Check-in and Present Demo Slam (8:30 – 9:00)
Each year we like to give you the student an opportunity to show off a cool tool that you like to use and that you think your classmates could benefit from using. The goal is to not just show what the tool is, but instead provide a quick demo of how it is actually put to use in your classroom. We want to see the practical application of it, not just how it works.
If you have ever attended a Google Apps for Educators Summit, you have most likely witnessed a Demo Slam in action. Demo Slams are fast paced, high energy demonstrations of a tool in action. This year, we are going to try out using Demo Slams as our way of sharing the cool tools that others could benefit from using as well.
Every Friday, we will kick off the day with 6 Demo Slams. You will need to sign up for the Friday that you are interested in slamming! You must identify which tool you will be demonstrating, but you do not have to give the secret away about what is so slamming awesome about what you do with it. Please take a minute to add your name to the Demo Slam Sign Up Sheet.
TPACK: The Dream IT Project (9:00 – 11:00)
For those in the MAET Year 1 in Dublin last year, you probably remember TPACK… you may even note that we are including one of same readings relative to TPACK. While you initially explored TPACK, we want to go further. We want to use TPACK to help us dream, which leads us to the Dream-IT Project. Note, if you have not previously discussed TPACK or have no idea what TPACK is (formerly TPCK), please do not worry…
Before jumping into the Dream-IT Project, we want to make sure we activate everyone’s background knowledge so they can understand the project. In other words, we want to make sure everyone knows TPACK. In small groups, you will spend a small chunk of time discussing TPACK… depending on your knowledge, either asking questions or answering questions: What is TPACK? What is the T? What is the P? The C? The K? What do the intersections represent? What does it ultimately mean when we say we are applying TPACK?
Back to Dream-IT… To be Consistent with TPACK and our theoretical orientation, we are starting with a problem of practice – your practice – that is rooted in your context. We will also be engaging in the practice of Backward Design (Wiggins and McTighe)
• So, the first question for the DREAM-It project, is what is a problem of practice – in your context – that exists within your Content…
• Next, consider the transformation you want… we want to ask what is are the goals or outcomes you would like to see – in the Content – relative to your problem of practice (i.e., knowledge and understanding)? What type of Understanding (6 Facets of Understanding: explanation, interpretation, application, perspective, empathy, self-knowledge) do you desire in your students? How will you know the knowledge/learning transpire (i.e., how will you know assess)?
• Then, what activities will you engage in? What technology will you use to further the Understanding and how does that connect to the assessment of understanding?
• In conclusion, lets TPACK: Content? Pedagogy? Technology?… What is the Total PACKage? In other words, you made decisions to arrive at your goals/outcomes, assessment, and activities – including technology, defend them… why the technology? why the pedagogy? How do decisions in one area constrain or afford decisions in another?
Cross Year Quickfire (11:00 – 12:00)
Leaving it up to Leigh… have fun!
Lunch (12:00 – 1:00)
Quickfire #2: Wartfolio (1:00 – 2:00)
Now that you have completed the Google Power Searching, you will be putting those searching skills to the test while also double checking a fellow MAETers online presence, you will be building their wartfolio for them using a Google Docs, Screenshots, and the Google Research tool. A wartfolio is a collection of all the information online that you most likely don’t want to be public to people you don’t know or potential future employers. Being a leader with technology means that you should maintain a polished and respectable online presence. This activity is to help seek out information, pictures, comments, videos, etc. that might tarnish that positive presence.
You have been assigned a classmate to help cover their warts. Use any information you have or can find about this person. Think as though you are a potential employer and you want all the dirt you can get on this person prior to making a decision about hiring them. Please note that you are completing this activity to HELP each other!
To help you get started, you can find their name and e-mail address on the Project Groups spreadsheet. You will create a Google Doc to compile the information you find and use the research feature under the “Tools” menu with in your Google Doc. Title your Google Doc as Wartfolio Yourlastname (ex. Wartfolio Sweeney). Please only share this wartfolio with your partner, so they can use the information you compiled to make any changes to their online portfolio.
Things to include:
Snapshots of evidence
Cite source of where you found something, so they can find it to fix it later.
Short explanation of how it was found (ex. Search your username kiss_my_sas OR found link on a profile OR used your name to find your address to find who you’re related to and saw pictures of you through their public facebook)
ePortfolio (2:00 – 3:00)
Your ePortfolio is an on going project for the MAET program. You may have one that you started in Year 1 that you would like to continue to build on. The goal is that at the end of Year 3, you have a portfolio that you can share with others that highlights the large projects that you completed throughout your Masters of Arts in Educational Technology. Your instructors expect that at the minimum, all of the big projects that you completed either individually or collaboratively be linked to your portfolio. Please see the ePortfolio Project description on the Y2 web site.
Possible Tools to Use:
Conference Check-in and Work Time (3:00 – 3:30)
This is your time to work on projects, while the instructors check-in with the different groups to help guide for success. Always remember to double check resources provided to you on the Y2 web site in the “Kind of a Big Deal” section that outline the requirements for each project.
Are you in charge of the Storify for the day?
Willingham – Chapter 2
Watson, B., & Kopnicek, R. (1990). Teaching for conceptual change: Confronting children’s experience. Phi Delta Kappan, 680-684.
Clean up your Wartfolio
- Remember to get to the right room tomorrow – 2033