Technology and 21st Century Learning Continue…



We didn’t finish the activity the other day…so let’s spend another 10-15 minutes on this. If you need to watch the videos again, feel free to do so.  Otherwise, we will work on Wordle creation.  Remember the most important thing in a word cloud– frequencies.  The more you mention the ideas, the word will get bigger.  I got a few word cloud from you the other day…Try to come up with more ideas and words again and send me the images of word cloud and also all the words you put in.  We will try to make a big word cloud.


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TPACK– A model called TPACK (or TPCK) is proposed to understand a teacher’s preparation for his/ her instruction.  Let’s watch this short clip to get the basic idea about TPACK.  So, if you want to use a diagram to describe TPACK, how will you draw the diagram?  Let’s take a look at this Presentation.

If you are interested in knowing more about TPACK, you can find more detailed introduction on Dr. Matthew Koehler’s TPACK website.

Digital Natives/ Digital Immigrants–We talked about these terms the other day.  Marc Prensky coined the terms “digital native” and “digital immigrant” to differentiate different generations.  People who were born after 1982 are “digital natives” who will be your future students.  People like me, who were born before 1982, are old generations and thus termed “digital immigrants”.  Do you agree with him?  Maybe not.  And there are a lot of debates and myths about these two terms.  Therefore, I think it is good for us to move to a new idea– Digital Poverty.  Take a look at this article.  You will be amazed at the changes all over the world. 


As teachers, we don’t really choose what we are going to teach. This is mandated at the local, state, and national levels. In the state of Georgia, curriculum standards are called “Georgia Performance Standards” and they are written for every grade level K-12 and most subject areas.

You can view the Georgia Performance Standards, or GPS, by clicking on the link in the right navigation bar on this blog or go to: . Click on the Georgia Performance Standards tab and then select your subject and grade level. If you don’t see your subject area listed (subjects such as health, family and consumer science, character education, and a few others) you can click on the link right below the Georgia Performance Standards tab to view the QCC standards – the predecessor to the GPS (not all subjects have made the conversion yet). If you’re interested in Mathematics or English/Language Arts, you might refer to the Common Core Standards. Here are some possible standards to use if you are interested in speech therapy and special education.

It’s not just content standards that need to be addressed while teaching. There are national educational technology standards (NETS) for K-12. In my opinion, these standards focus on good teaching and learning – not simply on technology use. Your text is based on these national standards and contains a chapter that addresses the first four standards (we’ll talk about 5 and 6 all semester):

  1. Creativity and Innovation
  2. Communication and Collaboration
  3. Research and Information Fluency
  4. Critical thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  5. Digital Citizenship
  6. Technology Operations and Concepts


We will have two different connections with other EDIT 2000 students.  The first one is through the photo blog.   Your partners are taking EDIT 2000 at 1:25 on Mon/Wed/Fri.  If you know any one in that class, please DO NOT pair up with him/ her.

Here are the names

Anna Fink — Blog

Austin Burris — Blog

Peter Gabriel — Blog

Brittany Bowens — Blog

Jessica Graber — Blog

Emily Stockert — Blog

Lizzy Wall –

Grant Cowan — 

Sydney Boyum — Blog

Alexis Oubre — Blog

Carley Simmons — Blog

Sivan Levy — Blog

Dylan Schott — Blog

Johnny Chen — Blog

Kayla Stamey —Blog

Stephanie Rogman — Blog

Lexi Wilcoxs — Blog

Tyler Chandler – NOT Available yet. 



  • Watch the video “Is School Enough?” published by PBS in Sep. 2013. The reflection will be due on Feb.11.
  • Read the resources in the Teacher Boot Camp website IF YOU WANT THE BONUS POINTS.  We will talk about this on Thursday.


  • Start to think about some questions/ issues/ topics that you are interested in knowing more about learning, design, and technology.
  • Try to find one or two new technology tool(s) and play with them.  This will lead you to our next project- Web 2.0 Tool Presentation.
  • Read the “Horizon Report (p.3-10)”.  The reflection on this article will be due on Jan. 28.  You can find the requirements here.


  • Work on commenting your partner’s blog post once we get their blog links.

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