Tuesday, 05 June 2012 04:19

EDU 1302 - Week 16 - Till we meet again...

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EDU 1302 - Final Exam Review and Last Class together :(

Your final exam will be in -

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 Topics include:

Theory Section

  1. Portfolio -
    1. benefits
    2. differences between showcase and working portfolios (not just that one in in WordPress and the other is in SharePoint!)
  2. Social Media
    1. Popular sites
    2. Discussion boards
    3. Wikis
  3. Cloud Computing
    1. Clear discussion of the issues

Practical Section

  1. Design a learning object (embedded media project) using Kompozer or an html editor of your choosing. 

It has been an absolute pleasure teachnig your class this semester. Only 10 students! And what students!

Monday, 04 June 2012 10:35

EDUC 265 - Final - Going Away Present!

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EDUC 265 Final Exam Revision and Goodbye!

Your exam will be completed in

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  1. E-learning Resources
    1. File Management
    2. Site Management in Dreamweaver
    3. Questions based on Discussion boards
  2. Technology
    1. General questions on Adobe Suite - PhotoShop, DreamWeaver and Flash
    2. Questions on various programs
  3. Learning Objects
    1. Review the learning obejcts diagrams
    2. Design of a learning object
  4. Platforms
    1. General features found in any platform
  5. Moodle
    1. Site Management
    2. Course Management
  6. Practical Section
    1. IMagine you are working at a school and a teacher comes to you with a request to design a learning object to put into a Moodle course.
    2. You will design a small learning object using the materials given and following the directions exactly.

General Comments:

  • The theory section will be completed first using the LOCKDOWN BROWSER. You must complete and submit the theory section before continuing with the practical section.
  • The practical section will completed second using the assignment feature.

 

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 20:40

EDU 1302 - Week 15 - Get up Stand Up

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This week is really about digging into your work and putting it up there for us to see.

Remember, the SharePoint - Portfolio as Process - is for you and the WordPress - Showcase Portfolio - is for everyone else.

Link to homepage for WordPress Sites
Example

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  Your Portfolio should include:

  • A teaching philosophy
  • Documentation of your learning
  • Proof of reflection and Growth

Through the above, you must demonstrate the following:

  • Thoughtfulness
    • E.g. blog entries, graphs of scores, reflective comments and comments from others providing evidence of reflection
  • Growth and development in relation to curriculum expectancies
    • E.g. systematic observations and products that relate to major instructional goals.
  • Understanding and application of key processes.
    • E.g. other work properly completed and formatted
  • Completeness, correctness, and appropriateness of products and processes.
    • E.g. comprehensive collection of work.
  • Diversity of entries
    • E.g. use of multiple formats to demonstrate achievement of designated performance standards, teacher notes, checklists, reflections, reading logs, sample journal pages, written summaries, video, and so forth

Category

A   to A-: 9-10

SharePoint

WordPress 

Task Completion /   understanding

40%

 

Illustrates understanding of factors that impact learning.

Relevance of the information is clear to the reader.

Evidence of critical analysis when selecting entry.

  • Comprehensive collection
  • Diversity of Entries
  • Thoughtfulness

Collection of finished work

Cloud collection of all relevent work

Captions / explanatory text

Selective entries  - one or two clear posts

Some links to readings and sources of information

Philosophy!

 

Structure and   organization

30%

 

Neat, professional appearance, logical organization,

Easy access to documents.

Innovative use of a variety of e-features to support portfolio

  •  Key processes

Everything labeled, and folders and files named properly

Navigation is clear and easy

Pages are organized, labelled well and there is some connectivity between elements

Use of literature

 15%

Range of Independent research to support comments

References skillfully incorporated

  •  Diversity

What did you read all semester? There should be links and perhaps pdfs.

Links? What was the most useful text? Most useful site for your classmates to view?

Language Usage

 15%

Written text is fully comprehensible and shows glimpses of fluency

  • Growth and development
  • Diversity

Write well and proofread!

 Write well!

 

 

Monday, 21 May 2012 13:47

EDUC 399 - Week 14 - The Show is Over

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Welcome back after your exciting 3 weeks out in the real world. I am looking forward to marking your work and finding out what many of you actually did.

Time is of the essence and I realize that you are busy with other courses and probably just want to get on with those. However the following are the remaining work left for this course:

TP Journal - Due end of Week 14

Complete and submit four journal entries and four responses to your classmates related to your recent teaching practice.

Journal Entry 1- Due Date: End of Week 6.

Briefly describe your teaching context. Outline one positive experience and one negative experience you have had so far during teaching practice and reflect on these experiences. Your entry should be ~ 400 words.

