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CRIN604

Weekly Schedule:

January 20: Introduction to Course
For January 27:
Reading: The K-12 Horizon Report (http://www.nmc.org/publications/2009-horizon-k12-report)

Reading: Top Ten in 2010 (ISTE's priorities): http://tinyurl.com/ybt6q3a
Reading: National Educational Technology Standards for students, teachers and administrators http://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=NETS
Review: Top 100 Tools for Learning http://c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/index.html
Activity: Write a pre-course reflection by Sunday, read and comment on other students' posts by class on Wednesday
Activity: Create a Diigo account and request to join the group: http://groups.diigo.com/group/crin604spring2010

January 27: Locating and Organizing Web-Based Resources
For February 3:
Reading: Teachers and Machines, Chapter 1
Reading: Article about iEARN from Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org/it-takes-many-villages-make-world-international-education-and-resource-network-iearn
Activity: Use your blog to comment on the reading by Sunday, read and comment on other students' posts by class on Wednesday
Activity: Familiarize yourself with Diigo by locating web sites related to educational uses of weblogs, webquests, portaportals, etc. Be sure to share with the group
. Also, using the IEARN article, try out the highlighting and annotating feature.
Activity: Review Classroom 20 Ning (http://www.classroom20.com/) and VSTE Ning (http://vsteonline.ning.com) to determine which one we will join
Activity: Review the following websites for telecollaborative projects:
February 3: Professional Learning and Collaboration on the Web for Students and Teachers
For February 10:
Reading: Teachers and Machines, Chapter 2
Activity: Create a Google account if you don't have one and spend some time reviewing the various Google tools
Activity: Create a Twitter Account
Activity: Join the VSTE Ning (http://vsteonline.ning.com), friend me, and poke around (set up your page, maybe post to your blog on the Ning, look at forums and groups)
ONGOING: Post to your blog at least once a week, read and comment on others' blogs at least once a week
ONGOING: Continue to share materials to the Diigo group
ONGOING: Participate in Ning

February 10: Affordances, Constraints, and TPACK (and a little Googling ;-)
For February 17:
Reading: Teachers and Machines, Chapter 3
Activity/Reading: Review the GIS website: http://www.gis.com
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Activity: Install Google Earth on Computer and Review User Manual (You might also want to install the Google plugin)
Reading: Visual Learning: http://inspiration.com/vlearning/index.cfm
Reading: Visual Learning: http://inspiration.com/vlearning/index.cfm?fuseaction=techniques
Activity: Review examples of Inspiration and Kidspiration: http://inspiration.com/vlearning/index.cfm?fuseaction=example
Activity Download and install the demo of either Kidspiration or Inspiration from http://www.inspiration.com

February 17: Data, Mapping, and GIS (plus a little Visual Learning)
For February 24:
Reading: Teachers and Machines, Chapter 4 and Epilogue

Reading: Of Luddites, Learning, and Life by Neil Postman (http://www.ait.net/technos/tq_02/4postman.php)
Reading: Get Cell Phones into Schools, Business Week (http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2009/tc20090114_741903.htm)
Reading: Cell Phones in the Language Classroom, Educause (http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/CellPhonesintheLanguageClassro/192995)

Choose Your Own: Think about which technology you question in the classroom
February 24: Do All Technologies Belong in Schools?
For March 3:
Reading: 7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling: http://connect.educause.edu/Library/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAbout/39398
Reading: Why Would I Use Digital Moviemaking in My Classroom?: http://www.ddguild.org/why.html
Reading: Evaluation of Digital Storytelling:http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/rubrics.html
Activity: Review some examples of digital storytelling: http://www.coe.uh.edu/digital-storytelling/examples.htm
Activity: Review some examples of digital moviemaking: http://www.ddguild.org/examples.html
Activity: Poke around Teacher Tube: http://www.teachertube.com

Activity: Create a Second Life Account (we'll be meeting in SL on March 17 so you need to confirm that you can run the software on a computer and can get your avatar created)
March 3: Digital Storytelling
For March 17:
Reading: Digital Game-Based Learning: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume41/DigitalGameBasedLearningItsNot/158041
Reading: Commercial Games Used in Education http://www.cunniman.net/?p=250
Reading: Marc Prensky on Digital Game-Based Learning http://www.marcprensky.com/dgbl/default.asp
Activity: Download Food Force: http://food-force.com/

Activity: Explore Scratch Website Scratch: http://scratch.mit.edu/
March 10: Spring Break - No Class
Take some time over Spring Break to decide which technology will be your focus for your final projects. We'll start collecting research in a shared Refworks account and you will need to locate a teacher for your video.
March 17: Gaming
For March 24:
Reading: Quest Atlantis (http://crlt.indiana.edu/research/qa.html)
Reading: Quest Atlantis Website (http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/)

Activity: Watch the VSTE Webinar recording about Quest Atlantis https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2010-01-28.1652.D.40F698971780B7AEE5FAD85F5E2D6D.vcr
Reading: 7 Things You Should Know About Second Life (http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7038.pdf )
Activity: Post some SL links to the Diigo account


Add stuff to Refworks: crin604, crin604
March 24: Virtual Worlds (Second Life and Quest Atlantis): Online Class
For March 31:
Reading: Review the LEGO Mindstorms website http://www.lego.com/eng/education/mindstorms/default.asp
Choose your own reading: You'll choose a book related to technology and read it over the next five weeks, using your blog to comment on the book.

You'll also be collecting whatever research you can to contribute to your technology report.
March 31: Webinar Planning

April 7: Robotics

April 14: No Class
Don't forget to attend a webinar and a Second Life event
April 21: Webinar Planning

April 28: Guest Speakers: On the Ground in the Schools (Planning, Budgeting and Professional Development)

May 5: Webinar

May 12: No Class
Final reports and videos due
Post course reflection due in blog