Class web presence (this is an ongoing experiment in digital culture and ‘metateachnition’):
Desire2Learn - only to show your marks
Class Notes - http://rredekopp.blogspot.com
Class wiki (where you contribute - request access) - http://teacherandtech.pbworks.com
Redekopp Online Newspaper - http://paper.li/rredekopp
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 - bibme.org. refworks, easybib.
Audacity / Garageband
ClassQuestions about course or assignments
Important Idea #2
How I approach tech for teachers
- Admin tasks
- Communication with parents and students
- Creativity and expression of learning
ISTE Standards for teachers and students
Next classVideo and Audio tools
Read/Watch/Listen list for Sept 18 and 20Sept 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
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