Technology Integration Observation

This video discusses using the TPACK model to integrate technology in teaching What is Technology Anyway? Technological knowledge  Affordances as Relative What can be accomplished with the technology Technological knowledge (skill and understanding) of the student The Learning Activity Types Web Site LEARNING ACTIVITY TYPES K-6 Literacy Mathematics Science Secondary English Language Arts Social Studies … Continue reading Technology Integration Observation

VTS & the Common Core Standards

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) VTS Facilitation Method 101 In VTS discussions, teachers support student growth by facilitating discussions of carefully selected visual texts. Teachers are asked to use three open-ended questions: What's going on in this picture? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can we find? Three Facilitation Techniques: Paraphrase … Continue reading VTS & the Common Core Standards

Amazing Readings to Consider Seriously

Morgan, M., Brickell, G., Harper, B. (2008). Applying distributed cognition theory to the redesign of the ‘Copy and Paste’ function in order to promote appropriate learning outcomes.  Computers & Education, 50(1), 125-147. Morgan, et. al. (2008) "...learners need to be encouraged to undertake re-crafting of their environment to assist them in their cognitive activities, thereby developing and … Continue reading Amazing Readings to Consider Seriously

Digital Story Assessment Example

(Based on the example of Emphasis from The ix visualizing composition 2.0, 2e tutorial ) Dimension = Compositional  Feature to Assess: Emphasis: Stress on certain element(s) to create importance or significance or to attract attention. Assessment Question: In the image or design I’ve created, what is the emphasis? What elements of design did I use to create emphasis? How … Continue reading Digital Story Assessment Example

Photographic Design or How to Choose the Right Image for a Lesson

Identify a lesson for which you would need to integrate numerous still images to support the learning of your students. First, discuss why you believe still images can be helpful in this context. Consider the multimedia picker tool (and related sources). More significantly, there are usually many, many images to choose from among the thousands … Continue reading Photographic Design or How to Choose the Right Image for a Lesson

Assessment & Multimodal Composition

What do you consider during the production process to better insure that your digital story effectively communicates or educates?  As you are producing your digital story, be cognizant of those aspects of the production process that are of central concern to you and your group members. There are issues that relate principles of visual design (composition) and/or multimodal rhetoric to … Continue reading Assessment & Multimodal Composition

Reading/Discussing: Multimodal Workshop & TPACK

1. What are some FACTS or ideas from the reading that you recall?  Consider: Standards or workshop or TPaCK..... 2. Imagine you are observing and exploring at your school and your question is, what does the school have available for organizing a multimodal composition (MMC) workshop? What do you hope to find?  What might you … Continue reading Reading/Discussing: Multimodal Workshop & TPACK

Reflections about your students

The Assignment |  Deliverables | Field Observations | Script & Storyboard | Assessment |Resources |Readings Closely observe the students in your ED386/ED586 placement. Describe how they interact with each other and with the cooperating teacher. As digital storytelling is often a collaborative project, pay special attention to small group learning experiences. What types of digital technology, hardware and software, are the students using in class?  Additionally, ask … Continue reading Reflections about your students

Common Core Multimodal Literacy: From the Common Core ELA K-12 Standards — Speaking and Listening Strand

Kindergarten●SL.K.5. | Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. First Grade●SL.1.5. | Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. Second Grade●SL.2.5. | Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts … Continue reading Common Core Multimodal Literacy: From the Common Core ELA K-12 Standards — Speaking and Listening Strand

BlogPost 4: Analyzing and Integrating Still Images

Identify a lesson for which you would need to integrate still images to support the learning of your students. First, discuss why you believe still images can be helpful in this lesson. Use some of the resources below to support your analysis. There are usually many, many images to choose from among the thousands available on … Continue reading BlogPost 4: Analyzing and Integrating Still Images

Integrating your Mobile App

As a teacher, using assigned readings AND your choice of additional readings, discuss how you would integrate this mLearning Application into a lesson or unit of study +/- 300 words to be published to your blog as Post 3 mLearning. (Please link your post to and from the Mobile Learning page of your ePortfolio. Include a screen shot of the app … Continue reading Integrating your Mobile App

ED386 Salomon and Perkins on Does Technology Make You Smarter?

Salomon, G. & Perkins, D. (2005) Do Technologies Make Us Smarter? Intellectual Amplification With, Of and Through Technology.  Consider Salomon and Perkin's (2005) discussion leading up to and including the section on the Effects with Technology (from page 72 to where the section ends on the top of page 78).  It's about 5 pages of the essay. The … Continue reading ED386 Salomon and Perkins on Does Technology Make You Smarter?