Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Teacher and Tech Sept. 14

Lab  at 11:15 and 1:45

MetaTeachnition - a new word (that I made up) for you to know. It means to think about your (or anyone else's) teaching and what is going on in terms of the you, the students, the classroom environment, your lesson, etc.
   This is what you should be constantly doing now - focus especially on the people/ideas/organizations that are different from your experience. Do not judge them, learn from them!

Intros - me (Prezi - Redekopp) and you - why are you here, subject area and *tell us one interesting thing about yourself”

Cell phone/laptop etiquette -- wireless?

No textbook, but you might want an iTouch or similar wireless device (strongly recommended)

Grading standards - the search for extraordinary.

Angel, wiki, blog (request access), email, office hours

Course outline and assignments - what’s this course about and what do I have to do to succeed?

Course Overview
  • Theory of media and technology in relation to education
  • Practical ways in which technology may improve teaching and learning
  • Important Ideas (mine) - Important Idea #1
Shift Happens - are you ready?

What is education?
  • What are schools for? What is education? Why are you here? What do you hope to accomplish with your students?
  • Write down a one or two sentence response
  • Share with one other person and modify/revise if you wish
  • Share with another pair of people
  • What do some 'experts' say? Audio excerpt from TVO - The Agenda
Do the 'experts' change your mind? Which of their definitions do you like best?
Does Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk change your mind or is he dreaming?

Questions about the assignments
    x start a rubric for assignment 1 at Rubistar
     Other rubric sites - Eastern School District (Nfld), Kathy Schrock, Teach-noloy

Manitoba Education - Curriculum Navigator
    x let’s plan some lessons together
    x this won’t work well in the lab with more than 10 people!

For next week (Sept 21) read/watch/listen and be prepared to discuss:

McLuhan - watch at least TWO in this list (ignore the “McLuhan Channel”)

Nicolas Carr – Is Google Making Us Stupid?

We can still read! - Why Digital Doesn't Mean Dumb!

What is a good teacher? Malcolm Gladwell - How to Identify a Good Teacher Prospect


Claim student ID
Create google account if you don’t have one. Professional names please!!
    You do not have to use gmail! This account gives you access to many other things
Visit class blog and wiki - read/watch/listen
Citation Sites - BibMe, EasyBib, RefWorks (via UofM library site)

The difference between blogs, wikis and web sites.
Create a wiki/web site - professional name!!! Pros and cons of pbworks, wikispaces, weebly, google sites, etc

Next class - Literacy with ICT - John Finch from Manitoba Education

1 comment:

Terik said...

What has happened with the school system in New Orleans since this Paul Tough interview?

And can models such as chartered and the kip schools be implemented in Canada or parts of them be used within our own school system?