EDTECH 503 Artifacts

Module 4 Reflection – 7/7/13

Learning Goal: After 3 hours of instruction, students will be able to produce five narrated slides using VoiceThread.

Learning Objectives:

The learner will be able to:

1. Recall steps used in creating and saving a slide presentation.

2. Draft a script using a graphic organizer, to be used to design the thread.

3. Create and save 5 slides as a PDF using the information from the graphic organizer.

4. Identify VoiceThread as an online collaboration tool, which is used to create and share oral presentations by adding voice, text, audio, and video comments to slide presentations.

5. Access VoiceThread through an Internet browser.

      5.1 Use an email address to log into VoiceThread.

      5.2 Identify types of files that may be uploaded, which include My Computer, Media                      Sources, URL, or My Webcam and initiate the process by selecting the Create tab,          and clicking on Upload.

5.3 Locate and complete the (Add a title and description), and be able to explain that it is a required block serving as the file name.

5.4 Begin recording by selecting Comment at the bottom of the slide

5.5.1 Repeat this process for each individual slide.

5.5 Demonstrate the steps to share a VoiceThread.

6. Compose and post comments on peer threads.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Objectives (a) Bloom’s Taxonomy Classification (b) Format of Assessment(c) Description of test form(d) Sample items(e)
1. 0 Knowledge Performance Observation Review the steps used to create a slide presentation using either PowerPoint or Google drive. 
2.0 Synthesis Paper and Pencil Short Answer Draft a script for a book report using a graphic organizer. 
3.0 Synthesis Performance Observation with rubric Create and save five slides as a PDF reviewing the book used in the graphic organizer. Follow the rubric for required elements. 
4.0 Knowledge Paper and Pencil Short answer Identify the four types of media used on VoiceThread.   For this project, students will use the voice option but have the choice to use the other types of media in the future. 
5.0 Application Performance Observation Access VoiceThread by using the Internet browser available on the student computer. 
5.1 Application Performance Observation Log into VoiceThread using student email address. 
5.2 Knowledge Performance/Paper and Pencil Short answer Identify the four types of files that can be uploaded to VoiceThread. For this first project, students will use My Computer
5.3 Comprehend Performance/Paper and Pencil Short answer Insert the title of the book read for the report in the (Add a title and description) block. 
5.4 Application Performance Observation Begin recording VoiceThread by selecting Comment using the script created from the graphic organizer. 
5.4.1 Application Performance Observation Repeat process for each individual slide. 
5.5 Application Performance Observation Copy link and share the VoiceThread with the instructor/teacher and peers by posting the URL on the class blog. 
6.0 Synthesis Performance/Pencil and Paper Short answer Compose and post comments on peer VoiceThread book reports created by peers using the voice option for this 

 

Module 3 Reflection – 7/1/13

There is much to be learned from comments not only pertaining to your own work but that of others. I received several comments that I did not have any learning objectives. I have made some changes to my original submission, which, are noted as revisions.

Learning Goal: (Revision 2)

After 3 hours of instruction, students will be able to produce five narrated slides using VoiceThread.

1. (Revision 1) Recall steps used in creating and saving a slide presentation.

2. (Revision 1) Practice saving a slide presentation as a PDF.

3. (Revision 1) Identify VoiceThread as an online collaboration tool, which is used to create and share oral presentations by adding voice, text, audio, and video comments to slide presentations.

4. (Revision 1) Access VoiceThread through an Internet browser.

      4.1 (Revision 1) Use an email address to access VoiceThread.

      4.2 (Revision 1) Identify types of files that may be uploaded, which include My Computer,           Media Sources, URL, or My Webcam and initiate the             process by selecting the Create tab,         and clicking on Upload.

4.3 (Revision 1) Locate and complete the (Add a title and description) and be able to explain       that it is a required block serving as the file name.

