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Welcome to EDUC 260: Learning and Teaching Through Technology Instructor: Stephanie T.L. Chu Teaching Assistant: Irina Tzoneva Outline Welcome & introduction Course overview Online components Etiquette discussion Macintosh interface and hierarchical file structure

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welcome to educ 260 learning and teaching through technology

Welcome to EDUC 260:Learning and Teaching Through Technology

Instructor: Stephanie T.L. Chu

Teaching Assistant: Irina Tzoneva

outline
Outline
  • Welcome & introduction
  • Course overview
  • Online components
  • Etiquette discussion
  • Macintosh interface and hierarchical file structure
  • Blackcomb/Fraser Space
  • Turnitin sign up
  • Questionnaire
  • Photo shoot
the course
The Course
  • Designed for current and future K-12 teachers
  • Partly about mastering computing technologies that are used in schools
  • Partly about understanding the ideas and problems that shape how computing technologies get used in schools
  • Partly about learning to design meaningful uses of computing technologies for K-12 classrooms
learning to teach with computer technology
Learning to Teach with Computer Technology

We know that:

  • It takes progressive refinement
  • It takes a long time (years, not weeks or months)
  • Few teachers do it alone
    • Most have ongoing support from peers in their schools, administration, and the surrounding community.
course goals
Course Goals
  • Learn the basics of how computers work
  • Learn about common computer applications found in schools today
  • Feel comfortable about trying new things with computing and networking technologies
  • Experience technology in your own learning
  • Begin developing a critical stance on uses of technology in schools
    • Online and class discussions
    • Position paper
accomplished through
Accomplished Through

A combination of

  • Discussions
  • Labs
  • Mastery assignments
  • Readings, research and written work

…all intended to develop your understanding of computing technology and its use in schools

assessments
Assessments
  • No final exam!
  • 4 - Reading responses (4 x 5% = 20%)
  • 5 - Assignments (60%)
    • 2 x 5% = 10%
    • 1 x 10% = 10%
    • 2 x 20% = 40%
  • Position paper (20%)
expectations
Expectations
  • Regular and timely class attendance and participation
  • Individual work and accountability
  • Timely assignment submissions

- Late assignments deducted at a rate of 10% PER DAY.

  • Unless prior arrangements are made, assignments are due by midnight prior to class
  • Assignments will be handed back the following week in class
support
Support
  • We will give you as much time as possible to work on your technical projects in class, but...
  • You will need to spend additional time in this lab
    • 1 day per week on campus will not be enough, unless you are technically self-sufficient
    • We can only support you technically if you work in the CET using the applications we know
technology
Technology
  • Maillist (educ-260@sfu.ca)
  • Website (http://www.sfu.ca/educ260)
  • WebCT (http://webct.sfu.ca/)
    • Conceptual and administrative questions
    • Resource, news and event sharing
    • Peer support
    • Formal reading response discussions
  • Turnitin (http://www.turnitin.com)
  • Various applications in the CET
contact information
Contact Information
  • Stephanie Chu
    • Email stephanie@sfu.ca
    • Phone 604.268.7464
    • Office hours
      • Thursdays 4:20 to 5:00 and by appointment
  • Irina Tzoneva
    • Email itzoneva@sfu.ca
    • Office hours in the CET (tbd)
for next week
For Next Week
  • Read Tiene & Ingram (2001)
    • Pages 25-35
    • Chapters 2, 3, & 4
  • Review contents in the course web site
  • Post questions in WebCT (& familiarize yourself with the system)
  • Be ready to do Assignment #1 in class
today s activities
Today’s Activities
  • What’s conferencing?
  • Etiquette discussion
  • Macintosh interface and hierarchical file structure
  • Blackcomb/Fraser Space (home.sfu.ca)
  • Turnitin sign up
  • Questionnaire
  • Photo shoot
what s conferencing
What’s conferencing?
  • Asynchronous
  • Synchronous
  • Conferencing vs. email
etiquette guidelines
Etiquette Guidelines
  • Agreed upon by the class:
    • Respect the opinions of others while being able
activities
Activities
  • Walkthrough of Macintosh interface and file structure
  • Accessing you Blackcomb/Fraser space
    • home.sfu.ca
  • Turnitin sign up
    • http://www.turnitin.com
student questionnaire
Student Questionnaire
  • Located off the Forms page on our website http://www.sfu.ca/educ260
  • Purpose
    • To determine your individual expectations, needs and learning goals
    • To better tailor the course based on this information
  • Submit before the end of class