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Tuesday, January 8

Activities:
  • Course Overview
  • Tasks and Calendar Review
  • Class Introductions
Readings:

Read the following papers before Tuesday, January 15

1. Teaching with technology by Simon Hooper and Lloyd Rieber.

2. Technology to Support Learning, Chapter 9 in How People Learn by John Bransford, Ann Brown, and Rodney Cocking.

Tasks Due:

Review the list of competencies in the Georgia Technology Standards for Educators listed below. Write a brief analysis (one page max) of your strengths and weakness regarding the technology competencies most relevant to your career. Copy and paste your analysis into an email message to be sent to the course instructors by Monday, January 21.

Georgia Technology Standards for Educators

Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, January 15

Activities:
  • Presentation: Using Technology as a Cognitive Tool
  • Discussion of previous week's readings
  • Work on Tasks 1 & 2
Readings:

Read the following papers before Tuesday, January 22

1. Computers as Mindtools for Engaging Learners in Critical Thinking by David Jonassen, Chad Carr, and Hsiu-Ping Yueh

2. Uncovering the Hidden Web, Part I: Finding What the Search Engines Don't

3. Uncovering the Hidden Web, Part II: Resources for Your Classroom

Tasks Due: None due today.
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, January 22

Activities:
  • Presentation: How to use PowerPoint in the Classroom
  • Discussion of previous week's readings
  • Work on Tasks 2 & 3
Readings:

Read the following papers before Tuesday, January 29

1. Technology in K-12 Education: Envisioning a New Future by David Thornburg

2. E-Learning: Education Businesses Transform Schooling by Peter Stokes

Tasks Due: Task 1 - Bring printout of resume and email an electronic copy to instructors.
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, January 29

Activities:
  • Presentation: Dimensions of Effective Use of Computers in Education
  • Example Video 1
  • Discussion of previous week's readings
  • Work on Tasks 2 & 3.
Readings:

Read the following paper before Tuesday, February 5

No Child Left Behind

Tasks Due: None due today.
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, February 5

Activities: PowerPoint Presentations (Task 2); Work on Task 3.
Readings:

Read the following papers before Tuesday, February 12

1. Student Expectations of Information Technology Use in the Classroom

2. Preparing Tomorrow's Science Teachers to Use Technology: Guidelines for Science Educators

Tasks Due: Task 2 - Be prepared to give your 10 minute PowerPoint presentation.
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, February 12

Activities:
  • Netscape Composer Workshop (OPTIONAL ATTENDANCE)
  • Please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 11, via email to Professor Reeves
  • Work on Task 3
Readings:

Read the following paper before Tuesday, February 19

1. An Introduction to Internet Resources for K-12 Educators - Part I: Information Resources, Update 2000

2. An Introduction to Internet Resources for K-12 Educators - Part II: Question Answering, Electronic Discussion Groups, Newsgroups,Update 2000

If you need help with basic methods of searching the World Wide Wed, go to this tutorial.

Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web

Tasks Due: None today!
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, February 19

Activities: Open Lab Session To Work on Task 3 (Personal Home Page) (OPTIONAL ATTENDANCE)
Readings:

Read the following paper before Tuesday, February 26

The Impact of Media and Technology in Schools

Tasks Due: None today!
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, February 26

Activities: What we really know about the impact of technology in education (PowerPoint Game); Discussion of Readings; Work on Task 3.
Readings:

Read the following papers before Tuesday, March 5

1. Computers Make Kids Smarter-Right?

2. The Computer Delusion

Tasks Due: None today!
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, March 5

Activities: Personal Web Page Presentations (Task 3); Overview of Project 5; Form teams for Task 5; Distribution of course exam.
Readings:

Read the following paper before Tuesday, March 12

A Scalable Model of Collaborative Learning: The Virtual High School Cooperative

Tasks Due: Task 3 - Personal web pages will be shown in class.
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, March 12

Activities: Computers in the Classroom: Practical Considerations; Discussion of readings; Work on Task 5.
Readings:

Read the following papers before Tuesday, March 26

1. Evaluating What Really Matters in Computer-Based Education

2. The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation

Tasks Due: None today!
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, March 19 - No Class Due To Spring Break

Tuesday, March 26

Activities: Evaluating Educational Software; Discussion of readings; Work on Task 5.
Software Evaluation Exercise
Readings: None assigned for next week.
Tasks Due: None today!
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, April 2

Activities: Open Lab Session To Work on Task 5 (Web-Based Resource) (OPTIONAL ATTENDANCE)
Readings:

Read the following paper before Tuesday, April 9

e-Learning: Putting a World-Class Education at the Fingertips of all Children

Tasks Due: None today!
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, April 9

Activities: Open Lab Session To Work on Task 5 (Web-Based Resource) (OPTIONAL ATTENDANCE)
Readings:

Read the following paper before Tuesday, April 16

Apple's ACOT Report Summary

Tasks Due: Task 4 - Email your course exam to Dr. Reeves.
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, April 16

Activities: The Future of Computers in Education, Discussion of Readings; Work on Task 5.
Readings: None assigned for next week.
Tasks Due: None today!
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Tuesday, April 23

Activities: Task 5 (Web-Based Resource) demos; Final Course Evaluations.
Readings: None assigned for next week.
Tasks Due: Web-based resources should be ready for demonstration today! (Task 5).
Location: Room 618 Aderhold Hall (PC Lab)

Friday, May 3 - Last day to submit revised tasks.


 

  

  

 

 

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