Friday, January 10, 2014

Teacher and Tech Jan 10, 2014


Release forms for research

Intros and a personal fact we wouldn't guess about you
Course outline and assignments
Course ‘textbook’
MetaTeachNition - a new term and survival tool! 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.

Pencil Technology (in case you thought twitter was useless)

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

LAB (around 11:25)
Create a google account if you don’t have one - share a google doc
Online notes and resources (request access to pbworks but set prefs to no email!!)
D2L - grades and discussions
Dropbox for sharing larger files

RWL (Read/Watch/Listen) for Jan 15
The Brain -  “Will fast facts do to our brains, what fast food has done to our bodies?” R. Redekopp

Technology and the brain - connectedness (Turkle), distractedness (ADHD?), shallow-tasking (Carr) and unbelievable resources.

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 (Look Inside) 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 and formats (and places to upload your products)
Your own web space or:
Audio - SoundCloud, Podbean, Podomatic, iPadio, Mixcloud
Video - Vimeo, TeacherTube, YouTube,

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