BMcCracken Presentation

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Published on February 4, 2008

Author: Sebastiana

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Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders:  Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders Tips, Examples and Applications Robert C. McCracken, Ed. D. Radford University Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders:  Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders The World of Change Integration of Technology into Everything Change / Accountability of Education NCLB and DATA How many of You have a PDA, cell phone or other form of technology with you today? Everything around us is changing with technology being an integral part of that change Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders:  Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders Today’s school leader must truly be a leader and not a manager Leader means in all areas of instruction, including data management and technology utilization Tomorrow’s workers and leaders MUST be technologically savvy Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders:  Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders Leaders must be able to lead by modeling, including the use of technology Information and the location of information is today’s fuel for excellence and accountability Today’s generation of both students and leaders are consistently multi-tasking, like many of you are doing today with your cell phones and PDA’s Today’s Real-Time Survey:  Today’s Real-Time Survey Please hold up a Red Star Mint candy if you have a cell phone with you today Please hold up a Green Star Mint candy if you have a PDA with you today Please hold up a Red Cinnamon candy if you brought a laptop or notebook computer with you to the conference Please hold up a Yellow Butterscotch candy if you brought a laptop or notebook computer with you to the conference and you are NOW connected to the internet Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders:  Utilizing Technology to Teach New School Leaders If you are “connected” today, please visit the site noted below to provide information and feedback at the conclusion of this session If you are NOT currently connected, please visit the site when you return to your classroom or office http://www.addaform.com/c/@4DjDzT034Eiqs/Forms/9088Ssaq/9088Ssaq.html Goals for Today:  Goals for Today Present Tips BEFORE Going On-Line with your Program or Course Show Examples of On-Line Instruction that Have Worked and NOT Worked Demonstrate Applications that are Available TIPS:  TIPS To Insure Prompt Service Maybe today it should be to TISE or To Insure Student Engagement Hybrid versus On-Line Quality Assurance – Quality Matters University, College and Program Requirements / Accreditation for On-Line Instruction TIPS - TISE:  TIPS - TISE Planning BEFORE On-Line First Course Disasters Phoenix On-Line Model Colleague Review What Outcomes Do You Expect Calculate Your Time Before Assignments Are Developed; Utilize On-Line Rubrics (check for availability within content software) Utilize On-Line Tools for Assessment PDF’s and Adobe should be your Friend TIPS and TISE:  TIPS and TISE Hybrid or 100% On-Line Utilize some form of routine verification of engagement, NOT just submission of assignments Can be e-mail, virtual office, established chat room WITH protocol, threaded discussion or Wiki’s Search the Internet carefully, many free applications are available for communication Develop a student oriented Self-Pacing Guide Always...always...have a Plan B! TIPS and TISE:  TIPS and TISE Verify Bandwidth and Standard Application Tools Establish minimum hardware / software, connectivity, and BACK UP requirements Require some form of back up media, flash drive, off-site server, CD / DVD Require a form of technology competency assurance Determine user required bandwidth, dial-up, dsl, cable, etc. TIPS and TISE Summary:  TIPS and TISE Summary Plan, Plan, Plan, ....then Compute Expect a learning curve with adult learners There will be challenges, use them as learning experiences (students and you) Focus on process before Content Check for process knowledge early regardless of the application Do NOT procrastinate on  checking assignments in the content manager (WebCT6) Examples:  Examples Here’s an example of a WebCT Content Class Here’s an example of a Respondus Quiz that has been imported into the WebCT / Blackboard Content Management System Here’s an example of a Virtual Meeting held within Adobe Connect (formerly called Breeze) Here’s an example of a Comprehensive Examination conducted in an On-Line Environment Examples:  Examples Here is an example of a Recorded Lecture using Adobe Breeze in conjunction with PowerPoint Applications:  Applications Radford University Tools WebCT – Blackboard – Required Licensure http://webct6.radford.edu Adobe Connect – Required Licensure http://breeze.radford.edu Respondus – Required Licensure http://www.respondus.com/ Applications:  Applications Acrobate Adobe Professional – Individual Software Available http://www.adobe.com Polycom Hardware and software http://www.polycom.com/usa/en/home/index.html Free Applications Moodle (Content Management – Open Source) http://www.moodle.com Survey Software Add-a-form – http://www.addaform.com Survey Monkey – http://www.surveymonkey.com Free Applications:  Free Applications Survey (cont.) QuestionForm http://questionform.com On-Line Recording Application http://camstudio.org/ Free Blogging or Discussion Sites http://www.blogger.com http://www.bravomessageboard.eu Free PDF Maker - CutePDF http://www.cutepdf.com Free Applications:  Free Applications RSS Feed Application Pageflakes – A RSS Feed Manager http://www.pageflakes.com Virtual Scheduling Tool http://www.doodle.ch/main.html Summary / Conclusions:  Summary / Conclusions Recommendations: Utilize a Hybrid / Mixed Model or at least some form of face-to-face to verify technology skills and application mastery Plan, plan, plan and review your plans Look for peer review of your material Utilize multiple applications Carefully review typical assignments and time involved in evaluating student Summary / Conclusions:  Summary / Conclusions Be sure to visit the presenters survey site of http://www.addaform.com/c/@4DjDzT034Eiqs/Forms/9088Ssaq/9088Ssaq.html All of today’s information is also available in electronic format at http://bobmccracken.net/vascd_07 The presenter’s e-mail address is: [email protected] The presenter’s work website is: http://www.radford.edu/rmccracke

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