Session 2: Cohort-A

Session #2  (1:00 - 2:50pm)
Goals:  Explore remaining Google  Apps suite; Cloud Computing and the world of Web2; and personal productivity tools.

  • (2 min) Update electronic Attendance
  • (1 min) OTEN - Yodio reflection due next session. If you run in to problems, be sure to let me know. 
  • (2 min) Class Data Sheet accurate?   All your blog URL's, etc. recorded?     Quick Syllabus/Calendar review.
  • (3 min) Class Grade Book ...    willamettemat and PW
  • (10 min) Reflect on blogging in the elementary classroom.
  • (10 min) Modifying your Blog Profile (ie, Permissions, safety, layout, co-editing. Personal vs classroom use/settings)

    • Reminder: Don't forget, the Owner of the doc needs to be sure and make it Public.

  • (15 min) CA 4.13: Intro to Cloud Computing and Web2.0 tools 
    • What is Cloud Computing? What is Web2.0? Take Poll.
      • Activity (time permitting): pairs) -> 2 to 3 minutes to discover key words that define/describe characteristics
      • (time permitting): Wordle activity to collect information 
BREAK (~10 min)

Assignment #4:  Personal Productivity Tool
  • Create a new Post in your personal Educ520 blog titled My Favorite Web2.0 tools. 
  • Your Post will include two (2) components.
  • Component 1Using your own words, define Web2.0 (include an articulate definition, links, examples, etc.). 
  • Component 2- Categories include: TinyURL; Delicious; Dropbox; 4Shared; and Teamviewer
    • Class Data Sheet --> Team Projects --> sign up for one Personal Productivity tool. Groups must be balanced.
    • Your role includes:
      • experimenting with the tool; 
      • articulately defining and describing the function of the tool (in your own words); 
      • providing a few link(s) to additional information and/or tutorials or testimonials for viewers who may be interested in your tool; and 
      • describing how this tool might increase a teacher or student(s) personal productivity and enhance learning.
    • DEMO of finished product:   Dropbox