Plymouth State University in New Hampshire (http://www.plymouth.edu/graduate) in partnership with the Shanghai American School is offering three graduate credits for K12 Conference Online participants. See below for course syllabus.
The cost will be $182 per credit plus the $25 reg fee for a total cost of $571 for three graduate credits.
Jeff Utecht, author of the Thinking Stick blog and Shanghai American School tech teacher, and Alan Knobloch, Shanghai American School principal will manage the course. To register or if people have questions, they should contact Alan directly. email@example.com
Term: General Session 2006-2007 (200780)
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $182 per credit plus the $25 reg fee
Instructor of Record: Alan Knobloch
Title: Using Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom
- Give concrete examples of how teachers use these tools in their classes.
- Understand how teachers plan to use these tools in the delivery of their curricular objectives.
- Explain how technologies such as Weblogs, wikis, podcasts, social bookmarking sites, RSS feeds and others can deepen learning and increase student achievement
- Identify assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of Read/Write Web technologies in their personal practice and with their students.
- Create opportunities to bring these technologies to the larger school community
- Incorporate, effectively, the tools into your personal or professional practice
- Develop a supportive, reflective virtual professional community around school-based goals
- Overcome obstacles preventing the integration of technology such as lack of access to tools/computers, filtering, and parental/district concerns for online safety.
View and/or listen to a minimum of 16 sessions of the K12 Online Conference (http://k12onlineconference.org) including the main keynote and each of the keynotes from the four strands.
- Post a minimum of one comment, reflection, or response to course discussion board for each session viewed.
- Read all entries to conference blog, wikis, and transcripts of chat sessions.
- Develop and implement plan to use one of the web 2.0 tools in their classroom or professional practice. Publish final product of implementation plan in local setting.
- Post project idea and respond to other participants projects.
- Complete one to two page paper reflecting on implementation plan answering the following questions.
· What was your project?
· What learning (student or adult) objective(s) was web 2.0 project designed to meet?
· How effective was the project?
· What went well?
· What did you do to contribute to that part going well?
· What part of the project did not go as well as you would have liked?
· What could you do next time to improve the project?
- View and/or listen to a minimum of 16 sessions, each session will be approximately one hour, of the K12 Online Conference including the main keynote and each of the keynotes from the four strands.
- Active participation in on-line discussions of conference sessions and course projects in an on-going expectation.