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  • 1. What learning technologies should be obsolete?

2. January 11th/12th
Digital Footprints
Digital Literacy Survey
Start Pages
3. In Cyberspace
Dont assume anything you send or post is going to remain private.
There is no changing your mind in cyberspaceanythingyou send or post will never truly go away.
Dont give in to the pressure to do something that makesyou uncomfortable, even in cyberspace.
Consider the recipients reaction.
Nothing is truly anonymous.
4. Way Back Machine
Social networks have been used to post content to embarrass or intimidate students, so it is important for learners to understand that the consequences of such actions may last even longer than they expected. Not only may content remain in caches and backups, but it can be copied to third party sites or be captured in archives without your knowledge or permission, such as the Wayback Machine.
5. Movie:Digital Dossier
6. Guidelines for Posting Anything to Internet
Only post things that you would want everyone (in school, at home, in other countries)to know.
Do not share personal information. Ask yourself: Could someone find me or the person I am posting about (in real life) based on this information?
Think before you post. Ask yourself: What could be the consequences of this post?
Know who youre communicating with. Ask yourself: Who is going to look at this, and how are they going to interpret my words?
Consider your audience and that youre representing your school and your professional self.
7. Guidelines for Posting Anything to Internet
Treat other people the way you want to be treated. When you post a comment, make sureyou are respectful.
Use appropriate language and proper grammar and spelling.
Only post information that you can verify is true (no gossiping).
Anytime you use media from another source, be sure to properly cite the creator ofthe original work. Ask yourself: Who is the original creator of this work?
You may not post any media (photos, audio, video, school work) of ANYONE withouttheir WRITTEN or RECORDED VERBAL permission (this includes your students,colleagues,friends, other teachers...etc).
8. Digital Literacy Survey Assignment
At least 10 questions
Give to your students (between now and March 1st)
Present Findings on March 2nd/3rd
How would you develop lesson plans with this knowledge?
What did you learn?What surprised you?
Create with Google
9. Start Pages
10. What is a Start Page?
Personalized Start Pages are websites designed to allow you to customize them however you want. They are often used to replace the home page of the web browser.
The goal of a personalized start page is to take multiple tasks that you would ordinarily carry out on different websites and put them all in the same place. The start page can display the news for you, read blogs, check the mail, and let you search the web.
11. Examples of Start Pages
12. Adding Content
Most websites will spell it out by having a link or button called "add content" at the top of the page, usually at the top-left or top-right.
There are two basic types of content you can add to the page: web feeds and widgets.
A web feed, also known as an RSS feed, is used to read the news and can bring you the latest entries from your favorite websites
The second type of content provided are components called widgets. Popular widgets used on include widgets that check email, a notepad for writing down reminders, a local weather checker, a scheduler, and search features for various websites or even the entire web. Some personalized start pages even allow you to add your favorite custom widget.
13. What can start pages do for students and teachers?
Help students to organize online search materials, calendars, counters etc. With some services students can access pre-prepared tabs that teachers have created for them to give them access to research.
For the teacher or for students they provide a place to track news, events and personal feeds. They assist in bringing the research to the user as soon as they start their browser.
14. Lets Get Started!
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15. Homework!
Make sure you email your startpage URL to Liz
On Your Start Page:
Link to your Podcast
Information about your upcoming Podcasts
16. Webinars
17. How can knowing how to Teach Virtually be helpful?
The rise of virtual schooling Michigan Virtual High School
Job opportunities for teachers
Include home-bound students
Create professional development opportunities
Committee work
18. Online Education beats face to face!
19. School District Proposes Eliminating Face to Face High School Math
20. Virtual Teaching Environments
Course Management Systems
21. What is a webinar?
LIVE web-based seminar (course, presentation or conference)
Flexible Communication:It can include:
White board (doodle board)
Chat Room
Screen Sharing
Media& Documents (Videos, PPT, Word, Excel)
Private or Public
Video and/or Audio
22. Where can I find some examples online?
ETLO-Education Technology Leaders Online
Classroom 2.0
23. Ideas for using webinars in teaching and learning?
Study/review session for interested students before big tests
Give students who miss school (illness, etc) a chance to make-up a class presentation assignment
Recordings of webinars can be used to re-teach material as needed.
Allows for students to teach other student - have them attend webinars as homework assignments
Students can develop their own webinars on a particular research topic.
24. 9 Things Learned for Teaching Online
Teaching online is a lot of work.
Students appreciate regular communication and timely feedback on their progress.
Many great tools exist but aren't always necessary.
Assignments and activities take more time online.
Students need extrinsic motivation.
Give deadlines.
Online courses are not right for all students.
Ask students what works and what doesn't.
Teaching online can inform what you do in the classroom if you have opportunities to teach both online and classroom-based courses.
25. How to create a Webinar
26. Webinar Requirements
Working with one partner
teach your fellow classmates about a best-practice lesson that you have taught, will teach, or have observed someone else teaching using technology.
Your webinar will run 30 minutes in length and will include;
the lesson plan
images from the lesson and/or sample student products
Allow classmates to participate in the 30-minute webinar (pretend they are students doing a portion of the project, question/answer session, polling themetc).
Must be conducted between January 24th-30th
Sign up onBlackboard for 2 other webinars to attend (include your preferred email)
27. An Example
28. Podcasting and RSS
29. What is a Podcast?
iPod + Broadcast=Podcast
An audio recording that is distributed via the internet.
It can be downloaded and listen to via a PC or mobile device
It has a syndicated feed that uses RSS to pull the files to the user
30. Types of Podcasts
Audio (MP3 format)
Enhanced Audio-with images (Mv4 format)
Video (mpg4 or mov format)
PDF (ebooks)
31. Ideas for Podcasts
Personal Narratives, Original Work..Poetry
Mock Conventions or Science Fairs
Oral histories
Vocab and/or concept practice
Brainstorming Sessions
Overview of unit
Oral Reports or Speeches
Radio Theater or broadcasts
Radio commercials
Newscast-Information for parents
32. Podcasting Process
Decide on the type of podcast
Radio broadcast, Radio Theater, Interviewetc
Write a pitch
Paragraph on this is a podcast about
Get it approved by teacher, then
Write a script
Get the Media
Images, sounds, musicetc
Practice, Practice, Practice
Record the Podcast
Post to the web
33. Podcasting Rubric
34. Sample Classroom Podcasts
Educators Podcasting Network
Tony Vincent