Technology in the Music Classroom

 

MUSI 5350

 

 

Tarleton State University

Instructor: Dr. Vicky Johnson  vjohnson@tarleton.edu  254/968-9238

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COURSE OUTLINE

 

Syllabus    Links    Tech Help    Discussions    Writing   APA

Final Project    Textbook Companion Website

 

 

Weekly Schedule

 

Week #

Week Dates

All are Mon-Sun

Topic for Study

Discussion

Due

@ Midnight

Assignments

Due

@ Midnight

1

Jun 8 - 12

Introduction

Discussion 1

Post: Fri Jun 10

Resp.: Sun Jun 12

Assignment 1

Sun Jun 12

2Jun 13 - 19Basics

Discussion 2

Post: Fri Jun 17

Resp.: Sun Jun 19

Assignment 2

Sun Jun 19
3Jun 20 - 26Creating

Discussion 3

Post: Fri Jun 24

Resp.: Sun Jun 26

Assignment 3

Sun Jun 26
4Jun 27 - Jul 3Performing

Discussion 4

Post: Fri Jul 1

Resp.: Sun Jul 3

Assignment 4

Sun Jul 3
5Jul 4 - 10Responding

Discussion 5

Post: Fri Jul 8

Resp.: Sun Jul 10

Assignment 5

Sun Jul 10
6Jul 11 - 17Connecting

Discussion 6

Post: Fri Jul 15

Resp.: Sun Jul 17

Assignment 6

Sun Jul 17
7Jul 18 - 24Final Project

Discussion 7

Post: Fri Jul 22

Resp.: Sun Jul 24

Final Project

Sun Jul 24
8Jul 25 - 31Final Project Critiques

Discussion 8

Post: Fri Aug 29

Resp.: Sun Aug 31

Critiques

Sun Jul 31

 


 

 

Lecture Links and Assignments

 

Week 1

Jun 8-12

 

Greetings grad students!

 

Welcome to Technology in the Music Classroom

 

Please follow the link to review the Technology in the Music Classroom Syllabus which contains grading and policy information.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Unless they refer to personal matters or grading issues, a good place to ask questions is the "Ask Dr. J" section in the Discussion forum in Blackboard.  Some of you have already gone through multiple courses in the program, but for some of you, this is your first.  Please don't hesitate to ask any question, and we will all try our best to help out!

 

Please read these instructions about the Discussions

 

On this Course Outline page, you will find links to the lecture for each week, as well as any general announcements to the class.   The animated bullets to the right will designate "action" items, so be sure you accomplish these each week.  There is an overview calendar at the top of the page for quick reference.  Each week ends on Sunday at midnight.  The new week's links and assignments will be added to this Course Outline on Sundays as well.

 

 

Now, click in to the first lecture, and let's get started!

 

Lecture:  Introduction to Technology in the Music Classroom

 

 

 

If you come across mistakes in the web pages in this course or dead links, I would appreciate it if you would let me know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes about Discussion 1

 

For your original answer:

 

You MUST answer the last part of the question, "Identify areas that you would like to improve with the use of technology," in order for your classmates to be able to post legitimate responses.  That question does not mean for you to identify technology that you would like to improve upon ("I wish I knew how to use SmartMusic better").  You are being asked to identify an area of teaching music you would like to improve.  For example:

 

I would like my trombone players to practice more.

I would like my band students to learn to improvise.

I would like my choir students to be able to sight-read rhythms better.

I would like my 5th graders to be able to notate simple melodies.

I would like my 1st graders to be able to keep a steady beat.

 

The possibilities are endless, so think about your current program (or future program or past program) and identify an improvement that can be made.  Then your classmates will be able to make suggestions for tools (technology) that can assist you in achieving that goal. 

 

For your responses:

As a responder, do not limit your suggestions to technology that you already use.  Do some research on the internet to find just the right tool(s) to address your classmate's problem.

Blackboard/Computer configuration

  1. Click on "My Blackboard" (upper right of your screen) to go back to the first screen.  Click on "Check Browser" and follow the instructions.

