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Creative Writing: Memoir Blending the Lines Between What Happened and Imagination

December 28th, 2012 Comments off

Creative Writing: Mèmoir, Blending the Lines Between What Happened and Imagination is a writing course designed to study the craft of creative non-fiction, otherwise known as mèmoir. It will delve into the blended lines between fiction and non-fiction as well as study how current memoir writers craft their work. Students taking this course are senior level high school students or undergraduate beginning writers. It is designed as an introduction to Mèmoir and the genre of creative non-fiction. For instructors and instuctional desingers, the planning documents are listed in the side bar. Each document and section is published on the web and in easily downloadable PDF documents as well.

Course Website 

Contains all of the planning documents in HTML format and has links to the Course Moodle LMS and The Facebook Group.

Facebook Group

This is the group where much of hte discussion and work-shopping of student work will take place and where students can make a connection with each other.

Creative Writing: Memoir Blending the Lines Between What Happened and Imagination Course Design Document in PDF format. 

This document is large and contains all of the WBID planning material.

Moodle Course

This is the LMS that students will interact with for instructional content, some discussion, and to turn in many assignments.

WBID Planning Documents (in PDF format)

The following documents are all contained in the final Course Design and Planning document linked above.

Analysis

Evaluation Planning

Concurrent Design

Implementation (Specifically Addresses Standards 4.1 – Project Management and 4.2 – Resource Management)

Summative Evaluation Plan (Specifically Addresses Standard 5.1 – Formative and Summative Evaluation)


Course Content

The following links point to actual course content house within the Moodle Learning management System

You will need to use the username user and the password user to gain access to the course.

SyllabusModule 1Module 2Module 3Module 4Module 5, Facebook Group

 


 Standards Addressed

S2 – Development – Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.

  • 2.4 Integrated Technologies – Integrated technologies are ways to produce and deliver materials which encompass several forms of media under the control of a computer.

Standard 4 – Management – Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.

  • 4.1 Project Management – Project management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling instructional design and development projects.
  • 4.2 Resource Management – Resource management involves planning, monitoring, and controlling resource support systems and services.
  • 4.3 Delivery System Management – Delivery system management involves planning, monitoring and controlling ‘the method by which distribution of instructional materials is organized’ . . . [It is] a combination of medium and method of usage that is employed to present instructional information to a learner.

S5 – Evaluation – Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

  • 5.1 Problem Analysis – Problem analysis involves determining the nature and parameters of the problem by using information-gathering and decision-making strategies.

 


Instructional Design Project – Citing Sources Correctly Using APA Style

December 28th, 2011 Comments off

This was, by far, the most intensive and thorough project to date that I completed in the EDTECH program.  I designed a whole unit using valid ID models.  I designed every aspect of this course and completed a Instructional Design Document detailing every phase of the project.

Instructional Design Project – Citing Sources Correctly Using APA Style


Standards Addressed

S1 – Design – Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.

  • 1.1 Instructional Systems Design – Instructional Systems Design (ISD) is an organized procedure that includes the steps of analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating instruction.
    • 1.1.1 Analyzing – Process of defining what is to be learned and the context in which it is to be learned.
    • 1.1.2 Designing – Process of specifying how it is to be learned.
    • 1.1.3 Developing – Process of authoring and producing the instructional materials.
    • 1.1.4 Implementing – Actually using the materials and strategies in context.
    • 1.1.5 Evaluating – Process of determining the adequacy of the instruction.
  • 1.3 Instructional Strategies – Instructional strategies are specifications for selecting and sequencing events and activities within a lesson.
  • 1.4 Learner Characteristics – Learner characteristics are those facets of the learner’s experiential background that impact the effectiveness of a learning process.

S2 – Development – Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.

  • 2.1 Print Technologies – Print technologies are ways to produce or deliver materials, such as books and static visual materials, primarily through mechanical or photographic printing processes.
  • 2.3 Computer Based Technologies – Computer-based technologies are ways to produce or deliver materials using microprocessor-based resources.

S3 – Utilization – Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.

  • 3.1 Media Utilization – Media utilization is the systematic use of resources for learning.
  • 3.3 Implementation and Institutionalization – Implementation is using instructional materials or strategies in real (not simulated) settings. Institutionalization is the continuing, routine use of the instructional innovation in the structure and culture of an organization.

S5 – Evaluation – Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

  • 5.1 Problem Analysis – Problem analysis involves determining the nature and parameters of the problem by using information-gathering and decision-making strategies.
  • 5.2 Criterion-referenced Measurement – Criterion-referenced measurement involves techniques for determining learner mastery of pre-specified content.
  • 5.3 Formative and Summative Evaluation – Formative evaluation involves gathering information on adequacy and using this information as a basis for further development. Summative evaluation involves gathering information on adequacy and using this information to make decisions about utilization.

 


Tech Use Plan (Draft)

December 28th, 2010 Comments off

This was a final project for EDTECH 501 – Introduction to Educational Technology. I created a presentation that I, as a technology coordinator, could present to my current school district. It does not include the actual plan as that is a long process, but it includes the framework and initial focus points.

