Building An Online Course

Well, here we are at week 2 of my class on building online courses.  I have ventured into the unknown world of Schoology.  I have used it from the student end with both of my children, but not from the instructor end.  I sometimes would be so frustrated at the lack of information provided for my kids.  Now, I see how time consuming put all the links and information into a LMS can be.

I did have to alter my resources to give more information so that the participants could complete the assignments.  I have my altered list of resources below.

Week 1 Resources – Using Technology in the Classroom

  1. 12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers http://www.teachhub.com/12-easy-ways-use-technology-your-classroom-even-technophobic-teachers
  2. Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning          http://www.ed.gov/oii-news/use-technology-teaching-and-learning
  1. Appy Hour…Why Should We Attend https://backtoschoolat42.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/appy-hour-why-should-we-attend/
  2. Appy Hour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNzqJvxgt7M&feature=youtu.be
  3. Pros and Cons of Using Technology in the Classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEbtQuWZPrg
  4. Redefining Teaching and Learning Using Technology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOTEQVYDPpg
  5. Teacher Usage and Perceptions Survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd993UCweazNGfGuwaq-N50UpT9dxA9Ke-uHjv3ztXX_AQjGw/viewform
  6. Teacher’s Knowledge of Teaching and Technology https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdv-DzAXz4S2ekLHu5iTde9iWG2adTn-1FqSIccQVEarZaocg/viewform
  7. Schoology – The Basics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s4niCCjDvk
  8. How to Create a Blog http://www.theblogstarter.com/

Week 2 Resources – Social Media

  1. 25 Awesome Social Media Tools for Education  http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/social-media-tools-for-education/
  1. Making Time for Teacher Collaboration is Crucial http://www.edutopia.org/teacher-collaboration-crucial
  2. What Teachers Need and Reformers Ignore: Time to Collaborate https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2013/04/11/what-teachers-need-and-reformers-ignore-time-to-collaborate/
  3. Teachers Who Tweet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sipETjQfbhs
  4. Using Social Media in the Classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riZStaz8Rno
  5. Successful Collaboration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyx3fOEVuDo
  6. Twitter Handbook for Teachers http://plpnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/twitter-handbook-for-teachers.pdf
  7. The Complete Guide to Twitter Hashtags in Education http://www.teachthought.com/twitter-hashtags-for-teacher/

 

Week 3 Resources – Mulitmedia

  1. New Ways of Using Multimedia in the Classroom http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/746-new-ways-of-using-multimedia-in-classroom
  2. Digital Multimedia Tools https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/teaching/technology-enhanced-learning/multimedia-tools
  3. The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom http://www.edudemic.com/youtube-in-classroom/
  4. Using Multimedia in the Classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Wfy7y4I3M
  5. Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTFEUsudhfs

You tube channels of interest

Richard Byrne

  1. 30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/11/30-youtube-channels-for-teachers.html
  2. How to Use Powtoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFv8L0z-72c
  3. How to Use Windows Live Moviemaker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTnsWV2tjE

Week 4 Resources – Flipped/Blended Learning

  1. Nearpod http://www.makingtechsimple.com/nearpod
  2. Flipping the Elementary Classroom http://www.jonbergmann.com/flipping-the-elementary-classroom/
  3. Should You Flip Your Classroom http://www.edutopia.org/blog/flipped-classroom-ramsey-musallam
  4. Jon Bergmann Talks About Flipped Classrooms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u1yfwzvnDI
  5. Flipped Classrooms: What Do the Studies Say? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTPmwErV78s
  6. I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRvmjjeZ9CA

 

Week 5 Resources – Parent Engagement

  1. 7 Free Apps for Keeping Parents and Teachers Connected https://thejournal.com/articles/2013/06/11/7-free-apps-for-keeping-parents-and-teachers-connected.aspx
  2. Bloomz Wins Best at Show at ISTE 2016 https://blog.bloomz.net/2016/08/05/iste-award-winner/
  3. 12 Apps for Smarter Teacher-Parent Communication https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/12-apps-for-smarter-teacher-parent-communication
  4. Parent Communication App Comparison https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d-4PDAFtmTYymutoERe__oaxif-bF8gRyXzb0rkC2BM/edit#gid=0
  5. Bringing School and Parent Communication to the Digital Age https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbbj_0-n9s
  6. Bloomz Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkiTA_acE8E
  7. Building Relationships Between Parents and Teachers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kin2OdchKM

The basic structure of my “Appy Hour” course is for the participants to view videos and read articles.  Then they are asked to post a discussion.  Finally, they are asked to create or use something that they have seen in that week.  The projects are very open ended, so the paricipants can use tools that they would use in their real classrooms.   Several weeks ask them to create for a current topic in their class, so hopefully they will go back and use the tool with their students.  Seeing how it works in the classroom will motivate them to go back and try new things with their students.

If you are interested in trying out my “Appy Hour” course, make a free account in Schoology and use the access code B87HS-QBB2P to join.

Thanks!

Shelby

 

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