Week 3 Assignments (Due June 15th)

Post a response on your blog:
1 – Can podcasts enhance/support your classroom instruction? What are the benefits and barriers?

2-Provide a short summary of  the EdReach podcast you listen to. Are podcasts something you would consider for professional learning in the future?

3- Choose one of the Project Based Learning Articles and post a reaction/review

4 – Watch the TEDxPhilly – Chris Lehmann – http://bit.ly/LsLWcU and right a short reaction post to what he shared.


Course Readings:

– Read “The Power of Digital Media”

Project Based Learning-

Lands, Brad. “Digital Learning Series.” : Project Based Learning: Explained. Falls Church City Public Schools, Jan.-Feb. 2012. Web. 29 May 2012. <http://www.digitallearningseries.com/2012/02/project-based-learning-explained.html>.

Perlman, Bob. “Students Thrive on Cooperation and Problem Solving.” Edutopia. Edutopia. Web. 29 May 2012. <http://www.edutopia.org/new-skills-new-century>.

– Read Podcasting article “Enhanced Podcasts” and explore and listen to at least one of the podcasts on EdReach site.


Activity Planning:

– Plan for Digital Imagery & Image Manipulation (Photoshop) in lab activity. Bring images that you may want to use and check out these ideas for inspiration.

Ideas: Explore perspectives; visualize similes; illustrate principles with self-portraits; place self in literature or history; create illustrations of principles or functions; use an improbable scene as a writing prompt

*** Decide on a topic and group (no more than 4) for group  podcast assignment. Plan over the week (using Google docs-share document with me) and be prepared to begin work on June 15th.


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