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21 April 2010: Synchronous Conferencing

1- Overview

Today we'll discuss the status of pending course assessments, demonstrate how to embed your Unit Plan Google Doc, view some Pecha Kucha examples, and discuss options for synchronous conferencing.

Intro: Inclusion video by Brian Crosby

2- Lesson

  1. Final Exam Schedules: (NOTE THIS CHANGE: We WILL meet by requirement the week of finals in both sections)
    1. 9 am class: Final on Wed May 5, 9 am to 10:50 am
    2. 11 am class: Final on Wed May 5, 11 am to 12:50 pm
  2. Grades: All submissions to date have been graded and should be visible in your WebCT/Blackboard gradebook.
  3. The following assessments / quizzes are ready for you to submit:
    1. Quarterly Checkup Quiz #3: This is a short quiz to "spot check" your completion of assignments in weeks 7 and 8 (2 questions - 10 points)
    2. Quarterly Checkup Quiz #4: This is a short quiz to "spot check" your completion of assignments in weeks 9 and 10 (2 questions - 10 points)
    3. MiniProject 3 Quiz: Your blog post about the Google Form you created in week 9. (30 points)
    4. Scribe Blog Post (10 pts)
    5. Screencast: This is the Screencast assignment from week 10. (20 points)
    6. ePortfolio Website Including Embedded Unit Plan (30 points)
  4. New FAQs
  5. Remember to turn ON blog comment moderation! (FAQ how-to)
  6. Exemplary Submissions
    1. VoiceThread about The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Jennifer Russell, 9 am)
    2. Google Map: 10 Places to Visit (Sarah Ransom, 9 am)
    3. Google Map: General George Patton's World War II Campaigns (Beth Helm, 11 am)
    4. Reflection on The Wizard of Apps (Brianne Fitzgerald, 9 am)
    5. Reflection on Joyce's preso (Tiffany Edwards, 11 am)
    6. Many liked Pipl - People Search
    7. Blog post with an outsider's comment (Adam Schovanec, 11 am)
  7. Embedding Unit Plan in your Google Site
  8. Pecha Kucha Examples
    1. Online Examples
    2. Wesley's Example: 1:1 Computing NOW
  9. Synchronous Conferencing
    1. Skype
    2. Around the World with Skype (Spanish Version)
    3. Skype in Schools Wiki
    4. Video-Conferencing It’s Easy, Free and Powerful

3- Assignments

  1. Sign up for a Pecha Kucha Presentation Time
  2. Complete all remaining assessments in WebCT/Blackboard.
  3. Resubmit any of our assessments for full credit by April 28th.
  4. Submit your Unit Plan in the ePortfolio System.

4- Resources


5- Review



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