Teaching Without Excuses
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Second Quarter:
Engaging learners in a 21st century environment

Session Five: February 15, 2018 - Engaging Learners with Digital Devices

1. Knovio Overview Recording
Yes, you are media but have stiff competition when compared to the other types referenced in Chapter One. Using Knovio as a video platform, you will create an instructional overview of your NearPod Lesson that is no more than 7 minutes in length. This task should focus on your use of academic language, pacing, tone, and presentation engagement. Give attention to how YOU sell your topic when maintaining the audiences attention.

2. Classroom Techology Inventory/Interview
You will complete a classroom technology inventory/interview for your assigned class (from EDCI 2200 - Field Study II). In addition to a classroom floor plan, you will need to document all hardware, software, and other media/instructional equipment that is available for your in-field practitioner to use. In addition, interview the teacher and identify his/her instructional styles (from the four presented in Chapter Two). Explain how this instructional style connects to the selection, integration, and application of technology in the classroom. *Make sure your floor plan is neat and in color (using crayons, colored pencils, etc.) to distinguish technology space from other resources, materials, and instructional furniture in the room.

Reading Assignment:
Chapter Six: Learning with Web 2.0 and Social Media

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Session Six: February 21, 2018 - Learning with Web 2.0 and Social Media

Laboratory Assignment A. Betty's Netiquette Quiz: Do you possess the Netiquette of the royals or the ratchet? While commonly overlooked, netiquette can tell a person a great deal about your online dispositions. What was your score?

Laboratory Assignment B. Fight the Flame War: It is difficult to determine when online discussions escalate into cyberbullying. Therefore, educators must train themselves (and assist students) to "fight the flames" of negative online communication. How successful were you in fighting the flames? Have you engaged in activities that could "light a spark"?

3. Case Study: Ups and Downs of Social Networking
Respond to the discussion questions regarding Natalie's Nightmare. Make sure you incorporate any background and/or supporting research in your answers---cited appropriately in APA format.*A minimum of 5 external sources required (from within the last 5 years -- 2012 until present)

4. Emerging Professional Resume
Create a professional resume that highlights your collegiate expertise, skills, and talents related to your desire to become a PK-12 educator.

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Session Seven: February 28, 2018 - Learning with Web 2.0 and Social Media, Part Two

Laboratory Assignment C:  A Fair(y) Use Tale
Review the video and discuss its importance towards the understanding of copyright guidelines for students and teachers. *Make sure you make connections from the text, as well. Click here for the video transcript.

5. Media Share

Locate six (6) multimedia resources [2 websites, 2 instructional videos, and 2 web/mobile apps] that support your instructional unit. In 3-4 sentences, explan how each resource is of value to the learner --- connect to Common Core and/or technology standards. Make sure that you provide the full APA citation which includes: Author/Organization, (Copyright Date).Title of Source.[Type of Source, Cost]. Retrieved on [Date] from [URL].

6. Media Evaluation

Select your favorite resource from the Media Share assignment and complete an evaluation rubric. Make sure that you select that appropriate category to conduct a proper analysis. *Note: If you are unable to type of the PDF file, copy and paste contents into Microsoft Word.

Reading Assignment:
edTPA Handbook pages for the Instruction commentary and Rubrics 7-10


Session Eight: March 7, 2018 - edTPA Instruction Overview

7.  edTPA Instruction Commentary Exercise 
Complete the instruction commentary from the standpoint of a reviewer, based on the YouTube video provided by the instructor. Make sure you distinguish what the teacher has demonstrated in the video. In a separate paragraph, identify the instructional concerns that you would need additional information on and why.



Congratulations! You have completed the tasks for the Second Quarter. Make sure that you have a score for each assignment, so you can assess your course standing for the course.




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