Monday, September 10, 2012

Teacher and Technology - Music Sept 11, 2012

Smart start - add your name to the survey on the Smartboard

Class web presence (this is an ongoing experiment in digital culture and ‘meta-teachnition’):
Angel - only to show your marks
Twitter: @rredekopp Our class twitter hastag is #UMTandT
Class Notes -
Class wiki (where you contribute - request access) -
Redekopp Online Newspaper -


Course Outline and assignments


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

Shift Happens - are you ready?

Important Idea #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)

Next class

First lab (normally labs will be on Tuesdays)

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)
Your Brain on Technology - audio

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