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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

 

More on the Technology Fair

Greetings from (finally) sunny California.

I have received a number of inquiries about the Technology Fair, so I thought I’d try to answer a few questions that have come up.  I want to help move this assignment from confusing to be challenging, so if you have any further questions, please let me know before it is too late.

Anyway, it would probably be helpful if you find and write a case of your technology in use or write a scenario for your technology in the classroom.  This would be helpful both from an “imagining what it can do” perspective as well as a “connecting it to the frameworks” perspective.  A case is an example of the technology already being used; there are plenty of examples on the interwebs, such as Google Wave Use Cases: Education.  (Ironically, Google Wave is now defunct.)  A scenario is you imaging how it could be used in order to accomplish some goal, and writing up a concrete story about the technology in use in the classroom.  See Scenario Writing in Education and Example Scenarios for some background and examples.

The case/scenario writing is not a requirement but you are more than welcome (and encouraged) to not only write them but to include them either in your wiki write-up and/or in your Technology Fair exhibit.  I think for many of you, it will help provide a concrete base for you to think about your technology.

Related, you can think about it first in terms of working towards an educational goal, and then how the technology can be used to support that working towards that goal.  This also might help make the use of the technology more concrete.  That way you can pull in a range of related technologies/software/web sites to support working toward this goal.

You can still do a more “traditional” exhibit about a technology.  By providing you with some options about how to “present” your technology in your exhibit and wiki write-up, I’m hoping to reduce some of the confusion and anxiety.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.  If you are celebrating any spring holidays this weekend (such as Easter or Passover), I hope you have a nice holiday and I will see you on Monday afternoon.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2011 in Assignments

 

ED628 Running Resources (weekly)

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Posted by on April 17, 2011 in Running Resources

 

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

 

Following Up on Deadlines and Wikis and Stuff

Just to recap, here are the upcoming deadlines:

Note that I’ve moved the final deadline from May 9 to May 15 at 5:00pm.  The syllabus has been updated to reflect this new date.

I will be posting the rubrics for these assignments (with the exception of the Tech Fair) in the next week or so, and you should have received the rubric as an attachment to an email for Philosophy Statement Remix #2.

I have invited you all to join the ED628 Technology Fair Wiki.  Please accept the invitation.  If you did not receive the invitation, please let me know.

Lastly, I will be setting up an “AirDropper” for you to submit your reflection papers and/or any other files for Philosophy Statement Remix #2.  You may submit more than one file, but they all need to be submitted at the same time (that is, you can’t submit one file and then go back later to submit something else).  I will be setting up AirDroppers for your last two assignments later.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Assignments

 

ED628 Running Resources (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2011 in Running Resources

 

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