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Blog Comments and Grading SNAFU

I just wanted to remind everyone that I am asking you to post three comments to three different blog posts. The three posts can be from the same blog. The rationale for this is to get you acquainted with blogging as a medium for dialogue and learning.

Secondly, I made a mistake on the rubric. The Tech Fair is worth 20 points rather than 15. I used my expert knowledge of mathematical proportions to convert your rubric score to a 200 scale, the number of points I will be using for final grades. This adjusted score will be found at the bottom of the comments section. I will get these back to you within the next day or so.

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Rubrics are Posted

I just wanted to pass on a congratulations on a job well done at the Technology Fair last night.  Each and everyone of you constructed a really thoughtful approach to your technology and how it relates to education.

Also, so you know, the rubrics for the last two assignments have now been posted on the Rubrics page.  Again, please do not hesitate to ask me any questions, but also include everyone else in the class as I’m sure that more than one person will have the same question.

Congratulations once again!

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Technology Fair Info

Happy Sunny Springy Day!

The rubric for the technology fair is now available on the Rubrics page.  I incorporated most of what everyone added and changed (nice work everyone!).

Also, I will check in to see what supplies I can pull for you all for your presentations/posters (hopefully poster board), and I will let you know what I’m able to get in class.

Tomorrow’s presentation/discussion time will be short.  We will have a guest speaker via Skype, and we will also have a 15 minute video.  I want the rest of the time to be available to you to work on, ask questions about, and discuss your technology fair exhibits.

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Clarifications on Tech Fair Rubric

Remember to contribute to the rubric for the Technology Fair.  Again, here’s the link:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aq-L7JBciWYjdFZwTnE3ZlpjNVRUZVVjVDRWb2JQV3c&hl=en&authkey=CNvvjQk

For the rubric, please either add a new category or updating one that exists already. You don’t need to, but if you’d like you can contribute to the guidelines for the categories. Don’t add any points, because that’ll be my job to decide how much each category is worth.  If you make changes to any of the categories, make sure you insert a comment detailing what you did and why.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

For the rubric, please either add a new category or updating one that exists already.  You don’t need to, but if you’d like you can contribute to the guidelines for the categories.  Don’t add any points, because that’ll be my job.

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Online Classes in the New York Times

Here are two features from the New York Times that are very apropos to the topic for next Monday, and probably worth taking a look at.  I’m giving you the links via my Twitter feed so that they won’t count against your 20 free articles per month (see http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-york-times-paywall/ for more information).  Just click on the nytimes.com links to access the articles.  And thanks to Megan for the link to the great infographics!

The article:

The dialogue:

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

ED628 April Fools Edition and a Reminder

If the April Fool’s Day joke mother nature played on us today wasn’t enough, it happens to be a favorite holiday in the technology world.  Here are some lists of tricks:

Also, this was a pretty important (technology) reminder to pass along:  March 31 was World Backup Day (http://www.worldbackupday.net/).  If you don’t backup your computer regularly, please do so soon.  I’m also happy to share with you all what I do to back up my files in class….

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Videos, Viral and Otherwise

Megan posted a link on the Session 9 page, “about using videos to teach math – it’s a really interesting take on how technology can turn traditional models of lecture and homework on their heads.”  Here’s the link she posted:

http://bit.ly/g6kGN4

(Thanks Megan!)

Also, here’s another take on the Rebecca Black/viral phenomenon from Good Morning America:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjFIzWjT5I4

Nice class yesterday.  Have a great week!

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Uncategorized