Week 2 (Due June 3)

“Twitter is the back fence you share with your neighbors. Except your neighbors are people all over the world”


In Class:

Stump your group – 21st Century Skills – create a challenging question based on the lecture content up to that point/Share one or more questions/answer as a group(take notes)/Report to class – Resource – Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework

Brainstorm via Popplet – Digital Immigrant v. Digital Native – Resources – Marc Prensky & John White’s Digital Visitor v. Resident

Personal Learning Networks – Twitter (http://wefollow.com/, Twitter Directory, Follow ME ) & Diigo (Social Bookmarking in Plain English, Follow MU_ED554 )


Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

If you were on Twitter – by Scott Mcleod

Frontline – Generation Like (53:41) – PBS

Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia. “Digital Storytelling – Part I.” Langwitches Blog. N.p., Apr.-May 2008. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/04/19/digital-storytelling-part-i/>.

Rosenthal Tolisano, Silvia. “Digital Storytelling – Part II.” Langwitches Blog. N.p., Apr.-May 2008. Web. 11 June 2012. <http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/04/25/digital-storytelling-part-ii/>


Post 1 response on your blog/class preparation:

1 – After watching Generation Like, respond to this question on your class blog. How does understanding how children use the Social Web prepare us for our instruction in the classroom?

2- Please bring headsets/laptops (if you would like to work outside the lab) to our next class. Here is a headset I like.

3 – Plan for Digital Imagery & Image Manipulation (Pixlr) in lab activity. Bring images that you may want to use and check out these ideas for inspiration.

Ideas: Explore perspectives; visualize similes; illustrate principles with self-portraits; place self in literature or history; create illustrations of principles or functions; use an improbable scene as a writing prompt


Optional Reading/Exploring/Watching:

The Digital Diet @ http://wapo.st/mHfHeS

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation @ http://youtu.be/c0xa98cy-Rw

Fox, Jo-Ann. “Twitter Is My Teacher Superpower: 5 Steps to Make It Yours.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 27 May 2014.

“Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips – Getting Smart by Guest Author – Edchat, EdTech, PLN.” Getting Smart Personal Learning Networks for Educators 10 Tips Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014.


Week 1 (Due May 27th)

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. ”
~ Albert Einstein
Welcome to week 1!!!

In Class:

Share your NEW ED554 Blog in the comments section of this post.
Post a ‘selfie’ or avatar (https://www.diigo.com/user/plan3t_t3ch/Avatar ) to your new blog.
Create an About Me page

Required Reading/Exploring/Watching:

– 5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog by George Couros

– Choose one blog from the list of recommended blogs and read through as many postings as you can.

– Watch Digital Media* New Learners of the 21st Century and explore resources shared on the site.


Post 2 responses on your blog:

1 – about the blog you chose to read;
2- Choose one of the Learning programs highlighted in the Digital Media* New Learners of the 21st Century video (52 minutes) and share your reaction.


Be sure to regularly check  your Marymount U Gmail and ED554 course blog for announcements related to this class.

Our Syllabus –http://bit.ly/1hTPyVS