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COURSE SYLLABUS
Course Number ED 554 A2 Course Title Computers & Technology in the Classroom

Fall

Spring

Summer X

Year 2010

Name of Instructor Steven Knight Electronic Mail Steven.Knight@marymount.edu

Office and Extension cell/home ± 571-239-1533

Meeting Day and Time: July 12 ± 23, 9:00 ± 3:00, M - F. Ballston 408 Office Hours: By appointment Final: Integrated Lesson Plan due July 24, 2009

EVALUATION SENTENCE: During summer 2009, course evaluations will be administered online. Students will receive an email from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to complete the form. For more information go to: www.marymount.edu/irap ACADEMIC INTEGRITY By accepting this syllabus, you pledge to uphold the principles of Academic Integrity expressed by the Marymount University Community. You agree to observe these principles yourself and to defend them against abuse by others.

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ATTENDANCE POLICY
Due to the intensive nature of this course; Students are expected to attend all sessions for six hours each day, M ± F. Any absence for any reason will necessarily require a re-assessment of your continued participation in the class. Your job, this semester, is to complete this course successfully.

SPECIAL NEEDS AND ACCOMMODATIONS Special Needs and Accommodations: Please address with the instructor any special problems or needs at the beginning of the semester. Those seeking accommodations based on disabilities should provide a Faculty Contact Sheet obtained through Disability Support Services (DSS), 284-1615, located on Main Campus in Gerard Hall. ACCESS TO STUDENT WORK Copies of your work in this course including copies of any submitted papers and your portfolios may be kept on file for institutional research, assessment and accreditation purposes. All work used for these purposes will be submitted anonymously. WEATHER AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION LINE 703-526-6888 If you have not already done so, please sign up for the Marymount University Alerts Emergency Notification System at the MU main website: http://www.marymount.edu/mualerts/ 1. BROAD PURPOSE OF COURSE 1a. Conceptual Framework: Marymount University¶s professional education programs are dedicated to our mission of ³Preparing Educational Leaders for Diverse Learning Communities,´ The three strands comprising the conceptual framework model include critical thinker, effective practitioner, and caring professional that synergistically interact with one another. Knowledge of content, human growth and development, and pedagogy, along with current research and learning theory, provide the foundation for our professional programs. All courses and experiences are designed to achieve this mission. 1b. Critical Assignment: Marymount¶s teacher education program has identified key or critical assignments for your program as part of our formative assessment system. These critical assignments are part of your normal course work and are considered in the evaluation for your course grade. Additionally, these assessments are evaluated a second time by your professor in the following five areas: 1) Knowledge of Subject Matter; 2) Knowledge of Human Growth and Development; 3) Adapting for Individual Needs; 4) Instructional Planning Skills; and 5) Assessment of Student Learning. The scores from these five areas are not part of your course grade, but are reported to the department and your advisor. At the end of the semester you may inquire about the critical assignment score for this course or you may ask your advisor about the scores for all of your critical assignments at any time. The Education Department uses the scores for program

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evaluation and your advisor will view your scores as a means of formative assessment. The critical assignment for this course is the Technologically Integrated Lesson Plan Project. 2. COURSE OBJECTIVES Students will be expected to: a. Establish criteria for selecting and evaluating educational hardware and software; b. Describe appropriate applications of selected educational technologies, including computers; c. Demonstrate effective use of the computer as a productivity tool for teaching and learning; d. Apply selected multimedia tools; e. Describe research findings and theory bases which underpin the application of electronic technologies in schools; f. Develop a lesson plan which appropriately integrates educational technology. g. Describe implications of education computing on such issues as equity, ethics, privacy, viruses, and copyright infringements; h. Describe the role advanced technologies (e.g. robotics, telecommunications, interactive video, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence) currently play in education and will likely play in the future; i. Establish criteria for assessing the accuracy and reliability of online resources; j. Use electronic technologies to access and exchange information; k. Employ appropriate technologies to support the Virginia Standards of Learning and other instructional objectives, in addition to the NETS standards. l. Compile a portfolio of prescribed variety of resources from the Internet, This course has no field experience. 3. TEACHING METHOD Discussions (online and face to face), modeling, demonstrations, group activities, readings, software evaluations, multimedia and class projects will be utilized in order to help students develop a working knowledge of instructional technologies that can be applied in the classroom. 4. GRADING POLICY a. Technologically Integrated Lesson Plan Project (35%) Students will create a one week unit which will use technology as part of the instruction. Students will need to refer to state standards as a focus of the unit. Objectives for each lesson should be present as well as an assessment tool that will be used to determine if students met the objectives in the lesson. In this project students will specifically outline how they will use the technology they have selected to teach the subject matter.

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b. Technology Integration Projects (50%): Students will explore a wide variety of technology integrations assignments for student learning. Assignments include Professional Blog, Group Podcast, Digital Storytelling Project and Multimedia Group Project. c. Reflections & Participation (15%): Students will write a reflection to their blog, on the knowledge gained from reading, class activity, and/or class discussion along with potential applications to future work each day.