Provide a title for your entry that tells the reader what the entry is about.

 Journal Entry 2, 3 – Due Date two days after each MCT visit

You will reflect on the feedback from your MCT and comment on the various aspects of the MCT feedback report. You should discuss and compare any differences between your impression of the visit and the MCT’s comments. Your comments should include ideas on how to improve on constructive criticism from the MCT.

Choose a title for your entry that tells the reader what the entry is about.

 All Responses

Choose one posting to respond to and focus on outlining possible solutions to the problems discussed. You are encouraged to respond to a posting from a peer from another teaching placement.

 Journal Entry 4 – Due Date: Week 14

The final entry should outline three professional learning goals.

These goals should be formulated from self-reflection and feedback from your mentors and peers on your past and present teaching. Each goal should address one or more of the teaching competencies; Planning for learning, Teaching Strategies, Classroom Management, Assessment & Monitoring, Communication Skills and Critical Reflection.

Describe how you plan to achieve your professional learning goals. You should consider what resources you may access to achieve each goal (for example, professional reading, feedback from mentors and peers, contacting and/or joining professional organizations).

 Submission

All entries should be ~400 words. Responses should be ~200 words. All journal entries will be submitted using a blog site called, TP Journal Semester 1 – 2011, in SharePoint created under your My Site. Responses will be made on respective student’s sites with a blog entry and link to that person’s site made on your blog.

TP Portfolio - Due end of Week 15

In reality, this is a work portfolio since all of your work is really focsued around your teaching practice / work placement.

“Generally speaking, a portfolio is a systematic collection of … observations and student products, collected over time, that reflect a student's developmental status and progress...” - http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/res/literacy/assess6.html

 Your portfolio must demonstrate the following:

  • Thoughtfulness
    • E.g. blog entries, graphs of scores, reflective comments and comments from others providing evidence of reflection
  • Growth and development in relation to curriculum expectancies
    • e.g. systematic observations and products that relate to major instructional goals.
  • Understanding and application of key processes.
    • E.g. other work properly completed and formatted
  • Completeness, correctness, and appropriateness of products and processes
    • E.g. comprehensive collection of work.
  • Diversity of entries
    • E.g. use of multiple formats to demonstrate achievement of designated performance standards, teacher notes, checklists, reflections, reading logs, sample journal pages, written summaries, video, and so forth

http://www.pgcps.org/~elc/portfolio5.html

Further reading can found @ www.lesduke.com in the ‘Links’ Section.

Submission: Your main portfolio sections must be created in My Site in SharePoint. You may link out to other sites and platforms, with the approval of your instructor.

TP Portfolio Presentation - Due week 15 / 16

Your presentation must demonstrate the following:

  • Awareness of contents of portfolio
  • Awareness of purpose of portfolio
  • Awareness of holistic nature of program
  • Attempt to incorporate all work into TP.

MST Review -Due end of Week 15

Details to follow

Schedule - Section 1:

