Week 9 (July 22nd)

Digital Citizenship Resources

Group Social Learning PresentationsGroup 2

SMARTBoard Resources

Teachers Love SMART Boards website

 Diigo Bookmarks tagged SMART board

SMART Exchange – free and purchase lessons/Widgets/Manipulatives

SMART Notebook Express – create and view Notebook files

Intro to SMART board video by Steve and Dr. Langran

SMARTClassrooms YouTube Channel

Download SMARTboard Notebook 11 (Installation code – Marymount Students only).


Podcast PresentationsGroup 1


View on your own using VideoNot.es

1. What are specific ethical issues you see kids struggling when they use digital media?
Answer here >>> http://padlet.com/sjknight/w4y75u72gsct

2. How is our sense of identity changing in the digital world? How can adults learn from kids and guide them at the same time?

Answer here >>> http://padlet.com/sjknight/hyd8ffvaw512

3. How does teaching and learning change in a world where information is at your fingertips?

Answer here >>> http://padlet.com/sjknight/9x6jfplw0g2e


Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

“Free Computers Don’t close the Rich-Poor Education Gap” by Gregory Ferenstein, TechCrunch, May 20, 2013

“Digital Divide is ‘Major Challenge’ in Teaching Low-Income Students, Survey Finds” by Betsy Isaacson, The Huffington Post, February 28, 2013

“Law, Software Fuel New Digital Divide'” by Alec MacGillis, The Baltimore Sun, Sept. 21, 2004

Black Girls Code: Crashing the Digital Gender Divide video


Post 1 response on your blog/class preparation:

Post at least 1 response, in the comments of this post, to the discussion on equity.



Please share with me (via Google Drive) your lesson plans, if you want my feedback, before July 27th.

Unit Plan is  due on your Google Site  by midnight July 31st.

All Professional Blog posts must be completed by midnight July 31st in order to get full credit for the Professional Blog (20%) assignment.
July 22nd is a virtual class. Login here to participate. I will be at the Rowely Hall if you prefer to be in the lab with me for tech support for virtual class and/or class projects.


Week 8 (Due July 15th)

Copyright & Fair Use

Digital Citizenship Resources


  • Embed three influential/helpful tweets that you found on Twitter and include at least one paragraph describing why it was influential/helpful  – Retweet at least two tweets from people you follow and send at least one tweet (could be a link to one of your blog posts). Make sure you include #ed554 or @plan3t_t3ch
  • Please indicate anything you would like to learn about SMARTboard in the comments below. This will help me make the SMARTboard demo relevant:)
  • Read at least one of the posts on mobile learning and post a reaction/review on your personal blog. Please include the link of the post you are writing about and include an image that supports the topic.

5 Reasons to Allow Students to Use Cell Phones in Class via The Innovative Educator

Schools and Students Clash Over Use of Technology via Mindshift

Mobile Learning Explained Visually via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning