Engaging Students With Technology
Engaging Students With Technology
This orientation session should be completed during the first week of the course. The orientation session includes an orientation survey, introduction to the course, and an opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with the discussion forum as they post an introduction and describe their current professional roles.
Designing a Lesson Based on the Schlechty Design Qualities
In this session, participants will be introduced to the 10 Schlecty Design Qualities and learn how to engage students by building lessons that incorporate several of these qualities. The Schlechty Center defines student engagement levels based on five involvement types: engagement, strategic compliance, ritual compliance, retreatism, and rebellion. Participants will begin to plan strategies they can use to engage all students by appealing to their values, interests, and needs. Also, participants will create an account with Diigo and join a group so that all participants in the course can share resources.
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
Creating Interactive Posters with Glogster
Glogster is an online platform that allows teachers and students to create interactive poster presentations in order to share knowledge and ideas in a creative manner. In this session, participants will create a free account in Glogster and browse a number of openly shared Glogs that were created by teachers. Participants will learn how educators are utilizing Glogster to engage students.
Using VoiceThread to Enhance Student Communication and Collaboration
Participants will learn how to use VoiceThread in the classroom as a way to enhance student communication and collaboration. A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). During this session, participants will create a free VoiceThread account and read about how educators are using VoiceThread in the classroom. In order to get a hands-on experience with VoiceThread, this session's discussion forum will be set up in the form of a VoiceThread.
Building Engaging Presentations with Prezi
In this session, participants will learn how to use Prezi, a free alternative to PowerPoint that allows users to create captivating presentations that are stored in the cloud. Teachers and students can present information in a creative and appealing way by utilizing this free tool. Participants will view example Prezis and set up a free account for themselves.
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CHOICE! Utilizing Voki Avatars OR Wordle Word Clouds
In this session, participants have a choice of two Web 2.0 tools to explore: Voki or Wordle.
Voki is a free service that lets teachers and students create customized avatars, add voice to avatars, and share avatars on any blog or website. Participants will see several examples of Vokis created for classroom use and will create a Voki and share it in the discussion forum as a hands-on learning experience. Participants will learn how they can utilize Voki in a 21st century lesson.
With Wordle, teachers can create "word clouds." The user provides the text, and greater prominence is given to words that are used more frequently in the text. You can tweak your Wordles by changing the font, layout, and color scheme. In this session, you will learn about the many creative ways that educators are using Wordle, and you will experiment in creating a Wordle of your own.
Finishing Up the Lesson Design
In this session, participants will focus exclusively on finishing their lesson design template. You will incorporate one or more of the Web 2.0 tools that you have learned about in Sessions 2-5 into your lesson, and you will share your lesson with your colleagues. Also, in this session, you will think about how your role as a teacher has changed in the digital age.