EDU 356A Technology in the Classroom Agenda

Class Session Objectives:

  • Standard #4 - The educator understands and uses a variety of appropriate instructional strategies to develop various kinds of student's learning including critical thinking, problem solving, and reading.

  • Standard #5 - The educator uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

  • Standard #6 - The educator uses a variety of effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

    • 3. Research and Information Fluency
      • Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
        • plan strategies to guide inquiry.
        • locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
        • evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
        • process data and report results.
    • 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
      • Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Teachers:
        • model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning.

Essential Question: How can I improve myself?
Unit Question: How can you change myself professionally?
Content Question: What specific sites and methods can be used to create an appropriate "digital footprint"?

Video Discussion:

Class Activity:

  • Students will be placed in groups randomly
  • Each group will have a video to watch and discuss using the same two questions from class video.
  • Groups will use Web 2.0 to visually display your group's responses.

Homework Posting:

  • Watch the "Flipped Classroom" video in Edmodo. The video will provide you the steps needed to complete a successful Public Service Announcement video to be filmed, edited, and produced during class next week. There will also be a discussion question in Edmodo that goes along with the video.