CECS 4100: Computers in the Classroom 

Tentative Course Schedule (Rev. 1-15-2005)


This calendar is subject to frequent changes. It is a work in progress and changes will be made to meet student needs over the course of the semester. Check it often.

 

Spring 2005 - CECS 4100.003 meets Tuesday afternoons in Matthews Hall 306 from 2:00pm - 4:50pm.

Instructor: Dr. Gerald Knezek
Link to Online Quizzes

 

Date

Topic

Preparation/Assignments

References/Resources


Jan. 18

  • Introduction 
  • Self Assessment 
  • Course overview 
  • Data gathering
  • Digital Camera Operations/Photos
  • Review of PowerPoint
  • In class Activity: PowerPoint presentation (student group intros)
  • Assigned: Team Presentation Groups and A1
  • A1: PowerPoint in subject area

 

                                                   
Surveys
Handouts

Jan. 25

  • Ch. 1: Evolution of Educational Technology (ppt)
  • Browsing and searching for Educational Resources
  • Scavenger Hunts and Webquests
  • EagleMail access/network login (EUID)

Browsing and Searching for Educational Resources (ppt) Successful Search Strategies


Feb. 1

  • Ch. 3: Computers and Learning Theory (ppt
  • Bloom's Taxonomy (ppt)
  • Group Activity: Evaluating Internet Resources
  • A2: Finding Internet Resources
  • Turn in A1: PowerPoint of chapter presentation
  • Be ready for: Team Presentation
  • PowerPoint presentation and feedback
  • Team Presentations of Chapters 10 - 15

Feb. 8

  • Introduction to Intel Teach to the Future  (Austin PPT)
  • What is an Essential Question? 
  • Module 1: Planning the Unit Portfolio
  • Module 2: Locating Resources
  • Module 3 Creating Multimedia Presentations (PowerPoint (ppt))
  • Module 1: Copyright Issues (Intel 1.32 - 1.34)
  • Module 2: Locating Resources (Intel 2.1 - 2.15)
  • Module 3: Evaluating Internet Resources (Intel 3.1 - 3.15)

 

Thinking Skills: Intel Appendix E1-2
Essential Question Checklist

Ethics/Copyright Resources
Copyright and Fair Use Resource
Citing Electronic Resources
To Copy or Not to Copy...
Unit Portfolio Template
Alternative Unit Portfolio Template

PowerPoint Tutorial

Feb. 15

  • Ch. 7: What is Media? (ppt
  • Multimedia Software (Kidpix, HyperStudio, PowerPoint) 
  • Meet in MH 312 for software evaluation 
  • Software Evaluation (ppt
  • Group Activity: Software Evaluations

KidPix-HowTo
KidPix Lesson Ideas
Software Resources

Feb. 22       

  • Module 4: Creating Student Publications
  • Homework Activity: Publication and Evaluation Tool
  • Assigned: A3 Student Sample - Newsletter/Brochure

  • Read by class: Ch. 4 IETT and Ch. 7 IETT
  • Do: Assigned parts of UP
  • Turn in: Unit Plan Draft # 1
  • Turn in: A2:Finding Internet Resources for Teachers (two copies)

Sample Newsletters and Brochures
Evaluation Tools

LearningElectric.com: Software Tutorials

Mar. 1

  • START/Technology Applications TEKS (ppt) Connections (ppt)
  • Teacher Competencies (ISTE) 
  • Ch. 8: Integrating the Internet into Instruction (ppt
  • Webquests (ppt
  • Module 7: On-line Projects (Mod. 7.2, 7.8) 
  • Review for Exam #1 

 

 


START activity
TEKS for all Areas
ISTE Resources
Water Project Activity
Global Grocery List Project (word)
Webquests
Internet Projects

Mar.  8

Examination # 1 (2:00-3:00pm)

Prepare for Exam # 1
Turn in: A3: Newsletter or Brochure

 

Mar. 15
Spring Break
No Class

Mar. 22

  • Module 6: Creating Web Sites 
  • Web Page Development (template
  • Assigned: A4 Creating a Web Site

 

Mar.  29

  • Module 9: Putting Unit Portfolios Together 
  • Assigned: A5 Portfolio of Instructional Materials 
  • Inspiration Concept Mapping (Mayes)
  • Hand Held Computers (Overall)
  • Palms in the Classroom (ppt)
  • Webpage development (continued)

Sample Unit in html
Handhelds in School

 

 

Apr. 5
  • Assigned: A6 MicroWorlds Programing
  • Introduction to MicroWorlds (ppt
  • Document MicroWorlds Activities
Do: MicroWorlds Tutorial
Turn in:
Unit Plan Draft # 1 and # 2 
Turn in: A4: Webpage

MicroWorlds How-to

MW Web Resources
MicroWorlds Marathon Information

Apr. 12
  • Ch. 5 and 6 Using Productivity Software in the Classroom to support teaching and learning (ppt
  • Review for Exam #2 
  • More MicroWorlds
    Examination # 2 (3:00-4:00pm)

Read: Ch. 5 IETT

Read: Ch. 6 IETT
MicroWorlds How-to
Prepare for Exam # 2
Apr. 19
  • Catch Up Day
  • Module 10: Showcasing Unit Portfolios 
  • Work on projects/Test Projects
Turn in: Design Document
Apr. 26
  • Module 8: Developing Plans for Implementation 
  • Module 8: Diverse Needs of Learners 
  • Equity and Ethics Issues/ Addressing Inequities 
Diversity Activity (Inclass Activity)
Do: Use checklist to check UP 
Turn in: A6: Microworlds Programming
Addressing Inequities
Diversity Resources
Diversity Activity
May 3
  • Portfolio Presentations
Turn in: A5: Portfolio of Instructional Materials Posttest Surveys
May 10
  • Final Exam (Comprehensive)
Prepare for Exam