COMPUTER APPLICATIONS BEST SUITED FOR THE ISTE STANDARDS FOR EDUCATORS ~ 2017 FROM FALL 2018 EDU 506: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION
This is a Google Spreadsheet from Doc Tatom's Fall 2018 EDU 506: Computer Applications in Education class at Freed-Hardeman University. Here is a link to the Google Spreadsheet as well: http://bit.ly/2KG27GJ
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS BEST SUITED FOR THE ISTE STANDARDS FOR EDUCATORS ~ 2017 FROM FALL 2017 EDU 506: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION
This is a Google Spreadsheet from Doc Tatom's Fall 2017 EDU 506: Computer Applications in Education class at Freed-Hardeman University. Here is a link to the Google Spreadsheet as well: bit.ly/2yXAhQV
Dr. M. Monte Tatom received his Ed.D. in Educational Administration at Auburn University on 3/20/1998. He has 26 years in K-12 education as Teacher (11 years), Assistant Principal (6 years), Principal (5 years), and Coordinator of Staff Development (2.5 years) from 1979 - 2005. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005. He began working at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in January 2006, and retired from FHU May 18, 2019 with 13.5 years of service. He began working for Heritage Christian University June 4, 2019 serving as Director of Institutional and Church Research. ~ He has actively been involved in educational technology since taking his first computer course at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL during Spring 1983 (EDM 510: Micro-computing Systems in Education).
Yesterday I met with the Graduate Education Assessment committee at Heritage Christian University (HCU) in Florence, AL as part of my role as Director of Institutional and Church Research. I talked to them about the process of creating and using rubrics, and they asked for me to share with the entire faculty. I am willing to have further conversation with any of you at any time. At the end, I am sharing a rubric that I used in my EDU 642: Advanced Technology for Educators class at Freed-Hardeman University. This rubric was taken through the following steps (1a, 1b, and 1c were added since I’m now at HCU).
5 Key Things to Remember about Scoring Tools – page 30 (http://bit.ly/33jhrRV)
1. It is imperative that the school/department talk about the assessment instrument and determine what kind of student performance qualifies as successful.
2. When using objective measures (e.g. multiple choice tests), consider grouping questions that reflect a specific aspect of the outcome.
3. When using rubrics, be sure that students see the rubric that will be used to evaluate the assignment before they complete it.
4. When using rubrics, norming is really important.
5. Be sure to get feedback after the pilot on how well the scoring tool worked with the assignment and whether faculty feel that it reflects successful performance effectively.
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Handbook - http://bit.ly/33jhrRV
Rubric Examples from the University of West Florida - http://bit.ly/2KkruyY
Rubric information from Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning: http://bit.ly/2MCqPua
Rubric Example from EDU 642 - Advanced Technology for Educators, Syllabus pages 32 - 33
(You will notice that I put a definition of “Critical/Reflective Thinking” at the end of my rubric so that my candidates would know what I meant by that term.)
Throughout the course you'll be asked to participate in Wikis, Journals, Podcasts, and VoiceThreads with students in this class. These Wikis, Journals and Podcasts are critical in an online course because they are the place where you interact with other students and the instructor around specific questions and issues within our readings and course assignments, and particularly, about links you see between our readings and your own experience. Please remember that you are in a “600 Level” course as you interact with the Wikis, Journals, Podcasts, TwitCasts and VoiceThreads ~ the length, depth and breadth should reflect that of one interacting with a “600 Level” course.
**Definition of Critical/Reflective Thinking
The definition of critical thinking depends, to a degree, on the academic discipline (for example, philosophy versus cognitive psychology) and the domain one is referencing (cognitive versus affective). For the purpose of our online discussions (and the above rubric), we'll use the following definition:
Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action (Scriven & Paul, 1992).
Reflective thinking, as defined by Dewey (1933), is the "active, persistent, and careful consideration of any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the grounds that support it and the further conclusion to which it tends."
You will find URL's in several of my posts where I used the Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) URL shortener. They no longer support that shortener; therefore, those links no longer work. Many of the postings with the FHU URL shortener were removed. I will be using the Bit.ly URL shortener from this point forward.
There will be times that you might want to share Google Items.
I want to give you some suggestions to follow when you share the items. For most of us, our Google access is within our companies domain. Therefore, when you share items to be viewed or edited, you must keep that in mind.
When you have an item open you are going to see the "Share" option in the upper right corner.
