EDU 225: Instructional Technology

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EDU 225: Instructional Technology

EDU 225: Instructional Technology

Week 4Last weekWe explored Live Binders and some Educational SoftwareWe shared some resources you found for the classroomWe discussed some issues of digital safety and shared some approachesWe talked about harnessing the positive aspects of technologyWe watched a video on an Australian classroom using innovative technology for learningWe began the Classroom Technology Plan, drafting our mission/visionWe discussed basics of slide shows and some options for creating themWe paired up to plan for slide shows this week

Technology Planning for the Classroom and Beyond

Describe an appropriate mission and vision for a classroom technology planIdentify the key components of a classroom technology plan and its relationship to the school and district technology planWeeks 3 and 4

Partner PresentationsPresent your slide show to the class.Evaluate using a rubric.

Paired Prior KnowledgeWhat do you know about a teachers role in communication?What strategies for communication have you seen K-12 teacher use for both inside and outside of the classroom?Activating Prior KnowledgeMini DebatesDo you feel that technology helps or hinders parents in becoming more involved in their students education? Why?Are technology assisted approaches (website/blog posting, texting, apps) appropriate for teachers to use to contact parents?Are these approaches appropriate for parents to use to contact the teacher?Discuss

BreakTen minutes

CommunicationSample Teacher Communication PlanRead the plan in LCIdentify 3 strategies you likeThink of a way to improve each strategy and make it your ownCommunication With ParentsRead the tips in LCIdentify 3 strategies you likeThink of a way to improve each strategy and make it your ownLoudCloud Resources

Aspects of teacher communicationsGraphic Organizer4 cornersThinking from a parents perspective, how would you like to receive information from your school?School WebsiteClassroom site/blogClassroom newsletterText messagesStudents will go to the corner of their choiceDiscuss with others in your corner why you have chosen your answerCorners- Parent Perspective

4 cornersThinking from a teachers perspective, how would you like to provide information to parents?School WebsiteClassroom site/blogClassroom newsletterText messages/appsStudents will go to the corner of their choiceDiscuss with others in your corner why you have chosen your answerCorners- Teacher perspective

Parent CommunicationWhy a parent communicatesHow you can be proactiveUnderstanding Parent ConcernsCommunication Appshttp://www.rasmussen.edu/student-life/blogs/main/100-apps-for-teachers/Communication Tools

21st Century Mindsethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATOwl8WGtl0

Are you thinking globally?Communication for student learningAuthentic applications of technologyhttp://ciese.org/currichome.htmlFind a project that you could use

CIESEA Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018 Lynch, M (2013) A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-lynch-edd/a-digital-future-k-12-tec_b_3930632.html

On the horizonCloud ComputingScreen Cast o Matichttp://www.screencast-o-matic.com/Google Hangoutshttps://www.google.com/http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/09/17/6-ways-teachers-can-use-google-hangouts.aspxTechnology for todays classroom

District/School Technology Planshttp://fsd.k12.ca.us/files/FSDTechPlan2011_2014.pdfhttp://www.broward.k12.fl.us/dtp/How will your plan fit into a district/school plan someday?

Exampleshttp://www.gcu.edu/About-Us/Mission-and-Vision.php

GCU Mission & VisionMission/Vision StatementA Classroom Technology Mission Statement is a short paragraph written by the teacher that reflects the teachers purpose of implementing technology, the students use for technology, and the core purpose of utilizing technology in the classroom.Include information about the schoolInclude information about the students

A Classroom Technology Vision Statement is a short paragraph that looks to the future. This statement remarks at how technology can be used to facilitate what outcomes we seek.Include how the class will apply the technologyInclude details about how technology will support outcomesInclude details about the students futuresWho we are/ What we doComprehensive Classroom Technology PlanSection Two: Communications Plan

How can technology be used to communicate in a classroom setting? Consider communication and collaboration with students, parents, the community, and the global community.Develop a draft for your first year of teaching, detailing how you will communicate with all engaged groups in the educational community. Items you may consider incorporating into the plan include:A class Web site Emergency contact listAlternative methods of communicationsCritical communications linkse-mailVOIPStudent Web sitesPartnerships with other schoolse-palsOthersHow will you address Internet security and safety in this plan?Support your choices with evidence from your required readings, and two- three peer-reviewed articles from the GCU eLibrary.BenchmarkDiscussDiscuss elements of your communications plan at your tableTake notes and make revisionsPair Share

LoudCloudGo to the Student Portal: http://www.gcu.edu/Current-Students.phpLog in to the portal and log into LoudCloudSyllabus and Benchmark Assessment RubricAccess course materialsSee assignmentsDue October 3rd: Communication Technology: Create a classroom website, blog, or other communication technology approved by the instructor, to communicate with either parents, students, or both. The website must include at least 4 tabs, and the blog must include at least 7 entries of about a paragraph each.

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