Aisha Abdellatif Yousif Abdellatif Ahmed Kokhardi

Sunday, June 3rd – 9:00

Zainab Shambeh Bitma Qadri Al Maazmi

Sunday, June 3rd – 9:00

Badria Hassan Abdalla Mohamed

Sunday, June 3rd – 9:00

Aisha Hussain Yahya Mubarak

Sunday, June 3rd – 9:00

Aisha Ali Hassan Abdalla Hassan

Wednesday, May 30 – 11:00

Laila Rashid Mohamed Rashid Bin Askoor Al Alili

Wednesday, May 30 – 11:00

Aisha Mohamed Zaed Khalifa Al Tunaiji

Wednesday, May 30 – 11:00

Amal Hassan Sulaiman Abdalla Al Raeesi

Thursday, May 31 - 9:00

Aysha Abdulla Rashed Al Matrooshi

Thursday, May 31 - 9:00

Maha Mohamed Ali Ibrahim Al Kose AbuMuhair

Thursday, May 31 - 9:00

Noura Abdalla Mohamed Bin Alruken AlShamsi

Thursday, May 31 - 9:00

Fatima Ali Mohamed Abdalla Al Marzooqi

Monday, June 4 – 2:00

Ruqeya Ahmed Abdalla Abdelrahim Abdalla

Monday, June 4 – 2:00

Khadija Abdalla Darwish Mohamed Saleh

Thursday, May 31 - 9:00

Nadya Moosa Abdulla Ali

Monday, June 4 – 2:00

Salma Moosa Abdulla Ali

Monday, June 4 – 2:00

Alya Ishaq Ibrahim Hussain Qabeel

Monday, June 4 – 2:00

Schedule: Section 2

Eiman Ghareeb Khalifa Alhanaf Al Shamsi

Monday, May 28 – 11:00

Khulood Hassan Ahmed Malek Al Shehhi

Monday, May 28 – 11:00

Noura Abdelrahim Mohamed Saleh Al Zarooni

Monday, May 28 – 11:00

Farida Abdelrahman Ahmed Al Ali

Monday, May 28 – 11:00

Fatima Ahmed Mahmoud Mohamed

Monday, May 28 – 11:00

Fatima Ibrahim Hassan AlRudwan AlHarthi

Monday, May 28 – 11:00

Fatima Mohamed Abdelrahim Hassan Ali Al Zarouni

Monday, May 28 – 11:00

Latifa Humaid Ali Binlahij Alktebi

Monday, May 28 – 11:00

Mariam Nasir Bilal Nasir Baniyas

Monday, May 28 – 11:00

Maryam Abdulla Sultan Ghulaita Al Ghufli

Monday, June 4 – 11:00

Hisa Ali Salim Ali Al Ali

Monday, June 4 – 11:00

Mooza Mohamed Yousef Yaqoub Al Jasmi

Monday, June 4 – 11:00

Warda Mohamed Abdalla Yousif

Monday, June 4 – 11:00

Mooza Esmail Saif Ebrahim

Thursday, May 31 – 1:00

Noura Shaaban Abdulla Mohamed Al Hammadi

Thursday, May 31 – 1:00

 

 

Friday, 18 May 2012 21:25

EDUC 268 - Weeks 11 - 16

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Teaching Practice starts in Week 11. From this point, all of your work will converge.

Please go to EDUC 299 for further intructions

Friday, 18 May 2012 21:24

EDUC 265 - Week 11 - 16

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Teaching Practice starts in Week 11. From this point, all of your work will converge.

Please go to EDUC 299 for further intructions

Friday, 18 May 2012 20:50

EDU 1302 - Week 14 - Portfolio Yourself

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A crucial element of the portfolio process is the longitudinal aspect of the process. Once we have finished checking your projects, we will turn our attention to your SharePoint sites. Please review Week 12 to refresh your memory on what you are expected to do for your portfolio assessment.

This week we will review:

  • Random entries in your blogs
  • Document libraries
  • Your profile
  • timelines for work
  • Comprehensiveness - do you have all your work from other courses
  • Navigation through your site. How can we easily review your work?

Then, you will upload your project and we will test it live from the SharePoint server.

After that, we will add a link to your Showcase portfiolio and have a look at what you have chosen to show in this forum.

Thursday, 17 May 2012 13:57

EDUC 299 - Week 14/15

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This week will be spent preparing for your presentations. Have a look at this MAP to see if it helps to clarify how the different sections fit together.

Here is the schedule:

Thursday May 31st

11:00 – 11:30

Aisha Obaid

Maryam Rashid

Al Abraq

Sunday June 3rd

8:00 – 9:00

Amal Ibrahim

Fatima Younis

Al Garayain

Sunday June 3rd

9:00 – 10:00

Eman Saeed

Maryam Mohammed

Nada Abdulrahim

Moza Mohammed

Shaikah Bint Saeed

Sunday June 3rd

10:00

Moza Naya

Al Themeed

Sunday June 3rd

2:00

Alya Sultan

Ruqaya Abdulla

Aysha Eissa

Fatima Mohammed

Subeiha Salim

Maryam School

Tuesday, June 5th

10:00

Aisha Mohammed

Hanan Mohammed

Tarifa Saeed

Shamsa Abdulla

Moza Salim

Falaj Al Moalla

Interviews:

