SUMMER 2011 SCHEDULE


Complete before beginning the course: Thing 0/Getting Started - Learn about the course, get yourself a Google/Gmail Account and get the right browser.

Put VoiceThread in somewhere??:
(Sidebar: Voicethread is an amazing tool with almost limitless possibility for classroom application. Upload images or video and users can make text, audio and video comments, and even draw on the images while commenting. Learn more here. Want examples? Look here and here. Or ask Beth to show you some examples of Voicethread Roycemore students have made.

  • 6/27/11 Week 1 - Introduction
    • Thing 1 - Why do we need to do this?
    • Thing 2 - Are you a Lifelong Learner?
    • Thing 2.5 (Register for your spiffy new blog at Edublogs and get a tiny jump on Week 2!)

  • 7/4/11 Week 2 - Blogging
    • Thing 3 - Set up your blog and write your first posts.
    • Thing 4 - Explore some uses of blogs in education; Consider possibilities for blogging in your professional environment.

  • 7/11/11 Week 3 - RSS and Newsreaders
    • Thing 5 - What is RSS?
    • Thing 6 - Feed your reader: find & subscribe to feeds.
    • Thing 7 - Begin to build an RSS reading habit. (Listed on same page with Thing 6).
    • Thing 13 - Intro to Social Bookmarking??

  • 7/18/11 Week 4 - Wikis -- switch to Week 5
  • 7/25/11 Week 5 - Photos and Creative Commons -- move to Week 4
    • Thing 10 - Learn about Creative Commons.
    • Thing 11 - Flickr Fun
    • Thing 12 - Create an online Slideshow using Creative Commons photos.
Mid-course check-in: If you are feeling overwhelmed and would like a face to face, email me. For those of you cruising along and looking for more to do, click here.

  • 8/1/11 Week 6 - Social Bookmarking and Digital Storytelling
    • Thing 14 - Digital Storytelling -- replace with tagging?
    • Twitter???

  • 8/8/11 Week 7 - Discover & Reflect Play -- move to last week?
    • Thing 15 - Attend a "21st Century" Conference (in your PJs)
    • Thing 16 - Explore one or more tools of choice (Blabberize, Gliffy, Quizlet, Ta-Da List, etc); others from Edublogs list, Shelfari, Rollyo, 30 days?
    • Thing 7b - Blog about something interesting you've found in your Google Reader.

  • 8/15/11 Week 8 - Video, Podcasts, and ebooks
    • Thing 17 - Intro to Podcasting; Explore some educational podcasts.
    • Thing 18 - Create a "Bare Bones" podcast.
    • Thing 19 - Intro to Video Sharing; Explore YouTube and TeacherTube.
    • Exploring eBooks

  • 8/22/11 Week 9 - Collaborate and Connect
    • Thing 20 - Using online documents (Google Docs)
    • Thing 21 - Classroom 2.0 and other Web 2.0 tools
    • Thing 7c - Blog about something interesting you've found in your Google Reader.

  • 8/29/11 Week 10 - Be Safe, Tell Your Story
    • Thing 22 - Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety
    • Thing 23 - Course Reflections and Digital Story

FINISH ANY REMAINING ITEMS THE WEEK OF 8/29/11

ยค NOTE: You must finish by Friday, August 27.