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Fall ’17 update

This year, the textbook will be rented and all work will be posted on the Mighty Networks site: http://edpt200f17.mn.co

Fall ’16 things to do before class 6 (Oct. 17)

Hello everyone,


First of all, I hope you all enjoy the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. 

I’ve posted the work that needs to be done at the bottom of the Google exercise starting with number 19: Google Scavenger Hunt 

I did it this way so everybody is up to date with the labs. Journal 5 is due before Oct. 17, of course you can submit earlier. Main thing is to do the readings, look at the wiki, play with Weekly. As well, there’s a video you ALL MUST watch BEFORE class. The link is on the Google syllabus ~ it’s about 55 minutes and it’s a presentation on gaming in the education. Group leaders please make sure you include 2 or 3 questions on the video for your group discussion.

Don’t forget your 3 to 5 tweets a week on tech related stuff either in your field of study and/or tech and education.

F16 Things to do before class 5 (Oct. 3)

Here’s things to do before Monday night:

  • All mini-quiz 1 marks are up. I came up with the mark by basically counting the first 10 questions ( I didn't count the textbook and the stress question). This gave you a mark of for example 6 on 10 or 8 on 10 etc.. Then I looked at the two short answer questions. If you got them correct you got either a .5 or 1. This then brought your mark up -- for example the 6 on 10 became a 7 on 10 and the 8 on 10 became a 9 on 10.
  • Please create a Weebly (or Wix or any other platform) website. Play with it for an hour or so during the week. Create a:
    • Welcome Page. For now, this is a blank page where you say "Hello and Welcome" . Weebly automatically creates this once you pick your template.
    • About Me Page. Go to the PAGE menu command and add a page —> name it About Me
    • Use this as an example: http://bruzzese.weebly.com/about-me.html to give you ideas about what to include.
    • You can come up with your own but I want to see a pic or two. And several URL's linking to other thing
    • DO NOT do the Favourites page ~ I will continue that in class next week. We will find a new room if we have too.
    • Think about your main web site assignment ~ due week 7 (has to be 75-80% completed.
    • Make sure you tweet out 3 to 5 tweets ~ they should focus around technology if possible. Use #edpt200 hashtag.
    • For your journal make sure you reference the textbook, the textbook wiki, the articles (especially the Alan November article), what we did in class, etc. etc. I will upload the journal #3 marks on Saturday. They are getting better and better.
    • If you are a group leader make sure you have 1 or 2 questions on the readings, the articles, the class activities, and anything else that you want to talk about


Stuff to do before Sept. 26

Please note the following things to do for next week:

*** just added powerpoints for chap 2 & 8 at the bottom of the notes for class 3. I also put the link to a super easy mini practice test.

  • Please do not start the websites at home. I decided we will do this together next week in class. Use the time gained to prep for your mini test, readings, and journal 3 blog.
  • Twitter —> send 3 to 5 tweets this week using the #edpt200 hashtag.
  • Week 4 group leaders make sure you post the week 4 questions in your mini-circles by Friday/Saturday at the lastest. The questions should cover the text, the articles, you may also have a ques on the class activites or videos. *** ALL week 4 group leaders make sure you include a question on the “couch potato and hitch hiker article” from last week’s readings ~ not sure everyone read it.
  • Please make sure you reading everything assigned on the syllabus. 
  • Alan November article please read half this week and the other half the following week.
  • Make sure you click on https://edpt200.mightybell.com/groups/101259  the journal 2, the poll, and journal 3 links are listed at the top of the page.
  • Upload the Inspiration assignment using the Google Submission form.
  • I corrected the syllabus (I moved About Me lab to week 4 instead of week 3 & Favourites Lab to week 5)
  • Any questions please email me or use the chat feature MightyBell.

Be sure to check out this week’s notes on Google version of syllabus. Great job note takers !!

Fall ’16 ~ things to do before class 3 (Sept. 19)

Hello everyone,

Last class was a amazing and it was nice meeting all 75 of you!. 

