EDIT 3220 Spring 2022

Welcome to EDIT 3220, a class devoted to providing ideas and training on how to use technology in the K-12 classroom. You might want to bookmark this page, as it will be continuously updated with new information on assignments, as well as technology, throughout the semester. The course will be paperless so all content that you need to complete your projects will be posted on this page.

Class Padlet (seating chart) Section 1 Section 2

Course Syllabus

– You will use Livetext as well as your Google Drive account in this course. Make sure you have access to both and know your usernames/passwords

Proposed Schedule:

Jan 12 Class introductions, basic tech, social media 
Jan 19Searches, social media, iPad basics
Jan 26Digital storytelling introduction
Feb 2Using Book Creator (field-based)
Feb 9Professional website creation, design
Feb 16Using Electronic Whiteboards
Feb 23Teaching demonstration with whiteboard
March 2Google certification
March 9Explain Everything
March 16Spring Break
March 23Online Teaching/Learning
March 30The best online resources
April 6How to produce and edit digital video
April 13Editing session for videos
April 20Wrap up websites
April 27TBD

Hardware and Software

Using search engines activity

Basic computer components

How computer viruses work

Download free software to prevent viruses

Do not fall for phishing scams. They can be very clever and many people cannot tell the difference.

Google

Google is a powerful search engine, but many people don’t know some of the advanced ways it can be used. Try to answer these questions:

  1. Find some PowerPoint presentations or PDF files that can help you teach the structure and function of cells in the human body.
  2. Name the many bands/artists that have covered the song “Wagon Wheel”
  3. How many times is my last name mentioned on the Georgia College website?
  4. Find some of the critics’ reviews of The Walking Dead during previous seasons, but without worrying about coming across a spoiler from the current season.
  5. Your cell phone has started dropping the Wifi connection on a daily basis. It happens at school and at home. How could you solve this problem?

Social Media

General rules to follow:

1. Do not Facebook, Twitter, or IG “friend” your students
2. Consider changing your last name once you begin teaching
3. Consider creating a new account on Facebook/IG/Social Media for online contact with students
4. Make sure your stuff is private. Make VERY sure. Go and view it as someone else and as the general public to make certain

Locking down your presence on the web can be tough, but now is the time to do it. Google, Twitter, Tik Tok, IG, Vine, Tumbler, etc need to all be examined.