EDU 356A Technology in the Classroom Agenda


Class Session Objectives:

  • Explain the role different kinds of technologies play in society and how the integration of technology changes the classroom environment as well as the roles of the teacher and students (12. K1)
  • Use and adapt lessons integrating technology to meet the needs of diverse learners (S7, K2)

  • NETS-T

    • 4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
      • Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
        • a. advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property,
and the appropriate documentation of sources.
        • b. address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources.
        • c. promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information.
        • d. develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital-age
    • communication and collaboration tools.
  • NETS-S

    • 5. Digital Citizenship
      • Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
        • a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
        • b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
        • c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
        • d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.


Class Activity:

  1. Watch "Brain Pop" video on Copyright & Fair Use
  2. Class participation "Brain Pop Quiz"
  3. Role Collaboration: (4 roles per group)
    • The Copyright Webquest (Created by Miguel Guhlen used w/permission)
      • Copyright Author
      • School Administrator
      • Librarians
      • Technophile
    • Use Google Doc to complete group documentation (share with me - Dean Mantz)
  4. Introduce Animoto (Create your own short or full length videos as digital storytelling projects)
  5. Brainstorm Real World Issues related to your curriculum
    • Wall Wisher (brainstorming site)
      • Provide your name
      • Post at least 1 issue

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Homework for Monday October 4, 2010:

  1. Read the linked article "This Isn't An Education Debate" by Chris Lehman of Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA.
  2. After reading this article, you are to post a reflection blog (will use rubric for evaluation) to your Future Teachers site profile.
    • Use these 2 questions to help direct your reflection process when thinking about his comments.
      • How are "student voices" included within these conversations?
      • What is truly the issue at hand during the "Education Debate?