SAS PUXI 2009 TECH STEPS SCHEDULE


-things to change/include: subscribing to useful podcasts via iTunes, using GarageBand for simple podcast, cut RSS reader, spotlight CogDog's wiki and 50 Ways to Tell a Story, using Picassa to store images and create slideshows, LibraryThing vs Good Reads, Jing screen-casting, Vimeo and other options for uploading and finding video for school use (remember Health wiki resources), Moodle and the paperless classroom,

  • Week 1 - Introduction
    • STEP 1 - Learn about this course, get yourself a Google/Gmail Account
    • STEP 2 - Review some strategies for Lifelong Learning
    • STEP 3 - Learn a bit about Web 2.0, and Why it Matters
    • STEP 4 -

  • 5/25/09 Week 2 - Blogging
    • Thing 3 - Set up your blog and write your first posts. (For Summer 2009, we will be using Edublogs for our blogging platform).
    • Thing 4 - Explore some uses of blogs in education; Consider possibilities for blogging in your professional environment.

  • 6/1/09 Week 3 - RSS and Aggregators
    • Thing 5 - Learn about RSS and set up Google Reader
    • Thing 6 - Feed your reader: find & subscribe to feeds
    • Thing 7 - Begin to build an RSS reading habit. (Listed on same page with Thing 6).

  • 6/8/09 Week 4 - Wikis
    • Thing 8 - What is a wiki? Explore educational uses for wikis.
    • Thing 9 - Set up your own page on the K12 Learning 2.0 participant sandbox wiki.

  • 6/15/09 Week 5 - Images & Slideshows
    • Thing 10 - Learn about Creative Commons
    • Thing 11 - Intro to Photosharing and Tagging; Explore Flickr and download some CC photos.
    • Thing 12 - Create an online Slideshow using Creative Commons photos

  • 6/22/09 Week 6 - Discover & Reflect
    • Thing 13 - Attend a "21st Century" Conference (in your PJs)
    • Thing 14 - Explore one or more tools of choice (Blabberize, Gliffy, Quizlet, Ta-Da List, etc)
    • Thing 7b - Blog about something interesting you've found in your Google Reader.

BREAK/CATCH-UP WEEK 6/29/09

  • 7/7/09 Week 7 - Social Bookmarking & Tagging
    • Thing 15 - Intro to Social Bookmarking; Set up a Del.icio.us account and begin adding and tagging resources
    • Thing 16 - Discover LibraryThing

  • 7/13/09 Week 8 - Podcasting & Videosharing
    • Thing 17 - Intro to Podcasting; Explore some educational podcasts
    • Thing 18 - Create a "Bare Bones" podcast.
    • Thing 19 - Intro to Video Sharing; Explore YouTube and TeacherTube.

  • 7/20/09 Week 9 - Get Productive
    • Thing 20 - Use Google Docs to create and share collaborative documents, spreadsheets and presentations
    • Thing 21 - Create a custom start page using Pageflakes
    • Thing 7c - Blog about something interesting you've found in your Google Reader.

  • 7/27/09 Week 10 - Connect & Reflect
    • Thing 22 - Learn about Social Networking and explore the Classroom 2.0 and other education-related NING Networks
    • Thing 23 - Add your reflections to the K12 Learning 2.0 Voicethread; Blog about your experiences and next steps