Before we start,
- If today is your first day of class – please view the blog post from Monday (click on Monday’s date (1/7) on the calendar to the right.).
- Make sure that you have a right URL of the class blog: https://edituga.wordpress.com
- I shared a google spreadsheet (“assignment checklist”) where you can check whether you submitted your assignments.
- Try uploading a photo of yourself to Troovi. Please add your name so I could match your face with a name.
- Your “Learning Story” is due at the beginning of class today.
Today we have three main goals:
- Discuss how we learn best
- Describe effective participation
- Learn about the resources available in this building
Answer any Syllabus Questions
Hopefully you have read over the class syllabus. Do you still have any questions (attendance, assignments, and grade)? Go ahead and pull up the syllabus on your laptop.
Part One: Learning How We Learn
- Before we share our learning stories, let’s take a moment and look at the student information form results for our class. We can collect student information dynamically using various student response systems.
- We used a google form last time. Shall we experiment one more? Please take this Qualtrics survey.
- It is very important to understand and share how students learn and what their entry level is.
So – how do you learn? Before today’s class, you wrote a story about a time that you learned how to do something. We’ll be publishing the story next week. But now as a class, we’ll share what we learned and how we learned it. Did your motivation to learn the skill affect how quickly you learned it? Did you utilize some type of learning tool to acquire the skill? Do you still possess the skill? If you were to teach someone this same skill – would you teach him or her the same way? What does any of this have to do with technology in your life and in your future classroom?
Part Two: Class Participation – Expectation Building
Participation is 10% of your grade in this course and it is not based solely on attendance. Just showing up for class isn’t enough. It is important to share how each of us (teacher/student) views participation.
What should participation look like? What gets in the way of participating? How can a class be structured so that it’s easy to participate? How is participation viewed differently from a teacher/student perspective? Why does this matter in a technology course?
Take a minute or two to talk with your group about the questions above – pick a spokesperson to briefly discuss 2 or 3 main points from your conversation to the class.
Part Three: Resources in Aderhold
Let’s start with a scavenger hunt in order to learn the tools and resources available in this building. There are many resources available in this building and at this university generally. Students may go a whole semester never knowing about many valuable support staff, software, hardware and more. In assigned groups, complete the scavenger hunt. Return to class within 10 minutes to discuss.
For Friday (Homework):
1. Make sure you have some pictures in Facebook or on a USB drive that you will want to use on your autobiography page for your web-based portfolio. We will start working on these in class Friday.
2. If this is your first day of class, be sure to view the blog post from Monday, January 7.