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EDTC 634064 - Evans

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Applications of Technologies

EDTC 6340 Sections 65 & 66

 


Course Description

This course provides a broad overview of many of the technology tools with which you will need to be proficient in order to successfully complete the program and pass your MTT examination. You will use these tools in a variety of situations that are appropriate for your professional duties. Also known as Web 2.0, these tools are the foundation of newly emerging social collaboration tools that are having a wide impact on the global business and educational community. While you will be learning how to use the tools, you will more importantly be learning how to integrate them into an educational curriculum. The focus is upon a breadth of applications and is meant to be representational rather than inclusive.

 

You may have already gained a certain level of expertise with technology in your work place. This course will continue to build your skills repertoire, and, most importantly, provide opportunities to use those skills in meaningful contexts. As you go through the various projects, it is important that you be considering both how you can use the tools in your job AND how you can mentor other teachers in the effective use of the tools.

 

The course is not solely about building your skills capacity for instructional technology tools. How those tools are used effectively is absolutely critical. Thus, a major focus of the remainder of the program is how to mentor faculty, administrators, and parents to use technology effectively. We begin in this first course by looking at effective ways to disseminate information (NOT instruction - we need to learn how to differentiate between the two!) The projects will focus upon providing information to a variety of audiences, in a variety of formats, for a variety of purposes through the venues of collaborative interaction within the class and decision-making situations.

 


Course Outcomes

  • Understand and be able to define the meaning of Web 2.0 technology and its importance in the educational environment.
  • Demonstrate how Web 2.0 technology can be used by PK-12 educators through the effective communication of ideas to diverse audiences using a variety of applications.
  • Evaluate how these programs may be applied in authentic learning situations.

 


Instructor Information

Marie Evans

email: mevans@donnaisd.net


 

Required Textbook:  

They Snooze, You Lose: The Educator's Guide to Successful Presentations

by Lynell Burmark

Pub. Date: May 2011

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Format: Paperback , 320pp

ISBN-13: 9780470902905

ISBN: 0470902906

 

 

 

Important Course Links

UTB Course Wiki - http://butleratutb.pbworks.com  

(Click on this link to visit course section wiki page and upload final project submissions.)

 

UTB BlackBoard (My UTB/TSC)http://myutbtsc.blackboard.com/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp

(Click on this link to login into UTB Blackboard and visit course content, syllabus, project modules/deadlines, as well as meeting on elluminate.)

 

Scorpion Online: https://scorp.utbtsc.edu/ScorpionOnline/WebAdvisor?SS=LGRQ&TOKENIDX=3055639959

(Click on this link to access final grades, financial information, etc.)


Issues Loggin In?

UTB Self Service Password Portalhttps://selfservice.utb.edu/

(Visit this link to reset passwords, unlock accounts, and edit your profile.)

 

Contact UTB IT Helpdesk: (956) 882-HELP (4357)  

 


Communication Modes

Throughout this graduate-level course you will communicate with your instructor and your peers in a variety of ways:

  •  Phone conferences
  • Online discussions in Horizon Elluminate Live Classroom
  • Email correspondences
  • Course wiki and group wiki

 

Email Correspondence: Very important course information is communicated to you via email. It is crucial that you check your email on a daily basis. You may also contact your instructor via email. While we make every effort to respond within 24-hours (and usually much sooner), sometimes glitches cause the email to go awry. Please do not assume we are ignoring you if you do not hear from us.  

 

IMPORTANT

It is critical that you go through the Orientation activity to ensure that you can receive emails from the course listserv. Watch for the instructor email and respond accordingly. If you have not received an email by the Wednesday after the semester begins, contact the UTB IT Helpdesk.

 

Formatting for all class Emails: To enable everyone in the class to easily organize emails, please include the course number, your name, and then the subject of your email in the subject line: 6340 firstname lastname - Your topic here. If you do not include the course number and your name, it may be inadvertently overlooked and thus take a longer time to receive a response.

 

Course wiki: You will be posting your projects and other assignments on your professional wiki. However, you may also be asked to provide a link to the same project on a work completed page for various assignments. 

