EDAD 536 - Leading with Instructional Technology
Spring 2012

"In 2004 when I wrote "The World is Flat", Facebook didn't exist to most people, Twitter was a sound, the cloud was in the sky, 4G was a parking place, Linked In was a prison, applications were what you sent to college, and for most people, and Skype was a typo. This, all in a seven year span. We're not just connected, we're hyper connected."
- Thomas Friedman Sept 2011 "Meet the Press"


Instructor: Todd Frimoth

Class Links:

EDAD536 Syllabus

EDAD 536 Blogs
Final Project Proposal

Other Links:





the journal


dig directions


web 2.0

project guttenberg

G Douglas Bundy

Philosophy & Strategies


Frank Smth

Class Bibliography:

disrupting class

Disrupting Class – How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns
by Clayton Christensen


Transforming Schools with Technology
by Andrew Zucker

Read Zucker's blog



Final Project Page Due March 1, 2012

BIG IDEA - Course & Blog Introductions

Session 2 Jan 26, 2012 -- BIG IDEA: Educational Technology - The Dream/The Reality - Part 1

  • Google Apps Help
  • Google Docs for Oregon Schools - eSchool News Article Read & Discuss
  • Session 2 Homework: Blog reflection of the big takeaways of tonight's class?, 1-hour exploration on the web of education/technology issues, walk around with critical ed tech perspective. Provide an example of where ed tech innovation is happening or could happen in your school. Report back next week.

Session 3 - Feb 2, 2012 - BIG IDEA: Educational Technology - The Dream/The Reality- Part 2

Session 3 Homework: Blog reflection of the big takeaways of tonight's class. One hour exploration. Be thinking of your final project!

Session 4 - Feb 9, 2012 - BIG IDEA: The Moving Image Miracle: Video

  • Blog Response
  • Daniel Pink's talk on the suprising truth about what motivates us: RSAnimate

Session 5 - Feb 16, 2012 - BIG IDEA: Web Applications on Steriods: Google Apps

G Doug Bundy
Guest Speaker: G Doug Bundy, Certified Google Teacher, at Raleigh Hills K-8 (Beaverton School District)
Visit Doug's website

  • Respond to blogs
  • Discuss final project proposal due dates
  • Celebrate the halfway mark
  • G Doug Bundy on Google
  • HW: Blog Response & Final Project Proposal Due March 1

Session 6 - Feb 23, 2012 - NOT MEETING - To be rescheduled

Session 7 - Mar 1, 2012 - BIG IDEA: Mobile/Tablet computing & The Future of the Book

Steve Halliday
Guest Speaker: Steve Halliday, Author, Editor, Convergent Media Expert
"The Future of the Book: The Implication for Education"

Homework: Blog Reflection on class - One hour exploration for Final Project

Session 8 -March 8, 2012 - Effective Web, Presentations; Graphics, Audio Production

  • Blog Responses
  • Observations from the trenches
  • Presentation/Web Presentation - Discussion
  • Web design using iWeb & Google Sites
  • Graphics: iPhoto, Graphic Converter, PhotoShop
  • If time: GarageBand

Session 9: March 15, 2012 - Final Project Presentations

  • Blog Responses
  • Final Presentations
  • Class Evaluations


RSAnimate Talk: Ken Robinson

Common Craft - simple visuals to enhance presentations

Creative Commons - Share, remix, reuse -- Legally

Web 1.0 vs 2.0 vs 3.0

SimonSolutions Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0

EPN - Evolution of Web 3.0

Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Applications

Jakob Nielsen's Top 10 Web Design Mistakes

Specific Tools:

iGoogle & Google Docs





Keynote (Apple)

PowerPoint (Microsoft)

Google Presentations (Google)

Classroom/School/Distirct Web presence planning

Who's in control of content?

Who's in control of design, and at which level?

Quality control process?

Group Activity: Analyze your own and one other district or school web site using this criterion:

What's the message being conveyed by its front page layout, content and organization?

How easy can the user find information?

How do you know what the users of your website want to know or fin?

School/District blogs

Quality Presentations:

See Garr Reynolds' Site on presentation tips

See Jim Knight sample presentation - UK presentation

Sample Todd's sample presentation - Betty Flad's Class

Afternoon BIG IDEA - The Power of Video

Tools: iMovie, Movie Maker, Final Cut

Definitions: QuickTime, Firewall, MacOS, MS-DOS, Broadband, Cookies, Widget, FTP

Final Questions?




Blog Response

Center Court - Biggest Question regarding Ed Tech

Tech Plans - Observations on District or Building Tech Plans-

Tech Standards in Schools: The National Education Technology Standards (NETS)

Audio/Podcasting Software: GarageBand - Click on "Get to Know GarageBand" - Tutorial from Apple

Video Production Software: Windows 7 applications, Mac applications

iTunes U - Academic video content delivery

TeacherSource - Beaverton's attempt at a collaboration portal

Open Source Repositories: Curriki.org, ORVSD, Utah Ed Network

Final Presenations

BIG IDEA - Where do we go from here?

Obama to push for new ed-tech agency from eClassroom News

GarageBand - Click on "Get to Know GarageBand" - Tutorial from Apple

iTunes - Podcasting, iTunes U, more

Use of Video - Signal To Noise Moving Image Festival

BSD Vision & TeacherSource

To explore independently:

Dan Pink's TED Presentation on Motivation

Google Books Project

The Digital Divide - Educators Wrestle with Digital Equity Issues - July 2008 eSchoolNews

ISTE Literature Review

Starting YouTube videos midway go HERE.

Post Course "Think Sessions" - Follow up and follow through:

"Making School Real" - October 1898 - Check out this 112 year old article that has an eerily familiar theme!

Ownership and legality of content

Google Earth

Professional organizations


Skype and other Instant Messaging

Music/mobile device learning

Graphics programs (iPhoto, GraphicConverter, Photoshop/Illustrator)


LC CAL Practicum Log Movie