Tarifa Saeed Humaid Saeed Bin Harmal

Tuesday, May 29th - 8:00 – 8:30

Maryam Rashid Naya Rashid Al Eghfeli

Tuesday, May 29th - 8:30 – 9:00

Fatima Younis Hassan Mohamed Ahmed

Tuesday, May 29th - 9:00 – 9:30

Aisha Obaid

Tuesday, May 29th – 9:30 – 10:00

Aisha Mohammed

Sunday, May 27th 10:00 – 10:30

Moza Salim Saeed Khusaouni

Sunday, May 27th – 10:30 – 11:00

Alya Sultan Ali Fadil Bin Fadil

Sunday, May 27th – 11:00 – 11:30

Moza Naya Haidar Hajji

Sunday, May 27th –11:30 – 12:00

Nada Abdulrahim Ali Ibrahim Al Hosani

Sunday, May 27th – 12:00 – 12:30

Hanan Mohamed Saeed Humaid Al Qabid Al Tunaiji

Tuesday, May 29th – 10:00 – 10:30

Aysha Eissa Ali Al Mandoos

Sunday, May 27th – 14:00 – 14:30

Eman Saeed Rashid Obaid Khalifa Yolak

Sunday, May 27th – 14:30 – 15:00

Fatima Mohamed Saleh Abdalla Ibrahim Belal

Sunday, May 27th – 15:00 – 15:30

Subaiha Salim Mohamed Khamis Salim Al Kitbi

Sunday, May 27th – 15:30 – 16:00

Ruqaya Abdulla Hamad Abdulla Al Marzouqi

Monday, May 28th – 8:00 – 8:30

Maryam Mohamed Sultan Abdulla Al Ghufli

Monday, May 28th – 8:30 – 9:00

Amal Ibrahim

Monday, May 28th – 9:00 – 9:30

Mooza Mohammed Rahma AlMazroei

Monday, May 28th – 9:30 – 10:00

Shamsa Abdalla Ali Rashid Al Hadfi

Monday, May 28th – 10:00 -10:30

Help

EDUC 265

Platform

  • You should show the various aspects of your course, highlighting the most developed sections.

E-Resource

  • Highlight the main goals and activities
  • Discuss the scope of the resource
  • Indicate the audience
  • Discuss the reusability and scalability of the resource.

Assessment

  • Show the assessment aspects of your   e-resource, highlighting how you think someone would work through it.
  • Indicate timeframes for the various assessments.

EDUC 268

You should discuss how:

  1. your platform can help your school.
    1. You can discuss how teachers share ideas and information, how they communicate with each other, with students and with parents.
    2. Then, you can discuss how the plan can help the school community to do these activities more efficiently through goals in your plan.
  2. Goals:
    1. You should briefly explain each goal:
      1. target audience
      2. how to complete the goal
      3. how long will it take to complete?

EDUC 299 

Your presentation must demonstrate the following:

  • Awareness of contents of portfolio
  • Awareness of purpose of portfolio
  • Awareness of holistic nature of program
  • Attempt to incorporate all work into TP.

MCT Interview

Section

Questions

1

Information about the school:

Boys/girls/location/size/

2

Organizing and Planning

What did you consider before planning a lesson?

or

Reflect on the resources/materials that you used in one of your lessons

3

Lessons Taught

Talk me through one lesson or activity

or

Tell me what worked well in one lesson

or

Think about a lesson that wasn’t very successful – what would you do differently next time?

or

What did you learn from teaching 2 connected lessons?

4

Implementing and Managing learning

How did you link the lessons together?

or

Were your strategies different from those used by your MST?

If so, how? Why?

or

What do you have to take into consideration when creating materials for teachers VS students?

5

Personal Development/Reflection

Tell us about an experience that you had in the school when you felt that you learned something new.

or

Describe a positive experience you had in the school.

or

What motivated you in the classroom?

or

What did you do to develop good relationships with staff and students?

Were you able to connect college experiences with your Teaching practice Placement? If so, how?

7

Close the interview

Is there anything you would like to add?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:47

EDU 1302 - Week 13 - What up!

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So, lets have a look at the work you al submitted this week. Check your feedback forms and then open up your work. Here is a list of problems that I found when marking your projects:

  • Improper files names
  • broken links to files
  • menus not consistent on pages
  • menu items not linked to pages
  • images 'src' linked to files not included in the root folder
  • files not in the proper folders
  • no captions or text of any kind
  • limited text or introductions, titles or other indications of what the user is looking at
  • videos not working or playing

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 You will correct the issues with your project and then we will add them to your portfolio as an example of your work. If we are lucky enough to have our Year 3 students visit for an hour, they will show you how to do this.

The other issue I want to discuss with you is that of your discussion boards. When I read the entries, I realized that perhaps we have not talked enough about technology in the classroom. Some of your posts were very intriguing on the use of technology in the early childhood classroom. Since almost all 5 year-olds have an ipad, YOU need to think about how you are going to provide meaningful content for them to look at and use. Go to the BBV to see your last discussion board topic.

So, how is everything out there in the 'real world'? I have seen some wonderful things and heard some wonderful stories. Have a look at the main page to see what I am talking about.

Your 268 Tech plan was due on Tuesday and the grades will be available by the end of Thursday. For those who have not submitted, after this point you will be marked late.

YOu still have these assignments due:

EDUC 265

  • Assessment for Learning Object (End of week 12) (May 13th at 12:00).

EDUC 299

  • Journal Entries - Due at end of TP (End of Week 14)
  • TP Presentation - Due Week 15 / 16
  • MCT Interview (with me!) Week 15 / 16.

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