Readings

We will come together to discuss common readings each day. Common readings are indicated with a * and are listed for the date when they will be discussed. Everybody must read these before class and come to class prepared to discuss them.

As you read these pieces, you should ask yourself:
  1. What is the main contribution, finding, take-away message from this article?
  2. What elements of this article seem opaque? Is there something I don't really understand?
  3. How does this article challenge me to think differently about my teaching and/or technology integration practices?
  4. How can I use this article in my own classroom/professional context?

Periodically, we will also ask you to read an extra reading from a list of supplementary readings on a given topic. We may also ask that you find a reading and add it to the readings list but -- and this is important -- you are ALWAYS welcome to add resources to our readings list. Please, please, take time to surf the web, search for readings and/or multimedia resources that are connected in some meaningful way to the topic we're discussing.

After you've read your article(s) we ask that you post at least one "hoot" in our "hootcourse" about it/them. In this way, we'll have a running transcript of your thoughts as you engage with the material.

Reading List


June 27

Topic: On Technology and our Beliefs about IT

* Heffernan, V. (2011, May 15). Foodies vs. techies. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/foodies-vs-techies/?hp

June 28

Topic: Affordances and Constraints of Technologies in Pedagogical Practice / Inquiry and Project-based Learning


* Lakkala, M., Lallimo, J., Hakkarainen, K. (2005). Teachers' pedagogical designs for technology-supported collective inquiry: A national case study. Computers & Education, 45,337-356. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2005.04.010


Robertson, J. (2011). The educational affordances of blogs for self-directed learning. Computers & Education, 57, 1628-1644. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2011.03.003


Friedhoff, J. (2008). Reflecting on the affordances and constraints of technologies and their impact on pedagogical goals. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 24 (4), 117-122. Retrieved from http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=EJ834074

June 29

Topic: New Literacies
* Coiro, J. (2003). Reading comprehension on the Internet : Expanding our understanding of reading comprehension to encompass new literacies.The Reading Teacher, 56(5), 458-464.


* Henry, L.A. (2006). SEARCHing for an Answer: The Critical Role of New Literacies While Reading on the Internet. The Reading Teacher, 59(7), 614-627. doi: 10.1598/RT.59.7.1. Retrieved from http://www.reading.org/Publish.aspx?page=/publications/journals/rt/v59/i7/abstracts/rt-59-7-henry.html&mode=redirect


Annenberg Learner (2011). Teaching Reading 3-5: New Literacies of the Internet. The Annenberg Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.learner.org/workshops/teachreading35/session5/index.html (Review the resources here before class -- just to familiarize yourself with them. We'll watch Dr. Leu's talk together).

June 30

Topic: The Internet and our Future with it...

* Anderson, J. & Rainie, L. (2010). Future of the Internet IV. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Retrieved from
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Future-of-the-Internet-IV.aspx

Carr, N. (2008). What the Internet is doing to our brains: Is Google making us stupid? The Atlantic Monthly. Retrieved from www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google Link

Greenhow, C., Robelia, B. & Hughes, J.E. (2009). Web 2.0 and classroom research: What path should we take now? Educational Researcher, 38(4), 246-259. doi: 10.3102/0013189X09336671. Retrieved from http://www.aera.net/publications/Default.aspx?menu_id=38&id=7886

July 1

Remix (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
more from en.wikipedia.org

copyrightconfusion - home
more from copyrightconfusion.wikispaces.com

Book Review: Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning - National Writing Project
more from www.nwp.org

Remix Culture - 7 Essential Skills You Didn't Learn in College | Wired Magazine
more from www.wired.com


July 4

Topic: Personal Learning Networks

* U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology (2010). Transforming American education: Learning powered by technology. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. Retrieved from http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010
(read the executive summary with particular focus on the goals and recommendations for teachers in section 3.0)

* : Warlick, D. (2009) Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Topic: Social Networking

* Greenhow, C. & Robelia, B. (2009) Old Communications, New Literacies: Social Network Sites as Social Learning Resources

