Saturday, October 29, 2011

RWL for Nov 6 Weekend Edition

RWL - Mobile Learning

Do this with a focus on applying mobile technology to a specific topic or lesson

Read

Listen/Watch

EduCause
A page of Podcasts - (more university level) check Classroom Engagement or Creating Tools for a Mobile Campus

Friday, October 28, 2011

T and T Oct 30 Weekend Edition

Class

My Blackberry’s not working

11:59?
Nov 19 start time?
Dec 3 lunch?

Wikispaces and Project Based Learning

Smart software download and some extra Galleries for specific subjects

Apps I like (you can share too as the course goes on)
  • Dragon Search
  • Dragon Notes
  • Educate
  • 3D Brain
Important Ideas #8 and 9

Games review - Are problem-solving, collaboration, communication, literacy, critical thinking enough?
    x Employability skills

Assessment - James Paul Gee on Games and Assessment (Video)

Technology Bias!!
Environment
Ways of thinking
  • William Kurelek's art
    and views on technology - does he distinguish between the technique and
    the machine? Some samples: (from the Our World Today) The Dream of
    Mayor Crombie, This is Our Nemiesis, He Gloats over Our Skepticism. And
    from the first gallery, The Tower of Babel and The Maas Maze. and from
    the 3rd section, Cross Section of Vinnitsia in the Ukraine.
Postman’s Five Ideas

  • First, that we always pay a price for technology; the greater the technology, the greater      the price.
  • Second, that  there are always winners and losers, and that the winners always
    try to persuade the losers that they are really winners.
  • Third, that there is embedded in every great technology an
    epistemological, political or social prejudice. Sometimes that bias
    is greatly to our advantage. Sometimes it is not. The printing
    press annihilated the oral tradition; telegraphy annihilated space;
    television has humiliated the word; the computer, perhaps, will
    degrade community life. And so on.
  • Fourth, technological change is not additive; it is ecological, which
    means, it changes everything and is, therefore, too important to be
    left entirely in the hands of Bill Gates.
  • And fifth, technology tends to become mythic; that is, perceived as
    part of the natural order of things, and therefore tends to control
    more of our lives than is good for us.
In the past, we experienced technological change in the manner of sleep-walkers. Our unspoken slogan has been "technology ├╝ber alles," and we have been willing to shape our lives to fit the requirements of technology, not the requirements of culture. This is a form of stupidity, especially in an age of vast technological change. We need to proceed with our eyes wide open so that we many use technology rather than be used by it."

What we value
  • Are we any happier?

Lab

Half way survey

Great page for MY Smart lessons

iTunes search for educational apps (preferably free). Add the names of good ones to your subject page on our class wiki.

Screen shots
Mac - Command+Shift - 4, then drag your cursor around the part of the screen you want
PC - Print Screen (top right area of keyboard), then paste it into a graphics program



Script to 3D animation - Xtranormal

Great online paint programs - SumoPaint, Art Pad, Odosketch, SketchPad, Photoshop Express (online)

RWL - Mobile Learning

Do this with a focus on applying mobile technology to a specific topic or lesson

Read

Listen/Watch

EduCause
A page of Podcasts - (more university level) check Classroom Engagement or Creating Tools for a Mobile Campus

T and T Oct. 28, 2011

Edmodo - sign up and join my course - code 1jb40o

New Posterous look
Exam questions - one on games?
GPS and your camera


Presentations (some of you have not signed up!)

A17

Perry,Oana, and Hidaet
Ashley & Joe

A15

Lisa, Amy and Alisha - Creating a Watermark in Photoshop
Peiki, Ingrid and Erin - Youth and Politics
Andrea, Carina & Scott

Important Ideas
14 & 15 for A17
16 & 17 for A15

Course evaluation next class

Lab
Google Earth - Lit tours
Google Sketch Up
Video and videoish -  
Middlespot - web mashups
animoto - video from images
Doink - simple drawing and animation
Glogster - create posters with pictures, movies, etc

Podcasting - iPadio (phone to web)

Getting YouTube videos - keepvid.com, or  savevid.com



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

T and T Oct. 26, 2011

Smart Notebook software

Great page for high school Smart lessons
My SAGE page
A great resource page - Digital Goonies - lots of recommendations for web applications. Look way down the right side to find the categories
Free Tech for Teachers - resources and how to PDFs
iDone This - motivator?

Presentations (some of you have not signed up!)

A17   Shannon, Deborah & Brenden - Physical Geography Darcie, Kaitlyn, Jill

A15  Laryssa, Danielle, Larry - MRI

Important Idea
12 & 13 for A17
14 & 15 for A15

Facebook - How it is Used is More Important Than How Much
Should teachers use Facebook with students? Facebook and the teacher - Q - 2010-12-21. Ian Grunwald in Wpg // Anthony Marko in Hamilton
Facebook alternatives - Edmodo and Schoology

The Upsides of Games in Education

Education and Mobile Devices
Why I gave Up My iPhone!

More on the brain

Mobile Learning

Take pictures and email them to mlcourse123 at gmail.com (put in the @)
View the results at http://mlcourse123.posterous.com/
http://mobilelearning2010.wikispaces.com/ - a resource site

These are a few of My Favourite Apps
  • Dragon dictate
  • Dragon search
  • Dictionary
Prezi - alternative presentation tool

Monday, October 24, 2011

T and T Oct. 24, 2011

T and T Oct. 24, 2011

Presentation sign-up!! Not that many classes left
A great resource page - Digital Goonies - lots of recommendations for web applications. Look way down the right side to find the categories

Presentations - A17 -

Cori & Jessie - History of Halloween
Michelle and Benson - Stop Motion Video and Math

Mobile Learning Practice

Take pictures and email them to rredekopp at gmail.com put in the @
View the results at
Smartboard lessons

Half-way survey of TandT (if you have not done this)

These are a few of My Favourite Apps
  • Dragon dictate
  • Dragon search
  • Dictionary
  • Instagram ??

Lab

iTunes search for educational apps (preferably free). Add the names of good ones to your subject page on our class wiki.

Screen shots
Mac - Command+Shift - 4, then drag your cursor around the part of the screen you want
PC - Print Screen (top right area of keyboard), then paste it into a graphics program

Great online paint programs - SumoPaint, Art Pad, Odosketch, SketchPad, Photoshop Express (online)

Script to 3D animation - Xtranormal

3D modeling - Google SketchUp  (free download)

Video and videoish -  
Middlespot - web mashups
animoto - video from images
Doink - simple drawing and animation
Glogster - create posters with pictures, movies, etc

Podcasting - iPadio (phone to web)

Free video converter to download
Survey Monkey - free online surveys.
Science Games and MyGameIQ


FoldIt - an interesting game about folding proteins that may help solve real science problems.