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Dr. Michele Jacobsen, URL, Blog, Twitter

Key Texts:

Great Tasks

Student Inquiry Projects

Independent Inquiry Exemplars

Resources

Weekly Topic & Online Sources Events & Resources

Jan 14 - Orientation to Seminar

  • Inquiry and Technology
  • Inspiring Education Alberta [URL]
  • Galileo Network
    • Intelligence Online [IO]
    • Classroom Exemplars [URL]
    • Preservice Teachers [URL]
  • AB K-12 ICT Program of Study [URL]
  • AB Illustrative Examples [URL]
  • AB on Learning: Technology Plus [URL]
  • EdTech Trends, Horizon Report [URL]
  • CBC’s Spark Blog-Radio-Podcast [URL]
  • TedTalk VLOGs - [URL]

IO: Technology (Challenge Task #1)

 

Great Videos

  • YouTube: Did You Know 3.0? [URL]
  • Students on Modern Tech [URL]
  • Hands On Vs. Hands Up: I Wish... [URL]
  • Digital Christmas [URL]

Homework:

  1. Ind Inq Proposal
  2. Student Showcase signup
  3. Join Great Task Groups
  4. Get IO Membership, Login [URL]
  5. IO Challenge Task #1
  6. Create Blog & Post
  • Blogger [URL]
  • Wordpress [URL]
  • LiveJournal [URL]

Jan 21 - IO: Define Understanding & Great Tasks

  • Student Showcase
    (GoogleDocs: Kate Nowlan, Prezi)
  • Guest: D'Arcy Norman, on Digital Storytelling & Informal Learning [URL]
  • Group Work on Great Task, Showcases
    • Futures Thinking Teaching Pack [URL]

Resources

  • SmartBoard Video & Inquiry [URL]
  • Digital Storytelling
    • Classic Myths Filmmaking [URL]
    • Center Digital Storytelling [URL]
    • Educational Uses [URL]
    • EGallery: Icarusaurus: Former Student's Great Task Work [URL]
  • Great Tasks
    • Family Treasures: UCalgary, Dual Language [URL]
    • Grade 1/2: What Stories Do We Have to Tell? [URL]
  • Put Yourself In the Picture (IO)
  • Krathwohl, Rev. Bloom's [URL]

 

Student Showcase #1: Kate

Web 2.0

DUE:

  • Blog & 1st Post
  • Independent Inquiry proposal

Homework

  • Blog Post(s): Guest speakers
  • IO Challenge Task
  • Join Great Task Group
  • Submit Showcase Topic / Title

Jan 28 - Guest: Neil Stephenson, Showcase (Historical Inquiry), Calgary Science School [CSS]

    • Thinking In Mind: Neil'sBlog[URL]
    • Virtual Museum
    • Online Guide to Social Studies, dev. Critical Thinking Consortium [URL]
    • "Canada In A Box", Museum of Civilization [URL]

Online Resource

  • Jacobsen, M. (2010). Teaching in a Participatory Digital World. Education Canada [URL].
  • BLIP.TV. Rheingold, H. (2011). Why teach about social media? [URL]
  • BLOG: Akune, A. (2010). Encouraging, Not Banning, Social Media in Schools [URL]

Blogosphere

  • Siemens, The Art of Blogging Part 1 [URL], and Part 2 [URL]

DUE:

  • Blog: NeilS Reflection
  • IO Challenge Task #1 - Technology

Homework:

  • IO Challenge Task #2
  • Blog post or comment
  • Revise Ind Inq Proposal
  • Solidify Great Task Groups
  • Solidify Showcase topics

Feb 4 - IO: Student Engagement / Knowledge Building

  • Research: Personalized Learning Initiative
  • Research: Technology and High School Success
  • Review: Independent Inquiry
  • Status Check: Great Tasks
  • Discuss: Jacobsen, M. (2010). Teaching in a Participatory Digital World. Education Canada [URL].

Online Resources:

  • Krathwohl, Rev. Bloom's [URL]
  • Adora Svitak, One Young Author, Teacher, Blogger, [URL], [URL] "Teachers shouldn't just teach the right answer"

DUE:

  • Revised Ind Inquiry Proposal
  • SS Blog
  • IO Challenge Task #2 - Define Understanding & Student Engagement

Homework:

  • IO Challenge Task #3
  • Blog post or comment

Feb 11 - IO: Authentic Assessment

  • Assessment: Purpose [URL]
  • Sifteo: Gesture and Object Based Technology, David Merrill [URL]
  • Article: Ripley (2010). What Makes a Great Teacher? Atlantic Online. [URL]
  • Article: Green (2010). Building a Better Teacher. NYTimes Online. [URL]
  • Student Showcase #4: Erin, Christy, Sarah - Prezi
  • Student Showcase #5 (in 370a):
    Danita, Erika - SMART Tech/Sci

DUE:

  • IO Challenge Task #3 - Did You Know
  • SS Blogs

Homework:

