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Alex R.

Hodges, Associate Librarian/Professor American University School of Education, Teaching & Health

WEEKLY SCHEDULE SPRING 2012 - EDU519.001 & EDU519.901


Note: These details are subject to change. Be aware of in-class & online announcements. Date Lecture/Discussion Topics & Activities Assignments/Readings Due Jan. 17 Class 1 Introduction to the Course Review of syllabus Sorting 2.0 communications PBworks Online Safety & Privacy NO IN-PERSON CLASS WORK ONLINE Activities: Watch PBS Frontline, digital_nation Examine teaching materials In-Class Assignments: Tell me about you. 1) Set up PBworks accounts.

Jan. 24 Class 2 ONLINE

Bb Discussion Assignment (all week): Frontline Bb Discussion: --part 1, due Tues, 1/24, 11:59pm --part 2, due Sun, 1/28, 11:59pm

Jan. 31 Class 3

What is Web 2.0? Reading Due: Lecture/Class Discussion: (Bb) Web 2.0 and Emergent Multiliteracies, Alexander, Theory Exploring Web 2.0 for Classroom Use into Practice EDU519 Web 2.0 Vocabulary: 1) (Bb) When Young Teachers Go Wild Social Networks Blogs Wikis on the Web, Shapira, Washington Content Management Systems Post Learning Management Systems 2) RSS IM/SMS/MMS Homework #1 Due by 1/31, 4pm: Activities: Post favorite site to your individual Share favorite Web sites PBworks page Discussion: Grades/Textbook Set up Diigo accounts What is a Community of Practice (CoP)? Lecture/Class Discussion: Web 2.0 cont.; CoP lecture Activities: Learning style inventory CoP-INTASC standards exercise Reading Response to Hedberg & Brudvik (2008) Reading Due: (Bb) Supporting Dialogic Literacy Through Mashing and Moddling of Places and Spaces, Hedberg & Brudvik, Theory Into Practice (Bb) A conceptual perspective: theory and practice, Wenger, Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity

Feb. 7 Class 4

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Alex R. Hodges, Associate Librarian/Professor American University School of Education, Teaching & Health Date Feb. 14 Class 5 Lecture/Discussion Topics & Activities Evaluating Web Sources & Software Class Discussion/Activity: The Internet and the World Wide Web; Critical Evaluation of Web-based Curriculum Materials; Web Quests; Information Literacy; Watch: Truth in Numbers, Glosserman (2010) Learning Theory & Instructional Design (1) Lecture & Activity: Introduction to instructional design, part 1 Learning Theory & Instructional Design (2) Lecture & Activity: Instructional design, part 2 Explore Prezi National Educational Technology Plan (U.S.) NO IN-PERSON CLASS WORK ONLINE Discussion: Building ed tech-rich classrooms Assignments/Readings Due Reading Due: Maloy, Ch. 5 & 6 Homework #2 Due by 2/14, 4pm: Post to your individual PBworks page In-Class Quiz Reading Due: (Bb) Clark & Mayer, Ch. 2-4 Reading Due: (Bb) Clark & Mayer, Ch. 5-7

Feb. 21 Class 6

Feb. 28 Class 7

Mar. 6 Class 8 ONLINE

Reading Due: (Bb) Natl Educational Tech Plan Out-of-Class Bb Discussion: --part 1, due Tues, 3/6, 11:59pm --part 2, due Fri, 3/9, 11:59pm Mid-term Project Due: Web Evaluation Project, Post on your individual PBworks page by Sun, 3/11, 11:59pm
Name attachment: lastname_edu519_webeval.doc

Mar. 13 No Class Mar. 20 Class 9

AU SPRING BREAK No Class

Teaching Web-based Writing and Research (1) Class Discussion: Pew report

Reading Due: (Bb) Pew Internet & American Life Writing, Technology and Teens Maloy, Ch. 4, 8 Homework #3 Due: Complete and critique information literacy tutorial

Mar. 27 Class 10

Teaching Web-based Writing and Research (2) Lecture: How to do library-based research Activity: Searching education databases for scholarly content

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Alex R. Hodges, Associate Librarian/Professor American University School of Education, Teaching & Health Date Apr. 3 Class 11 Lecture/Discussion Topics & Activities Educational Technology and Special Education Guest Lecturer: TBA Activity: Using high and low educational technologies with exceptional students Adventures in Multimedia Lecture: Incorporating multimedia and screencasting into instruction Activity: Explore Glogster & Jing Assignments/Readings Due Reading Due: Maloy, Ch. 10

Apr. 10 Class 12

Reading & Homework #4 Due: Maloy, Ch. 9 Homework #4 (Final Project Proposal): Print out and hand in at the beginning of class Individual Conferences: Discuss your final project plans with instructor and peer groups Due - Post Draft of Step 2: Article/Topic Review to your individual PBworks page Final Project Presentation Due: Presentation to the class Students provide feedback to one another

Apr. 17 Class 13

Final Project - Preparations Final Project Instructions & Conferences Course Evaluations Lecture: Overview of how to create final report Activity: Work time, peer support, and troubleshooting session for final project

Apr. 24 Class 14

Final Project Presentations Student In-Class Presentations Activity: Peer Evaluations of Final Projects

May 1 No Class May 8 Class 15 ONLINE

READING DAY No Class

Final Project ALL parts due online NO IN-PERSON CLASS WORK ONLINE Activity: Make your project report, screencast & website viewable online linked on your individual PBworks page.

Final Project Report, Screencast & Website Due: Email report, screencast & website to alex.hodges@gmail.com and post all to individual PBworks page by Tues, 5/8, 8pm
Email Subject Line: EDU519: Final Project Name Attachment: lastname_edu519_final.doc

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