Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Teacher and Technology - Music Sept 20, 2012

Course Outline and assignments - questions?

Do you know how to set up a sound system?

Best 50 blogs for Future Teachers - something to possibly explore

Important Idea #4 and 5

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!

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

BYOD (Bring your own device) - Survey - about BYOD

App - Classical Kids

Intro to RWL for next week!

ISTE Standards for teachers and students

Next class


Blogs/wikis/Web pages - choosing one

Read/Watch/Listen list for Sept 25 and 27

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

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