C & I 5303
Technology in Curriculum and Instruction
Course Calendar
 last updated 6.28.01
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 October 9
 November 13
Power Point Topics
 September 11
October 16
 November 20
Syllabus
 September 18
 October 23
 November 27
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 September 25
 October 30
 December 4
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 October 2
 November 6
 December 11
Aug. 28 Introduction The New Teacher's Guide to Government Resources
Sept. 4 CLASS DOES NOT MEET!  
Sept. 11  What do we mean when we talk about educational technology? George Lucas Innovative Classrooms
 
 Readings
(1) Bromley & Apple, Introduction
(2) Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, CH 1
How do Jonassen, et al's 'attributes of meaningful learning' and explanation of how 'technology fosters learning' correlate with Bromley's analysis of technology in the schools? 
(3) Review Power Point Guidelines

Helpful Links: If you are a novice in the study of educational technology, review the following and include notes in your reading log.Come to class with questions for clarification.
What is educational technology?
Carbons to Computers
 
 Assignment
(1) Discussion: Be prepared to answer the question with examples and illustrations.
(2) Think about what expectations we and others have about technology skills and literacy.Look for commonalities and notable differences among the four sets of perspectives. Take notes or make a list or chart that illustrates your findings for us to use in class. 
Focus on Generic Skills for Information Technology Literacy, 1998 This is a discussion of a body of research that "has focused on those digital literacy requirements for citizen participation, rather than specific workplace skills or the skills required by computer professionals." 
A NATION OF OPPORTUNITY:Strategies for Building America's 21st Century Workforce Executive Summary "The 21st Century Workforce Commission was established by Congress to take a "snapshot" of the information technology workforce around the country. The Commission --17 members with relevant expertise from business, education, labor, and government -- was charged with studying and recommending to the President and Congress how best to ensure that American workers have the opportunity to prepare for and succeed in the IT jobs of today and tomorrow." 
Technology Foundation Standards for Students
Technology Foundation Standards for Teachers
NOTE: The student and teacher standards were co-constructed and are used by NCATE for certification purposes and have served as a model for many states.
   
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Sept. 18  What is effective digital design? Evaluating digital products
 
 Readings
Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, CH 2 
Create a matrix that identifies the following for each Internet learning activity: 
(a) meaningful learning process from CH 1; 
(b) learner roles; 
(c) teacher roles; and, 
(d) assessment.
(2) See Chapter 2 Links for examples illustrated in readings and other helpful links
 
  Assignment
(1) Consider examples of products and activities described in your matrix. Identify characteristics of design that apply to all or most of these. Bring to class as a list.
   
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Sept. 25 What is effective digital design? Principles of Digital Design
 
 Readings
(1)Review the following to determine principles of digital design:
Spatial Interfaces for Learning Online
Digital Library Design for Usability A bit long but a good article; focus on 'design for usability.'
The Machine Mediated Image Part of a larger site about Design in the Digital Age
(2) Review the following to determine what criteria teachers should use when evaluating software.
Beyond "Cool" Analog Models for Reviewing Digital Resources
Software Evaluation and Research Links
For Class
Design Links and Apple Interface Design Guide
 
Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation as assigned.
(2) Write at least six tips for teachers to identify digital tools that are well designed.
   
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Oct. 2 What technologies support different content and types of learning? (1)Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, CH 3 
What kinds of learning does video production support? What are the characteristics of pre-produced videos that support learning?
(2) See Chapter 3 Links for illustrations in readings and other helpful links.
 
 Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation as assigned.
(2) Be prepared to discuss reading and bring examples of effective use of video to support instruction. This can be an actual video, personal idea, or other illustrations.
(3) Bring your TV guide, if you have one.
For Class

Video Conference: Classroom Projects
Classroom Video Production from PBS KQED
Don't miss this! Video Production in the Classroom student examples!
Tips for Using Video in the Classroom.
ESLCafe's Video in the Classroom
Integrating Video into the Classroom Lots of links.
Live cams on the 'Net. Too Cool!

   
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Oct. 9
 Readings
(1) Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, CH 4 
How does multimedia support the digital generation?
(2) Growing Up Digital What are the implications of a digital upbringing on the nature of teaching and learning?
(3) Design of Net-learning Systems Based on Experiential Learning, Juan R. Pimentel. Read the first part of this paper about experiential learning. How does this support or refute Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson's position?
 
  Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation as assigned.
(2) What key concepts, principles, and rules does Jonassen say we must keep in mind when using for creating technology tools to support learning? How do these relate to Growing up Digital? Create an illustration, chart or graphic that illustrates your findings.
(3) Take a poll of your students (if you are teaching) and adult co-workers. Ask them to give you one word that describes the Internet. Bring data to class.
   
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Oct. 16 What technologies support different content and types of learning?
 
