Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Teacher and Technology Jan 15, 2014


Video and Audio tools and formats (and places to upload your products)
Your own web space (make sure you can upload files) or:
Audio - Recording with Audacity (PC and Mac) and Garageband (Mac only) and how to convert to mp3
Video - MovieMaker (PC) and iMovie (Mac) and exporting as mov or mp4
NOW - for each person in your group - record 5 seconds of audio (on one file) and 5 seconds of video (on one file) and export it in a common format.


Course ‘textbook’ - any issues?
Course outline, assignment questions and deadlines!!!
Clarifying Assignments and signing up

Educational Twitter hashtags - Pick one or two in your subject areas from these many lists.
MetaTeachNition - define this with 2 other people

Shift Happens - are you ready?

Blogs vs wikis vs websites vs ??? - what should you choose???
  • Blogs - generally one user and a linear (by last entry) format
  • Wikis - single or multiple users, many pages, random access possible
  • Web sites - more control but can be more work. Can arrange pages in any order

From the RWL
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:

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