  2. Follow this link to familiarize yourself with the Blackboard interface

  3. Add a picture of yourself that will show up as an icon on your posts

    1. Click the arrow next to your name in the page header to access the global navigation menu

    2. Click the empty profile image or your existing image to access your profile

    3. Agree to the Blackboard Social End User Terms (you only have to do this once)

    4. Add your primary email address to the next popup

    5. Set up a MyEdu account if you don't have one already.  I suggest choosing "My Institution" for privacy settings

    6. On the profiles page, click the Settings & Privacy link

    7. The Settings & Privacy section appears in the right panel.  Click Change Picture to upload an image from your computer.

    8. Click Save

  4. To access the Tarleton network remotely, download the Tarleton VPN Client at http://www.tarleton.edu/helpdesk/VPN/index.html  While on the network, you will have access to full texts of journal articles and other resources available through the Tarleton library.

Reading

Chapter 1: A Conceptual Framework

For those whose books have not yet arrived, here is a scan of the first chapter.

 

Assignment 1:

 

Create a PowerPoint presentation or a Prezi to introduce yourself.  These are technology tools that many of you have used in presentations and in the classroom.

 

Submit this by midnight on Sunday to "Assignment 1" in Blackboard.  I will "publish" these after submission for your classmates to view next week.  This assignment will only be graded for completion and will not receive a numerical grade.

 

If you decide to do a PowerPoint, here are some Tips for your PowerPoint IntroductionBe sure to read these!!

 

Notes on Assignment 1

Some of you may have experience using PowerPoint, but some may not.  Reasons for this assignment include:

  1. Pictures speak louder than words.  An online class depends upon interaction for an optimal learning experience.  Your biographical presentation will help us all to connect with you personally and with your unique experiences in music education.

  2. PowerPoint is a standard tool for presentations of scholarly work and is a handy tool in the classroom as well.  We would be remiss if we did not expose you, even in this informal capacity, to its use.

  3. At the end of your coursework in this master's program, some of you may choose to do a thesis or a curriculum project and will use PowerPoint to present your work.

If you have previously constructed an introductory PowerPoint for another course, please consider trying a Prezi presentation this time.  If you prefer to use your original PowerPoint, please look through it and see if you can make some improvements before submitting.  Be sure to read the Tips!

 

Prezi is a presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to enhance content.  Go here to try it:

 

https://prezi.com 

 

It is cloud-based and totally free.  Here is a very short example that I made (yours should definitely have more content!):

 

https://prezi.com/fhbqgvwv8mki/dr-j/

 

Discussion 1:

After reading through the first lecture, answer this question:

 

List the technology tools that you are using (or have used) in teaching music.  For each tool, identify which of the 3 standards it was used for (Creating, Performing, Responding).  Finally, identify areas that you would like to improve with the use of technology.  For your responses, make suggestions to your classmates of technology tools that might address their needs based upon their original answers.  Be specific about the application and process, not just the name of the technological tool.

 

You may need to refer back to the 2014 standards here:  Core Music Standards

 

Note:  Do not include administrative or organizational technology, but only those tools used for direct teaching and learning

 

Answer the question by Friday (midnight) and post responses to your peers by Sunday (midnight).  Refer to the discussion rubric and remember that you receive more points for posting earlier than Friday.

 

PS:  Just for this week, I will give full credit to all original posts submitted by Friday since this is a short week.

 

 

Week 2

Jun 13-19

 

Lecture: You Need a HUB

 

Introductory Presentations

 

Phillis Bunch

Kyle Conley

Helen Darmawan

Zach Edwards

John Faulkner

Chris Hassell

Sherry Marshall

Aldo Morales

Kasey Ristow

Donte Robinson

Phil Rumbley

Gunnar Tietge

Larry Wade

Daniel White

 

A Note About Critiques

 

If your classmate asks a question in critiquing your lesson, that means one of two things; either

 

1.    They have doubts that something will work or is possible ("Does every student in your class have access to a recording studio?"; "Do you think you can cover all of this material in one class period?") which means you need to consider that answer and possibly revise your lesson accordingly and respond to the classmate what you plan to do

OR

2.    They really want to know ("What app do you use for quizzing your students?"; "Do you think this would work with high school students?") which means you need to do the collegial thing and respond to them to share that information

Either way, if someone asks you a question, answer them!