 

Course Calendar and Assignment Links

(all projects and assignments are due on Sunday each week, no later than midnight, unless specified otherwise)

 

 

Date

Topic*

Week 1

8.22-8.29

Preparing for class

  • Syllabus review

 

Introductions

  • Welcoming each other

 

How do I know if I am a copyright newbie?

   

Week 2

8.29-9.4

So where do I go when I need media and other stuff I can use?

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 3

9.5-9.11

They Snooze, You Lose (Burmark)

 

Hey look everyone, I’m BLOGGING!

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)   (will not meet - Labor Day)

   

Week 4

9.12-9.18

They Snooze, You Lose (Burmark)

 

Hey look everyone, I’m BLOGGING!

 

Can you “dig” Diigo?

 

What is all the fuss about Flickr?

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 5

9.19-9.25

They Snooze, You Lose (Burmark)

 

Hey look everyone, I’m BLOGGING!

 

How to Web 2.0 any classroom!

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 6

9.26-10.2

They Snooze, You Lose (Burmark)

 

Hey look everyone, I’m BLOGGING!

 

“Sliding” your presentations

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm     

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm

  
 

Week 7

10.3-10.9

Adding spicy(nodes) to a  21st century classroom

 

How to Web 2.0 any classroom!

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)   

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 8

10.10-10.16

Let the world hear your “voice”

 

How to Web 2.0 any classroom!

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 9

10.17-10.23

They Snooze, You Lose (Burmark)

 

Hey look everyone, I’m BLOGGING!

 

How to Web 2.0 any classroom!

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 10

10.24-10.30

Put some “jing” in teaching!

 

Making awesome PREZI-tations!

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 11

10.31-11.6

Why do all Web 2.0 apps seem to end in “o”?

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 12

11.7-11.13

Do a mashup? But won’t that get my keyboard dirty….?

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 13

11.14-11.20

How do you spell collaboration?

 

How to Web 2.0 any classroom!

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Week 14

11.21-11.30

You want me to “poster myself?”

 

So do I tweet when I Twitter or do I Twitter when I tweet?

 

How to Web 2.0 any classroom!

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar) (will not meet - Thanksgiving week)

   

Week 15

11.31-12.4

Got whiteboard?

 

Haven’t got TIME? Think again!

 

How to Web 2.0 any classroom!

 

Meeting of the minds (Elluminate seminar)

     Section 65 – Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

     Section 66 – Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm
   

Final week

12.5-12.12

Strut your Vuvox!

   

 

* For all activities, see course wiki.

 


Evaluation

 

Each project will have a rubric. Please use the rubric as a guide for what is expected to be included in the projects. If you follow the rubrics, the grade that you make should come as no surprise to you. If you are uncertain what a rubric category means, please contact me by any mode of communication. In addition, this is also an appropriate conversation for a Elluminate discussion.

 


Grade Distribution

 

Activities

Point Value

Opportunities

Total Points

Weekly activities
60
15
900
Final project
100
1
100
Total
    1000
       

 

Grade Distribution

 

900-1000 points

= A

800-899 points

= B

700-799 points

= C

600-699 points

= D

Below 600 points
 = F

 


Academic Dishonesty Statement

Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents' Rules and Regulations, Series 50101, Section 2.2.

 

Since scholastic dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the university, policies on scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced (refer to Student Handbook for more information).

 


 

Disabilities Statement

Students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, who wish to request academic adjustments in this class, should notify the Disability Services Office in the semester so that the appropriate accommodations may be made. In accordance with federal law, a student requesting academic adjustments must provide documentation of his/her disability to the Disability Services Counselor. For more information, call or visit the Counseling Center Cardenas North 103, (956) 882-8292.

 


 

Emergency Statement

This UTB graduate distance education class is facilitated via UTB BlackBoard. This allows faculty members and students to continue their teaching and learning, whether or not the university shuts down as a result of a hurricane or any other natural disaster.

Should any disaster occurs, announcements will be made within Blackboard and from your instructor in the case of Elluminate meetings continuing. The final decision to continue or drop Elluminate session will be determined by your instructor. To facilitate the completion of classes, most or all of the communication between students and the institution, the instructor, and fellow classmates will take place using Blackboard.

To receive credit for a course, it is the student’s responsibility to complete all the requirements for that course. Failure to access course materials once reasonably possible can result in a reduction of your overall grade in the class.

 


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