Originally, this project was created using a combination of Microsoft PowerPoint and VoiceThread. I have exported the project into several formats below.

PDF
PowerPoint
MOV-HQ
MP$4-MOB

 

 

 

 

 

Watch at VoiceThread.com

 

If you have flash enabled you can watch the embedded version below.

 


ISTE Standards and Needs Assessment

November 9th, 2010 Comments off

In order to determine what students and staff need are with a needs assessment, however what type of assessment should be conducted and what areas of technology should be focused on.  It’s fine to do needs assessment on use of digital cameras and scanners, but if students and teachers need to be more knowledgeable in the area of software application, then the digital scanners and cameras assessment would not be suitable for evaluation.  Technology standards play an important role in determining criteria for needs assessment.  The ISTE standards seem like thorough and well developed goals to strive for.  These standards set the benchmark for what we as educators need to teach to each other and to our students.

 


Publications in the Field of Educational Technology

October 5th, 2010 Comments off

The field of educational technology is vast and covers many different areas. The number of publications, journals, and websites that are available that cover educational technology is just as vast. A simple Google search for educational technology yields over 69 million results. That is a vast and murky bog to wade through, however there are a number of indexes and directories that can assist with narrowing down the selection to a manageable number as well as weeding out the less credible sites and journals. One of these directories is the Educational Software Directory (2010). This site lists many websites, publications, software, tech tools, and journals. The directory lists thirty different scholarly journals that publish peer-reviewed research studies from all over the globe including Australia, The United States, and Great Britain. There are wide number of other directories. A search for educational technology publications or educational technology directories will yield many results.

There are a number of e-magazines and print magazines that cover issues and new trends in educational technology. EDTECH Magazine provides articles and opinion pieces about EDTECH and offers several different focuses including higher education and K-12 education. There are many such magazines and websites that offer similar content.

When it comes to peer-reviewed research journals, the availability is not as large, but still respectable. (“Educational technology journals,” 2008) lists journals published in Australia, Great Britain, Canada, The United States, and other countries. There are journals that focus on a specific topic like computer assisted language learning. There are journals that publish studies pertaining to computers in the schools. The categories go on.

When it comes to publications for and pertaining to educational technology, the possibilities are virtually endless and range from publications that try to encompass the entire field to publications and journals that narrow the focus down to a specific type of technology. There are research base, peer reviewed journals throughout the world and there are more typical magazine format publications with articles and editorials. The bottom line is that there are resources out there in the form of publications, it just depends on what purpose needs to be fulfilled.

5 Sites that I found the most beneficial:

  1. I discovered the site, Educational Software Directory.net (2010) was a good place to start looking and finding my way through the bog. Under its publications tab, there is a list of a number of different publications that focus on educational technology including a sub-section listing scholarly journals that provide peer reviewed studies pertaining to the field of educational technology. Most of these journals and publications require a membership or subscription, however they do have some that do not.
  2. Another good site that is the International Society for Technology in Education (2010). This site is a vast resource for educational technology tools and books as well as news and event listings.
  3. Tech and Learning (2010) offers reviews of many educational technology products as well as forums discussing current Edtech issues and blogs from current leaders in the educational technology field.
  4. EDTECH Magazine (2010) has a number of articles and opinion pieces focusing on the use of educational technology in the area of high education. It has a little bit for everyone from teachers to IT administrators. Another version of EDTECH Magazine (2010) focuses on the K-12 system
  5. The Educause review (2010) features many articles dealing with educational technology and the open source movement. It is a great place to keep up on current educational technology issues and projects.

References

Educational software directory.net. (2010, August 12). Retrieved from http://www.educational-software-directory.net/publications/journals

Educational technology journals. (2008, March 17). Retrieved from http://www.educational-software-directory.net/publications/journals

Educause review. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/er

Edtech. (2010). Retrieved from http://edtechmag.com

International society for technology in education. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/welcome.aspx

Tech and learning. (2010). Retrieved from http://techlearning.com/

 


Educational Devices

September 14th, 2010 Comments off

Today’s newer devices like the smart phone, mini-computers, and tablet devices have great potential for the educational setting. They provide an interaction that incorporates all three learning modalities and therefore increases learning. However, just because these devices exist and have tremendous potential does not mean they will be utilized. As Rieser pointed out, the increase of computers in the schools did not have an impact on the use of the computer in schools. Many educators do not want to incorporate new teaching methods, styles, and devices into their classrooms. It’s this attitude that has to eliminated. I feel that the ease of use of modern educational devices will help to diminish this thinking, but other steps must be take to get these beneficial educational technologies into our schools.

Mandatory training and implementation could be one solution. The school district that I work at requires all teachers to submit their lesson and unit plans to an on-line standards mapping application to better track the teaching of standards and help point out deficiencies. Many teachers grumble about this (including me) but it is beneficial and has helped the district increase proficiency in a number of content areas.