4.4 (Revision 1) Begin recording by selecting Comment at the bottom of the slide

4.5 (Revision 1) Explain why this process is repeated for each individual slide.

4.6 (Revision 1) Demonstrate the steps to share a VoiceThread.

5. (Revision 1) Draft a script using a graphic organizer, to be used to design the thread.

6. (Revision 1) Produce a VoiceThread following previous instruction, using a slide presentation saved as a PDF.

7. (Revision 1) Compose and post comments on peer threads.

Learning Goal:

After 3 hours of instruction, students will be able to create a narrated slide presentation using VoiceThread.

Learning Goal: (Revision 2)

After 3 hours of instruction, students will be able to produce five narrated slides using VoiceThread.

  1. Recall steps used in creating and saving a slide presentation.

1. (Revision 1) Learners will recall steps used in creating and saving a slide presentation.

  1. Demonstrate how to save the slide presentation as a PDF by using the Save As option and clicking on PDF.

2. (Revision 1) Learners will be shown how to save a slide presentation as a PDF.

  1. View several examples of presentations created using VoiceThread on the SMART board, explain that VoiceThread is an online collaboration tool used to create and share oral presentations by adding voice, text, audio and video comments to slide presentations.

3. (Revision 1) Learners will be able to identify VoiceThread as an online collaboration tool, which is used to create and share oral presentations by adding voice, text, audio, and video comments to slide presentations.

  1. Proceed to an Internet browser and select VoiceThread.

4. (Revision 1) Learner will access VoiceThread through an Internet browser.

4.1.   Display how to log on to VoiceThread using an email address, start page will appear.

4.1 (Revision 1) Using an email address, learners will log on to VoiceThread.

4.2.   Select the Create tab, and click on Upload. Discuss that files may be uploaded My Computer, Media Sources, URL, or My Webcam. Tell students to select My Computer. Identify the file where the slide presentation PDF is located and choose that file. Explain that the file will load and individual slides will be displayed.

4.2 (Revision 1) Using information presented, learners will identify types of files that may be uploaded, which include My Computer, Media Sources, URL, or My Webcam and begin the process by selecting the Create tab, and clicking on Upload.

4.3 Locate and complete the (Add a title and description.), being specific on the file name. Explain that it is a required block serving as the file name.

4.3 (Revision 1) Learner will locate and complete the (Add a title and description) being able to explain that it is a required block serving as the file name.

4.3.   Select Comment at the bottom of the slide to begin recording. When ready to record, click record and Allow Okay. Start talking will appear and the recording is initiated. Select stop recording when finished. The recording will begin to play back. Choose Cancel to re-record if dissatisfied with initial voice recording.

4.4 (Revision 1) Selecting Comment at the bottom of the slide, learners will begin recording.

4.5 Explain this process is repeated for each individual slide.

4.5 (Revision 1) Learners will explain why this process is repeated for each individual slide.

4.4.   Describe how to share by selecting the Share and Get Link tab. Copy the link and save to a document for later use. Identify the document beginning with the students first and last initial followed by the title used in the (Add title and description) block.

4.6 (Revision 1) Learners will demonstrate how to share a VoiceThread.

  1. Complete the graphic organizer used to compile information about a book recently read.

5. (Revision 1) Using a graphic organizer, learners will draft a script to be used to the thread.

5.1   Use this information to draft a script to be used for the thread.

6. Instruct the students to go to assigned computer stations and begin to produce a Voicethread using a slide presentation.

6. (Revision 1) Using a slide presentation saved as a PDF, learners will produce a VoiceThread.

7. Students will compose and post comments on peer threads. To either record or type a comment, select Comment.

7. (Revision 1) Learners will compose and post comments on peer threads.

7.1   Use one of the potential starters listed below:

i.     This reminds me of…

ii.     This is similar to…

iii.     I wonder…

iv.     I realized…

v.     I noticed…

vi.     I’d like to know…

vii.     I’m surprised that…

  1. Anticipate the need to reteach.
    1. Generate and place a student guide on how to create a VoiceThread next to each student computer.

