Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Teacher and Technology Jan 4, 2012


Class web presence (this is an ongoing experiment in digital culture and ‘metateachnition’):
Angel - only to show your marks
Twitter: @rredekopp
Class Notes -
Class wiki (where you contribute - request access) -
Redekopp Online Newspaper -
RWL for next week

Course Outline and assignments

Open Source Software - free to download and use. Wide variety of programs - eg TTA lossless codec
ex. Music notation - scroll down a bit to MuseScore
Bibliography makers - refworks, easybib.


A Head Teacher’s Story
Pencil Technology (in case you thought twitter was useless)

Shift Happens - are you ready?

Important Ideas #1

MetaTeachnition - a new word 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.

Intros - course, me, you (music major, school placement, something interesting about you)
How I approach tech for teachers
  • Admin tasks
  • Communication with parents and students
  • CAL
  • Creativity and expression of learning
  • Asessment

ISTE Standards for teachers and students

Next class

John Finch - Manitoba Education on LwICT

Read/Watch/Listen list for Jan 11 and 13

Jan 11
Nicolas Carr – Is Google Making Us Stupid?
We can still read! - Why Digital Doesn't Mean Dumb!
What is a good teacher?
Gladwell - How to Identify a Good Teacher Prospect

Jan 13

The Brain -  “Will fast facts do to our brains, what fast food has done to our bodies?” R. Redekopp

Start with this short NY Times article: The Science of Concentration

Then choose one more from among the following and bring your notes to class:
Gary Small - iBrain - text or video choices or audio
Multitasking or Paying Attention: Winnifred Gallagher - the book Rapt, or video (around 30 minutes to find the multitasking stuff)
Your Brain on Technology - audio

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