Day 42 P20% Presentation 2

Last day of the semester! (If we finish today.)

Today’s presenters are:

  1. Ojulari, Azeez
  2. Smith, Chris
  3. Moon, Thomas
  4. Gaddy, Mary Grace
  5. Danner, Jessica
  6. Schonhardt, Stacy
  7. Cook, James
  8. Kidd, Morgan
  9. Yin, Henry
  10. Sudge, Brandon

Your presentation should cover:

  • What you did;
  • What you have learned; and
  • What you want people to know about your project the most.

Each presenter has about 3 minutes.

Please paste links to your presentation or WordPress blog to this document (if applicable).

End of the semester

  • Write a summary of your P20% as the 6th post. You can simply convert your presentation into a few written paragraphs. This post is due on Friday, Dec. 7 by the end of the day.
  • Your grades will be finalized on Saturday, Dec. 8.
  • You may have received (or will receive) course evaluation forms through email. This is for your every course. Look out for them.
  • EDIT 2000 is part of the Certificate in Learning, Design, and Technology program. You already took one. Maybe it’s a good idea to go for the certificate! See https://coe.uga.edu/academics/non-degree/certificate-in-learning-design-and-technology-undergraduate
  • As always, if you have questions or concerns about this course, talk to me before you leave, or send me an email at lh81655@uga.edu.

 

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Day 41 P20% Presentation 1

20% Project is our first project of the semester. After a semester of exploration, now is the time to share what you’ve experienced.

Your presentation should cover:

  • What you did;
  • What you have learned; and
  • What you want people to know about your project the most.

Because we have so many presenters, unfortunately each of you will only have 3 minutes.

Our presenters today:

  1. Mehler, Allison
  2. Truett, Maureen
  3. Ellington, Mary Kate
  4. Gardis, Kaitlyn
  5. Shepherd, Louisa
  6. Ard, Kylie
  7. Sudge, Brandon
  8. Tam, Dorothy
  9. Dierks, Kaitlin
  10. Jourolmon, Eva

Please paste links to your presentation or WordPress blog to this document (if applicable).

Preparing for Friday

  • Friday’s presenters:
    1. Ojulari, Azeez
    2. Smith, Chris
    3. Moon, Thomas
    4. Gaddy, Mary Grace
    5. Jones, Hayley
    6. Danner, Jessica
    7. Schonhardt, Stacy
    8. Cook, James
    9. Kidd, Morgan
    10. Yin, Henry
  • Do come to class, even if you are not presenting. Support and respect your classmates’ achievements. Also, we’ll be taking a class photo on Friday.
  • Write a summary of your P20% as the 6th post. You can simply convert your presentation into a few written paragraphs. This post is due on Friday, Dec. 7 by the end of the day.
  • As always, if you have questions or concerns about this course, talk to me before you leave, or send me an email at lh81655@uga.edu.

 

 

Day 40 Technology Integration project presentations

Presentation

Finally it’s time we present our Technology Integration project!

We have put in the effort to interview for, understand, and come up with technology integration ideas. Now it’s the time to show us what your stance is, and how creative your activities are!

Please insert the links to your presentations (if applicable) to our master document.

Try to keep your presentations within 7 mins, so we will have enough time for every group.

As other groups are presenting, please write down your encouraging comments for them also in the master document.

We’ll use the following name picker to decide who goes first.

https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/60_8kbjRY

Regarding your grades

Check eLC for your grades. You should have grades for

  • Citizen Scientist
  • At least 4 P20% posts
  • 6 TGP assignments
  • TGP website
  • Stop motion animation

Preparing for Wednesday

Be prepared to present your 20% Project to the class. Each person has about 3 mins. It will take us two class sessions for all 20 presentations.

I have created a random list. We will present in the following order:

Wednesday

  1. Mehler, Allison
  2. Truett, Maureen
  3. Ellington, Mary Kate
  4. Gardis, Kaitlyn
  5. Shepherd, Louisa
  6. Ard, Kylie
  7. Sudge, Brandon
  8. Tam, Dorothy
  9. Dierks, Kaitlin
  10. Jourolmon, Eva

Friday

  1. Ojulari, Azeez
  2. Smith, Chris
  3. Moon, Thomas
  4. Gaddy, Mary Grace
  5. Jones, Hayley
  6. Danner, Jessica
  7. Schonhardt, Stacy
  8. Cook, James
  9. Kidd, Morgan
  10. Yin, Henry

If you want to switch place with someone, please let me know after both parties agree to the switch.

It is vital that you show up on both days.

As always, if you have questions or concerns about this course, talk to me before you leave, or send me an email at lh81655@uga.edu.

Day 39 Technology integration: Group work

  1. Please use today’s meeting for your group work. Our plan is to present your group project on Monday, Nov. 26.
    (Here is our project master document)
  2. Make sure that you post your Stop Motion Animation reflection before Thanksgiving to your WordPress. You can reference this document (towards the end) for guidelines.
  3. Post your 5th P20% post to your WordPress by Monday, Nov. 26.
  4. We will present our P20% after Technology Integration presentations. You have 4 minutes to talk about:
    1. What you did;
    2. What you have learned; and
    3. What you want people to know about your project the most.
      You can use slideshows, or simply take us through your blog posts.