 Readings
(1) Bromley & Apple, CH 1-4, as assigned 
Identify the key issues, concerns, and or beliefs of the author with supporting evidence.
 
  Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation as assigned.
(2) Be prepared to debate from the perspective of the author whose work you read and support or refute from Jonassen, et al.
Oct. 23 What technologies support different content and types of learning?  
 
 Reading and Assignment
(1) Take a Learning Style Inventory
(2) Read about what technologies support different learning styles. Take notes on Gardner's ideas about what technolgies support specific types of learning.
(3) Addressing Diverse Learning Styles Compare the learning typologies here to Gardner's and note how they may be correlated.
(4) Visit one of the Models of Teaching sites and write a technology-infused lesson idea using one of the approaches that would support idenitified learning needs and styles (from # 1, 2, or 3).
(1) Power Point Presentation as assigned.
(2) Bring learning experience idea (re: #4 above) to turn in, e.g. teaching model, objective, student behaviors, technology used (according to Jonassen in previous chapters) and identified learning style that is supported with technology.
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Oct. 30 What technologies support different content and types of learning?  
 
 Readings
(1)Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, CH 6 
How can technology support higher order thinking? List Mindtools and thinking skills utilized for each.
(2)  What technologies can support special need learners? How can software and the Internet better support special needs? Visit Center for Applied Special Technology and go to the Teaching Tools section. 
Helpful Links:

Assistive Technologies. Lists companies that make assistive technologies.
Bobby is a web-based tool that analyzes web pages for their accessibility to people with disabilities.
George Lucas Foundation Assistive Technology Success Stories
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Generating Assistive Technology Systematically....
LD (Learning Disabled)Pride Online Although not a research site, this site has helpful information (LD, ADD and learning styles) and well-designed.
 
  Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation
(2) Bring list of Mindtools/skills to use in class.
(3) Be prepared to design a learning environment that supports different learning needs.
 
For Class
Links for Diverse Learning Needs
   
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Nov. 6 What directs and determines how technologies are designed, used, and evaluated?
 
 Readings
(1)Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, CH 5
How are computer-mediated communications different from face-to-face communications? Consider the activities in this chapter and identify skills and understandings the students you teach would have to have to successfully use the technology as a tool for communication
Chapter 5 Links
 
  Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation
(2) Be prepared to work with others to create a guide for teachers planning to create a community of learners.
   
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Nov.13 What directs and determines how technologies are designed, used, and evaluated?
 
 Readings
(1) Jonassen, Peck, & Wilson, CH 7
Cxonsider constructivist practices and write a lesson plan for teaching a specific topic, see TEKS and TEKS and technology (review for your grade level).
Chapter 7 Links
 
  Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation
(2) Be prepared to share practices in class. Turn in lesson plan.
(3) Be prepared to discuss how we are using technology in teaching and what we should be doing.
 
 For Class
Technology, Classroom Design, & Constructivism
Parking & Traffic
   
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Nov. 20 What is lacking in current technologies and what can improve these deficiencies?
 
 Readings
(1) Bromley & Apple, CH 5-9, as assigned 
Identify the key issues, concerns, and or beliefs of the author with supporting evidence.
(2) Review the following and identify how they correlate with your readings.Teacher Use of Computers and the Internet in Public Education and New Times Demand New Ways of Learning
 
 Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation
(2) Bring reading notes and be prepared to come up with a strategy to avoid gratuitous or ill-conceived use of technology in a learning environment.
Nov. 27 What is lacking in current technologies and what can improve these deficiencies?
 
 Readings
(1)From the following, identify forecasts for future technologies and how they can or may impact the nature of teaching and learning.
Allan, J. (1999). Information Access in Education: Textbooks, Technology, and the Future
Davis, E., L. (1996). The future of education. 
Education and technology: Futuretisions Can be viewed as a PDF file.
Internet2 
Libraries of the future
McNabb, M, Hawkes, M, & Rouk, Y. (1999). Critical issues in evaluating the effectiveness of technology. The DOE Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology.
Ten Ways the Web will Change the World.
The classroom of the future (COTF) 
The Pangaea Network
For Class
1) Identify the main concerns, beliefs, concepts, and intents of media literacy by perusing the following sites.
Children and Media
Eight Key Concepts of Media Literacy
Media Literacy Online Project
Yahoo! Media Literacy
 
  Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation
(2) Bring plan for final project. Be prepared to discuss and explain content and scope.
(3) Bring list of future technologies and your ideas for how teaching and learning may be different.
   
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 Dec. 4 Final Project Review
 
 Readings
Review Technology, Classroom Design, & Constructivism if your final project involves learning applications.
 
  Assignment
(1) Power Point Presentation
(2) Bring final project to class for review. By this date you should have an outline, bibliography, and draft.
   
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Dec. 11  Final Projects Due Either turn in to P.McGee or send via e-mail as an attachment .doc.
   
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