Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Teacher and Technology - Oct 3, 2012

Teacher and Technology - Oct 3, 2012


Free online music creation sites


Website Development


Assignment 1 comments

Important Ideas # 8 and 9

John Finch - comments? What’s the hidden agenda of LwICT?
Copyright issues - and how to do A3 references.
Profession online presence
Do these 5 tech-friendly lesson ideas meet his criteria?

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.

Next class

FIrst presentation
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 (TBA).

Read/Watch/Listen list for Oct 9 and 11

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.

- Alone Together -Sample pages on Amazon – a sample of ‘intimate ethnographic’ research.
Turkle -  video links

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