1.) Lesson 2
- Due 5/11/00 Try one new way of grouping your students. Share
the pros and cons of this grouping method on the Discussion
Board for the class. Respond to someone else's message.
2.)Lesson 3 - Due by 5/16/00 Join
a group on our CourseSite and email the instructor with
the name of your group, and the focus of your project. You may
want to arrange yourselves by grade level or curriculum area groups.
3.) Research: Due
5/18/00 - Write a summary of at least 2 educational articles concerning
writing and technology. Post these summaries under the Discussion
thread "Article Summaries". Use the APA
style for citing those sources.
4.) Lesson 5:Due 5/18/00 - Come to class
prepared to share your system's Acceptable Use Policy.
will be creating a "Writing Process Project", and the members
of your group will mentor each other through the process. It will
consist of at least 3 lesson plans for different parts of the
For example, a lesson plan for a letter written
to King George to persuade him to lift the taxes off the colonists
(Curriculum integration) would include a lesson for each of these
parts of the writing process:
Each of the 3 lesson plans should include:
- a proper lesson format or instructional design
- involve different types of technology/telecommunications
- connect to your curriculum
- An assessment for the students such as an evaluation rubric
- An assessment of the lesson from your point of view. This
can be in the form of a journal entry kept as you progress through
the lesson. Or things you will look for as you teach the lessons
later to know whether the lessons were successful.
The "Writing Process Project" will be shared at
the last class, (Due 5/23/00 or 5/25/00) and added to your
electronic portfolio. Design a creative method of displaying either
your lessons or samples of student work at this time.
6.) Optional Online time --- If class agrees
to log in at least 6 hours of online time, we can present our
final projects on 5/23 and 5/25, and not meet on Saturday 5/27/00.
Possible Online suggestions - (Remember -
you need to document your time for at least 6 hours of online
activity, and email the final documentation(s) to the instructor
1.) Post a lesson plan to class Message Board.Ask
for colleagues to evaluate/edit it. Attach the documentation to
the email to the instructor.
2.) Use the lesson plan in the classroom and bring
the evaluation of it to an online class meeting to share successes,
discuss problems, etc. See schedule for online class meetings.
3.) Start or participate in a discussion in the
chat rooms with others in our class concerning an educational
issue. Invite others in the class to participate. Attach the log
of the discussion.
4.) Post a list of urls for an appropriate site
for your curricular topic in the Message Center.
5.) Post responses in the Discussion area under
" My Best Lessons" or "Best lessons on the Net".
Respond to another student's entry.
6.) Post your best "rubric" or method
of assessment to a discussion thread.
7.) Remember, this is a suggested list. You may
add any products of your own choice that can be used to document
the usage of your online time.