 

Module 2 Reflection – 6/21/13

Reflection: After reading the comments I received on my initial Module 2 Discussion submission, I decided to return to the beginning and start completely over. I hope this is more in line with what is expected for this project. I do struggle with trying to accomplish too much at one time and periodically the outcome is less than desirable.

ID Project Short Description: After 3 hours of instruction, students will be able to create a narrated slide presentation using VoiceThread.

Needs Assessment Condition:

After reviewing student comments regarding my initial post of this falling into the Problem Model, Condition A, I have decided to reassess and conduct the needs assessment using the Innovation Model, Condition B. To conduct my needs assessment I will follow the approach of the Innovation Model as described by Smith and Ragan (2005, pg. 45-46), focusing on determining the learning goals that accompany this innovation.

  • Determine the nature of the innovation or change

The nature of the innovation is to add to existing knowledge. Students entering the fourth grade have a basic understanding of creating slide presentations. This knowledge needs to be enhanced and can be built upon with the introduction and use of VoiceThread to add narration to slide presentations.

By teaching the students how to use VoiceThread to narrate a slide presentation, they will be provided yet another way to present information. VoiceThread allows the student to use their voice to narrate slide presentations, adding a personal touch or flair.

There is no doubt that at the end of the three-hour instruction all students will be able to efficiently use VoiceThread. If there are any students who are unable to accomplish this task at the culmination of the instruction, additional instruction will be gladly provided.

  • Determine the learning goals:

The learning goals are as follows:

o   Students will create a slide presentation based upon a book they have read

o   Students will narrate slide presentations through the use of VoiceThread

o   Students will publish narrated slide presentations on class blog

o   Students will compile narrated slide presentations throughout the school year to create a portfolio

It is imperative that students build upon prior knowledge and not become stagnant in their use of technology after the time has been spent refining those skills.

Learning Environment:

The learning environment is situated in a small, private school. Student population is approximately 130 students, grades K-6. A small number of students transfer in and out, which provides for considerable stability for students who begin in kindergarten. The school provides a safe and nurturing environment for students to receive a quality education. Students have access to six computers within the classroom and an additional fourteen in the library.

The staff has varying degrees of knowledge in technology. Currently there are seven full time teachers in grades K-6. According to prior conversations, the use of technology in the classroom is limited to the basics, which include Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and the use of the Internet. Teachers also have access to Smartboard’s in each of the classrooms. Use of any other technology above and beyond these applications is done primarily in the fourth and sixth grade.

The proposed course will build upon the existing foundation of slide presentations.

Learner Characteristics:

The first steps to assessing learner characteristics for the ID project will include focusing on the cognitive styles including prior knowledge, affective characteristics, psychosocial traits, and social characteristics.

All students entering the fourth grade have prior knowledge of using PowerPoint to create slide presentations. Students in grades two are taught the basics of using PowerPoint and this knowledge is built upon in the third grade. The presentations are very basic and grade level appropriate. The foundation for the presentations in these grades is limited to basic historical research in the second grade and scientific research in the third. Presentations are limited to three to four slides with basic images and text.

It has been my experience that students are highly motivated to do any task related to computer usage. All students are quick to embrace the use of technology in any capacity. Participation in learning how to use VoiceThread should not be an issue. Students will demonstrate their use of VoiceThread by creating electronic book reports.

The families of all students support the use of technology in all grades at the school. Technology may not be available at 100% of the homes but there are adequate computers available at the school for student use.

Questions:

The following are potential questions to be used when drafting questions for the questionnaire:

  • Do you enjoy working with technology?
  • What is your favorite part of technology?
  • Are you able to create a slide presentation?
  • Have you ever viewed a slide presentation that was narrated?
  • Would you like to publish a narrated slide to the class blog?

 

 

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