Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teacher and Tech Sept 19, 2012


Twitter: @rredekopp  Class hashtag is #umtandt

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

Audio - Garageband (Mac) and Audacity (free for PC and Mac)

Video - PC - Movie Maker and Mac - iMovie


Course Outline and assignments - questions?

Important Idea #3

Shift Happens - are you ready?

Is Google making us stupid?
  • In groups of 4ish, make a list of pro’s and con’s from the readings you did. Prepare to share these with the class (and you can add from your own experiences)

ISTE Standards for teachers and students

Next class

The brain and library research

Read/Watch/Listen list for 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

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