What You Should Have Done So Far....


1. Did you request to join this space?
2. Did you fill out the tech inventory and upload it on your wiki page listed in the Nav. bar?
3. Go to schedule (on left) and click on discussion and add your bloglines account. Are you reading educational bloggers?
4. Did you list on your page the lesson plan resources you found valuable?
5. Have you listed your Imp project idea and uploaded your draft lesson plan? We will continue to have discussions about your lessons via the discussion tab on your page.
6. Did you respond to the Prensky and Warlick thread in Tapped In? Are you posting?
7. Have you signed up for a time in Elluminate to present your final results from your implementation project?

What You Will Do in The Near Future


1. Each student will write a 1 page reflection about their electronic mentorship experience and how Tapped In could be used to enhance your classroom teaching. (post these to the class wiki) (Due: May 7)

2. Each student will keep a practicum log that will document at least 10 hours spent reading and posting on Tapped In. (Due May 7) (email it to me- put 308 in subject heading) Just list the weeks and approximate times you spent each week reading or posting. List number of total posts you contributed. (found on "about us" tab in Tapped In)

3. Implementation Project (Due dates below)
This is the critical component of this course. As new teachers you will be asked to use technology in the classroom. This project will give you a chance to design, implement, and evaluate technology-enhanced lessons in your cooperating classroom. In addition, you will benefit from the collaboration and input of accomplished electronic mentor-teachers during the development of your projects.

Steps to Completing Project
Once you and your cooperating teacher agree on a lesson plan you will teach the project.
Identify-
*Introduction - identify the audience. Describe the culture of the classroom; how this activity fit into the curriculum.
*Objectives or Understanding goals - list the objective(s) of the activity as well as the technology standards you will cover.
*Materials - describe and include all materials needed for activity.
*Description - succinctly describe the activity. Bulleted list of steps is preferable.
*Evaluation - Describe the assessment or performance you will use to measure mastery of your objectives. Include sample test questions, checklist, etc. if used. Remember that your assessment should measure if the intended learning occurred.

Teaching of Project
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You will teach your technology-enhanced lessons.(Due: Between February 27- May 7)

*Prepare the materials for, and plan to try out, the activity selected prior to working with students.
*Implement the activity in the classroom.
*Collect data and evaluate the activity.
*Prepare a PowerPoint to share in Elluminate about your project's implementation. (Date for Elluminate class May 14 at 9:30 am or 11:00 am) http://snip.com/Elluminate

Recommendations:
Take notes during the project's implementation and immediately afterwards. Collect Data.
Consider the following during your observation and include in your presentation:
*Were your written instructions clear?
*What is the attitude of students before during and after the lesson? (You will only observe them before and during, you will measure them afterwards)
*What is the general level of technology skills of the teacher and students?
*Were the lesson's objectives achieved?
*Note student reactions (both verbal and nonverbal)
*Was your assessment valid? Fair?
*Note unexpected outcomes (both good and bad)

As a Result
You will write a 2-3 page report about your teaching experience. (Due: After you teach, but no later than May 7)
(Email me the report -put 308 in subject heading)
Report Format
The report should be 2-3 double-spaced pages. Organize the report into the following sections:
*Introduction - identify the audience. Describe the culture of the classroom; how this activity fit into the curriculum.
*Objectives or Understanding goals - list the objective(s) of the activity.
*Materials - describe and include all materials needed for activity.
*Description - succinctly describe the activity. Bulleted list of steps is preferable.
*Evaluation - Describe the assessment or performance you used. Include sample test questions, checklist, etc. if used. Remember that your assessment should exactly match the outcome listed elicited in the Objective/Understanding section.
*Results - report student attitudes, host teacher reaction, student achievement data and any other data you collected. Describe how you assessed the activity.
*Lessons Learned - briefly described what went well and what could be improved

You will turn-in all practicum related documentation. (Due May 7) Put in my box (2nd floor of Jones)

  • practicum log (showing both Tapped In and Technology Instruction Hours)
  • student evaluation of experience
  • cooperating teacher evaluation- (the teacher will need to surface mail this form or if you hand deliver she/he will need to sign their name across the envelope seal)




The practicum includes 10 hours of *teaching with* technology, either alone or with your cooperating (or another) teacher or as a team with another student from this class. You will need to document this time in the practicum log. (Due May 7)