Week 7, 8 and 9 (Due July 28th)


July 7, 2016 by Steven Knight


Google Site Check in –

The following artifacts should be on your Google Site (with a short description of the assignment, process and relevance to your future instruction) by now.

  • Home Page (image/Information)
  • Blog Link
  • Digital Story

Soon to come –

  • LOC Certificate
  • CommonSenseMedia Certificate
  • Podcast/Flipped Lesson (including interactive support materials)
  • Social Learning Tool presentation
  • Unit Plan (including lessons and assessments)


SMARTBoard Resources

TeachersLED – Online Resources

Illuminations – Online resources for teaching Math

 Diigo Bookmarks tagged SMART board

SMART Exhcange – free and purchase lessons/Widgets/Manipulatives

SMART Notebook Express – create and view Notebook files

Intro to SMART board video by me and Dr. Langran

SMARTClassrooms YouTube Channel

SMARTBoard Search Engine

Favorite Lessons to Download

Download SMARTboard Notebook 11 (Installation code – Marymount Students only).

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

After watching the video above, choose one of the questions to answer and post your answer to the comments on this post. Please read and reply to at least one of your classmates answers.

1. What are specific ethical issues you see kids struggling when they use digital media?

2. How is our sense of identity changing in the digital world? How can adults learn from kids and guide them at the same time?

3. How does teaching and learning change in a world where information is at your fingertips?


“Free Computers Don’t close the Rich-Poor Education Gap” by Gregory Ferenstein, TechCrunch, May 20, 2013

“Digital Divide is ‘Major Challenge’ in Teaching Low-Income Students, Survey Finds” by Betsy Isaacson, The Huffington Post, February 28, 2013

Bridging the Digital Divide by Comcast

Black Girls Code: Crashing the Digital Gender Divide video

BYOD to Bridge the Digital Divide by Michael Mills

Week 7 – Post 1 responses on your blog

– Answer one of the questions under the Gardner video in the comments section of this post. Read and reply to at least one if your classmates.

– Post at least 1 response about the discussion on equity. Include strategies that you can use in your classroom.

Week 8 – Post 1 response on your blog/Post 1 product on your GSite/class preparation:
Week 9 – Online Class

Complete the two online learning modules anytime before 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 28th. It should take you approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete (including a 15-minute break).

Our two modules are
  1. Online Learning
  2. Digital Citizenship and Online Safety
We will use the free online platform, Schoology, for our online modules. Once you log into our ED554 course, you will see two folders. Please begin with the first link in each folder, it has you tasks for each module. In order to receive full credit for this, all discussions and dropboxes must be completed.
Week 9 – Post 1 response on your blog/Post 2 products on your GSite/class preparation:
  • Read “Five Myths about Classroom Technology and What to do Instead” and post your reaction/reflection.
  • Embed/Link your Podcast/Flipped lesson (that includes at least 4 paragraphs of description of process/experience) on a new page of your Google Site.
  • Upload a copy of your CommonSenseEducation (completed during online class) certificate to your GSite.



One thought on “Week 7, 8 and 9 (Due July 28th)

  1. Preet Sohi says:

    How does teaching and learning change in a world where information is at your fingertips?

    I feel like teaching and learning has become harder since it is at our fingertips now. For instance, when we write a paper in microsoft word the autocorrect helps us fix our misspelled words. Most people, like myself, don’t look at the word again to make sure to spell it right next time because we know autocorrect will help us out next time, too. What has become easier is that we can get help and look up something we need any time of the day because of the internet. If you need a recipe, you can google it. If you need some medical information, you can look it up. This can be to our advantage and disadvantage. Advantage, because we can use it whenever we need. Disadvantage, because sometimes we rely on it too much.


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