0 apps for 2009 - take a look at the one you are assigned and review it in our discussion forum (Ning or Angel)

Free Security Software for your PC

What is Twitter and what are some project ideas?

Thanks Pam:

Art Pad

Odosketch

Class

Should the textbook for this class be an iTouch? (Once the faculty has wireless)

Comments about LwICT ??? Should we have an iTouch for every student?

McLuhan Followup (Did you watch?)

Marshall McLuhan (disinfodave on YouTube) - enhance, obsolesce, retrieve, reverse

Clarity

Examples


Brain research - review of iBrain

Thursday, October 1, 2009

T and T A15 Oct 2 2009

SIGN UP FOR YOUR PRESENTATIONS ON THE WIKI! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!


Did you know? (Shift Happens) Hype or reality???

1) Important Ideas
#3


2) Marshall McLuhan (disinfodave on YouTube) - enhance, obsolesce, retrieve, reverse
Did you watch it? What did you think?

Clarity

Examples

More McLuhan stuff - Leadership U, deoxy.org

3)
Digital Natives - Naive or Well informed??

Once you post it - video
Think Before You Post


4) Can We Do This Better?  Watch this for next class please!

Ken Robinson - Creativity in Schools


T and T A11 and A12 Oct 1

John Finch from Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth (MECY) came and explained LwICT (Literacy with ICT) and worked with us on the ideas of infusion, affective and cognitive domains, inquiry steps, critical and creative thinking, ethics and responsibility and more!!

Mrs. Cassidy's  grade 1 and 2 blog

Notes

Continuum, not curriculum


What is it?


How to use technology to enhance:
Critical and Creative Thinking
Ethics and Responsibility
ICT literacy


Infusion into the curricula, not supplementary, complementary or integrated.
Use the tech when you need it to get info or solve a problem.

Cognitive Domain (Big Ideas)

Plan and question
Gather resources
Produce and show understanding
Communicate
Reflect

Affective Domain (Big Ideas)

Ethics and Responsibility
Motivation and Confidence
Collaboration
Social Implications

Levels of Thinking

Knows and Comprehends
Analyze and Apply
Synthesize and Evaluate


You don’t schedule your tech time at home – why do we do it at school? Use it when you need it.
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Watch the next McLuhan video
for next class

Marshall McLuhan (disinfodave on YouTube) - enhance, obsolesce, retrieve, reverse

Clarity

Examples

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Internet Pedagogy Sept 30 2009

Class

Educational Technology Definition
from Educational Technology (Nov-Dec 2009)

"Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources."

1) Frameworks for thinking about tech in ed.

2) Metaphors (Lakoff and Johnson) - What are some technology metaphors???

  • Argument as war / dance
  • Time is money / water
  • Conduit communication (ideas are objects transmitted to others)

Tech metaphors - Paul Tuesner's list, David Weinberger

So what are we promoting when we use technology and what do we need to promote to create a 'balanced' education?

Changing information / Changing education


Robinson: Killing Creativity - Watch this for next class


Lab

Cestagi - free professional resume/portfolio builder

Kartoo - a search engine to generate ideas.

Bibme - a better bibliography maker

Phishing (email examples) and hoaxes - Whales, Mankato MN


Resources and sharing


Creativity

Sumopaint



Google SketchUp - free 3D modeling software to download

Tomorrow's news today!! (search Philippine english newspapers)
  - how do you tell what's good?
  - how can you tell the bias?
  - what's news for them?



What can you do in a computer lab?