FINAL REMINDERS:

Check your grades. A score of zero means that the particular assignment is missing. Check Blackboard for the assignment guidelines for details on particular assignment. A few have not done the course reflections. It is on our course wiki (http://educ346s10.wikispaces.com ) home page - Discussion - Course Reflection. There are 5 questions to answer.



A few have not submitted the required work on your TaskStream portfolio. To self-enroll in our folio for Tech Assessments, the code is TechSp10.




The lab will be open on Monday and Tuesday. The GA's will be there to help you. All requirements are due by Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 5:00 pm.



A – 93 - 100 points
B – 85 - 92 points
C – 77 - 84 points

Week 15

11:00 Finalize and submit e-Portfolios / Peer Evaluations
11:20 Final Class Discussion
11:30 Assignment 10: Course Reflections
11:40 Course Evaluation

Week 14

1. Assignment 8: Electronic Portfolio

Update your Tech Assessments Folio by uploading your PowerPoint and brochure. For the brochure, remember to upload a copy in PDF. (To turn it into pdf, open your brochure in Word, click on Print => PDF =>Save as PDF)

2. Capturing Screenshots

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MTTS Standard 2 Outcome B: Use technology to communicate information in a variety of formats. To meet this standard, you will be creating 3 electronic products to communicate information about the topic you have selected. These are: PowerPoint presentation, brochure and TaskStream web page. Today, we will work on your TaskStream web page.

Week 12: April 13 - 16

You're supposed to be working independently on two individual projects: PowerPoint presentation telling a compelling message (your core message) and a Microsoft Word tri-fold brochure that will go with your presentation. For details, check the Assignment Guidelines on Blackboard.

Note to Friday Class: The lab will be closed this Friday. If you need help in your projects, please come during the rest of the week (between now and Thursday) or next week (Mon - Thursday). See you face to face again on April 23, 2010.

Tuesday and Thursday Class: If you need help in your projects, come to the lab during our class hours or during any lab hour. The GAs will be happy to assist you.

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Week 11 & 12 April 6 - 16, 2010


Work for the next two weeks: PowerPoint Presentation and a Brochure based on your Group Topic. We will get started with both projects today. You will have next week as independent work week. Use the time to finish your projects. No official face-to-face meeting. You may work in the lab and ask for assistance from our Tech GA's.

Send a "Sticky Message" using PowerPoint Although the content will be based on your group work, each individual student need to create a presentation. 1. Process your storyboard plans/basic ideas. Work with a partner or in a group of 3 members. Present your ideas to each other. Help each other improve on their ideas by providing constructive criticisms and suggestions.

2. Work on your Powerpoint presentation.

Create a Brochure using Microsoft Word Templates

Remember what Garr Reynolds said on the film? Keep your PowerPoint engaging but support it with a hand out. Think of a hand-out that will go with your presentation. The hand-out will provide your audience with more information. Create a handout in the form of a brochure. Create this brochure using your research topic and information found on your Wiki group page. Open your wiki group page to make it easy to copy and paste. Open Microsoft Word. Find an appropriate design template for your topic. Your brochure should have appropriate graphics. ALL graphics in it should contribute to making your brochure more meaningful, not distract readers from the topic. To change the picture, right click on the graphic placeholder (the picture) on your brochure and select CHANGE PICTURE. Browse for the picture you want to put in its place. To right click, press down the CONTROL key then click with your mouse. Another way of doing it is to use your tool inspector (or toolbox). Click on the picture then click on REPLACE (found in the toolbox, under Formatting Palate, Picture).
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Adjust textboxes to make sure all text can be read. No half-finished sentences or missing words. In front, put the names of your group mates. Add "Brochure created by (your name)." Add today's date. At the back of it, add your reference list. When you're done, print a copy and submit to me. Post your work on your TaskStream MTTS portfolio. (Note: We will actually work on this later, but you may want get a head start.)

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Week 10 March 30 - April 1, 2010




Topic for the week: Design Principles

One important role that teachers play is that of instructional designers. As teachers, we are also involved in the creative process of designing instructional programs and instructional materials. In designing audio-visual materials we can use in teaching, we should be knowledgeable of basic design principles. We will be watching a film in class which I hope will inspire you to be more thoughtful of the design of materials you prepare, whether these are PowerPoint presentations, brochures, web sites, or videos, to name a few.