 

Reading

Chapter 2: Technology Fundamentals

If you have still not received your textbook, please contact me at vjohnson@tarleton.edu

 

If you have not already done so, be sure to utilize the companion website for your textbook:

http://www.digitalmusicking.com

Click on the chapter from the toolbar at the top of the page.

 

 

Assignment 2:

 

Create a HUB (see this week's lecture for details)

  Notes on Assignment 2: Basics

  1. Choose a platform to create a website.

  2. Create a homepage with attractive background and style elements; include general information

  3. Add peripheral pages linked to your homepage (Creating Music, Performing Music, Responding to Music, Connecting to Music).

  4. Feel free to add other pages as well, according to your teaching situation.

  5. Copy the link to your HUB (just the URL) and post it in the submission blank on Assignment 2 by Sunday at midnight.  I will post the links next week.

  6. You will not see a grade for Assignment 2 until your HUB is completely finished and populated with links after Week 6.

Discussion 2:

 

View your classmates' Introductory Presentations (linked to the left). Please critique at least the three names that follow yours (those at the bottom continue at the top).  Please look at all of the presentations to get to know your classmates.  Feel free to comment on as many other presentations as you would like.  Offer specific suggestions to improve the presentations based upon the Tips for your PowerPoint Introduction and on other sources on effective presentations. This would include elements that should be added as well as those to be edited (Did they cover everything I asked for? Is the spelling/syntax correct?).  Review Critiques before responding.  Be very specific about your suggestions. 

 

For this discussion, your grade for your original post will be based upon your presentation itself and everyone will receive full credit for having posted on time.  Your response grade will be your critiques that will be due on Sunday. 

 

Refer to the discussion rubric for grading information

 

 

 

Week 3

Jun 20-26

 

Lecture:  Creating

 

 

 

HUBs

 

Phillis Bunch

Kyle Conley

Helen Darmawan

Zach Edwards

John Faulkner

Chris Hassell

Sherry Marshall

Aldo Morales

Kasey Ristow

Donte Robinson

Phil Rumbley

Gunnar Tietge

Larry Wade

Daniel White

 

 

Note about your HUB

 

Your HUB will be given a preliminary grade (based upon its structure and readiness to add content and links) as the original post in Discussion 3.  However, you will not be give a grade for Assignment 2 until your completed HUB is graded later (weird, huh?? No grade for Assignment 2 until Week 6!!).  

 

By the end of Week 6, The Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting pages should be filled out with content information and links.  If you add appropriate links each week, your HUB should be ready to grade by the end of Week 6.  Additional content and resources that you add specific to your own teaching situation will be taken into consideration for your final grade.  Feel free to add the links you already use (bookmarks, etc.) on appropriate pages. 

 

Be sure to revise and edit your HUB according to the feedback from your classmates' critiques this week!  I've been reading some of their advice on your presentations, and they have your back!

 

 

Reading

Chapter 3: Creating Music

Don't forget the companion website!

 

Assignment 3:

 

Use the Lesson Plan on p. 157 of your textbook and create a lesson that utilizes technology to facilitate musical creativity.  Be sure to logically and appropriately connect curricular outcomes with the technological tools and pedagogical approaches utilized.  Specify the exact technological tools used and not general types. 

  1. Use this Lesson Plan Template to create your lesson plan.  Chapter 7 in your textbook gives many details on creating lessons, so review that chapter for more information on the individual sections.

