So.. what are we doing?

BEFORE WE BEGIN

1. If you haven’t, please set up your phone to get text messages from me: Send this text:  @edit1230 (for 12:30PM class) @edit20002 (for 2:00PM class) (706) 256-8688 .  I’ll use this (Remind101) to text you if I need to send out a reminder or if I need to cancel class.

2. Let’s check our syllabus to remind what materials do we need for this class.

 

PART ONE. THINKING BACK MOVIE TRAILER & ARTICLE REFLECTION

For 12:30PM class, vote here

 

PART TWO. SO WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS SEMESTER?

So – what exactly are we doing this semester. Our main areas of focus are:

  1. Communication and Collaboration
  2. Creativity and Innovation
  3. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

You viewed several issues of Learning and Leading with Technology by the International Society for Education. This professional group also publishes the ISTE Standards for K12 Students and Teachers. We’ll take a few minutes to look at those standards and talk about how they relate to the topics you viewed.

In small groups, share your topics/articles. Using the ISTE standards, identify which set of standards your topics address. Organize your groups topics within these standards. Use the list of educational hashtags to identify hashtags relevant to your topics. Be prepared to share what you’ve organized with the class.

 

PART THREE.  BUILDING PORTFOLIO

Everyone should have a professional website. Today, we’ll all create professional websites using about.me.

Today you’ll post your background pictures and write 1-2 paragraphs of your professional biography.  Work with a partner to help each other write something short, but interesting for your biography. We’ll also add some of the “apps” – like Facebook, Twitter, and some links – like Pinterest. You can view some student examples from the previous semester here.

 

FOR TUESDAY.
  1. Read Chapter One from Howland,  J.L., Jonassen,D., & Marra, R.M. (2011). Meaningful learning with technology. (Fourth ed.). Boston, M.A. : Allyn. You can access it from our Readings folder. We are using Dropbox to organize our readings for this semester. You do not have to have a Dropbox account to view files in the folder or to download files.
  2. Be prepared to respond to these questions in class on Tuesday: What was the big idea or takeaway you had from the Meaningful Learning with Technology chapter? Was there anything that surprised you?
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