Days 36~38 Technology integration discussions

We will hold group discussions for three sessions.

For each session, at least one person from each group needs to show up, or the group will be suffer a 10% penalty on the project grade.

Discussion Day 1 (Wednesday, Nov. 7)

Authentic problems: Find a school. Interview teacher(s) about technology integration there. You only need one school for each group. If for some reason you cannot reach the stakeholders in any K-12 schools, a fallback option is to interview your professors here at UGA about technology integration in their classrooms. Still, K-12 is preferred. You need to turn in a transcript/written record of the interview; the transcript does not need to be word-for-word.

Our agenda is simple:

  1. Are you able to reach a teacher for interview?
  2. Brainstorm on the whiteboard.
  3. Discuss the ideas.
  4. Take home those ideas you like.

We do not meet on Friday. Use the time for your interviews.

Discussion Day 2 (Monday, Nov. 12)

Rationale: In terms of BYOD or 1:1, suggest a plan to address the problems mentioned by the teachers. This plan should either change the direction of where the school is going with technology integration, or explain the reasons why the school should revise instead of revolutionize what it’s already doing. While making your argument, consider what you’ve learned about the Five Characteristics of Meaningful Learning with Technology (recall our reading in the beginning of semester). Write the rationale in the form of a report to the school administrator. The report should be at least 300 words long.

Agenda:

  1. Report your progress–in particular, what did the teachers say?
    • What have you learned about the school?
    • Did the teachers say anything unexpected?
  2. Generally speaking, what will your proposition for technology integration be?
  3. How does your proposition make sense in terms of meaningful learning? (Our first reading of the semester was about meaningful learning.)
    • Active
    • Constructive
    • Cooperative
    • Authentic
    • Intentional

Discussion Day 3 (Wednesday, Nov. 14)

Learning activity design: Create a learning activity that justifies your rationale, that is, if you suggest the school should start BYOD, your learning activity should take advantage of BYOD, and it should be more or less impossible given the school’s current policy on technology integration. This activity should be somewhat complex, in that it requires the interaction of multiple pieces of technology. Present your activity design to the class creatively.

Agenda:

  1. Review your progress, especially where you stand regarding technology integration in the classroom.
  2. Explain your (initial) plan for the activity.
    • Take a look at this website: http://appedreview.com/. It provides information on all sorts of apps for use in the classroom.
  3. What are the non-slideshow, non-word document presentation methods you know?

Day 35 Technology integration: Discussions


We have one more stop motion animation to present today.

BYOD

You should have read the discussion on BYOD by LaMaster and Stager. Please take a moment to reflect on your position on this issue: Should students be allowed to use their own devices in the classroom?

Discuss in groups of 4~5, divide up the work so at least one person is covering one of the following perspectives:

  1. Where you agree with LaMaster
  2. Where you disagree with LaMaster
  3. Where you agree with Stager
  4. Where you disagree with Stager

Post your response as a group to this Padlet wall.

Technology integration project

Register your groups with me here.

The project description can be found here.

Technology integration discussion

Topic 1: Authentic Problems

Find a school. Interview teacher(s) about technology integration there. You only need one school for each group. If for some reason you cannot reach the stakeholders in any K-12 schools, a fallback option is to interview your professors here at UGA about technology integration in their classrooms. Still, K-12 is preferred. You need to turn in a transcript/written record of the interview; the transcript does not need to be word-for-word.

Our agenda is simple:

  1. Are you able to reach a teacher for interview?
  2. Brainstorm on the whiteboard.
  3. Discuss the ideas.
  4. Take home those ideas you like.

Preparing for Wednesday

  • We do not meet on Wednesday. Use the time for your interviews.
  • Try to complete the interviews before Friday’s class.
  • We come back to class on Friday to discuss the 2nd topic: Rationale. Please make sure that at least one person from each group is present.
  • As always, if you have questions or concerns about this course, talk to me before you leave, or send me an email at lh81655@uga.edu.

Day 34 Technology integration in the classroom

I guess they still had a video camera…


In collaboration with my colleague Hua, today we will be watching videos on technology integration and doing some surveys on the topic. The survey is to help with her research, while the videos double as an informative introduction to what we will do next week.

Here is a consent form for you to keep.

Based on your task groups, please pick your instruction below:

The groping helps Hua get more information. For our course, the practical differences between tasks are minimal. You basically receive the same information that will help you with our current project.

Preparing for next week

  • We will start group work for the Technology Integration project on Monday.
  • Please read this (pp. 5-7) before Monday’s class. We will have a brief discussion based on the reading.
  • We will then have a discussion on the first topic (authentic problem). At least one person per group needs to be present for the discussion. Other group members are free to leave or stay.
  • You have until Thanksgiving to write the reflection (see the rubric). Post your reflection to your WordPress as a blog post. (Please ignore the deadline set in the rubric).
  • Looking forward to your 4th P20% blog post at the end of the week.
  • As always, if you have questions or concerns about this course, talk to me before you leave, or send me an email at lh81655@uga.edu.