  2. Choose your creative objectives: what you want your students to know and be able to do by the end of the lesson

  3. Choose activities that will allow you to meet your objectives

  4. Choose the technological tools that will facilitate your activities (Do not begin with the technology and try to piece the lesson together) You must incorporate at least 3 technology tools in this lesson.  Once you have determined your objectives, you can research the availability of technology that can be applied to meet your goals.  These do not have to be technology tools that you have used before or that you are even familiar with prior to your research.  As a matter of fact, I want you to do some research to find the best tools available to complete your objectives.  Grading consideration will be given for unique appropriate finds.

  5. Complete your lesson plan document.  Although complete sentences are not required in a lesson plan, proper grammar, syntax, spelling, etc. will be part of your grade.  The lesson plan will be judged on its professional appearance.

  6. Submit your lesson plan in Blackboard under Assignment 3 by Sunday at midnight.

  7. See the Rubric for Technology Lesson Plans for grading information

 

Note:  We have all written lesson plans which are only notes to ourselves and are not formal lesson plans.  Any formal lesson plan should be specific and detailed enough for another qualified teacher to be able to come in and reproduce the lesson based only on the lesson plan and be able to achieve the objectives.  Make this one VERY formal.  Also, please think outside your own box; in other words, don't just regurgitate a lesson plan you have already done.  Add some interesting technology that you don't already use to make it even more engaging for your students.  Stretch yourself.  Technology changes SO fast.  I'm sure there's cool stuff out there you haven't heard of yet!

 

Note#2:  Music involves creativity in all aspects - creative performance, creative interpretation, etc.  However, for this lesson it is intended that students produce original music in some form. Make that the focus of your lesson and not an afterthought.

 

Need more ideas?  Use your social media (did I just say that????)  No need to reinvent the wheel!  Music educators are all over Pinterest and Facebook.  YouTube videos have many inspirational results of students creating music with technology tools.  Don't forget to link all of the cool things you find to the Creating Music page on your HUB!

 

Discussion 3:

View your classmates' HUBs (linked to the left).  Please critique at least the three names that precede yours (those at the top continue at the bottom).  Please look at all of the HUBs and feel free to comment on as many as you like.  Offer specific suggestions to improve the HUBs as everyone will have the opportunity to edit, revise, and add to them before they are given a final grade at the end of Week 6.  Review the "Characteristics of good websites and how yours will be graded" section of last week's lecture for items to look for in your critique.  They may have as many pages in their websites as they like, related to their own program, but must have the Creating Music, Performing Music, Responding to Music, Connecting to Music pages included in order to add the links for this course.

 

Again, your grade for your original post will be based on your HUB itself and everyone will receive full credit for having posted on time, assuming you completed your HUB last week.  Your response grade will be your critiques that will be due on Sunday.

 

Refer to the discussion rubric for grading information.

 

 

 

Week 4

Jun 27 - Jul 3

Lecture:  Performing

 

 

Note on Critiquing Discussion 4:

 

Did the lesson plan result in students creating original music?

Did the activities directly lead to meeting the specified outcomes (creating original music)?

Did the technology tools enhance the lesson or get in the way?

Was there a clear assessment (a way to know if the outcome was successfully achieved)?

Would any qualified instructor be able to reproduce the lesson?

Would students think the lesson was awesome???

 

 

Note on writing lesson plans:

 

Assessment can be misunderstood.  I often see a student activity called an "Assessment."  The question to ask yourself is "How do I know that my objective has or has not been reached?  What proof do I have?" 

 

Children will sing the song does not indicate whether your objective of students remembering all of the words and singing in tune has been successful.

 

Instructor will listen for corporate success in remembering all of the words and will use a tuning app to measure the tuning of the last held note of the song will indicate whether the lesson has been successful. 

Reading

Chapter 4: Performing Music

 

Assignment 4:

 

Use the Lesson Plan on p. 157 of your textbook and create a lesson that utilizes technology to facilitate musical performance.  Be sure to logically and appropriately connect curricular outcomes with the technological tools and pedagogical approaches utilized.  Specify the exact technological tools used and not general types. 

  1. Use this Lesson Plan Template to create your lesson plan.  Chapter 7 in your textbook gives many details on creating lessons, so review that chapter for more information on the individual sections.

