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.