EDAD 536 - Leading with Instructional Technology
Summer 2010

Instructor: Todd Frimoth

Class Links:

EDAD 536 Blogs
Final Project Proposal

Other Links:



the journal


dig directions


web 2.0

project guttenberg

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


CLASS ONE - Monday, July 19, 2010

Morning BIG IDEA - Course & Blog Introductions

Afternoon BIG IDEA - Educational Technology - The Dream/The Reality

  • What is Ed Tech and why is it important? - Zucker chapter & Discussion (text protocol)
    • What is the potential for EdTech?
    • What are the biggest disappointments?
    • Is it worth the cost? How do you convince a skeptical community?
  • Final Project Think Session:
    • What was the coolest tech integration I saw/read /heard about this year in my school?
  • Blog Reflection on class - What did you learn? What will you do about it?

HW- Bring building or District tech plan (or link) to class

CLASS TWO - Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - Final Project Page

Morning BIG IDEA - Ed Tech Tools Workshop

Afternoon BIG IDEA - Ed Tech as Effective Communication

Homework: View:TED Video: Sugatha Mitra: How Kids Can Teach Themselves - Follow up article from BBC

CLASS THREE - Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - Final Project Proposal Form

Morning BIG IDEA - Presentation Software & WEB 1.0 vs 2.0 (and 3.0?)

Chapter 2 from “Don’t Make Me Think”

The Problem with Problems, by Dan Pink

Afternoon BIG IDEA - Exploring Web 2.0 & Final Project Work Time

HW - Final Project Planning

CLASS FOUR - Thursday, July 22, 2010 - Final Project Proposal Form

BIG IDEA - The Digitial Divide & Entertainment-Education

GUEST SPEAKER: Steve Halliday, Entertainment-Education

HW- Final Project Preparation & Dan Pink's TED Presentation on Motivation

CLASS FIVE - Friday, July 23, 2010

BIG IDEA - Where do we go from here?

  • Read/Respond to Blogs
  • VIDEO: Learning to Change-Changing to Learn
  • "Center Court"
  • Use of Video - Signal To Noise Moving Image Festival
  • BSD Vision & TeacherSource
  • Final Presentations
  • Last minute "Need to Know" items
  • Course Evaluation
  • Final Thoughts--What we didn't cover, or spend enough time on:
    • Ownership and legality of content
    • Google Earth
    • Video production
    • Audio production
    • Professional organizations
    • Wikis
    • Skype and other Instant Messaging
    • Music/mobile device learning
    • Apps appropriate for Education
    • Graphics programs (iPhoto, GraphicConverter, Photoshop/Illustrator)
    • Web Authoring Tools
    • others....

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





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