Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Teacher and Technology - Jan 9 2013


Class web presence (this is an ongoing experiment in digital culture and ‘metateachnition’):
Desire2Learn - for discussions and to show your marks
Twitter: @rredekopp class hashtag #umtandt
Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/rredekopp
Class Notes - http://rredekopp.blogspot.com
Class wiki (where you contribute - request access) - http://teacherandtech.pbworks.com
Redekopp Online Newspaper - http://paper.li/rredekopp

Course Outline and assignments

Open Source Software - free to download and use. Wide variety of programs - eg TTA lossless codec
Bibliography makers - bibme.org. refworks, easybib.

TEXTBOOK! - a wireless internet capable device


Intros - course, me, you - pictures (music major, school placement, something interesting about you)

A Head Teacher’s Story

Pencil Technology (in case you thought twitter was useless)

Shift Happens - are you ready?

Important Idea #1

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.

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

Next class

What good is Google?

Read/Watch/Listen list for Jan 16 and 18

Jan 16

These are all short articles - please

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 18

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

Next lab

Video and Audio tools

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