Syllabus 

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Class 1 (Sept. 11): Becoming a 21st Century Teacher

Note *** 1st class takes place on Monday, Sept. 11 and the last class on Thursday, Dec. 7 

  • Course overview (objectives, syllabus, assignments, etc.)
  • To dos:
    • Buy textbook access card at the bookstore (required).
    • Create your Mightybell account. Submit entry #1 (your BIO on Mightybell) before start the 2nd class
    • Read BEFORE next class chapter 1 (pp. 1-24) & Teaching the Right Stuff by Marc Prensky.
    • Download Inspiration before class 2. Make sure you download the right version (Desktop Version 9 for Mac or Windows ~ 30 day trial)
    • Download Google Chrome browser and Google Drive. Make sure you have a Gmail account
  • Bring your laptop and/or tablet to every class. Be sure to have access to the textbook before class 2.
  • Copy and paste the URL of you Bio (once posted) on the class Google submission form 1

Class 2 (Sept. 18): Modeling with Technology / Issues and Trends (Inspiration & Twitter)

  • Set up groups, Review class 1, showcase Transforming Wiki resource  & complete Time Diary Survey & Twitter Activity
  • 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. Text is now in (loose-leafversion). For access card simply go to the cash & purchase the code for eversion of text.
  • Submit reflection # 2 before start of the next class (Sept. 18 use this link to start the journal).  Please spend about 30 minutes going over class wiki resources for chapter 1 (pick a couple of things that get your attention and comment on the weekly blog ~ ideally in a separate paragraph. Always reflect on the group discussion, readings and labs in your weekly blog. Tell me what you REALLY think. Informed opinions matter in this class. As well, I would mention when technology comes up in other classes ~ is it typically positive or negative?
  • Send your weekly assignment using this Google submission form 1

Class 3 (Sept. 25): Community Building & Collaborating with Technologies

  • Make sure you have read chap. 2 and pp. 280-288  (be prepared to discuss the following: 
  • Review class 2 ~ Going Viral ~ Introduce major assignment (due week 7)
  • Submit blog # 3 before start of the next class.  Always reflect on the group discussion, readings and lab activities in your weekly blog. Tell me what you REALLY think. Informed opinions matter in this class. As well, I would mention when technology comes up in other classes ~ is it positive or negative?
  • Send your weekly assignment using this Google submission form 1

Class 4 (Oct. 2): Community Building & Collaborating with Technologies (continued)

No class on October 9 ~ Thanksgiving 

Class 5 (Oct. 16): Inquiring with Technologies  /Digital Citizenship (Hyperdocs ?)

  • Make sure you have read (and are prepared to discuss) chapter 6 (pp. 130 -156) be prepared to discuss questions sent to you by your group leader at the start of class; 2nd half of November article:  Workshop Supplementary Handbook“ and Teacher Vision in the New Media Classroom” by John Elfrank-Dana.
  • Send in the weekly blog and reflection, relate the readings to what I say, and with what we do in class and what you experience in other classes. Tell me what you ‘really’ think. 
  • Complete lab assignment 2 (About Me) & upload link on Google submission form. Submit the lab exercise (on your digital tattoo). Continue thinking about your website assignment or start it (due week 8~ must be 75% done). Maybe use use Inspiration to plan the layout of your site.
  • Lab activities: Your Digital Life ~ Researching Online Activities of Teens ~ Your Digital Tatto0 

Send your weekly assignment using this Google submission form 1

I may introduce Hyperdocs this semester

Class 6 (Oct. 23): Experimenting with Technologies (Gaming) / Exploring Problem Solving

Class 7 (Oct. 30): Writing With Technologies (Google Docs & Apps) 

  • Make sure you have read (and are prepared to discuss) chapter 7 (pp.157-183) & “Revealing the Elephant: The Use & Misuse of Computers in Education” by Alan Kay. If previous link does not work please Google the article. 
  • Submit your work through the Google submission form 2
  • Send in weekly reflections, play with & visit sites mentioned in the book.
  • As well play with all writing apps mentioned in class and the textbook. Links provided on Google Live syllabus
  • Major Project DUE! (75 % done)

Class 8 (Nov. 6): Designing With Technologies (Coding)

Class 9 (Nov. 13): Visualizing & Expressing Creativity with Technologies (Presentation apps)

Class 10 (Nov. 20): Visualizing and Expressing Creativity cont’d  (iMovie & Moviemaker)

Class 11 (Nov. 27): Multimodal Learning / Transforming Learning ~ Google Hangout (?)

Class 12 (Dec. 4) Creating Change as Teacher Leaders

  • Mini Quiz 1 (based on chap. 3, 9, 10, 12)
  • Make sure you have read chapter 3 (52-57) & be prepared to discuss in class.
  • Work on final presentation and catching up.
  • Submit your work through the Google submission form 2

Class 13 (Dec. 7): Movie Night and wrap-up — class takes place on Thursday.

  • Student Showcase and wrap-up (rubric to be used in class). 
  • Make sure you have read chapter 12 (pp. 294 -317) & be prepared to discuss in class.
  • Be sure to send in blog #13 giving your views on the presentations by other students. 
  • Create a 14th blog titled ‘Final Presentation” and answer  the following questions individually. 
  • Submit your work through the Google submission form 2
© Sam Bruzzese 2017