Click on "Share" and then you will see the following. By default, it will say "Anyone at ___________ with the link," therefore, you will need to change this. You are going to click on "Advanced" in the lower right-hand corner.
When you click on "Advanced," you will see the following. You are going to want to select the second option ~ On - Anyone with the link ~ this is the option that I always use. If it is a item that people are going to interact with, you will want to make sure that it says ~ "Can edit" and not "view".
There is one feature that Plurk has that Twitter does not have, and that is the ability to go beyond the number of characters in a normal Plurk. Several months ago Plurk introduced Plurk Paste.
Following are several screen shots showing the process.
Your Plurk turns read, and you get a notice below the box that you have "Too many characters. Try Plurk Paste ..."
When you click on Plurk Paste, the following pops up.
When you click submit, the following is placed in the box.
When you click on "Plurk", this is what goes on your wall.
17th Annual WTETA's Administrators' Tech Academy (ATA)
Tuesday, 1/19/2016 ~ 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Brown-Kopel Business Center
Henderson, TN 38340
Description: TwitCasting vs. Periscope: Live-streaming is a great way to share information with students, parents, community, administration, faculty, staff, and the world! Live-streaming is a great way for students and teachers to share up-to-date information and receive feedback using the class hashtag.
Presentation website: http://drmmtatom.weebly.com/blog/twitcasts-at-iste2015-in-philadelphia-pa
ISTE Standards Addressed: ISTE Standards A--2, ISTE Standards T--3, ISTE Standards S--2
ISTE Standards for Administrators 2B: Live-streaming will give the administrator the opportunity to model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning
ISTE Standard-S 2B: Live-streaming will provide students an opportunity to share information and ideas with classmates, students in other countries and their teachers.
ISTE Standard-T 3C: Live-streaming will give teachers the ability to share relevant information and ideas to students, parents, and peers.
Purpose: It is very important for constant communication to take place between the students and the instructor/facilitator of a face-to-face or online course.
Objectives: Live-Streaming (TwitCasting vs. Periscope) provides a way for both the students and the instructor to share up-to-date information with the class from any venue by way of laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Live-Streaming (TwitCasting vs. Periscope) also provides a great way for administrators to share with faculty, staff, parents, community, and students.
I am looking forward to taking part in "Technology in Motion" during Harding University's Technology Showcase on Thursday, 11/12/2015. Doc Tatom will be Tweeting, TwitCasting, and Vining during the event using the Twitter Hashtag ~ #HUFTS15.
Keynote ~ "my journey in technology" ~ Brackett Library conference room
Doc Tatom will be leading the participants through my interaction with technology over the last 36 years of my educational journey.
He has been involved in educational technology since his first Masters level class at the University of South Alabama in 1983 - EDM 510: Micro-computing Systems in Education.
He received his Ed. D. from Auburn University in Educational Administration in March 1998.
He took part in the Alabama Renaissance Technology Academy for School Leaders in 2002.
He is enjoying working as Director of the iLearn Program and serving as lead Qualitative Researcher for the iLearn Program at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU).
He also is an Associate Professor of Education within the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences at FHU and teaches EDU 642 Online - Advanced Technology for Educators (since 2008).
He has been involved in PreK - 20 education since 1979. He is active in the Administrators Professional Learning Network of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) and is also an active member or the TN Educational Technology Association (TETA). He interacts on a daily basis with Twitter, Plurk & Pinterest for Educational Technology sharing.
you mean i have to use "this" when i teach? ~ Heritage, room 210
Doc Tatom will lead the participants through some of the technology tools that he uses with his online classes at Freed-Hardeman University.
He uses Freed-Hardeman University's "Best Practices for Digital Learning Environments: A faculty guide to course design, development, and delivery" is preparing his online classes. http://fhu.edu/s/y9J2Q
We will take a look at the following tech tools: Twitter, TwitCasting Live, AudioBoom, Google+ Hangouts and Chats, Plurk. He will be available Thursday evening and Friday to discuss technology integration with faculty, staff and students.
TwitCasting Live works best on Safari!!
Doc Tatom is Director of Institutional and Church Research at Heritage Christian University in Florence, AL since June 2019. He retired from Freed-Hardeman University in May 2019. He enjoys playing with his 5 grandchildren & his hobby of genealogy ~ currently has 10,620 individuals in his family tree!! Thoughts & Ideas are my own & do not necessarily reflect the views of HCU.