Format:

Online

Strand(s):

Ethics and Responsibility

Overview:

This week you will look through research aimed at technology in education. You will also be exposed to information regarding copyright and the fair use doctrine.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the various types of research findings available for technology in education
  • Understand the difference between copyright and fair use and how it applies to educators

Resources and Readings:

1. Educational Technology Research

There are several organizations that conduct research regarding technology in education. The ones featured here are of different styles but equally important to know about. Please take time to read all of the content here.

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Project Tomorrow's Speak Up report is one of the best research reports available to educators. Each year this organization (which advocates for student voice) reaches out to all interested stakeholders to gather their opinions about technology in education. From their site:

In fall 2014, Project Tomorrow surveyed 431,231 K-12 students, 35,337 parents, 41,805 teachers, 2,485 librarians, 680 district administrators, 3,207 school administrators, 442 technology leaders, and 6,653 members of the community representing 8,216 public and private schools from 2,676 districts. Schools from urban (30%), suburban (30%), and rural (40%) communities were represented. Just over one-half of the schools (56%) that participated in Speak Up 2014 were Title I eligible schools (an indicator of student population poverty). The Speak Up 2014 surveys were available online for input between October 6th and December 19th, 2014.

PLEASE VIEW THESE:







Supplemental Read, not required: below is a link to the full report for Speak Up



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The New Media Consortium Report varies greatly from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up Survey. This report brings together experts from across various fields to discuss what they think the next big things "on the horizon" are in educational technology. What makes this report so powerful is that the Horizon Report not only tells what the next big idea will be but they provide links to schools that are already acting on these ideas. They also include additional resources for anyone that wants to learn more. There are several reports: K-12 Edition, Higher Education Edition, Library Edition and a Museum Edition.

PLEASE BROWSE THROUGH THE HORIZON REPORT TO GET A SENSE OF THE REPORT





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Common Sense Media is a powerhouse in terms of ratings and reviews of media for parents to view. They have a full curriculum for digital citizenship and have research available regarding media. View the full report here (you need to sign in/sign up to view for free).

PLEASE VIEW:




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Pew Research Center reports on varying topics but has many reports that involve technology. You can view their most current reports here:

http://www.pewinternet.org/category/publications/report/pages/2/

JUST FOR FUN!


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From the website:
Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. Check out the list! http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2019/

2. Copyright and Fair Use


Additional Copyright/Fair Use resources (no work required for these):
Here's a link to a plagiarism presentation I gave to middle school students (5-8): http://zumpanotechlab.blogspot.com/2015/10/understanding-plagiarism.html
UMUC's Copyright Information: http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/copyright.cfm#copyright

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Class Tools is the website that used the random name picker. They have some fantastic tools for teachers! Just be advised that the free account does have ads

Assignments Due

Please answer the discussion question below. The discussion question is your only assignment due this week.

Happy Thanksgiving!!