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Week 4

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Week 4 

Session Plan and Activities

This week you will continue your preparation for the MTT Certification Exam and continuing with your work on your grant application. For this week, you will have the following assignments due:

  • Complete Excel Skills App A - available by clicking on the MTT Practice Test link in your BlackBoard course or at the following site: http://thebutlerdidit.pbworks.com/w/page/41488170/MTT-Practice-Tests. Your completed skills app will be posted to your EDTC 6343 wiki page.
  • Grant Application Summary due - this will be posted to your wiki page
  • Begin hosted Discussion on Diigo Groups - your discussion response is posted on Diigo Groups.



Your reading this week includes the Diigo EDTC 6343 Group Discussion that you will be expected to respond to.  This resource is not only an open forum to discuss issues you will face in education as teachers and as MTTs, but also a resource for you as well.  It is important to remember that the most effective way to make an impact on technology integration in education is to share the responsibility by networking with others. 


In addition, using this discussion forum will increase your comfort level in using this tool and will hopefully encourage you to find ways to use it with your students. So, be sure that you respond to the posts that are presented each week by students in the class.

Due this Week


Project Title: Diigo Discussion Questions

Diigo Discussion Question

This week, you will begin the Diigo discussion questions. Please note, if you did not ask for permission to join the Diigo group the first week, you will need to do so ASAP. Below, you will find an explanation of what you need to do as host and what your expectations are on the weeks you are NOT the host.


Role of the Host

We are going to be something a bit different for the discussion questions this semester.  Each of you will be expected to be the "host" of the discussion question. While in a typical discussion format, a question is posited, students respond substantively and they respond to at least two other comments.  Instead of that familiar format, each week, a different student or students will share a site or sites with comments on the significance of that site.  The shared links need to include some documentation, in the form of highlighted notes,  These discussion questions will be  on the Diigo Group site that can be found here: http://groups.diigo.com/group/edtc6343.  In the last few days , I have made three posts: a link to an interesting or useful source of information, a video and a discussion article. I have also highlighted certain statements (in pink) and made comments on the page. Be sure to read those so that you can better understand what I think is important about the article.


You will be expected to look at the resource page, view the video, and read the article and comments.  Then, you will be expected to comment substantively on one of the postings.  Feel free to contribute additional videos or links in your posting comments. 


The brief Jing video below will show you how to "get things done" for your Discussion Questions in Diigo Groups.  By the end of the semester, using this group, we will have not only a great discussion going about education and technology, but we will also have a number of valuable links. 


As the host, you may choose your topic any topic related to education and technology.


On the weeks that you are the host, you will be expected to decide on the topic, provide a resource or information that you find important, annotate the page and provide a video if you can find one that is relevant. You will also be expected to moderate - that is, to make some follow-up comments to others who have posted responses to your posts.  The more you practice this skill in Diigo, the more comfortable you will be in using the vast Diigo resources.










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