EDU 214 Teaching Teachers Technology: EDU 214 Teaching Teachers Technology Computer Lab: Education Building Room 1006
Class Dates: August 28 to Dec. 11, 2007
Instructor: Suzanne (Suzi) Aberasturi, Ph.D.
Dr. A’s Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11 AM in the COE Computer Lab
Dr. J’s Office Hours: Wednesday from 9-11 in the COE lab
email: firstname.lastname@example.org General Information: General Information A technology course designed to help successfully complete the Electronic Portfolio Assessment.
Teacher productivity software, multimedia applications, presentation software.
Introduces you to several software programs hopefully making you more savvy at all programs
Self paced program of instruction
Quizzes & applications
Due dates outlined in course syllabus
PLEASE DO NOT PROCRASTINATE
Required things to get: Required things to get Memory stick – Very cheap at Walmart
Headphones with microphone – also Walmart
Doesn’t matter if USB or plugs unless using at home
(would have plug ins for both if using plug ins) Qualifying for the class: Qualifying for the class If you have taken EDU 204 with a C or above.
If you have taken the qualifying quiz over the summer you should see a Y under qualified
Otherwise you have to take the quiz! Recommend you go do it after I finish in the computer lab.
Pass around sign up sheet Qualifying Quiz: Qualifying Quiz The link is under quizzes
You have to get a 37 or above
You can take it:
Anywhere there is internet, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (not set up for Office 2007)
Don’t use an apple
It takes about 2 hours – you can stop and go
You can open any window, program, internet page you want while taking it
Take your time! Course Breakdown: Course Breakdown Chapter Quizzes – 120 points
Application Modules – 295 points
Final Project – 100 points
Total Points – 515 points Quizzes: Quizzes Computer-based
Have to be taken in the COE computer lab
Highest attempt recorded
10 questions from text
Due dates and cut off times
(15 minutes) on all quizzes listed in syllabus
(electronically controlled) 30 minutes in between
Maintain academic honesty
Application Modules: Application Modules Modules located on the WebCT homepage
Hands on applications
Snag-it, inspiration, Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Web Whacker, Web Easy, Camtasia, Movie Maker
295 points possible points
Have specific due dates
A program that doesn’t download does not mean an extension!
15 points are the non-required modules (may only do 15 points)
SAVE all work – Why you must get a jump drive (all used in final project)
Due dates are critical Final Project – 100 points: Final Project – 100 points 3 page webpage
Can be e-portfolio
A lesson module
Picture of self
Must be uploaded to server and you have to send me the address
Due Tues. Dec 11 by 11:00 pm I always do a Final Project Help Session – I will schedule two of them near the end WebCT: WebCT Web site: http://webct6.unr.edu
UNR net ID
To Setup ID &Password: http://computing.unr.edu/authenticate.html
Grades: Grades QUIZZES
12 quizzes @ 10 points each = 120 points
Up to 295 points
One final project worth 100 points
515 total possible points
(Note: says more on WebCT – look at grading scale!!!!)
Grading Scale: Grading Scale Grade Points
A 463 - 515
B 412 - 462
C 360 - 411
D 309 - 359
F 308 and below
Points are NOT rounded up.
There are no minus “-” grades Reno Housing Authority: Reno Housing Authority A volunteer
opportunity for community service
and to help kids. Grades: Grades Be sure to check often
On the WebCT grade link.
* The totals possible are meaningless – please refer to syllabus total points possible! Slide15: Please understand that there will be no exception to the "late" rule.
To do so is a disservice to all who completed their work on time or, in many cases, ahead of time. It is not that I lack compassion, it is just that I feel compelled to be fair.
Incomplete grades will not be issued.
Things to know: Things to know You can print out EDU 214 material for free in the lab
I am very helpful – never spend more than 30 or so minutes on something
I usually email back with 24 hours (usually)
I USUALLY grade everything within 24 hours of the due date
If I see a small error on your assignment I let you fix it before Tuesday sometimes – always check your assignments on Tuesday to see if you need to do something
Drop box Software issues: Software issues All programs are installed in the COE lab (no need to download)
The library also has Office suite, Adobe Elements, and Movie Maker
There are free downloads available from the company for almost all of the software
HOWEVER – it doesn’t always work so don’t count on it at the last minute
Failure to download does not give you an extension!!! YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUY ANY SOFTWARE FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS: FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS Come in and sit by me during office hours and then you will probably get an A.
I am very helpful!!!! You will never by stuck
Read my emails and announcement
Read the modules – they all work! First Assignment: First Assignment Take the qualifying exam (DUE BY Sept 5 by 11 AM)
Review the EDU 214 course syllabus
Review the EDU 214 homepage
Work on the things for the 1st week Questions?: Questions? When is the first assignment due?
Where are the quizzes taken?
How many points can you earn on application modules?
Do I discuss grades via email?
Where do I receive emails?
Do we meet here again? Slide21: GO TAKE THE QUALIFYING QUIZ!!!!