Friday, October 5, 2012

Teacher and Tech - Music Oct 9, 2012


Online resources and the ‘flipped classroom’. Check out some of these that your students might use for review or enhancement.


Presentation - Mitchell W/Jordan L/Gisaya G

Bias In Technology

Language and Metaphor


Likewise, a well-designed system is not simply a bag of features. A good system is designed to encourage particular ways of thinking, with all features carefully and cohesively designed around that purpose.” from Learnable Programming.

McLuhan - What??? What does your TV say to you? How about your phone or computer?
x McLuhan tetrads - open this on your device and with 2 or 3 others try and guess at the answers (before looking) and be ready to try and explain the concept.

Turkle - what were the main ideas / examples that stuck with you?

Meta-Teachnition Assignment #1
Consider your own experience with the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) idea. How has it changed your classroom experience? How has it changed your 'learning' experience? How has it influenced those around you (don't use names please)? Are you comfortable with it? Is ti too much of a distraction? Write 250 - 500 words to describe your experience. We will post these in a discussion forum that has been created in Desire2Learn - go to
Use your UM Jump or UM email login. There is an option there for you to place your file in the Dropbox if you do not want others in teh class to see it.

Read/Watch/Listen list for Oct 11 (if you want more of this)

Technology and Society

Marshall McLuhan - The medium is the message
Any 3 (most are short) of these McLuhan videos - or find more of your own

Sherry Turkle - how people relate to technology.
Read -Alone Together -Sample pages on Amazon – a sample of ‘intimate ethnographic’ research.
OR Watch
Turkle -  video links (focus on her work with kids)

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