Thursday, September 20, 2012

Teacher and Tech Sept 21, 2012


Course Outline and assignments - questions?

Important Idea #4 and 5

Anything else on  - Is Google making us stupid?

Best 50 blogs for Future Teachers - something to possibly explore

For an overview of some terminology see the Educause collection of 7 Things You Should Know About ... - look through the list and update yourself on one or two!

TED Talk - Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

The Brain!! Continuing from our discussion on Google making us stupid, what does the research on concentration, multitasking and brain development say to us? Share what you learned from the RWL with a group of three or 4 and report back to the large group. Choose one person to lead, one to record (paper or on our wiki), one to speak, and if you have 4 people, one ‘timekeeper’ to make sure everyone has a chance to speak. Link to group roles.

  • 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)

  • Your Brain on Technology - audio

Lab (11:30)
Donna Masson (Ed librarian) on better research searches

Next class

The brain and the pervasive influence of technology.

Read/Watch/Listen list for Sept 26

Issues related to technology - language is important!!!

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

Lakoff video of how this started

Lakoff  video - Framing

Neil Postman - Five Things we should Know About Technological Change

No comments: