Day 26 Genius Hour presentation

Finally we get to talk about what you have been doing all semester!

This presentation is not supposed to be too formal or serious. Keep it short (about 3 mins). You can write down your the link to your presentation slides or the link to your blog here (but you are not required to). We are also presenting in the order specified in this document (which is basically alphabetic order based on your last names).

You can talk about the following:

  • How do you feel about it?
  • What do you feel good about?
  • What can be improved if you try again?
  • What have you learned?
  • How do you want to tell other people about it?

If we cannot finish all presentations today, we still have Thursday, so while try to keep your presentations under 3 mins, don’t worry too much about it.

Preparing for Thursday

  • We will present our BYOD projects on Thursday.
  • We also take a class photo (or 2!) on Thursday.
  • And class evaluation as well.

Day 25 BYOD group work

I guess the tests do not cover cell phone skills

The project

Please make sure you are following our project guidelines.

Project schedule

  • Tuesday, Apr. 4: Group discussion 1
  • Thursday, Apr. 6: Interview day, no class meeting
  • Tuesday, Apr. 11: Group discussions 2 & 3
  • Thursday, Apr. 13: Group work
  • Tuesday, Apr. 18: (Genius Hour presentation)
  • Thursday, Apr. 20: Presentation

Genius Hour

You will be presenting your Genius Hour project on Tuesday, Apr. 18.

Suggested topics to cover:

  • How do you feel about it?
  • What do you feel good about?
  • What can be improved if you try again?
  • What have you learned?
  • How do you want to tell other people about it?

Your last (6th) Genius Hour post is due Monday, Apr. 24.

Preparing for the end of semester

 

Day 24 BYOD discussions 2 & 3

BYOD discussion

Today is the second discussion day of the BYOD project.

Project schedule

  • Tuesday, Apr. 4: Group discussion 1
  • Thursday, Apr. 6: Interview day, no class meeting
  • Tuesday, Apr. 11: Group discussions 2 & 3
  • Thursday, Apr. 13: Group work
  • Tuesday, Apr. 18: (Genius Hour presentation)
  • Thursday, Apr. 20: Presentation

The problems we will deal with today:

Rationale for BYOD or 1:1

At least one person from each group needs to show up.

Discussion begins at 11:05 am.

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.

Specific 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

Learning activity design

At least one person from each group needs to show up.

Discussion begins at 11:40 am.

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 (specifics will be updated).

Specific agenda

  1. Review your progress, especially where you stand regarding technology integration in the classroom.
  2. Explain your (initial) plan for the activity.
    • Recently I was introduced to this website: http://appedreview.com/, providing information on all sorts of apps for the use in the classroom. Check it out!
  3. What are the non-slideshow, non-word document presentation methods you know?

Preparing for the end of semester

  • Help us recruit! By sending them our course flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzrwYc1jy6-HODhNbmlvSnhOLW8/view?usp=sharing
  • We come to class on Thursday for group work. This is the last day of group work before presentation.
  • You will present your Genius Hour project on Tuesday, Apr. 18. Talk about what you will write in your final post: (These are general guidelines. You are free to talk about things you want to talk about the most.)
    • How do you feel about it?
    • What do you feel good about?
    • What can be improved if you try again?
    • What have you learned?
    • How do you want to tell other people about it?
  • You will present your BYOD project on Thursday, Apr. 20.
  • We can move the presentations back by one day.

 

Day 22 Stop Motion presentation & BYOD

We have two tasks today:

  1. Presenting our Stop Motion animations (and talk about some of the reflection questions)
  2. Get started with the BYOD project (last project of the semester!)

Stop Motion animation presentation

Our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJsjzedgqMXv1Hpp4gbSdQ

We present in this order:

  1. Golda, Ali, Mackenzie, & Katie
  2. Em, Jonathan, & Reggie
  3. Sebastian, Koby, & Lacy
  4. Piper, Rachel, & Meagan
  5. Rebecca Erwin, Jenna, Rebecca Marshall, & Grace
  6. Emmy, Lindsey, Mary Elizabeth, & Jeremiah

Let me know if you want to present earlier.

If possible, keep your presentation under 5 minutes. But if it needs to be longer, that’s OK, too.

Our project document is here. Like always, please write some nice words for your classmates!

Your reflection is due by the end of Monday, Apr. 3. See our rubric for detailed requirements. Post it to your blog.

Stop Motion research

If you have agreed to participate in this research, please continue to help us by filling in this final survey. This one is longer than the previous two, so I hope it’s more satisfying.

Bring your own device: To BYOD or not?

I have assigned you two introductory videos on BYOD on Tuesday (and no, you are not required to have watched them already). Now read this introduction to the debate on BYOD and the arguments from 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

Take about 5 minutes to read, and write down your findings in this Google Doc. When you finish, discuss within your group to form a coherent argument within your group about the topic (Should students be allowed to use their own devices in the classroom?) and:

  • if yes: How does BYOD justify/overcome its weaknesses?
  • if no: What alternatives do you propose?

Write down your argument in the same Google Doc, below the table.

There are some more readings you can use for reference in this discussion and your BYOD project that follows:

The BYOD project

Here is the project description.

Project schedule

We approach this project similarly to the Wonderopolis project–We will hold small group meetings where each group needs to be represented by at least one group member to discuss important aspects of the project.