Evaluation: Since this is a graduate course, high quality work is expected on all assignments and in class. Grades will be based on the completion of course requirements and on the scope, quality, and creativity of the assignments. All assignments will be graded. All assignments are due at the beginning of classes. Late assignments will not be accepted without making arrangements with the instructor. Assignments may also be sent through email. Grade A AB+ B BC+ C CF Points 94-100 90-93 88-89 82-87 80-81 78-79 72-77 70-71 59 ± 0 Incomplete work and/or excessive absences

Rubrics for individual class requirements will be distributed Assignment Technologically Integrated Lesson Plan Project (35%) Due: July 23rd Description/Requirements Students will create a one week unit which will use technology as part of the instruction. Students will need to refer to state standards as a focus of the unit. Objectives for each lesson should be present as well as an assessment tool that will be used to determine if students met the objectives in the lesson. In this project students will specifically outline how they will use the technology they have selected to teach the subject matter (to include elements of distance education).

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Professional Blog (20%) Due: July 23rd

Demonstrate a level of familiarity with both technology and sound design principles during the development of a Professional Blog. y Front page will include class reflections and/or assigned reading, detailing how what is learned can be applied to your future classroom. y Professional 'bio' web page about you, the author of the site. Find a visual way of representing yourself (wordle, avatar, video). y A page featuring your philosophy of teaching, learning, and technology. y Include links to other resources and other bloggers. y A page linking products that you created during the course y A page featuring your technology integrated lesson plan and/or other products created during the class. Demonstrate the effective use of the computer as a productive tool for teaching and learning, working in groups to create a 5 -7 minute podcast (audio & video) that highlights a chapter in the Curriculum 21 text (Chapters 7, 8, 11 & 13)

Group Podcast Project (10%) Due: Chapters 7 & 11, July 16th Chapters 6 & 8, July 19th Digital Storytelling Project (10%) Due: July 21st

Demonstrate the effective use of one of the digital storytelling tools showcased in class to create an introduction of yourself. The intended audience would be your students. Demonstrate effective use of the computer as a productive tool for teaching and learning, working in groups of 3. Students will select any of the technologies discussed/demonstrated and develop an interactive presentation to show its effective use in teaching and learning. After each class, write a reflection on your blog, on the knowledge gained from reading, class activity, and/or class discussion along with potential applications to future work.

Group Multimedia Project (10%) Due: Groups 1 & 2, July 22nd Groups 3 & 4, July 23rd Class Reflections & Participation (15%)

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CLASS SCHEDULE Class Topics Introduction to the Course 21st Century Students Blogging Activity 1 ± Creating a Blog Assignments Jacobs
Chapter 12

Date
Monday 12th

Richardson
Chapters 1 & 2

Reflection of Day 1
Tuesday 13th

21st Century Skills & 21st Century Classroom Digital Immigrants v. Digital Natives Podcasting

Jacobs
Chapter 5

Richardson
Chapter 8

Reflection of Day 2 Jacobs
Chapter 7

Wednesday 14th

Technology Enhanced Project Based Learning Podcasting Work session

Reflection of Day 3 Bring Photos for Thursday Jacobs
Chapter 11

Thursday 15th

Multimedia Enhanced Classrooms Digital Storytelling

Reflection of Day 4

Technologically Integrated Lesson Plan Work session
Friday 16th

Standards Based Instruction Standards Activity ± VA Tech Standards; NETS Standards Podcast Presentations ( Chapters 7 & 11)

Jacobs
Chapters 6

Richardson
Chapters 5 & 6

Reflection of Week & Bio page

Monday 19th

Professional Learning Networks PLN Work session

Richardson
Chapters 9

Reflection of Day/Readings &

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Class Topics Podcast Presentations ( Chapters 8 & 6)

Assignments Philosophy of teaching, learning, and technology page

Tuesday 20th

Differentiated Instruction Presentation Software

Richardson
Chapters 4

Reflection of Day/Readings Presentation Work session
Wednesday 21st

Disruptive Innovations Digital Story Share

Jacobs
Chapter 8

Reflection of Day/Readings Technologically Integrated Lesson Plan Work session
Thursday 22nd

Digital Citizenship 21 Century Fluency
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Jacobs
Chapter 13

Reflection of Day/Readings Multimedia Group Presentation #1 & #2

Friday 23rd

Technology Competencies Reflection of Course Office Tools Multimedia Group Presentation #3 & #4 Technologically Integrated Lesson Plan Project Due

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REQUIRED TEXTS Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms 3rd edition by Will Richardson

Recommended Equipment: USB Flash Drive

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REQUIRED OR SUGGESTED READINGS OR AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS y y y International Technology Education Association.
http://www.iteaconnect.org/TAA/PDFs/xstnd.pdf

International Society for Technology in Education http://www.iste.org/ National Educational Technology Standards http://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=NETS