Friday, January 11, 2013

Teacher and Technology - Jan 11 2013

Questions about:

Course Outline and assignments and deadline for Web Content Assign

Important Idea #2 and 3

MetaTeachnition - a new word for you to know. It means to think about your (or anyone else's) teaching and what is going on in terms of the you, the students, the classroom environment, your lesson, etc.

Shift Happens - are you ready?

SMARTBoards - what do you know, how much have you used one?
x answer on the poll (A16) 

and poll (A17)

How I approach tech for teachers

  • Admin tasks
  • Communication with parents and students
  • CAL
  • Creativity and expression of learning
  • Assessment

ISTE Standards for teachers and students

Audio/Video activity - using your own device and a couple of other people, create a short audio or video clip that talks about some technology you know of that might be good in a classroom.

Some  audio and video upload options - Podbean, Podomatic, MixCloud, Youtube, TeacherTube, Vimeo

Next class

What good is Google?

Read/Watch/Listen (RWL) list for Jan 16 and 18

Jan 16
Guest speaker - John Finch, Manitoba Education

Jan 18

These are all short articles - please read them and be prepared to discuss

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

Jan 23

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) audio

Your Brain on Technology - audio - almost an hour but worthwhile

Next lab (Jan 18)

Video and Audio tools

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