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Last Class Assignments

Please work to complete the following assignments before our next class on July 15th.

  • Post a reflection on your blog (include some form of media) about your experience with our virtual class on Friday, July 8th.
  • Comment on the Respecting the Brain post about something new you learned.
  • Read and comment on at least one of your classmate’s blogs. Find the list on the right side.
  • Test your computer for July 15th’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

*Digital Stories can be shared with me and Jim either through the Dropbox folder (MU_Digital Stories) or a link from YouTube or Vimeo.

I will be at the Reston Center on July 15th for class. Class should last no more than 2 hours.

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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Respecting the Brain.

What do we know about the brain and how does what we know (or think we know) drive how we teach. John Medina and his book Brain Rules breaks the latest brain research into 12 principles/rules. His book is a great read and it is supported by companion DVD. Much of the video content on the DVD is shared on his website @BrainRules.net. On this site you can access information/activities to support all 12 principles/rules by selection the icon at the top of the media window.

Check out this news report that does a great job of summarizing the book.


 
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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Podcast Encore part 2

On Friday we had great presentations of three podcast assignments. Featured software was, Jing, Windows Movie Maker, Audacity, Aviary’s Myna, Blabberize, Google Earth and Prezi.

Google Earth Podcast by Lori, Kim and Do

Prezi – How To by Jennifer O., Merete and Suzanne

Abraham Lincoln Podcast by Jen R., Mindy and Meg

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in Curriculum 21, Uncategorized

 

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

 

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

 

June 10th Assignments

;Please work to complete the following assignments before our next class on June 17th.

  • Read Curriculum 21 chapter 11.
  • Read and comment on one of your classmate’s blogs. Find the list on the left hand side.
  • Come prepared to record audio for the Podcast assignment.
 
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Posted by on June 12, 2011 in Uncategorized