Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Week 1: Welcome to Ed 422. . .Do not pass GO without Reading!

Welcome to another awesome semester of EDUC 422. . .Technology Tools for Education. I expect that you will learn a lot about how to integrate technology into the classroom, as well as learn how to ramp-up your so-called digital life ;-)


I will use this blog to keep everyone updated on the weekly requirements for the course, as well as model for you how to create a blog for your future classroom!  I need you to read each entry carefully, as I will be giving away $50 a week to the person who finds the hidden gnome on the post. . .okay, not really, but I need everyone to read each entry ;-)

Technical Issues:  

First order of business:  If you do not have a Gmail Address/Account, you need to get one!  (and no, your CSUSM email does not count).  Don't worry, I have worked it out with Google to give you free email accounts!
You will be asked to join and/or participate in a number of web-based tools, software, etc. . .I recommend that you find a user name that identifies you, is appropriate for school/parents, and you can remember. . .
While this course has no required text, you will be required to subscribe to ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education (see link on this blog), as well as purchase a subscription to TaskStream, an online portfolio generator.  
     For TaskStream (also linked on this blog): You will need to self-enroll in two separate portfolios.      
     Here are the codes you will need:
                                               Local TPE: 6SG3BA
                                               TPA: JF5BNH


I will also ask you weekly questions on this blog that you will need to answer. Some are related to education and most are related you your lives. . .It allows me to build community while ensuring that you are reading the weekly posts!

This Week's Question:
What is your current favorite piece of technology and why? (mine is most definitely my iPhone!)

48 comments:

  1. My IPOD nano I would die without it I use it everyday :)

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  2. My Mac. Because it is absolutely awesome and I would be lost with out it!

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  3. my Iphone.. I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to it.

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  4. Definitely my IPhone! I love it! It's like a nano laptop :)

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  5. because I can receive calls, send and receive electronic mail, etc.

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  7. Mine is my macbook. I love it and I can take it anywhere because of how portable it is and I used the webcam at least once a week skyping with my boyfriend. :)

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  8. My Macbook because I haven't yet got a virus on it and crashed it

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  9. I think I may have to get a Mac.... and the Iphone while I am at it lol

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  10. Definitely my Macbook Pro. I has pretty much everything I need, I use it every day :)

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  11. My iPod is my favorite, I am a big music person so I love always having a variety of good music to listen too :)

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  12. my iPhone...it has my macbookpro, iPod, and phone all in one! :)

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  13. My graphics software because I love to create art.

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  14. I would have to say My DVR. Being able to catch up and watch what i want when i want. SWEET!

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  15. It's all about geeking out my video/graphix card

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  16. Oh... I needed to answer the question.... my G1 phone.... it has all my life in one place.... I like it because I can do almost anything with it... much like the I phone.

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  17. definitely my iphone because it allows me to hear music and not get lost.. it is also my "watch" among other things

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  18. My macbook! Easy to use and no viruses.

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  19. My Ipod--it helps me tune out everything else!

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  20. I've been on the go so my blackberry is the tops.

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  21. My phone! I use it for so many things: music, email, texting, gps for hiking, and, of course, phone calls.

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  22. My ipod is the best piece of tech ever invented. No more unorganized cd cases. It's all in my pocket and it goes everywhere.

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  23. My Iphone because it is awesome!

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  24. My navigation system ... I'm horrible with directions!

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  25. texting with my family on my cellphone

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  26. Arc GIS software. I love map databases!

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  27. Definitely my iphone! It is my alarm clock (for those early morning classes), music player, gps system, phone, connection to the outside world, and organizer of my life!

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  28. My IPOD it helps me get threw the day.

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  29. My Garmin Forerunner 405 because it tracks my pace, distance, and more when I'm running

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  30. Not necessarily that into technology but can't live without my computer.

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  31. My iPod - when it decides to work for me. I enjoy having my music at my fingertips. It helps time go by when I run, cycle and travel around.

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  32. My iPhone! I can keep track of my kids' and my schedules, keep important facts for filling out school records, doctors questionnaires all with a touch of a button....I love it!

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  33. I guess my cell phone with its text messaging capabilities is my current favorite piece of technology. Unfortunately, it's also the most annoying.

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  34. My Ipod is by far my favorite piece of techology right now! I love to pick my favorite songs on the way to work! :)

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  35. Does my car count as technology? I have no idea what I'd do without my car. Especially since i live in Murrieta and commute to school everyday, I pretty much live in my car.

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