  2. Choose your performance objectives: what you want your students to know and be able to do by the end of the lesson

  3. Choose activities that will allow you to meet your objectives

  4. Choose the technological tools that will facilitate your activities (Do not begin with the technology and try to piece the lesson together) You must incorporate at least 3 technology tools in this lesson.  Once you have determined your objectives, you can research the availability of technology that can be applied to meet your goals.  These do not have to be technology tools that you have used before or that you are even familiar with prior to your research.  As a matter of fact, I want you to do some research to find the best tools available to complete your objectives.  Grading consideration will be given for unique appropriate finds.

  5. Complete your lesson plan document.  Although complete sentences are not required in a lesson plan, proper grammar, syntax, spelling, etc. will be part of your grade.

  6. Submit your lesson plan in Blackboard under Assignment 4 by Sunday at midnight.

 

Note:  We have all written lesson plans which are only notes to ourselves and are not formal les lesson based only on the lesson plan and be able to achieve the objectives.  Make this one VERY formal.

 

Need more ideas?  Use your social media (did I just say that????)  No need to reinvent the wheel!  Music educators are all over Pinterest and Facebook.  YouTube videos have many inspirational results of students performing music with technology tools.  Don't forget to link all of the cool things you find to the Performing Music page on your HUB!

 

 

Discussion 4:

 

For your original post, please upload your Creating Music lesson plan (Assignment 3 from last week) to the Discussion 4 forum in the Discussion Board.  For your responses, please critique at least three of your classmates' lesson plans (choose any 3 or more).  Feel free to comment on as many as you like.  Offer specific suggestions to improve the  lesson plans based upon the instructions and guidelines from last week.  Remember that you should be able to teach the lesson yourself based upon the completeness of the plan.  For any of the plans that apply to your teaching situation (elementary/secondary/studio, etc.), consider uploading your classmates' lesson plans to the Creating Music page of your HUB.  You may also find technology links included in their lesson plans that you will want to add to your HUB.  You may want to begin to add subheadings on those pages to organize your content and links.

 

Your overall discussion grade (points allotted for original post) will be based on the quality of your critique.  Your lesson plan itself will receive a separate grade (Assignment 3 grade). 

 

Note:  In critiquing each others' lesson plans, you may have to ask questions.  Please be polite and answer those questions!

 

Refer to the discussion rubric for grading information.

 

Your original post is due by Friday (midnight) and post responses to your peers by Sunday (midnight).  Refer to the discussion rubric and remember that you receive more points for posting earlier than Friday.

 

 

 

Week 5

Jul 4-10

Lecture:  Responding

 

 

 

 

Reading

Chapter 5: Responding to Music

 

Assignment 5:

 

Use the Lesson Plan on p. 157 of your textbook and create a lesson that utilizes technology to facilitate musical responding.  Be sure to logically and appropriately connect curricular outcomes with the technological tools and pedagogical approaches utilized.  Specify the exact technological tools used and not general types. 

  1. Use this Lesson Plan Template to create your lesson plan.  Chapter 7 in your textbook gives many details on creating lessons, so review that chapter for more information on the individual sections.

  2. Choose your responding objectives: what you want your students to know and be able to do by the end of the lesson

  3. Choose activities that will allow you to meet your objectives

  4. Choose the technological tools that will facilitate your activities (Do not begin with the technology and try to piece the lesson together) You must incorporate at least 3 technology tools in this lesson.  Once you have determined your objectives, you can research the availability of technology that can be applied to meet your goals.  These do not have to be technology tools that you have used before or that you are even familiar with prior to your research.  As a matter of fact, I want you to do some research to find the best tools available to complete your objectives.  Grading consideration will be given for unique appropriate finds.

  5. Complete your lesson plan document.  Although complete sentences are not required in a lesson plan, proper grammar, syntax, spelling, etc. will be part of your grade.

