This page will be used to document your changing thoughts related to technology's place in learning and your classroom. You will create three entries throughout the semester.

Entry 1: (4 components labeled A,B,C,D below)
A. Create then embed a Google Presentation (slideshow) about you and embed it at the top of your page.
  • Include a photo of yourself and your name on the first slide.
  • Describe your dream teaching position on slide 2.
  • Tell which professional learning communities or blogs you joined on slide 3 (include url's).
  • Tell a bit about you on slide 4.
  • Tell about your tech expertise and what technology you have access to on slide 5.
  • Surprise me with something interesting or unique on slide 6.
  • Use photos and graphics to support your words.
  • If you grab photos from the web, be sure to include their web address.
  • To embed your Presentation on your wiki you will need to locate the embed code for your presentation.
    File -- Publish to Web -- publish in Medium size -- read options, make open for viewing. After you have the embed code on your clipboard go back to your wiki, click on Edit, click on the Widget icon (it looks like a TV), select Other, paste embed code in box.
    After you think your show is embeded into your wiki and viewable, log out of Google Drive and all associated files then refresh your wiki page and see if we can still see your show. If not, make it open for viewing through the Share options.
  • Want to work on your presentation off line? It's possible. Read How to Set Up Offline Access.
  • 6 Video Tutorials to Help Teachers Use Google Presentation in Class
Note: If you can't figure out how to embed something, ask in class. It only takes a moment to do.

B. Write a narrative directly on your wiki page detailing the following:
  1. What is drawing you to teaching and your dream teaching position
  2. What you believe learning, teaching and classrooms should look and feel like
  3. What students and teachers should be doing in the classroom or while learning
  4. Technology's role, function, purpose, and frequency of use in your classroom
  5. Your confidence in incorporate the use of technology in classrooms to facilitate student learning
Please be sure to weave ideas from the readings listed on the syllabus into your discussion. You don't have to agree with the ideas in the articles, but demonstrate you have thought about them.

C. Copy and paste the following tables on to your page. Leave the Examples columns blank for now. You will fill them in with examples at the end of the semester when you have created examples showing where the standards have been met.
ISTE Teacher Standard -- I am able to do this
Examples of how Standard has been met
1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity.

2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.

3. Model digital age work and learning.

4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility.

5. Engage in professional growth and leadership


ISTE Student Standards -- I have planned for this
Examples of how Standard has been met
1. Creativity and innovation.

2. Communication and collaboration.

3. Research and information fluency.

4. Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making.

5. Digital citizenship.

6. Technology operations and concepts.

D. To be completed in class on Sept 15, group slideshow project using Google Presentation entitled Technology in Today's Classrooms.
Create a 6 slide presentation then embed in each of your wikis.
Slide 1: Group photo of you, include your names
Slides 2-6: Ideas from your readings. Tell idea, cite associated reading


Due Sunday, Sept 20, midnight.

Entry 2:
Based on what we have explored in class, tell ideas you have for the use of technology in your classroom and tell how your ideas have changed since Sept.
You might discuss the following areas: Learning Objects, Communication Tools (Skype, Skype in the Classroom), Photos, Talking Photos, Screencasting and Instructional Videos, Nonlinear PPTs, and Audio Podcasting as well as what you are seeing/experiencing in your Clinical site.
The purpose of these entries is to document growth in your thinking related to the use of technology in the classroom to promote student learning.
Due Sunday, Nov 31, midnight.


Entry 3:
Based on what we have explored in class, tell ideas you have for the use of technology in your classroom.
Refer to your technology rich instructional plans to illustrate your thinking.
Tell how your thinking has changed since September.
Tell how you have met each ISTE Teacher Standard and planned for each ISTE Student Standard (fill in table from above giving examples and hyperlinking to them, move table into Entry 3 area so that the Proximity principle is followed)
The purpose of these entries is to document growth in your thinking related to the use of technology in the classroom to promote student learning.

Due Dec 15, 3 pm, last day of class