  • Please make sure you create a Twitter account and download Inspiration BEFORE Monday night. I gave the URL was listed in last week’s blog.
  •  Make sure you complete Journal number 2 and post your reflections here: https://edpt200.mightybell.com/groups/101259. Make sure you reference the readings, the group discussions, the Twitter activity. Tell me what you think about all this & not what you think I want to hear.
  • I assume you’ve created a Mightybell account and have already posted your week 1 BIO.
  • You have bought or rented the textbook.
  • Make sure to read chap. 2 & the articles as posted on the syllabus. Be prepared to discuss both in class and in your group. This is critical.
  • I will post the questions to be discussed on Monday night by the end of this week. Here’s the group names & link to your private Mightybell Circle. Make sure you join the discussion group you belong too, as that’s where the questions will be posted. Once you have joined I will change the settings to private (i.e. only the members of your group can post questions) and you may chat in the mini-group as well.
  • If you missed 1 or 2 classes be sure to email me if you have any questions. You really can’t afford to miss anymore!

Sam :)

F16: Things to do before class 2 (Sept. 12)

Our second class takes place on Sept. 12 at 6:05 in Room 627. 

Please note the following:

  • Those of you that attended yesterday's class a 'big' thank you. You will get to leave at 8:10 on Sept 12 so I can go over the course goals, expectations and syllabus. Basically this is what I went over with you yesterday.
  • Here's what EVERYONE needs to do before class 2. Go to the bookstore on Park Avenue and buy either the loose-leaf version of the course textbook or the course access card. You may also rent the course textbook. Info on this is found on the course website:http://edpt200.mcgill.ca
  • Bring the textbook (if you bought the loose-leaf version) or make sure you access to chap 1 for the beginning of class. 
  • Make sure you have read (and are prepared to discuss) chapter 1 & the Prensky article. Ive linked chap. 1 of textbook due to mix-up in bookstore. Loose-leaf version of textbook is now in. To purchase the access card for the electronic version of the text simply go to the cash & purchase the access code. Use the code to access the Maloy text.
  • Read chap. 1 &  the Prensky article before class come prepated to discuss and contribute to the group. The link to Prensky is also found on the course syllabus: http://edpt200.mcgill.ca/syllabus.html
  • Join Mightybell ‘F16 class and POST your mini bio here: https://edpt200.mightybell.com/groups/101259/posts. Once you have joined and are on the page click on the     command. Here’s screenshot of where you are posting on Mightybell:


  • Join and be sure to post your mini by Sunday night (Sept. 11) at the latest. I've given you suggested on what to include.
  • Download Inspiration (link also provided on course syllabus) before class ~ so we don't slow down the network with everyone downloading the program in class.

Try to not miss class 2 especially if you missed the 1st class. If you have any questions, please email me.

See you on the 12th !!! 

Sam

New Textbook for Fall ‘2016 Class

Please note that we have a new textbook as well as new labs for this upcoming Fall. Lastest posts will be done on REMIND and MIghtybell site.

Mightybell & Remind

The Mightybell site has worked out better than expected: 

http://bit.ly/mightybellf16 

I am also posting the to do list there. Remind is used to text students ~ they can also text me.

Work do before class 4 (Sept. 28)

Here’s the things you need to work on this week:

  • Readings
    • see syllabus for Jonassen pages and read chapter 2 in the Standing in the Gap booklet as well as the November handout. Groups discussion leader remember you should post 4 to 5 questions to be discussed in class next week by Saturday or Sunday at the latest. Post 1 or 2 questons on each of the major readings. Don’t forget to include the November handout on the syllabus.
  • For new students look at stuff to be done before class 3 and stuff to be done before class 2. Create Twitter account by and/or rent course textbooks. You have until week 5 to catch up on the readings, journals, and labs.
  • Start Twitter assignment I will explain in greater detail next week in class. 
    • The goal for this week is to post 3 to 4 tweets using the hashtag #edpt200. When someone says or you notice things (positive or negative ) about technology tweet it and don’t forget to use #edpt200 hashtag. You may also post any resources shared by any of your profs in other classes.)
  • Create Weebly site (http://www.weebly.com) make sure you create the following 2 pages —> a welcome page and an about me. Publish the website and send me the link in the Google submission form. Use the following tutorial to help you get going.
  • If the Inspiration download worked complete the following tutorial (starting on p. 25). Save the file on Google Drive or Dropbox or iCloud and send me the link in the Google submission form
  • Complete this week’s journal before next class. Please be sure to discuss how the group discussion went, what was the general discussion around 
    • couch potatoes vs hitchhikers
    • Dove / Green Peace videos
    • Web 2.0
    • Going Viral
    • pick a couple of the readings from the week and comment in more detail
  • Please upload a picture on your Mightybell profile.
  • Please decide on a website topic ~ by next class. This is due week 7. Be sure to look at the many examples on the edpt200 community page.
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