  6. Submit your lesson plan in Blackboard under Assignment 5 by Sunday at midnight.

 

Note:  We have all written lesson plans which are only notes to ourselves and are not formal lesson plans.  Any formal lesson plan should be specific and detailed enough for another qualified teacher to be able to come in and reproduce the lesson based only on the lesson plan and be able to achieve the objectives.  Make this one VERY formal.

 

Need more ideas?  Use your social media (did I just say that????)  No need to reinvent the wheel!  Music educators are all over Pinterest and Facebook.  YouTube videos have many inspirational results of students performing music with technology tools.  Don't forget to link all of the cool things you find to the Responding to Music page on your HUB!

 

 

Discussion 5:

 

For your original post, please upload your Performing Music lesson plan (Assignment 4 from last week) to the Discussion 5 forum in the Discussion Board.  For your responses, please critique at least three of your classmates' lesson plans (choose any 3 or more).  Try to choose at least 3 that you did not critique last week.  Feel free to comment on as many as you like.  Offer specific suggestions to improve the  lesson plans based upon the instructions and guidelines from last week.  Remember that you should be able to teach the lesson yourself based upon the completeness of the plan.  For any of the plans that apply to your teaching situation (elementary/secondary/studio, etc.), consider uploading your classmates' lesson plans to the Performing Music page of your HUB.

 

Answer the question by Friday (midnight) and post responses to your peers by Sunday (midnight).  Refer to the discussion rubric and remember that you receive more points for posting earlier than Friday.

 

 

 

Week 6

Jul 11-17


 

Lecture:  Connecting

Final Project

 

 

 

Go back and read over the instructions and suggestions in the HUB link to make sure you have included everything that will be graded.  Please feel free to add extra pages and links.  I hope this will be an organic (always growing) resource for you!

Reading

Chapter 6: Assessment for Music Learning

 

Assignment 6:
  1. Decide on a Final Project topic.  Upload your idea - a general outline will do (include the Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting components) to the submission blank in Blackboard.  This will not be graded, but I may send feedback on your ideas before you get started.  To your advantage, send in this assignment as early in the week as you can.  You will have this week and next to work on your final project, so use the extra time to your advantage.

  2. Complete your HUB.  If you have been adding links as you have completed each week's assignments, then all you will need to add this week are your links for "Connecting."  After the submission deadline, I will grade your HUBs from the link (no need to send it to me again) and give you a grade under Assignment 2 in Blackboard.

 

Discussion 6:

 

For your original post, please upload your Responding to Music lesson plan (Assignment 5 from last week) to the Discussion 6 forum in the Discussion Board.  For your responses, please critique at least three of your classmates' lesson plans (choose any 3 or more).  Try to choose at least 3 that you have not yet critiqued.  Feel free to comment on as many as you like.  Offer specific suggestions to improve the  lesson plans based upon the instructions and guidelines from last week.  Remember that you should be able to teach the lesson yourself based upon the completeness of the plan.  For any of the plans that apply to your teaching situation (elementary/secondary/studio, etc.), consider uploading your classmates' lesson plans to the Responding to Music page of your HUB.

 

Answer the question by Friday (midnight) and post responses to your peers by Sunday (midnight).  Refer to the discussion rubric and remember that you receive more points for posting earlier than Friday.

 

 

 

Week 7

Jul 18-24

 

No Lecture this week, but for those who are interested in adding more technology to your classrooms, here are some suggested links toward finding the money:

 

 

Grants for funding technology

 

http://mbird.org/funding/

http://fendermusicfoundation.org/grants/

http://mhopus.org/

http://svengirly.com/mir2/pdf/Mini_Grant_Application.pdf

http://digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/grant_awards

http://iteaconnect.org/Awards/grantgreer.htm

http://computersforlearning.gov/

http://donorschoose.org/

http://adoptaclassroom.org/

http://grantsalert.com/grants

http://neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/
 

Final Project

due on Sunday!

 

 

Reading

No reading assignment this week

 

Assignment:

Work on Final Project

 

Your project is due on Sunday at midnight.  You will not need to upload anything into Blackboard for this assignment.  However, go into the Blackboard Assignment tab and type the link to your HUB (or just copy and paste the URL from your browser when you are on your HUB main page) in the submission blank.  This will allow me to grade your Final Project inside Blackboard so you will be able to see the rubric.

