EDU 356A Technology in the Classroom Agenda


Class Session Objectives:

  • KSDE Objective Standard #1 The educator demonstrates the ability to use the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of each discipline he or she teaches and can create opportunities that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for all students
  • KSDE Objective Standad #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.
  • KSDE Objective Standard #13 - The educator is a reflective practitioner who uses an understanding of historical, philosophical, and social foundations of education to guide educational practices.
  • NETS-T #5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership (ISTE NETS-T)
    • Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. Teachers:
      • participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning.
      • exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in shared decision making and community building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others.
      • evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning
      • contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and community.
  • NETS-S - #2. Communication and Collaboration
    • Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
      • interact, collaborate, public with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
      • Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
      • develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
      • contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

Essential Question: How can I improve myself?
Unit Question: How can you change myself professionally?
Content Question: What specific sites and methods are successful with students?



Class Activity:


Bell Ringer #1


Bell Ringer #2

  • Socrative Open Response (Room 686) "Identify 2 people/resources you investigated during your time exploring the resources shared below and explain why."




Social Media impact on today's world



Social Networking in Plain English (Lee Lefever Common Craft)


  1. Discuss the definition of "PLN & PLC"




Social Networking guests:

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Kristy Vincent
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Dr. Wesley Fryer


Kristy Vincent: About Me Personal Blog
Wesley Fryer: About Wes Personal Blog

Backchannel Background: Today's Meet

Discussion: Today's Meet Backchannel




Lisa Dabbs
Consultant/Speaker. ASCD/ISTE presenter.New Teacher Chat Founder #**ntchat**.Core Blogger @**edutopia** @**kids_discover**. Rep.@**itooch**. Former Principal. Passion2 #**mentor**!
Southern California

Adam Bellow
Founder of eduTecher/eduClipper, Educational Technologist, Google Certified Teacher, ISTE Educator of the Year, father to two amazing boys in New York · eduTecher.net

Social Media Google Hangout video archive

Social Media Backchannel Resources



  1. Steven Anderson - Blogging About the Web 2.0 Classroom

  2. Jerry Blumengarten
  3. Why Tweet?
  4. Twitter Visualized
  5. Twitter "How To" infographic
  6. Managing Your Online Presence (Tattoo)
  7. Google Hangout Guide




Out of Class Work:

  • Students will participate in a discussion via Edmodoon the use of social media in education. Each student will be responsible for responding to the question as well as responding to two other classmates.
    • “How do we grow global mindedness in every child and youth in this country? Why does it matter?
    • Original response to discussion question to be completed by 5 p.m Thursday.
    • 2 responses are to be posted by 7pm Sunday.
    • Discussion participation and responses will be evaluated by discussion rubric.
  • We will complete Week 1's Out of Class work.