ET680 Class #1 - In Person
Quote for the week
- "A participatory culture is one that has relatively low
barriers to engagement, offers strong support for creating and sharing,
provides some type of informal mentorship and a degree of social
connection, and instills in its members the belief that their
contributions matter." Levinson, pp. x-xi
Mystery Technology - Think-Pair-Share
- How can you best implement this in your school?
- What support would you need?
- Under what conditions would it work best?
- Who am I?
- Fill out online survey
- Course laptop policy: bring them but leave them closed
unless we need them
- We "meet" every week between now and April 24, except
when Howard County Schools are closed (April 3 is Spring Break)
- Let me know whenever any activity, discussion forum,
wiki, assignment, etc. is not clear
- Class will be online for the next 2 weeks
- Required participation in forums, wikis, and any other
- Many of the online activities lead you on a path to
completing your projects
Assignments and Modules
- All papers are on the class Web site: http://www.loyola.edu/edudept/facstaff/marcovitz/et680/
- Major resources for each module are in the chart on the syllabus
- Online work is on Moodle
- The course calendar is on Moodle and will include
everything you have to do. It will be updated regularly.
- Three modules
- Planning and Change for Technology
- Grants and Funding
- Issues and Roles of the Technology Leader
- Each module has a corresponding paper
- Note to non-teachers: please consult your instructor
for how you can complete the assignments. Some assignments, as written,
will be difficult to complete outside of a school so accommodations
will be made for your completion of assignments.
- We will view many case studies this year, mainly
internships from those completing the Ed Tech program.
- You will
- View the presentation
- Ask the presenter one question via email
- Discuss in a small group wiki the following questions
- Which of Ely's conditions were met in the school
- Which were not met
- Which were influenced by the presenter (hopefully
moving from not met to met)
- How did individuals and the school advance with the
- Groups will report to the class in a discussion forum
Information to Share
- At times in the semester, we will discuss information
about your school, know as Information
- You should collect the following information about your
school and be prepared to discuss it online or in person:
- The Nature of Your School Technology Committee
- Your School Technology Plan
- Your School/District Acceptable Use Policy and
Filtering Policy (including compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act)
- How does your school keep track of software and
hardware, including: number of legal copies available, number of legal
copies installed, where the software/hardware is, etc.?
- Technology Staff Development Plans in Your School
- Technology Grants in Your School
- Administrative Applications and Systems used in your
- Details can be found on the class
- Can you get to the wireless network
- Unsecured: use HoundNet or (only if necessary
- Secured: eHoundNet-Stud
- Login with username and password
- Loyola Student Email
Forum: Innovation in your school Advanced Forum
- In one or two sentences, describe an
innovation that has been implemented in your school recently. Once you
have entered your response, you will be able to see others' responses.
Respond to a few others as to whether or not you have seen that
innovation in your school.
- Note: If you are not currently in a
school, think of a recent schooling experience as a teacher, student
teacher, or student.
- Small Group Wiki - Most Important Innovation:
- Brainstorm what the three most important technologies
will be in school over the next five years.
- Each person in your group should come up with two
- The group should discuss the eight ideas to narrow
it down to the top three Write a sentence about each one
- Your group leader should post your list to the
- The group leader is the first name on the list of
names. That person is responsible for making sure the group is running
smoothly and for posting the results to the class forum.
A: Ashley, Amy, Natalie,
Elizabeth O. Campus Pack Wiki
B: Teresa, Amanda, Jessica,
Lisa Campus Pack Wiki
C: Michael, Stephanie,
Samantha, Maria Campus Pack Wiki
D: Sarah, Matthew, Elizabeth
S., Cheryl Campus Pack Wiki
Important Innovation - Group Reports Advanced
- Form a group of four, making sure that everyone in the
group is from a different school.
- Discuss how open your schools are to innovation.
- Do teachers in your school accept change easily?
- Are teachers supported in changes they want to make?
- Are most changes mandated from above or coming from
- Each person will introduce to the class one other
person from the perspective of how open to change the other person's
- Note: For those who are not currently teachers, think
about a recent school experience, such as student teaching or being a
- You will be working on Module 1 during the next couple
- Assignment details are contained in Module 1
- Be careful about timing because you will be
participating in many small group and whole-class discussions with
specific time windows
- Be sure you have completed the online survey
before you leave tonight
- Watch for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org,
class email list
Return to ET680 home page.
Send email to Dr. Marcovitz at email@example.com.
Send email to the class (enrolled students only) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: May 15, 2012
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