Alex R.

Hodges, Associate Librarian/Professor American University – School of Education, Teaching & Health

WEEKLY SCHEDULE – FALL 2011 - EDU519.001 & EDU519.901
Note: These details are subject to change. Be aware of in-class & online announcements. Date Lecture/Discussion Topics & Activities Assignments/Readings Due Sept. 1 Class 1 Introduction to the Course In-Class Assignments: Tell me about you. Review of syllabus 1) Set up PBworks accounts. Setting up 2.0 communications PBworks What is Web 2.0? Reading Due: Lecture/Class Discussion: (Bb) Web 2.0 and Emergent Multiliteracies, Alexander, Theory Exploring Web 2.0 for Classroom Use into Practice EDU519 Web 2.0 Vocabulary: 1) (Bb) When Young Teachers Go Wild Social Networks – Blogs – Wikis – on the Web, Shapira, Washington Content Management Systems – Post Learning Management Systems – 2) RSS – IM/SMS/MMS – Others) Due before class starts: Activities: Post favorite site to the course wiki Share favorite Web sites Discussion: Grades/Textbook Bb Discussion Assignment (all week): Online Safety & Privacy Frontline discussion – post Activities: individual (by 9/18) and secondary Watch PBS Frontline, “digital_nation” responses to Bb discussion (by 9/22) Examine teaching materials What is a Community of Practice (CoP)? Reading Due: Lecture/Class Discussion: (Bb) Supporting Dialogic Literacy Web 2.0 cont.; CoP lecture Through Mashing and Moddling of Activity: Places and Spaces, Hedberg & Brudvik, Theory Into Practice Learning style inventory (Bb) “A conceptual perspective: CoP-INTASC standards exercise theory and practice,” Wenger, Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity Evaluating Web Sources & Software Reading & Homework #1 Due: Class Discussion/Activity: Maloy, Ch. 5 & 6 The Internet and the World Wide Web; In-Class Assignment: Critical Evaluation of Web-based Curriculum Group Reading Response #1 Materials; Web Quests; Information Literacy; Wiki Grading Date #1: 9/26 Watch: Truth in Numbers, Glosserman (2010) Teaching Writing in the Web Environment Reading & Homework #2 Due: Class Discussion/Activity: (Bb) Pew Internet & American Life – Reactions to the Pew report; Writing, Technology and Teens More on learning theory: objectivism, Maloy, Ch. 4, 8 constructivism, critical literacy 1 EDU 519: The Uses of Technology in Education

Sept. 8 Class 2

Sept. 15 Class 3

Sept. 22 Class 4

Sept. 29 Class 5

Oct. 6 Class 6

Alex R. Hodges, Associate Librarian/Professor American University – School of Education, Teaching & Health Date Oct. 13 Class 7 Oct. 20 Class 8 Lecture/Discussion Topics & Activities Learning Theory & Instructional Design (1) Lecture & Activity: Introduction to instructional design, part 1 Education Research Instruction: Information Literacy in Action Lecture: How to do library-based research Activity: Searching ERIC and other education databases for scholarly content Learning Theory & Instructional Design (2) Activity: Instructional design, part 2 Explore Prezi Educational Technology and Special Education Guest Lecturer: Kamran Rasul, Assistive Technology Specialist Activity: Using ed tech for students with exceptionalities; Universal design National Educational Technology Plan (U.S.) NO IN-PERSON CLASS – WORK ONLINE Discussion: Building ed tech-rich classrooms & educational technology policy Adventures in Multimedia Lecture: Incorporating multimedia and screencasting into instruction Activity: Explore Glogster & Jing THANKSGIVING – No Class Final Project - Preparations Course Evaluations Activity: Work time and troubleshooting session for portfolios and final project, Student In-Class Presentations Final Project - Due Date #1 Student In-Class Presentations Activity: Peer Evaluations of Final Projects Assignments/Readings Due Reading Due: (Bb) Clark & Mayer, Ch. 2-4 Assignment Due: Web Evaluation Project, Post on your wiki by Thurs, Oct. 20, 4pm
Name attachment: lastname_edu519_webliography.doc

Oct. 27 Class 9 Nov. 3 Class 10

Reading & Homework #3 Due: (Bb) Clark & Mayer, Ch. 5-7 Wiki Grading Date #2: 10/24 Reading Due: Maloy, Ch. 10

Nov. 10 Class 11

Nov. 17 Class 12

Nov. 24 Dec. 1 Class 13

Reading Due: (Bb) Nat’l Educational Tech Plan Out-of-Class Bb Discussion: --part 1, due 11/10, 4pm --part 2, due 11/13, 11:59pm Reading & Homework #4 Due: Maloy, Ch. 9 In-class assignment: Group Reading Response #2 Wiki Grading Date #3: 11/21 Individual Conferences: Discuss your final project plans with instructor

Dec. 8 Class 14

Final Project Report Due: Post attachment to individual PBworks page— by Thurs, Dec. 8, 4pm
Name Attachment: lastname_edu519_final.doc

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Alex R. Hodges, Associate Librarian/Professor American University – School of Education, Teaching & Health Date Dec. 15 Class 15 Lecture/Discussion Topics & Activities Final Project - Due Date #2 Screencasts & Websites are viewable online linked from PBworks. Assignments/Readings Due Screencast & Website Due: Post link/URL of screencast AND web site to individual PBworks page by Thurs, Dec. 15, 8pm

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