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Week 11 - Why do so many Web two-oh apps end in the letter O

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Learning Activity Summary

 

Readings       

This week you will read:

 

Seminar 

You will attend a seminar that will focus the pedagogy behind the use of collaboration in the technology-savvy classroom.

  

Introduction

Collaboration is not a new concept to education. It is, however, rather new to the technology savvy classroom. Not only are new tools being developed almost every day, district permissions for educators to integrate them into the curriculum are becoming more commonplace as well. Our focus this week will be on tools that can be used to share information in the classroom in ways that are both safe and as well as engaging. 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Create and participate in online collaborative activities. 

  • Evaluate products designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of this tool with regard to engaging and motivating students
  • Create a product that is reflective of good teaching practices for your classroom

 

Reading

This week you will read:

 

Seminar     

  • Option 1 - You will attend a seminar that will discuss ideas for using storyboarding techniques in order to create a more effective presentation. The final project will also be discussed.
  • Option 2 -  You may listen to the archived seminar and write a 350+ word synopsis. Post your synopsis here. Instructions to access the archives are located at Tutorial - Elluminate Recorded Sessions.

 

 Your grade will be predicated upon the following rubric:

 

To do

Points

 

Offer quality, reflective commentary regarding storyboarding and the benefits for both student- as well as teacher-given presentations 

11

Use appropriate discussion board etiquette

2

Arrive on time and stay for entire session

2

 

 

Weekly Assignment

Part one:

Collaboration is the WORD! Not only do we need to teach our students "readin', writin', and 'rithmetic", but we also need to teach them the very real-world skills regarding how to function as an online group as well as utilizing collaborative workspace for a variety of activities and resources.  This week, we will begin with Edmodo.

 

 

 

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Edmodo features

 

To do-

  1. Open an Edmodo account. You must include your full name in the title. For example: Linda Newell's Tech Mania or Linda Newell's Learning 2.0.
  2. Click on Join Group and put  41lt8q  in the pop-up box.
  3. Go the the assignment page and read the assignment.
  4. Place your email address here. (Check your spamcatcher often, just in case!) 
  5. After you accept a group invitation, go back and add the group name to your entry. If a classmate has three groups listed, do not send any further invitations. Please do not accept any more than three invitations. 
  6.  Follow the directions in the Edmodo assignment on my group page. 

 

Your grade will be predicated upon the following rubric:

 

To do

Points

Open Edmodo account and join instructor group

1

Develop brief lesson (see assignment directions)

6

Invite three classmates to join your group

2

Participate in a minimum of three classmates' groups       

 

 

Part two: 

On the Internet, there are those who feel that Vimeo is the next YouTube. While I think Vimeo is awesome, I am not sure that YouTube is falling that far behind. However, this does offer an alternative to YouTube which might be more palatable to your disrict. There is far less traffic than YouTube but it seems to offer equivalent tools and capabilities. Personally, I like it for a classroom. 

 

 

 

Share a video- 

 

Comment on a video- 

 

To do-

1. Open a Vimeo account with the same email address you used for the Edmodo activity..

2. Create a one minute "how to" video. The topic is up to you.

3. Upload the video using one of the available methods (I love the cell phone one, but you must be a Plus user!)

4. Share the video with each individual in your Edmodo group. (Again, everyone will send one to me.)

5. Mark your Vimeo public and link it here. 

6. Quality comment on each video sent to you.

 

Your grade will be predicated upon the following rubric:

 

To do

Points

Open Vimeo account

1

Develop and record a one minute "how to" video

6

Share with the same group members in the Edmodo activity

2

Quality comment on each video shared with you. 

                 6  

 

 

Part three: 

If you are unfamiliar with Mark Prensky, he should definitely be on your "get to know" list. Creator of the terms "digital immigrants" and "digital natives", he has long been an advocate for use of cell phones in the classroom (going back to 2003!) While many school districts are still in a cell phone ban, some of them are beginning to allow limited usage for instructional purposes with administrative permission. Our next tool is one I guarantee the students will love - Yodio!

 

 

 

For other tutorials, click here and enter Yodio in the search box.

To do-

1. Open a Yodio account with the same email address you used for the Edmodo activity..

2. Consider the age and maturity level of your students. Create a product targeting an area of character education you feel would be valuable for your students.

3. Email your Yodio to those in your Edmodo group. (Be sure to send me a copy a well!)

4. Mark your Yodio public and link it here.

 

Your grade will be predicated upon the following rubric:

 

 

To do

Points

Open Yodio account

1

Create a "character connection" product

10

Share with the same group members in the Edmodo activity

2

Mark public and link to appropriate wiki page 

      2

 

One last thought -- 

  Other "o" tools to consider are

 

Congratulations - you have just finished week 11!

 

 

 

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