  • Tuesday, Apr. 4: Group discussion 1
  • Thursday, Apr. 6: Interview day, no class meeting
  • Tuesday, Apr. 11: Group discussions 2 & 3
  • Thursday, Apr. 13: Group work
  • Tuesday, Apr. 18: (Genius Hour presentation)
  • Thursday, Apr. 20: Presentation

What to do today

  1. Read the project description
  2. Group up (3~4 in a group) and register your groups here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pFEsjJHvb3zzpEQi7BehN9mWJ7wOUvl5RnNWTM6dMT4/edit?usp=sharing
  3. Decide who comes for which discussion

Volunteer Opportunity

The CCSD Maker Faire is on Saturday, April 1st at Clarke Central High School and is being run in conjunction with the Slingshot Festival. For more information, go to this website: https://sites.google.com/clarke.k12.ga.us/makerfaire/home

If you participate, you will have the choice to write your 5th Genius Hour post (or not)!

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3dN_HxOS1YNkMjxvF8L0en_4jeAmG-EE0x4QwwH3TJ9g9Ag/viewform

Another research you can help out with!

This research, should you choose to participate in, needs you to fill in two surveys (one today, the other at the end of the BYOD project), and researchers will look at BYOD project data.

Preparing for next week

  • Log in to your eLC account, find your EDIT 2000, and find BYOT_Week 1 from your content browser. Watch the two introduction videos and finish a formative quiz by the end of Saturday (Apr. 1).
  • Write your reflection for the Stop Motion project and post it to your blog by the end of Monday, Apr. 3.
  • Getting started with your BYOD project.
  • Update your 5th Genius Hour post by Friday, Apr. 7.

Day 21 Stop Motion animation-4

Please DO come to class today. We are finalizing our Stop Motion animations today, and I want to make sure every group is on pace to present this Thursday.

What to do today

  • Finalizing your animation.
  • Upload to our YouTube channel using the account: ouredit2000@gmail.com.
    • Look for the password to our YouTube channel in class.
  • Take a look at our project rubric. You can start thinking about your reflection now.
    • In your presentation, you basically cover what you plan to write in your reflections.

Project schedule

Thursday, Mar. 16: Group formation (3-4 members for each group). Register your groups with me here. Identify your topic and start working on the storyboard.

Tuesday, Mar. 21: Submit storyboard (update link to project document). Begin creating props.

Thursday, Mar. 23: Finishing prop preparation. Start taking pictures.

Tuesday, Mar. 28: Finalizing and uploading to YouTube.

Thursday, Mar. 30: Present your animation to the class.

Preparing for Thursday

  • We present on Thursday.
  • We will start our final (!) project of the semester: BYOD (bring your own device). For now, please log in to your eLC account, find your EDIT 2000, and find BYOT_Week 1 from your content browser. Watch the two introduction videos and finish a formative quiz by the end of Saturday (Apr. 1).

Day 20 Stop Motion animation-3 (optional class meeting)

Today’s class meeting is optional. Please find the best place and time for your group to work on your project.

What to do today

  • Finishing making all the props you need for the project.
  • Start taking pictures.

Project schedule

Thursday, Mar. 16: Group formation (3-4 members for each group). Register your groups with me here. Identify your topic and start working on the storyboard.

Tuesday, Mar. 21: Submit storyboard (update link to project document). Begin creating props.

Thursday, Mar. 23: Finishing prop preparation. Start taking pictures.

Tuesday, Mar. 28: Finalizing and uploading to YouTube.

Thursday, Mar. 30: Present your animation to the class.

Preparing for Tuesday

  1. Bring your student ID with you. You may need to use it to check out tripods or other types of equipment for your project from OIT (232 Aderhold)
    • It turns out that OIT does not have adapters for phones, so the tripod may not be that useful for you. They do have iPad adapters, and maybe you can find ways to mount your phone to the tripod.
  2. In case you need it now, our class YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJsjzedgqMXv1Hpp4gbSdQ, and the account name is ouredit2000@gmail.com. Look for the password in class.
  3. If you are looking for background music, bensound.com is a good source of royalty free music.
  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 19 Stop Motion animation-2

Unfortunately, students from the other EDIT 2000 class have given away most of their MakerSpace artifacts, so there’s now no point to visit their class…

2nd research survey

Some of you did it last week. If you haven’t, it would really help if you can fill it in: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5p7WFvysajlXNSl

What to do today

  • Finish your storyboard. (See Day 18 for details.)
  • Start working on creating the props for your animation.
  • Make sure you can start taking pictures on Thursday.

Project schedule

Thursday, Mar. 16: Group formation (3-4 members for each group). Register your groups with me here. Identify your topic and start working on the storyboard.

Tuesday, Mar. 21: Submit storyboard (update link to project document). Begin creating props.

Thursday, Mar. 23: Finishing prop preparation. Start taking pictures.

Tuesday, Mar. 28: Finalizing and uploading to YouTube.

Thursday, Mar. 30: Present your animation to the class.

Preparing for Thursday

  1. Bring your student ID with you. You may need to use it to check out tripods or other types of equipment for your project from OIT (232 Aderhold)
    • If you plan to use the Stop Motion app on your phone, make sure you check out a phone adapter as well.
  2. 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.