Friday, September 14, 2012

Teacher and Tech Sept 14, 2012

TEXTBOOK! Which is the best one?

Google Power Searching course - you can search better and learn about how their Course Builder works and see how Google thinks a course should be developed.

Course Outline and assignments - questions?

Re - Intros - course, me, you (school placement, something interesting about you)
RWL for next week.

Important Idea #2

Shift Happens - are you ready?

Survey - about ‘textbooks’
Survey - reaction to ‘textbook’

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.

How I approach tech for teachers

  • Admin tasks
  • Communication with parents and students
  • CAL
  • Creativity and expression of learning
  • Assessment

Survey - about BYOD

In groups of threeish - come up with some rules/guidelines for when students have their own devices in class.

ISTE Standards for teachers and students

Next class

What good is Google (or Bing or Yahoo or ...)?

Read/Watch/Listen list for Sept 18 and 20

Sept 18

These are all short articles - please

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

Sept 20

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 the 30 minute mark to find the multitasking stuff)audio

Your Brain on Technology - audio

Next lab - Wed
Video and Audio tools

1 comment:

j.tree said...

Just a question: on the assignment sign up page on the wiki there's two columns, one for each block. Our timetable says we're in block A15 ( the W/F 10:40-12:30 block), but the column is labelled A17. I signed up for that one, but if you could let me know that that was the right thing to do, that'd be great! Thanks!