  • IO Challenge Task #4 - Assessment
  • Blog post or comment

Feb 18 - Peer Review

  • Great Tasks
  • Round Robin Schedule

DUE:

Form groups for Student Inquiry Projects

Feb 21 - 25, 2011 - Reading Week No seminar

Mar 4 - Guests:  Barb Brown, PhD(c), Calgary Catholic School District: Showcase (Educational Technology); Welcome! Lisa Squance; Edward Kosloski; Catherine Carpenter; Mark Macaraeg; Greg Woitas; Melina Akins

Online Resources: The Big Four: A Simple, Powerful Framework to Dramatically Improve Instruction. (*see .pdf article)

  • CCSD Resource Management System [URL]
  • COAC: Alberta Video Co-Acquisition Consortium [URL]
  • Alberta Education
    • School LIbrary Services Initiative (SLSI) [URL]
    • Authorized Resources Database [URL]

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT LINKS

CONTENT PLANNING LINKS
  • Backwards Planning Guide & Templates [URL]
  • www.learnalberta.ca - search programs of studies, grade level resources, media formats, gizmos etc.
  • www.2learn.ca - search links by grade level (along the left hand side, then according to topics on tabs at the top)
  • Universal Design for Learning - [URL]
INSTRUCTION/PEDAGOGY LINKS ASSESSMENT LINKS LINKS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH DIVERSE NEEDS

2010 Student Showcase

DUE:

  • Group Work on Student Inquiry Project
  • Blog: Reflection on Guest Experts' Presentation
  • Challenge Task #4

Mar 11 - IO: Mapping to Curriculum, Great Tasks and Activities

ARTICLE: ArtsSmarts, 21st Century Learning [URL]

Independent Inquiry Exemplars: EGallery

Independent Inquiry Resources

  • Weir, R. (2011). It's Not Harry Potter: Instant Mentor. Inside Higher Education [URL]
  • Colgoni, A. (2011). How to Read Scientific Journal Articles, Blog. [URL]

2010 Student Showcase

DUE:

  • IO Challenge Task #5
  • SS Blogs

Mar 18 - IO: Great Resources & Expertise

  • Student Showcase #8: Jacquelyn, Emily, Bhari - Movie Making
  • Student Showcase #9: Bob, Jen E - Engagement Webquests
  • Big Thinkers: Sasha Barab
  • SS 2010 - Social Media in the Classroom [prezi]

DUE:

  • ALL - IO Challenge Tasks
  • SS Blogs

Mar 25 - IO: Student Engagement / Knowledge Building

  • Cultivating the Imagination: Social Web 2.0 - Semantic Web 3.0
    • Henry Jenkins on Thomas & Seely-Brown's latest book, A New Culture of Learning [URL]
    • How Web 3.0 will work [URL]
    • Buzzle: Semantic Web [URL]
  • Collaborative work on IO Student Inquiry Projects
  • EdTech Trend Wikis / Horizon Reports NMC [URL]
    • Personal Web and Social Computing
    • Mobile Learning
    • Grassroots Video
    • Digital Game Based Learning
  • Student Showcase #10: Thomas, Graham, Mitch - Comic Life FT
  • Student Showcase #11: Kali, Chloe, Tegan - TOPIC Tba

DUE:

  • SS Blogs
  • Independent Inquiry Paper / Project

Apr 1 - IO: Authentic Assessment

  • Guests:
    • Candace Saar, MA, Teacher & Mentor Galileo Network [URL]
    • Amy Park, Foothills School Division, Governer General's Teaching Excellence Award [URL, 3P Blog URL].
  • Collaborative work on IO Student Inquiry Projects

DUE:

  • Blog: CSAP Reflection
  • Independent Inquiry Paper / Project

Apr 8 - Peer Review

  • Student Inquiry Projects / IO Units
  • Round Robin Schedule

Online Resources

  • ATA Magazine: Special Issue on Technology in the Classroom.
    • Friesen, S., and Jardine, D. (2010). New Times, New Ways: The Changing Role of Teachers. ATA MAgazine, 91(1). [URL].
  • Watters, A. (2011). What Do Kids Say Is The Biggest Obstacle To Technology At School? Read Write Web, April 3, 2011. [URL]
  • Media Awareness Network (2005). Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase II. [URL]
  • VIDEO: Apple Debuts New iPad 2 ad, with "We Believe" theme. [URL].
  • Doucette: Apples With Many Seeds [Blog]
  • David Bouchard, Canadian Author and Bibliophile [URL]

 

DUE:

  • Student Inquiry Projects!
  • SIP Blog post, Self assessment
  • Independent Inquiry Paper / Project

Apr 15 - Independent Inquiry

  • Peer Sharing
  • Seminar Evaluation

DUE: Blog post & 2 Posts (II and PGPw/G)

  • Millennial Quiz: Pew ResearchCenter [URL]; Report [URL]