Day 39 Genius Hour: Project sharing

Last day of class!

Since the Genius Hour is designed to be your own projects, I have no idea what we are going to get. But given your work throughout the semester, why should we expect anything less than impressive?

We will organize the project sharing as an exhibition/fair:

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Each station is occupied by 3 or 4 people. Please set up your presentations (or whatever form it takes) in the first 10 minutes of the class. If you have time, show your work first to people who share the station with you. In order to finish all presentations today (so we don’t have to come back on May 2), each station has up to 10 minutes of presentation time, so you may want to communicate between yourselves before the presentation starts.

When the 10-minute preparation time is over, we begin from the Purple station, followed by the Red, the Green, the Peach, and the Blue in that order. When you are not presenting, be the best audience for your classmates by being attentive and curious.

The last Genius Hour post

Your last Genius Hour post is due May 2 at midnight. We call it Post 6, but you probably will have only 5 posts because Posts 4 and 5 are combined.

Class photo

Hopefully we can find some time at the end of class to take another one for people who were not present on Wednesday.

Preparing for the future (?)

I hope this semester has left you with something useful in the future, whatever you choose to do. I do have a personal message for you: Do something you love, and encourage your students to do what they love.

Unfortunately you can’t take EDIT2000 twice, but I do expect to see your friends next semester. And if you’re not graduating, we may still meet on campus. Good luck with your exams, and enjoy your summer!

Day 38 Mobile Learning presentations (continued)

We actually have quite a few things to cover today.

Mobile Learning presentations

The 10:10 section

  1. Emily Easter, Abbigail Hall, Shelby Lawrence, and Morgan Penland
  2. Abby Brown, Chaycie Goggins, David Gonzalez, and Helen Smythe

The 11:15 section

  1. Jordan Barrs, Valencia Harper, Tori Hummel, and Michelle Luce
  2. Lydia Cordero, Courteney Hooks, Danielle Hudson, and Gigi Marino
  3. Tracy Howard, Brandy Jenkins, Benjamin Preston, and Victoria Walker

When you are not presenting, please be the best audience you can for your classmates, and write a few comments for them here (10:10 section, and 11:15 section).

Genius Hour (informal) presentation ideas

Please spend sometime brainstorm for ideas about how you want to talk to the class about your Genius Hour. Post on Padlet here: 10:10 section, and 11:15 section.

Post-course survey on technology integration

This is not the first time my colleague Mutlu comes to our class, so I hope you guys remember her. To cap off the research on technology integration, she has a post-course survey that’s similar to the pre-course survey you already did (when she first came to our class).

You can find the survey here: http://goo.gl/forms/h6QyXTH8ny

Course evaluation

Please use your UGA ID to log in to https://ssl.coe.uga.edu/apps/authorize/login.cfm and complete your course evaluation for this course.

But before I leave the room–

Class photo

We shall take a class photo together! (I was planning to leave this to our last class on Friday, but apparently some of you can’t make that one, so here we go.)

Preparing for Friday

  1. It’s our last day of class!
  2. Prepare to talk to the class about your Genius Hour.

Day 37 Mobile Learning: Presentations

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last week of class!

Today we present our Mobile Learning (or BYOD, or 1:1, or whatever you’d like to call it) project you’ve been putting up serious work for. I also hope that the extra days has given you the opportunity to get back to the teachers for feedback. It’s time to share the work and knowledge with the rest of the class.

We will present in the following order (Please let me know if you wish to move forward):

The 10:10 section

  1. Kelly Elson, Alex Grill, and Isaiah Wynn
  2. Miranda Burke, Morgan Davis, Maya Jones, and Richard Kim
  3. Justin Au, Alexius Davis, Eunice Kim, and Yejee Kim
  4. Emily Easter, Abbigail Hall, Shelby Lawrence, and Morgan Penland
  5. Abby Brown, Chaycie Goggins, David Gonzalez, and Helen Smythe

The 11:15 section

  1. Reggie Carter, Melissa Gomes, Rory Merrill, and Samantha Pack
  2. Michelle Lee, Emma Leitson, Laura Malone, and Italia Tran
  3. Jordan Barrs, Valencia Harper, Tori Hummel, and Michelle Luce
  4. Lydia Cordero, Courteney Hooks, Danielle Hudson, and Gigi Marino
  5. Tracy Howard, Brandy Jenkins, Benjamin Preston, and Victoria Walker

When you are not presenting, please be the best audience you can for your classmates, and write a few comments for them here (10:10 section, and 11:15 section).

