Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Teacher and Technology Jan. 9 2014


Attendance and a personal fact we wouldn’t guess about you

Check the Twitter feed. Start contributing. Here's how....

Course outline, assignment questions and deadlines!!!

  • Have you got your course ‘textbook’ yet???
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 - groups of 3 or 4
  • is Google making us stupid
  • what makes a good teacher?
  • This mirrors the way our diet has improved and varied. Today's media can provide readers with more flavours, more choice and more nutrition.”
  • Opinions? Where’s the research?
Put group responses here - A13 and A14

How I approach tech for teachers

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

RWL (Read/Watch/Listen) for Jan 14 - 17
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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