Apply knowledge of multicultural, ethical & legal issues pertaining to using ICT with the global
ETEC 525 – Soonish Group Presentation
For this assignment, my group created a book presentation using the book Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly Weinersmith and Zach Weinersmith. The presentation had to connect to that week’s readings from Inner City to the Global Village: The Emergence of Electronic Communities of Learning by Jim Cummins and Dennis Sayers and The Ten Forces that Flattened the World by Thomas L. Friedman. This project allowed my group members to bring their expertise to present this book beyond simply restating what each chapter covered. Interactivity included collecting responses through PearDeck and the class working in small groups to bring the technologies back to the classroom.
This assignment forced my group members and me to pull away from a simple book report restating facts. While we did present through a slides presentation, interactivity was involved by having participants respond to prompts during the presentation. Further, participants had to think critically about how these innovations may impact their teaching practice and student usage if/when they become available during a group debrief session.
ETEC 523: Digital Citizenship Podcast
In this assignment, I struggled with the stringent time constraint. I also did not realize that Garage Band, the app I used to record the podcast, showed time in measures, not seconds. Thus, there are two versions of this podcast episode, the original and one edited for time.
This assignment required the transmission of information in a new medium for new teacher, audio only podcast. Instead of the old teaching reliable of a PowerPoint and information in a visual format, the challenge was to create a compact information source using only audio tools and delivery. Further, the podcast was created as a quick listen episode that required referencing a website, then selecting the most critical content to include in the episode. Paring down the recording further was necessary once I realized that the original was double the required length.
I included this podcast because it was a new method of spreading information about the ethical issues of using technology, namely digital citizenship and could be a way to publicize to colleagues different issues and concerns with using technology in the classroom.