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
- 3D Brain
Games review - Are problem-solving, collaboration, communication, literacy, critical thinking enough?
x Employability skills
Assessment - James Paul Gee on Games and Assessment (Video)
- Garbage/Recycling Report
- 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.
- 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. …
What we value
- Are we any happier?
LabHalf way survey
Great page for MY Smart lessonsiTunes search for educational apps (preferably free). Add the names of good ones to your subject page on our class wiki.
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
One Computing Compute Scotland - Check the Brain Training area
Google Carly Shuler videos or Edutopia