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Title: Tips, Tricks


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Tips, Tricks Techniques of Teaching Educational
Computer Technology Online
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Laura Turner
  • Computer Technology Instructor
  • College of Education

LauraTurner_at_bhsu.edu www.bhsu.edu/lturner/edportal
.htm go to web page
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ISTE Standards Were Used In Course Design
www.iste.org
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Online Class Setup
  • WebCT is used
  • Course Content
  • Private Mail
  • Bulletin Board
  • Online Testing

www.webct.com
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Design Suggestions
  • Use storyboarding to help you in the creation of
    your course
  • Use deadlines throughout your course
  • Use some type of sectioning of your course
  • modules - chapters - sections
  • All sections of your course should have the same
    look

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Design Suggestions
  • When using handouts, use an online link to each
    handout
  • Use timed online testing for theory
  • Use project based activities for technology
    competency
  • Plan on revising after the first time through
  • Save all your revisions for one time

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Course Setup
  • 8 Modules - 2 weeks each in length
  • Two textbooks are used
  • all assignments are sent as attachments
  • attachments can be in any format (software) that
    the student is working in
  • Online handouts are used
  • Online Midterm and Final are given

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Textbooks used
  • Teachers Discovering Computers
  • by Shelly Cashman Gunter - Course Technology
  • Office 2000 Brief Concepts Techniques
  • by Shelly/Cashman/Vermaat - Course Technology

www.course.com -Course Technology www.scsite.com
- Shelly Cashman www.scseries.com - Shelly
Cashman
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Before You Begin
  • Students must read this handout before they begin
    the online class
  • Contains all relevant information about all
    aspects of this course
  • Contains various online handouts
  • Includes course syllabus

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Module 1
  • The Internet the WWW
  • interactive assignments
  • Using the Internet - WebCT Attachments
  • Search Engines Overview
  • Children Search Engines
  • Internet Terms Worksheet
  • Windows 95/98

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Module 2
  • Using Computers in Education
  • interactive assignments
  • Downloading Images from the Internet
  • clipart.com, hoxie.org, wendys-world.co.uk/
  • Downloading Programs from the Internet
  • tucows.com
  • Using Word - flyer creation
  • Windows Operating System

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Module 3
  • Software Applications for Education
  • interactive assignments
  • Creating a Teachers Web Page
  • Netscape composer (Netscape Communicator) used
  • creation of teacher web page
  • Using Excel
  • gradesheet creation
  • formulas, functions, formatting web queries

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Module 4
  • Hardware Applications for Education
  • interactive assignments
  • Troubleshooting Hardware Problems
  • Using Access -
  • database creation
  • sorting/querying
  • Digital Cameras
  • Lesson Plan Online Search

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Module 5
  • Multimedia in Education
  • interactive assignments
  • Using PowerPoint
  • 5 slide classroom presentation

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Module 6
  • Education Technology Integration
  • interactive assignments
  • Using AppleWorks
  • drawing/painting
  • word processing
  • spreadsheets
  • database

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Module 7
  • Integrating Ed. Tech. into the Curriculum
  • interactive assignments
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Curriculum Pages
  • Evaluating Educational Software
  • Evaluating Web Pages
  • Using MAC computers

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Module 8
  • Security Issues, Ethics Emerging Technologies
    in Education
  • interactive assignments
  • Final Project
  • 1 week narrative plan that incorporates the
    various types of educational computer technology
    that the student has learned in the previous 7
    modules

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  • Time Saving Ideas When Using WebCT To Teach
    Computer Technology Online

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  • As a WebCT instructor, you set up your students
    logon and passwords. What seems to work best is
    to have your students contact you via your campus
    e-mail.
  • You can then reply back to your students, giving
    them their logon and password for your WebCT
    class, and related instructions

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  • If your e-mail allows you to send attachments
    when replying, your instructions can be sent as
    such to each student as they contact you.
  • If you cannot send attachments when replying,
    instructions relating to 1 can be done in Word,
    copied and pasted into your reply e-mail. Then,
    you do not have to type the same intro message
    20-30 times.

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  • As the instructor, you can easily return a
    students assignment to them if there were
    problems. Use the Private Mail function to send
    your student an attachment of their work and your
    comments.

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  • As you receive your assignments from your online
    students, create a folder for each student on
    your hard drive (desktop is preferable as it is
    easy to access).
  • As you receive assignments, save it in the
    correct folder, correct and grade your students
    work and then delete the assignment from WebCT.

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  • Rename the files you are correcting in some
    manner, so you can sort the files in each
    students folder. Then, you can see if any
    assignments are missing/or easily find the file
    you are looking for.
  • For example I rename all my student files
    according to the Module that they are in (Mod 1-
    A-1) When I want to sort my students files in
    their folder, I open their folder, click View
    Arrange Icons By Name. My students files are
    now all arranged according to Mod 1 to 8.

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  • If your students have sent in more than one
    online assignment at a time, correct them
    together.
  • WebCT will remember the previous path and folder
    so when you correct the second assignment, you
    will not have to find the desktop and correct
    folder(s).

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  • Occasionally, a students file will be sent as an
    HTML file. To change a HTML file to a Word file,
    (or other file type) when you are saving in
    WebCT.
  • add the extension .doc (or other extension) to
    the filename before you save the document to the
    correct folder
  • under files of type, choose All Files

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  • If you receive an attachment from a student that
    is empty, it is probably because the student has
    opened the attached file to check it before
    he/she sends it or they have not placed the
    checkmark in front of the file before clicking
    Done.
  • Have the student resend without checking
    (opening) the file or make sure they have
    checkmarked the file before sending

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  • When you are correcting your students online
    work, use a red font (red pen) to make your
    comments and to assign a grade to the work. Then
    save your comments to their work (file).
  • If you need to return their online work, it is
    easy for the student to read your comments and to
    find the grade you have given them.
  • When you assign a grade in your gradebook, if you
    do not actually place a grade on your students
    on-line work, you may have documentation problems.

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  • When grading students online work, Excel works
    well as the gradebook. WebCT does have a
    gradebook function, but it can be time consuming
    to use.
  • You can create your gradebook in Excel and have
    that open at the same time you are working in
    WebCT. As you save, open, and grade your
    students online work, you can easily switch to
    Excel, record a grade and switch back to WebCT
    and continue grading the next assignment.

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  • You will want to send each student information on
    their progress in your Internet class. You can
    send grade information to your students at
    anytime during your class. I send each student a
    copy of their progress after every 2-3 modules
    have been completed.

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  • Open a blank Word document
  • Open your Excel gradesheet document
  • Copy the needed information from Excel into Word
    for the first student on your list. (their
    scores and the total points for each assignment)
  • Save the Word file.
  • Compose a message in WebCT to your first student
    and attach the Word file.
  • Complete this process for each student

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  • You may have students working on MACs. If you
    have a PC in your office as your main work
    computer, you will be able to accept most MAC
    generated documents as long as your students use
    a PC formatted diskette to store their work.
    This format allows MAC users to send PC users
    data in a PC readable format, (most of the time).

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