Design Principles Noise Reduction

Picture Superiority Effect Empty Space Proximity and Alignment -http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/designprin1/start.htm

Repetition and Contrast - http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/Designprin2/start.htm

Authors on Google - Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ2vtQCESpk

Assignment: Brainstorm ideas for your presentation. What will be your story? What are the important points you want to impart? Create a storyboard showing what you plan to show on your presentation.

Week 9 March 23-26, 2010

1. Discuss: The Art of Giving Feedback


1. Comment on one good thing and one bad thing about the paper.
2. Be professional about your comments. Avoid rude comments (e.g. "this paper stinks") and use tactful language (e.g. "A better word could be....") . Give ways to improve it.
3. Be specific. Don't just say, "Hey, this is good." Write what you liked about it. Or if there's anything that needs to be changed, write what it is.
4. Complement them on what they are doing. "I really like what you've written it, but I think if you add this, it will make it better."
5. Good to ask questions. They may understand what they are writing, but the reader may not. Asking questions will help them clarify their thoughts.
6. Tactful Words/Phrases/Sentences you can use:
"I really like what you've written it, but I think if you add this, it will make it better."
"What do you mean by...."
"Could you elaborate on..."
"Although your comments on such and such idea is good, it belongs better on the next paragraph..."
"I like what you have written but could you provide more details on _"
"I'm a little confused on
_... could you explain a little more?"
"I liked how you explaied (this)."
"That's a great idea... but"
"(Pick something) -> This part is really good, but maybe (pick another part) needs a little work / shaping up."

2. Edit Group Wiki

We were not able to do this work last session. Make sure we finish this today.


Editing Assignments: TUESDAY CLASS Cyberbullying Group, please edit "Smart Board in the Classroom" SmartBoard Group, please edit "Tech for Special Needs." Tech for Special Needs Group, please edit "Brain Gym" Brain Gym, please edit "Same Sex Schools" Same Sex Schools Group, please edit "Cyberbullying" THURSDAY CLASS Arts in Schools Group, please edit, "Tech Toys for P.E." Tech Toys for P.E. Group, please edit "Gender Equality" Gender Equality Group, please edit, "Arts in Schools" FRIDAY CLASS Cystic Fibrosis Group, please edit "Tourettes" Tourettes Group, please edit "Childhood Leukemia" Childhood Leukemia, please edit "School Violence" School Violence Group, please edit, "Cystic Fibrosis"

Individual Homework: Respond to feedback given on your work.

Next Week: Design Principles and PowerPoint for Digital Storytelling

We will be watching an hour-long film on designing presentations and telling a compelling story. Then based on what you've learned from the film, your homework will be to create a PowerPoint presentation (individual work)


You may want to watch Garr Reynolds' talk on presentation zen before our session next week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ2vtQCESpk




Week 8 - Spring Break

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Week 7 March 9 - 12

1. Video for the Week: Watch this video and share your thoughts on the discussion board on "Did You Know." As you watch the video, consider an answer to this question: What will be important in the future? How do you make sure you will be a strong player in society rather than a weak one?

2. Group Work: Clean up your paper now. Get it ready to be edited by another group.

3. Editing: One of the technology standards we are working on is your ability to collaborate with others using technology tools. You have been working together to come up with a write-up on the topic you have selected. At this point, you will now work with other groups in this class. Your group will be assigned another group. Go and take a look a their work and provide constructive feedback. Your feedback should demonstrate that you made a careful consideration of this other group's work. Tell them what you like about their work and points of improvement. The "sandwich" technique will be a good one to practice here: good comments - suggestions for improvment - good comments. Your feedback should also demonstrate positive language. Note: Post your feedback on their discussion page.

Editing Assignments: TUESDAY CLASS Cyberbullying Group, please edit "Smart Board in the Classroom" SmartBoard Group, please edit "Tech for Special Needs." Tech for Special Needs Group, please edit "Brain Gym" Brain Gym, please edit "Same Sex Schools" Same Sex Schools Group, please edit "Cyberbullying" THURSDAY CLASS Arts in Schools Group, please edit, "Tech Toys for P.E." Tech Toys for P.E. Group, please edit "Gender Equality" Gender Equality Group, please edit, "Arts in Schools" FRIDAY CLASS Cystic Fibrosis Group, please edit "Tourettes" Tourettes Group, please edit "Childhood Leukemia" Childhood Leukemia, please edit "School Violence" School Violence Group, please edit, "Cystic Fibrosis"

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Week 6 March 2 - 5


1. Video for the Week: Watch this video and share your thoughts on the discussion board on this wiki. (Note: Do not post a new discussion forum. Please post a REPLY to the discussion forum on A Vision of K-12 Students.)



