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June 24th Class Assignments

Please work to complete the following assignments before our next class on July 8th.

  • Read Curriculum 21 chapter 6.
  • Read Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts chapters 5 & 6
  • Post a reflection on your blog (include some form of media) about your experiences with using the Social Web to learn
  • Read and comment on at least one of your classmate’s blogs. Find the list on the right side.
  • Test your computer for July 8th’s online/virtual class. Contact Steve for technical support. Log in on the right under Bb Collaborate vOffice.
  • Continue to work on Digital Storytelling Assignment (due July 15th) – assignment checklist
  • Continue to work on the Technologically Integrated Unit Plan (due July 30th) – descriptionrubric
  • Enjoy the July 4th holiday.

**Groups still needing to present Podcasts on July 8th, please upload the file into Dropbox or send me a Youtube/Vimeo link.

I will be at the Reston Center on July 8th for class. Class should last no more than 2 hours.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Podcast Encore

The three podcasts presented at Friday night’s class convinced me that this ED554 assignment needs to have freedom of choice for the subject matter (no more summaries of the course readings). The podcasts shared were distinctly different, informative and extremely creative. BRAVO.

Check out each one below.

Blaise Pascal by Erick, Holly and Kathy

Gardening in Northern Virginia by Cindy, Karen & Shabrayle

Deer Population Control by Molly, Leslie, Lindsey and Catherine

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

ED554 Bookmarks (weekly) via Diigo

Posted from Diigo. The rest of MU_ED554 group favorite links are here.

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2011 in Tools

 

Visions of Students Today

Dr. Michael Wesch, an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Digital Ethnography @ Kansas State University, put together an interactive video collage highlighting hundreds of video entries of digital learners. You can read his latest blog entry to learn more about the project and check out the project @ http://visionsofstudents.org/ .

This site was built with HTML5 which allows one (with the latest versions of Firefox, Safari and Chrome) to interact with the collage by selecting any of the images to view more video. Once you watch the 5:00+ minute video, you can click the “Show All” tab in the upper left corner to select an image.

This is a great example of the digital learners that will enter our class. Understanding how they see the world and use technology might help us better engage their learning and help them disconnect to focus without the digital world…model a balanced life.

Below is the non-interactive video.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2011 in 21st Century Skill

 

June 17th Class Assignments

;Please work to complete the following assignments before our next class on June 24th.

  • Read Curriculum 21 chapter 8.
  • Read this blog post from Discovery Education – http://goo.gl/CYjSE
  • Watch Digital Storytelling video below.
  • Post a reflection on your blog (include some form of media) about your experiences with teaching with storytelling or a summary of Chapter 8.
  • Come prepared to begin your digital storytelling assignment (see details in syllabus>>> http://goo.gl/cFOAT
 
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Posted by on June 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

ED554 Bookmarks (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of MU_ED554 group favorite links are here.

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2011 in Tools

 

Aviary’s Audio Editor – Myna Tutorial

My attempt to make using Aviary’s Myna easier;

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2011 in Tools