Lesson Plan October 5 10/05/2011
Technologies & Access, Part 2
Online Course location: Skype:
1. Go to the "Discussion Forum" (upper right hand corner, password is "password") and read your colleagues replies. Good stuff folks! You are getting the "key ideas" and making connections to your own thinking and experiences. That's learning, right?
2. Start reading one another's blogs. Consider responding to one or two. In your own blog, reflect on what types of entries you like (and why). Discuss how you might revise how you are doing your own blog entries.
1. Technology Timeline: Log into TimeRime and get to where you can edit our collaborative timeline (the title link above). Quickly read/research your assigned writing "technology" and add at least two significant dates/events into the timeline.
"We need to be confident enough with the technology to 'play' with it, to open it up for inspection, and to think about what we see and what it means for us and for students in our classes. Mindlessly accepting a piece of software is irresponsible--even if everyone in the world is using it, even if we can't really change it, even if we're afraid of breaking it. We are in complete accord with what Selfe told us in her 1998 CCCC address: 'As composition teachers, deciding whether or not to sue technology in our classes is simply not the point--we have to pay attention to technology' (Selfe, 1999, p. 415, original emphasis)" (McGee/Erricsson, 2002/2008, p. 321).
3. Using Diigo, bookmark at least 4 websites that provide "good teaching" practices. Briefly annotate them in terms of Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 Brain Rules. In Diigo, start a list called "Brain Rules & Good Teaching." Add the entries to the list. Add headers to separate bookmarks emphasizing Chapter 4 and Chapter 5.
(if time) 4. Go to our Diigo Group. Click on my last posting "Digital Revolution and Higher Education." Start with my first note at the top of the page to get your instructions.
5. Final Project (start detailed discussion, continue next week)
6. Ticket Out CAT...
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