2. Digital Storytelling Tools - 50 Different Ways http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools

3. Group Work
: Your paper should be taking shape now. Add an Introduction. Add the Conclusion/Recommendation for Teachers. Read through to make sure it flows. Check your citations and make sure your paper follows APA format.


Week 5 Feb 23-26

1. Photo Editing

2. APA Format

American Psychological Association
In text citations: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/
Reference citations: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

3. Group Work on Topic

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Assignment Next Week: Draft of paper, with introduction, sub topics, and conclusion/recommendation sections.


Week 4 Feb 16-19

1. Submit your Search Log

  • Submit a hard copy of your search log.
  • Open your Search Log document on your Mac.
  • Turn it into PDF. To turn it into a portable document file (PDF), while on Microsoft Office, click on FILE, PRINT, PDF, Save as PDF. Give it a simple name, e.g. your last name and Search Log. Save it on your network folder.

2. TaskStream

  • Log on to your TaskStream account.
  • On the left hand side, look for a button that says ENTER CODE.
  • Enter the code TechSp10.
  • Find MTTS 1. Upload your Search Log. At the bottom of your TaskStream window, you should find a menu. Along the row that says ADD, click on the fifth button that says ATTACHMENTS. Browse for your Search Log in PDF. Upload and save.

3. Create a Banner for your Wiki Page


4. Discuss APA Format


Week 3 Online Work Feb 9-12, 2010

1. Search for Photos

  • Look copyright free photographs you can use on your Wiki page, 1-3 photos per member.
  • Upload the photographs on your group wiki page.
  • Here are a few web sites to get you started:

2. Read on your Topic and Post notes on wiki

  • Read at least 3 good articles on your topic. Select 3-5 good information from each article. Post notes from your readings on your group wiki. Cite your sources using APA format.
    Go to this site for examples of APA format: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

  • Your assignment should look like this:
    Your Name's Notes

    1. Title of Article
    Notes
    Source: (in APA format)

    2. Title of Article
    Notes
    Source:

    3. Title of Article
    Notes
    Source

Notes should be on your class wiki by next week.



Week 2: Feb 2-5, 2010 Welcome to EDUC 346!

Things to do:

1. Meet with your Group

  • Select the topic you want to work on as a group.
  • Think of a research question for your topic.
  • Come up with a title for your group project. Keep it at 2-3 words.

2. Set up your Group Wiki

  • Click on NEW PAGE (on the right hand side menu)
  • For PAGE NAME, type in your group project title.

3. Add a group photo on your group wiki page.

  • Take a photo using Photo Booth.
  • Rename the file to your title, e.g. cyberbullyinggroup.jpg To rename your file, go to Finder. Locate your picture. Click on the file name. Click on it one more time and the border will change to a rectangle. Type in the new file name.
  • Upload on our wiki. Click on the picture icon within the Editor (11th button- It should say Insert Images and Files when you roll the cursor over it.) Upload file, choose file, upload.
  • For your photo to appear on your page, you will need to click on Insert File and select your group photo.

4. Begin your research.

  • Join the class discussion on criteria for evaluating information sources.
  • Open the Search Log on Microsoft Word.
  • Start your web search. Log the web sites you are finding whether or not they are good. Post a comment of your evaluation on the comment column.
  • Save an electronic copy of your work. Print and submit a hard copy.
  • SEARCH LOG:

Assignment for Next Week:

  • Make sure you have a TaskStream account. We will work on TaskStream.
  • Take photographs that go with your topic. We will work on your photo editing assignment.
  • Search online for copyright free photographs that will go with your topic.


Welcome to EDUC 346!


1. Course Overview

  • Go over syllabus
  • Visit our Blackboard Course Site
  • Take a look at the MTTS Standards

2. Make friends with the Lab Macs

3. Get Started with the Wiki

  • Click on Join this Wiki.
  • Wait for your request to be approved.

4. Take a Photo and Post on your Wiki Profile

  • Open Photo Booth.
  • Take a photo.
  • Save your photo. Make sure to rename it e.g. yourname.jpg
  • Upload the photograph on your profile.
    • On the wiki menu, look for "My Account"
    • Look for Profile, Picture, click on CHANGE
    • Browse for the photo you took on Photo Booth. It should be under "Picture" "Photobooth"


Assignment for Next Week:

  • Select a special topic for your tech lab projects. Find 3-5 members who will work with you as a group on this topic. Submit your list of group members and topic for approval next meeting.