Thursday, October 4, 2012

Teacher and Technology - Oct 5, 2012

Professional online presence

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.

How to do A3 references

  • Regular APA references page BUT divided into categories for text (web and print), images, audio, video and whatever else you might use.
  • ALSO - wherever possible put links directly into your text references, images, video, etc.

Presentation - Dan Law/Krystal Skocylas

Important Ideas # 10 and 11

Bloom’s digital taxonomy - what’s changed? Is creating really the highest?.

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

Online resources for students

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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