Preparing for the end of semester

  1. If we don’t finish today, we will continue presenting on Wednesday.
  2. Not many of you have filled out the Genius Hour presentation brainstorm Padlet (10:10 section, and 11:15 section). We’ll do this on Wednesday as well.
  3. Get prepared to talk about your Genius Hour to class on Friday.
  4. We probably will end the semester on Friday.
  5. The due date of the last Genius Hour post has been pushed back to May 2.

Day 36 Extended group work

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our progress as of Apr. 20

Mobile Learning group work

Please come to class as groups unless your group has finished the project, in which case I highly recommend you to take the time to get back to the teacher for feedback. Or, if your group would like to work from some other places, please send me an email (lh81655@uga.edu).


AN IMPORTANT UPDATE: I have a meeting to attend Friday morning and won’t be able to come to class. It was scheduled a while ago, but somehow I completely forgot about it until now. As a result, I have to cancel our class on Friday. Very sorry about it!

Our project presentation will be pushed back to Monday, Apr. 25.


You only need to present your Task 3 (and if available, Task 4, which is the bonus). Share a link to your Tasks 1 & 2 with me or email them to me before 11:59 pm, Monday, Apr. 25.

Genius Hour

Please brainstorm for some ideas on how you would like to share your project with the class. Before we come back to class on Monday, please write down your ideas here: 10:10 section, or 11:15 section. You can bring the artifacts you’ve created, show us the resources you’ve collected, or do any creative stuff that can be done in a classroom safely. Depending on the time we have, we will start sharing our Genius Hour project either on Apr. 27 or Apr. 29.

Day 35 Group work

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our progress as of Apr. 18

Today we come back to class for group work on our Mobile Learning project. I hope we are all making good progress! After a semester of projects, this is the one where we can legitimately make real-world impact on technology integration.

This is our schedule as of today:

  1. Wednesday, Apr. 6: Task 1 discussion.
  2. Friday, Apr. 8: No class meeting. Use your time for the interview or other group activities.
  3. Monday, Apr. 11: Task 2 discussion.
  4. Wednesday, Apr. 13: Task 3 discussion.
  5. Friday, Apr. 15: Group work.
  6. Monday, Apr. 18: Group work (back to class).
  7. Wednesday, Apr. 20: Presentation (or extended group work). UPDATE: this will be another group work day. Presentation starts on Friday.
  8. Friday, Apr. 22: Presentation.

Depending on our progress, Wednesday can be used as a buffer before we present to the class.

Also, I’d really appreciate if you can help us recruit new students by spreading the message. As a teaching group we offer EDIT2000 and a family of courses:

  • our Summer course offerings:
    • EDIT 4020E: Technology in the Workplace
    • EDIT 4100S: Project:SPARK–STEAM Focus
    • EDIT 5100E: Assistive & Learning Technologies
  • our Fall course offerings:
    • EDIT 2000: Teaching with Technology
    • EDIT 4020: Technology in the Workplace
    • EDIT 4100S: Project:SPARK–STEAM Focus
    • EDIT 5100E: Assistive & Learning Technologies

See you in class!

Day 34 Group work

It’s optional to come to class today. Please don’t make the group work optional, though. As we plan to present on Wednesday, you should at least have an initial plan for Tasks 2 and 3. I suggest groups who are somewhat behind schedule to come to class for more working time together.

We come back to class on Monday for one more day on the project.

For your convenience, here’s our schedule for the Mobile Learning project:

  1. Wednesday, Apr. 6: Task 1 discussion.
  2. Friday, Apr. 8: No class meeting. Use your time for the interview or other group activities.
  3. Monday, Apr. 11: Task 2 discussion.
  4. Wednesday, Apr. 13: Task 3 discussion.
  5. Friday, Apr. 15: Group work.
  6. Monday, Apr. 18: Group work (back to class).
  7. Wednesday, Apr. 20: Presentation (or extended group work).
  8. Friday, Apr. 22: Presentation.

Help us recruit!

I already sent you these flyers on Monday, but allow me to be a bit more excited and put them here as well. Me and my colleagues as a teaching group don’t just offer EDIT 2000. We offer related courses, too. Check them out:

  • our Summer course offerings:
    • EDIT 4020E: Technology in the Workplace
    • EDIT 4100S: Project:SPARK–STEAM Focus
    • EDIT 5100E: Assistive & Learning Technologies
  • our Fall course offerings:
    • EDIT 2000: Teaching with Technology
    • EDIT 4020: Technology in the Workplace
    • EDIT 4100S: Project:SPARK–STEAM Focus
    • EDIT 5100E: Assistive & Learning Technologies

I hope you can help us disseminate the information. Your help keeps us going 🙂