EDM 310 – Dr. Strange
Each student will participate in the production of a 15 minute (approximate) Podcast with two or three other students. These Podcasts will be conversations among the participants covering one of the following topics:
1. My experiences with Blogging and how it could be useful to me as a teacher
2. Interesting Blogs I have located and reviewed from International Schools
3. Interesting Blogs I have located and reviewed from schools in the United States
4. A review of some of the educational support materials for Elementary Teachers found on iTunes
5. A review of some of the educational support materials for High School teachers found on iTunes
6. Pick of the Day: Source Materials for Elementary Teachers on the web
7. Pick of the Day: Source Materials for High School Teachers on the world wide web
8. Can Facebook be used as an educational tool? A discussion.
9. Can YouTube be used as an educational tube? A discussion.
10. Examining the Strange thesis that students now are listener/watchers and not reader/writers. How accurate is that claim? Can include an interview with Dr. Strange if desired.
11. Strange also argues that teachers must teach students to contribute to the development of materials that are listened to and watched. How realistic is that in the schools in which I will teach? Can include an interview with Dr. Strange if desired.
12. Alabama has begun a program to provide distant learning to high school students called ACCESS. How does it work? How useful is it likely to be?
13. Dr. Strange says he is against “burp back education.” How can it be eliminated in my classes when I begin to teach?
14. Pick of the Day: Useful internet sites for Elementary Teachers.
15. Pick of the Day: Useful internet sites for High School Teachers.
16. My classes at South: How is technology used in them?
17. My classes in the College of Education. How is technology used in them?
18. What I learned from “Shift Happens” and how it affects me as a teacher.
19. What I learned from “The Last Lecture of Randy Pausch.”
20. Can podcasts be useful in the classes that I will teach?
21. Can or is teachertube (http://www.teachertube.com) useful to teachers. Give examples.
22. Interview Dean Richard Hayes on a mutually agreed upon topic relating to education and/or educational technology (TT11 only).
23. Interview Dr. Philip Feldman (early technology adopter) about educational technology. Can include snippets of a 1988 interview of him about educational technology. Can focus on past, present or future. (TT 9 only).
24. Interview Dr. Charles Guest (Chair of Professional Studies Department) on mutually agreed upon topic. TT 2 only.
25. Our crystal ball: Speculations on the “future classroom.” Interview Dr. Strange before (or during) presentation. Emphasis should be on your ideas, however.
26. Interview of Mr. C of Nolo, MO –NOTE: planning and testing of chat audio and video capabilities (with assistance of Dr. Strange) will be required.
27. Interview Dr. Eddie Shaw about how he sees technology being introduced into the USA Department of Leadership and Teacher Education.
28. Interview with Gary Dauphin (Apple Representative) TT 9 only NOTE: planning and testing of chat audio and video capabilities (with assistance of Dr. Strange).
29. Interview with other Apple Representative - TT 9 only NOTE: planning and testing of chat audio and video capabilities (with assistance of Dr. Strange).
30. Interview with a faculty member not on this list that agrees to be interviewed during class time in the first week of March.
31. Other topics that I approve.
32. Other suggestions for your podcast that I approve.
33. Wikipedia. What are the positives and negatives of Wikipedia? Can Wikipedia be useful to students and educators? How and under what circumstances?