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EDU 356A Technology in the Classroom Agenda
Welcome and Introduction
Mr. Dean Mantz
Weekly Activity Guidance
Essential Question "Who am I?"
Unit Question "What is my role in education?"
Content Question "How do I plan to inspire students?"
Create projects for use in own classroom.
Projects will be cross-curriculum and applicable to multiple grade levels.
Provide interactive, collaborative classroom sessions.
Enhance knowledge of technology being integrated into classrooms.
Develop skills that meet 21st Century standards.
Students will develop an understanding for expectations of the instructor
Develop an understanding for prior experiences and technology of peers
Evaluate the vision and understanding of pre-service students role as an integrating educator
Establish pre-service students presence on the web.
Gain input into curriculum and technology interest of pre-service students
Video & Discussion:
What has your educational experiences been like to this point?
What was the theme of the videos?
Compare and Contrast of videos:
Classtools Venn Diagram
TnC Blog Site
Click on "Login" in upper right hand corner of site
username is your first and last name (i.e. John Doe)
password is..... (Case sensitive)
Google Apps for Education
3. Class Questionare
Outside of Class for Week 01:
Students will write a blog post introducing themselves to everyone.
Watch tutorial video on
page for "Overview of Kidblog" and "Proper method of responding to blogs.
Log into your
profile to create your blog post.
Write a blog post reflecting upon this prompt: “
Who am I and why become an educator
Select the "Write New Post" tab
Blog post title needs to be creative and relate to the body of information shared.
Consider using the "Save As Draft" option to review later.
Upon completion of writing use the "Publish" option to have it posted.
Final activity is to respond to two different classmate blogs.
Keep in mind this advice from Karl Fisch (Colorado educator) "What's the purpose of your comment? What do you want to happen next? Frame comment accordingly.
Review Mrs. Yolli's 3rd grade page addressing "
How to Compose a Quality Comment
Blog Posts DUE Saturday, February 15th by 5:00pm CDT
Classmate blog post feedback due Sunday, February 16th by 8pm CDT
help on how to format text
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