* Lieberman, A. (2000) Networks as Learning Communities: Shaping the Future of Teacher Development

Additional Suggested Readings
Lenhart, A., Purcell, K., Smith, A., Zickuhr, K. (2010). Social media and young adults. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Washington, D.C.: Pew Research Center. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young-Adults.aspx

Doyne, S. & Ojalvo, H.E. (2011, March 28). Less is more: Using social media to inspire concise writing. The Learning Network: Teaching & Learning with the New York Times. Retrieved from http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/less-is-more-using-social-media-to-inspire-concise-writing/

July 5

Topic: TPACK

* Mishra, P. & Koehler, M.J. (2009, May). Too cool for school? No way! Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(7), 14-18.

Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (2006). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Framework for Teacher Knowledge. Teachers College Record, 108(6), 1017-1054. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9620.2006.00684.x. **This is the most cited TPACK article -- a good one to read, but not required for today.


Nelson, J., Christopher, A., Mims, C. (2009). TPACK and Web 2.0: Transformation of teaching and learning. TechTrends, 53(5), 80-85.


July 6

Topic: TPACK & Wicked Problems of Practice, ISTE Standards, Technology Plans

*Koehler, M.J., & Mishra, P. (2008). Introducing TPCK. In AACTE Committee on Innovation and Technology (Eds.) Handbook of technological pedagogical content knowedge (TPCK) for educators (pp. 3-30) New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.
http://punya.educ.msu.edu/2008/05/28/tpack-handbook-chapter-1/
Read this one carefully -- the .pdf is on Punya's blog.

*International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). National technology standards for students (NETS). Retrieved from
http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students.aspx
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). National technology standards for teachers (NETS-T). Retrieved from
http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-teachers.aspx
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). National technology standards for administrators (NETS-A). Retrieved from
http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-administrators.aspx

July 7

Topic: The Internet and our Future with it...

* Anderson, J. & Rainie, L. (2010). Future of the Internet IV. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Retrieved from
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Future-of-the-Internet-IV.aspx

Carr, N. (2008). What the Internet is doing to our brains: Is Google making us stupid? The Atlantic Monthly. Retrieved from www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google Link

Greenhow, C., Robelia, B. & Hughes, J.E. (2009). Web 2.0 and classroom research: What path should we take now? Educational Researcher, 38(4), 246-259. doi: 10.3102/0013189X09336671. Retrieved from http://www.aera.net/publications/Default.aspx?menu_id=38&id=7886


July 8
No readings

July 11
Topic: Universal Design for Learning and Mobile Technologies in the Classroom
*Explore and annotate http://www.cast.org/ using Diigo -- We will share resources and discuss the website.

Gabriel, T. (2011, May 12). Speaking up in class, silently, using social media. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/education/13social.html
Plus the blog discussion that followed this article.

Fisch, K. (2006, September 20). What if? Retrieved from http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2006/09/what-if.html

Topic: Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policies in Schools
Caramanico, N. (2011, June). Brush up your AUP: Things to consider when updating acceptable use policies. Tech & Learning, 31(11), 52-54. (See Dropbox folder)

July 12

Topic: Tech Leadership -- Creating Meaningful Tech-oriented Professional Development for Colleagues
*Morsink, P., Hagerman, M.S., Heintz, A., Boyer, D.M., Harris, R., Kereluik, K., Hartman, D.K., et al., (under review). Professional development to support TPACK technology integration: The initial learning trajectories of thirteen fifth- and sixth-grade educators.


Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. Retrieved from http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/

Lieberman, A. & Pointer-Mace, D. (2008). Teacher Learning: The Key to Educational Reform

July 13
Topic: Cloud Computing and Online Learning
*Tech&Learning Staff (2011, June). Heads in the clouds: What does cloud computing really mean for your district? Tech&Learning, 31(11), 46-50. (See DropBox for .pdf of Tech & Learning, June 2011)
*Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., Bakia, M. & Jones, K. (2010). Evidence-based practices in online learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. Washington, D.C.: U.S.Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development. (See Dropbox Folder for report)

July 14

Holiday

July 15

No Readings

July 18
Topic: What is an educational technology?
Gee, J.P. (2011). 10 Truths About Books and What They Have to Do With Video Games. Retrieved from
http://www.jamespaulgee.com/node/52

Gee, J.P. (2004). What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy? New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Retrieved from
http://books.google.com/books?id=BZIY7TGKySsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=james+paul+gee&hl=en&ei=SecaTubtBY6s8QPF9bgm&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false (Read first two chapters).

