Day 16 TGP: Tech Force


As part of TGP, we will experience first hand how some technologies can help in an educational setting. Please navigate to the resource hub for today’s tasks.

Preparing for Friday

  1. Some of you have received grades for Citizen Scientist and P20% (1st post). If you haven’t, it means I do not have your work. Check my emails from last week. When you reply, reply to my UGAMail (lh81655@uga.edu). Include your WordPress address and Twitter handle in the reply.
  2. Start working on your P20%. I look forward to reading your 2nd post by the end of next week.
  3. 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 15 TGP 3

Crossing the uncanny valley…


We move on to TGP3 today. Please navigate to the resource hub and go from there as usual.

Flipgrid

For the remaining time, you will communicate your favorite technologies with students from other EDIT2000 courses (Lechuan + Elliot’s 1 class). Please communicate the messages by answering the questions below through Flipgrid presentations. You can use your cell phone after downloading Flipgrid application or your notebook computer with the front-camera and mic enabled after clicking this link. Check out your email to confirm the Flip Code your instructor sent you. If you enter the Flip Code, you are all set to deliver your messages through videos in Flipgrid. Please be creative and effective in your communication. Participation in this activity is required.

1. Introduce yourself
2. What is your favorite technology?
3. Why do you like the technology?
4. How can technology contribute to education and life?
Your Flipgrid code is 93ecb2

Preparing for Wednesday

  1. TGP Assignment 3 is due Wednesday, Sep. 19.
  2. Don’t forget to post your first P20% post on your WordPress today.
  3. 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 14 TGP 2 (continued)


TGP 2

Everything we need for TGP can be found on this TGP resource hub page.

We are still working on TGP 2 today: We will take one more class session to work on the Explanation part of your group’s webpage.

By the end of class today, each group should have drafted enough content for other groups to give constructive feedback on.

Preparing for next week

  1. TGP Assignment 2 is due Monday, Sep. 17.
  2. Create a “Post” on your WordPress website and write about your P20% idea. Refer to the project description for details. If you have not heard back from me about your idea, it is approved. Just go ahead with it.
  3. If you haven’t told me your 20% Project (P20%) choice, do so here.
  4. Try Flipgrid. Enter the code 93ecb2 to join.
  5. 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 13 TGP 2

An Overengineered Bottle Opener!


P20%

TGP

TGP 1 summary

At time I created today’s post, there were exactly half of you who shared your website (here).

Most of you got everything right. Excellent!

Some problems I saw:

  • Remember to give your newly created page a name (e.g., “About”). The default is “Untitled page,” and that doesn’t look good.
  • Share the website instead of the Google Doc. The Google Doc (Best Lesson) should be embedded in the website.
  • Permission problems. Always check the permission of links you share. The easiest way to do it is to open the link in a private browser window.

    Browser How to open a new private window
    Chrome Menu | New incognito window
    Firefox Menu | New Private Window
    Safari File | New Private Window
    Edge Menu | New InPrivate window

Let’s spend some time to finish our individual websites and get familiar with Google Sites.

If your group feels ready, you can move on.

TGP 2

Everything we need for TGP can be found on this TGP resource hub page.

Today we go for TGP 2: Initial document creation

Preparing for Friday

  1. TGP Assignment 2 is due Monday, Sep. 17.
  2. If you haven’t told me your 20% Project (P20%) choice, do so here. Do this before Friday’s class.
  3. Try Flipgrid. Enter the code 93ecb2 to join. Make sure you’ve tried it before Friday’s class.
  4. 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 11 Teaching with UDL


Our portfolios

Please find your WordPress website, and follow my demonstration.

(Summary: On your WP website, create a page called “Portfolio” if you haven’t already done so. Here’s a video tutorial if you need help with it. Embed your Citizen Scientist presentation to the Portfolio page.)

Survey

Thank you for agreeing to participate in Mr. Oh’s research based on our Technology Genius Project! For the next 7 minutes you’ll fill our a survey related to his research. Together with another one towards the end of the Project, these two surveys give you an extra 3 points.

Alternatively, you can get the same extra points by reading and summarizing Chapter 3 of the New Horizon Report 2017 and submitting ideas for improving the EDIT2000 course by October 15th (Summary and suggestion template).

Teach with UDL

Last week I asked you to group up and design an instructional activity to teach the class something. I will not ask the audience to write comments this time, because I expect everyone to be so engaged in learning that commenting will be too much distraction.

Now it’s time to enlighten/entertain us! (Do be mindful that each group has only 5 minutes.)

Preparing for next week

  1. Our first assignment for the Technology Genius Project (due Wednesday, Sep. 12 before class): http://www.ohedit2000.com/lessons/tgp-assignment-1-before-class-on-9-12-communication/. Please read the rubric before completing this assignment.
  2. Tell me about your P20% idea with this Google Form by Friday, Sep. 14 before class. Check out the project description from the menu on the left.
  3. 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 10 Citizen Scientists presentation


We have several tasks to cover today. The main task are the Citizen Scientists presentations.

Our next project

Take a look at our schedule here. Next week we will get started with the big project of the semester: Technology Genius. On the one hand, we will learn web technology by collaboratively creating a website ourselves; on the other, we will provide resources for other educators on how to use technology in the classroom.

The Technology Genius Project is designed in collaboration with my colleagues. One of them will be doing his research on this project.

Citizen Scientists

For our presentations, we will break into 3 groups by taking advantage of the technology in this room.

Each group will get a laptop that’s connected to two of the displays in the room. You can load your presentations on these laptops, and project them to the larger displays.

Post the links to your presentation/poster in this Google Doc.

You don’t have to do anything with your portfolio, yet. We will talk about it when we finish our presentations.

Our portfolios

At the beginning of the semester, I asked you to each create a WordPress (WP) website for this class. I hope you still remember how to find it 🙂

On your WP website, create a page called “Portfolio” if you haven’t already done so. Here’s a video tutorial if you need help with it.

Prepare for Friday

  1. We will teach the rest of the class something of your choice on Friday. Details here. Get prepared.
  2. We will officially start our 20% project. For this project, you explore something that’s meaningful to you but you have never found enough time for. Detail instructions will be posted by Friday. For now, think about this THING that you want to do.