 

Don't forget to include a Word doc or PDF of your entire plan (including the rubric) at the end of your project page.

 

Discussion:

No discussion assignment this week

 

 

 

 

You will notice that I am giving you no assignments this week other than to work on your Final Project.  This may be a

 

clue

 

that I am expecting a very detailed, comprehensive result.

This should well above the level of the previous lesson plans in order to receive the grade you want.

 

 

Be sure to check out the Rubric at the end of the Final Project page.

Week 8

Jul 25-31

 

No Lecture this week

 

 

Assignment 7:

 

Critique of the course

 

You have had a lot of experience critiquing during this course.  Please apply that skill to critique the course itself.  This is a new course and I know I have already made many notes to tweak it before offering it again.  I would also like to get your perspective in order to make the course better.  What things were most helpful to you, what should have been included (I wish there was more . . .), what should have been excluded (I wish there was less . . .)?  What was most valuable to you, what was most relevant, least relevant?  Has it influenced you to use more or less technology?  You do not have to answer all questions - these are just some prompts to get you started.  This assignment will not be graded, but will be most appreciated! 

 

Just type your answer into the submission blank for Assignment 7 in Blackboard.  No need to attach a Word doc.

 

Discussion 7:

Final Project Critiques

 

Discussion 7 will be a critique of the Final Project.  You can find the links to the HUBs on the left side of Week 3 above.   Find the Student Project page and please critique at least three of your classmates' project plans (choose any 3 or more).  Feel free to comment on as many as you like.  Based upon your extensive critiquing experience ;-), offer suggestions for improvement based upon the Final Project guidelines and instructions.  Please post separate critiques addressed to the person whose project you are critiquing (don't just put all 3 or more into one post).

 

 I encourage you to take a look at all of the projects.  You may find some excellent ideas that you can use with your own students even if you don't use the entire project.

 

For any of the plans that apply to your teaching situation (elementary/secondary/studio, etc.), consider uploading your classmates' project plans to your HUB.  Although you have already received a final grade for your HUB, I hope you will be able to continue to use it.

 

Answer the question by Friday (midnight) and post responses to your peers by Sunday (midnight).  Refer to the discussion rubric and remember that you receive more points for posting earlier than Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have completed Assignment 7 and Discussion 7, you are done!!! 

 

 

Rubric for Technology Lesson Plans

 

Criteria

Performance Indicators

Failing

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Lesson plan content

Focus

Outcomes

Assessments

Materials 

No lesson plan available

Lesson plan focus is incorrect; lack of detail and/or too much content information missing

Lesson plan is not properly focused; information is included, but is probably not transferrable; or some information missing

Lesson plan focus is mostly clear; all information is included with some detail and may be transferrable.

Lesson plan focus is clear; all information is included and is detailed and transferrable.

0 points

28 points

32 points

36 points

40 points

Lesson plan activities

 

No activities described

Activities are not specifically described and seem randomly chosen

Activities lack specific description and/or have questionable connection to outcomes

Activities are mostly specifically described and mostly lead to stated outcomes

All activities are specifically described and lead directly to stated outcomes

0 points

14 points

16 points

18 points

20 points

Technology use

No technology tools used

Technology tools not associated with stated outcomes

Less than 3 technology tools used to accomplish stated outcomes

At least 3 technology tools used to accomplish stated outcomes

Multiple appropriate technology tools used to accomplish stated outcomes

0 points

21 points

24 points

27 points

30 points

Writing form 

No lesson plan available

Lesson plan has many writing errors and is distracting to read

Lesson plan has several writing errors, but is readable

Lesson plan has minimal writing errors and is clearly presented

Lesson plan has no writing errors and is professionally presented

0 points

7 points

8 points

9 points

10 points

Note:  transferability refers to the level of detail in the lesson plan that would make it accessible/usable for another instructor

 

 


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