Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Teacher and Technology - Jan 18, 2012


New site - Microsoft Free Tools for Teachers and Partners in Learning Netork will convert many file formats

RSS feeds - google reader, netvibes, or as a widget in your web space
Podcast Option - Podomatic

Video - iMovie and MovieMaker
x create a 10 - 20 second video with multiple tracks including a CC music track where you speak or sing the slogan.
Garageband - create a 10 - 20 second jingle with multiple tracks including a real voice track where you speak or sing the slogan.


Assessment at its finest
Assignments due - next week

Important Ideas 6 and 7

The Brain -  “Will fast facts do to our brains, what fast food has done to our bodies?” R. Redekopp
NY Times article: The Science of Concentration
Gary Small - iBrain Multitasking or Paying Attention:
Winnifred Gallagher - the book Rapt, or video (around 30 minutes to find the multitasking stuff)
Your Brain on Technology - audio

What does “The Medium is The Message” mean? What are tetrads? (Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, Example 4)

RWL for 24/25

13 Reasons Why Digital Learning is Better - read this short article and be prepared for the test. How much of this is different?

At least TWO of the following and bring your notes:
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You -
Videos: - You can watch just segments of this using the choices listed. It would not play in Firefox for me, but was fine in Chrome.
General videos by Mander - or do your own search
Lakoff and Johnson - Metaphors We Live By - and a summary and Bower's critique

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