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Sunday, December 03, 2017

Students Collaborate to Create Classroom Videos - Part 5

These videos examine Working in the Digital World:

Critically Evaluating Digital Tools was created by
  • Maria Anderson - University of Northern Iowa
  • Jessica Kadarisman - UMass Amhurst
  • Alicia Kirwin - UMass Amhurst
  • Staci Novak -  University of Northern Iowa 
  • Cassidy Winslow -  University of Northern Iowa  


Digital Accessibility was created by
  • Dylan Giles - UMass Amhurst
  • Derek Grubis - UMass Amhurst
  • Ryan O'Neil - University of Northern Iowa
  • Tedi Swanson -  University of Northern Iowa  

Students Collaborate to Create Classroom Videos - Part 4

These videos discuss the Gender Gap:

Gender Gap in STEM was created by
  • Sarina Carter - UMass Amhurst
  • Brett Hutchinson - University of Northern Iowa
  • Joanna Lichtin - UMass Amhurst
  • Matt Oliphant -  University of Northern Iowa 
     


Gender Gap in STEM was created by
  • Stacy Campbell -  University of Northern Iowa 
  • Flamur Muriqi - UMass Amhurst
  • Rene Perez - UMass Amhurst
  • Hyusein Prashkov - UMass Amhurst
  • Hajdi Zulic- University of Northern Iowa            

Students Collaborate to Create Classroom Videos - Part 3

These videos discuss Copyright and Creative Commons:

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Copyright & Creative Commons was created by
  • Evan Greenwald - UMass Amhurst
  • Taylor Hildack - UMass Amhurst
  • Malissa Oberembt - University of Northern Iowa            
  • Katie Stull -  University of Northern Iowa 

  Copyright/Creative Commons was created by
  • Dave Brahn -  University of Northern Iowa 
  • Robert Caproni - UMass Amhurst
  • Tre'Chiondria Lathan - University of Northern Iowa 
  • Dennis Ong - UMass Amhurst          

Students Collaborate to Create Classroom Videos - Part 2

These videos deal with Cyberbullying.  These groups provide multiple perspectives for defining cyberbullying and dealing with it.

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https://www.powtoon.com/c/eFxq6vDzN4Y/2/m

Cyberbullying was created by
  • Dante Means -  University of Northern Iowa  
  • Cameron Pavao - UMass Amhurst
  • Katrina Serrano - University of Northern Iowa     
  • Erin Toohey - UMass Amhurst

Cyberbullying with Race and Gender was created by
  • Jamie Burke - UMass Amhurst
  • Sara Butcher -  University of Northern Iowa  
  • Jim Chen - UMass Amhurst
  • Nathan Hermida - UMass Amhurst
  • Ashley Lyng - University of Northern Iowa     


Students Collaborate to Create Classroom Videos - Part 1

This is the first in a set of postings featuring videos that were created by university students at the University of Massachusets Amhurst (UMass) and the University of Northern Iowa.  These videos were designed to address important topics and to be used in a classroom with students. This was a global collaboration project completed in the Fall semester of 2017.

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Data and the Internet was created by
  • Nicole Akkad - University of Northern Iowa            
  • Matthew Kelly - UMass Amhurst
  • Danielle Means -  University of Northern Iowa  
  • Kathryn Zablocki - UMass Amhurst




Data and Privacy
 was created by
  • Armanda Auriemma - UMass Amhurst
  • Erin Hoffman -  University of Northern Iowa  
  • KConor Sheehan- UMass Amhurst
  • Lacey Windquist - University of Northern Iowa    


Thursday, November 09, 2017

Watch This Space - Upcoming Student Videos


Yes, 

You SHOULD watch this space because this is where we will be posting the videos created by our 2017 Instructional Technology Masters Cohort.  These are videos that they have been creating as part of a Global Collaboration projects with Dr. Torrey Trust's students at the University of Massachusetts.   These are videos that have been designed to be used by the classroom teachers in Iowa.  

It will be exciting, so watch this space!!!!!!!!

  

Friday, November 03, 2017

Dr. Z Reflects on a Successful Lesson in Ed Tech that He Just Taught

This is a first for me.  In the past, I have internally reviewed lessons that I have taught.  I have made notes about how I might improve the lesson next time I teach it.  I have never shared any of these reflections with others - - - until now.  Dr. Z Reflects - for real!

This is an extemporaneous reflection on how I introduced our final project.  Instead of just beginning the session by saying "Today we are going to be learning about our final project for the semester."  Instead, I began by contextualizing the upcoming project by beginning with us reviewing an article I had asked them to read before class, Five Characteristics of Learner-Centered Teaching.  I broke them into groups by tables and had each group review a specific characteristic and discuss how the assignments we had completed this semester fit that characteristic. They all share good observations and they agreed that we had been following the characteristics.  I followed this with an explanation that this final project is the culmination of our learner-centered experience and I showed them some examples.  The students left completely involved in anticipating the upcoming challenge.  Watch the 9-minute video and it will complete my story.


Here is the reflection.  I have some more ideas and resources that I will post below the video.  I hope that you find this interesting. PLEASE provide feedback in the Comment section at the bottom of this post.




Here is the graphic for the "5 Characteristics" article that I asked our student (Emily Caylor) to create.

Motivating Achievement

I also tried something new with our students.  We have a couple of assignments that they are responsible to complete throughout the semester.  
  • One assignment involves having them create a Blog and write 4 blog posts about things they are learning or things that interest them concerning educational technology.
  • The other assignment challenges them to expand their Personal Learning Network.  This means that they connect with other educators through Twitter or Facebook or ???
The problem is that many of them keep "putting it off" and the end of the semester is rapidly advancing. Many of the students are sorely behind on this assignment.   Last night I was talking with one of my Instructional Technology masters students who is interested in research the effect that self-monitoring can have on students.  I thought that one way for my students to monitor their own progress on these two assignments by sharing their successful progress on these assignments.  

At the beginning of class today, I created a table on the whiteboard that asked them to post their name if they had worked on their blog or their Personal Learning Network. As they entered the room, I suggested that they might want to put their names on the board if they had worked on either of these projects.  Twenty of our twenty-eight students registered success.  It will be interesting to see if that number increases next Friday.



So what do you think?  Was this reflection meaningful for you (it DEFINITELY was for me.)  Do you think that you will be doing some vlogging on your blog?

Respond in the comments below