Also, browse Dr. Gee's website for more of his thoughts on literacy, technology, games and learning. www.jamespaulgee.com


July 19
Big Topic: How do we integrate technologies in our teaching that support student learning?

The Internet and our Future with it...

* Anderson, J. & Rainie, L. (2010). Future of the Internet IV. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Retrieved from
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Future-of-the-Internet-IV.aspx


July 20
Topic: What theoretical and practical foundations do we need to inform our tech integration choices?
Focus on Data Driven Instruction


July 21
Topics: How can we grow as technology leaders in our work? How can we sustain ourselves as technology integrators and leaders?

Each student will choose ONE report to read and summarize. We will share the key findings from each report in class. Be prepared to tell your colleagues:
1) The report's focus and key questions.
2) The key findings from the report.
3) Why this report might be important for teachers/educators in general and, even more specifically, how it could inform your professional practice.
4) At least one question that the report didn't answer for you.

Anderson, J. & Rainie, L. (2010). Future of the Internet IV. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Retrieved from
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Future-of-the-Internet-IV.aspxMEAGAN Voicethread on Future of the Internet Report

Lenhart, A., Purcell, K., Smith, A., Zickuhr, K. (2010). Social media and young adults. Pew Internet and American Life Project. Washington, D.C.: Pew Research Center. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young-Adults.aspxNICOLE voicethread

Rideout, V. J., Foehr, U. G., & Roberts, D. F. (2010). Generation M2: Media in the lives of 8-18-year-olds. Menlo Park, CA. Retrieved fromhttp://www.kff.org/entmedia/8010.cfm.AMANDA Voicethread

Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., and

, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. Retrieved from
http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/ DANA Voice thread
http://voicethread.com/share/2156406/
Ito, M., Horst, H., Bittani, M., boyd, dana, Herr-Stephenson, B., Lange, P. G., et al. (2008). Living and learning with new media: Summary of findings from the digital youth project. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved from http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/.SARAH Voicethread

Gates Foundation (2011). College Ready Education. Link: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/college-ready-education/Pages/default.aspxBRENT BDZ Voicethread
  • If you choose this one, select one of the Gates' Foundation's major policy reports.

July 22
No readings -- student presentations.

Supplementary Readings

Based on ideas that have come up during class, these works and authors may be of interest to you for additional reading on special topics.

Urban and Multicultural Education

Moje,E. (2000). To be part of the story: The literacy practices of gangsta adolescents. Teachers College Record, 102(3), 651-690.


Gloria Ladson-Billings (references to her publications on her website)
The Dreamkeepers: Successful teachers of African American children
But that's just good teaching! The case for culturally relevant pedagogy

Adolescent Literacy

Moje, E. B., Overby, M., Tysvaer, N., & Morris, K. (2008). The complex world of adolescent literacy: Myths, motivations, mysteries. Harvard Educational Review, 78, 107-154.


Constructivism

Spiro, R.J., DeSchryver, M. (2009). Constructivism: When it's the wrong solution and when it's the only solution. In Tobias & Duffy (Eds.) Constructivism. New York, NY: Routledge.


The Influence of the Internet

Carr, N. (2008). What the Internet is doing to our brains: Is Google making us stupid? The Atlantic Monthly. Retrieved from www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google Link

Greenhow, C., Robelia, B. & Hughes, J.E. (2009). Web 2.0 and classroom research: What path should we take now? Educational Researcher, 38(4), 246-259. doi: 10.3102/0013189X09336671. Retrieved from http://www.aera.net/publications/Default.aspx?menu_id=38&id=7886