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(Also available at http://coe.nevada.edu/ckeeler/Computers/Lessons/LP_Defining_Technology.html)
- Become familiar with KidPix.
- Know the course expectations.
- Define “technology.”
- Differentiate between teacher productivity and instructional tools.
- Adeptly format word processing documents using standard formatting tools (e.g., font, justification).
1A. Teachers demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology.
- Computers with Kidpix
- Teacher computer with lecture slides, Microsoft Word, and KidPix
- Card with course contact information (1 per student)
- Kidpix assignment description (1 per student)
- Example word processing document I and II
- Technology Journey I grading rubric (1 per student)
- "University Computing" booklets (1 per student)
- Digital camera
- Flash drive
- iPod with USB cable
- NetStorage "Group Computing Account" form
Stand at the door and individually greet students. Introduce yourself, learn their names, and encourage students to get to know one another. Have each student review their contact information in the instructor's address book and take a photo of themselves for the address book using Photo Booth.
Once all students finish, have them walk around the room viewing the work of their peers. Then, ask the following questions:
- How did it make you feel to express yourself using KidPix?
- If your class of elementary students were familiar with KidPix, what similar types of activities could you do with them?
- Welcome and introduction
- Announce the daily objectives
- Announce the daily outline
- Provide each student with a course business card.
- Have each student link to the course website and look at the syllabus and course outline (note that both are subject to change)
- Review the course structure, readings, expectations, and assessment procedures
- Discuss requirements for class participation
- Ask students what technology means.
- Define technology.
- Ask students what technologies are available in PreK-8 classrooms.
- Have students brainstorm ways teachers use technology. Enter their answers into a word processing document.
- Differentiate between productivity and instructional tools.
- Have students identify which of the items they brainstormed were productivity and which were instructional tools. Separate these into a table in a word processing document.
• Page set-up
• View size
• Spell checking
• Grammar checking
• Track changes
Invite students to stay after class if there are any demonstrated features they do not feel competent they could use independently. I will plan to stay after class to assist those students lacking these skills.
- Review daily objectives and outline
- Assign readings
- Remind students to keep back-ups of all documents (from this or other courses) they feel they may want to later include in their e-portfolios
- Remind students of the due date for the Technology Journey I – Draft
- Tell students video I and video II of the Word demonstration are available online