EDU 356A Technology in the Classroom Agenda

Class Session Objectives:

  • KSDE Objective #12 - The educator understands the role of technology in society and demonstrates skills using instructional tools and technology to gather, analyze, and present information, enhance instructional practices, facilitate professional productivity and communication, and help all students use instructional technology effectively.
  • S8. P6 - use technology to assist in communicating effectively with students, parents and colleagues.


1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
  • Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Teachers:
    • promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
    • engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
Essential Question: What does it take to change the world?
Unit Question: How can you change the world today?
Content Question: Who are the key figures for saving our world?

How does this video apply to your current project?

PhotoStory 3:


DS Project Selection:

  • Select Web 2.0 tool to use in creating a digital storytelling project. Selection of tool should come from Alan Levine's list or Kelly Tenkely's list of DS web based tools.
  • Create your own organization item providing- (using process shown in class for Wall Wisher posting)
    • Name
    • Topic of DS project
    • Tool of choice

November class topics and questions feedback

Event Access Code: 404728531

Guests to "Hangout" with and talk education:

Erin Klein
Erin Klein

Paula Naugle
Paula Naugle

Karen McMillan
Karen McMillan

Book: Digital Writers Book

Backchannel for this "Hangout"

DS Project Due:
  • Each student will be responsible for using one of the digital story applications to create their own digital story.
  • Completed projects are to be posted to Kidblog as a posting. Be sure the post follows the proper structure of introduction, body, and conclusion. As discussed in class three components I will be looking for includes
    - How could digital storytelling projects be used in your classroom
    - Explain personal experience learning a new tool and why you selected that tool.
    - Introduce the digital storytelling project and the theme/message it is trying to deliver.

  • Digital story rubric will be used to evaluate the student created project.**