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Thursday, April 17, 2014

iBook Additional Instructions

IBook Author Logo

If you are creating an iBook and do not have the original movie files you can create a widget in order to use your YouTube videos in your iBook. To create a widget you need to create a free account through bookry.com. After creating an account you will create a book that you are writing within the Bookshelf tab. After creating your book then add a widget. For every YouTube video you would like to use you need to create a new widget on Bookry. Once you have created your widget you will need to save and then click download. After the widget has been downloaded you can just drag and drop these widgets into your iBook. All you need to create the widgets is the URL for the YouTube video.

Lindsey Estes

Lab Open Special Hours

Lab Open Special Hours

The Lab will be open Sunday April 20, 2024 but NOT STAFFED.

The Lab will be open Monday night April 21, 2014 until 8:30pm.

The Lab will be open Wednesday April 23, 2014 until 8:30 pm.

The Lab will be open Thursday April 24, 2024 until 8:30 pm.

The Lab will be open Saturday April 26 from 9am until 6 pm.

The Lab will be open Sunday April 27, 2024 from 1pm until 6 pm.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Foliotek Instructions

USA Logo


1. You must have registered for Foliotek unless you are exempt. You must access Foliotek through USA ONLINE, not directly on the web. The following are exempt from using Foliotek: a) those seeking only recertification or license renewal; 2) students who are not seeking candidacy status; students who are not Education majors. Foliotek costs $ 35 for one year. NOTE: Several students who are in their first semester at USA report they are not being charged for Foliotek. If this happens to you notify me or a lab assistant.

To register and pay for Foliotek follow these instructions:
a. When using Foliotek use Chrome or Explorer browsers ONLY.
b.Go to the USA Online Login page.
b. Login. Your User ID is your J number. Your password is the last 4 digits of your social security number.
c. Click on Sakai. Then click on a class which requires the use of Foliotek. Then click Foliotek in the left column. If you have not established a Foliotek account, do so. You will have to pay by credit card. After all information has been entered you will have to Accept the Foliotek rules, etc.
2. Once you have registered and paid for Foliotek and Accepted the Foliotek rules, etc. you will be able to post to Foliotek.

Think of Foliotek as a storage device in the sky where you will store evidence of your accomplishments in the College of Education. Every course you take in the COE has state established standards which you must meet. You must store the evidence used to determine whether or not you have met these standards in Foliotek where anyone desiring to can see that evidence. Your instructors will provide detailed instructions of what evidence must be submitted for what standards. You then place electronic copies of that evidence in Foliotek.

In EDM310 all of your evidence for all of the standards associated with EDM310 is in your blog and the EDM310 Class Blog. Therefore your blog and the Class Blog are what "go" into Foliotek. Since your evidence consists entirely of blogs we only have to provide Foliotek with links - links to your blog and the Class Blog. Therefore completing the Foliotek requirements for EDM310 is quick and easy.

You will need:
1. A list of the standards associated with EDM310. They are:

Literacy: Oral and Written Communications (3)(c) 1.(iii)
Literacy: Technology (3)(c) 4.(i)
Literacy: Technology (3)(c) 4.(ii)
Literacy: Technology (3)(c) 4.(vi)
Professionalism: Ethics (5)(c) 5.(ii)
Professionalism: Ethics (5)(c) 5.(iv)
For Elementary Majors ONLY: General Special Education: 290-3-3-.34 (2)(g)2.(iii)

Note that the standards are grouped into Literacy, Professionalism and Teaching K-6(for General Special Education). (There are other groups.) Also note that there is one small letter i (or two or three of them) at the end of the numbering system. These are VERY IMPORTANT. Be sure you pay attention to them!

2. You will need the URL to your blog and the URL for the Class Blog ( http://edm310.blogspot.com )

3. Then follow the instructions in Foliotek Instructions.

4. After you have completed Foliotek, your entries must be checked in person by one of the EDM310 staff members. This is an ABSOLUTE requirement and it must be done in class before 4 pm Wednesday April 30, 2014. If one of us does not sign off on your Foliotek entries in person you will get an I in the course. And if you do not complete Foliotek (which is a GREAT hassle for you and an even greater hassle for Dr. Strange) no later than Thursday June 26, 2014 your I will become an F no matter what you would have gotten in the course.

C4C Schedule Change

Date Changes for C4C assignments

The due date Blog Post #12 has been extended to Thursday midnight April 17, 2014. Consequently it is not appropriate to have a C4C that isn't on the same schedule. Therefore the due date for C4C #12 will be changed to midnight Sunday April 27, 2014. C4C #13 will be due at the same time.

Look for C4C #12 assignments early Friday morning.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Clarification of Blog Post #12 Instructions

Request for clarification

Aaron Ferguson and Allie Padgett have raised questions about Blog Post #12. Consequently I have tried to clarify what I want you to do for Blog Post #12.

Here are my revised instructions (not including the list of places to start) for Blog Post 12 Due 4/13 Changed to 4/17. Consult the entire assignment on Version 7 of the Blog Post Instructions which can now be accessed through the Checklist Master or the Instruction manual accessible through the Class Blog. Be sure you are using Version 7 of the Blog Post Assignments. Since I have created some confusion I will accept Blog Post #12 through one week from today (by midnight Thursday April 17). No other due dates are changed by this however.

Clarification added 4/10/14

What assistive technologies are available to you as a teacher? Select a few and discuss how they may be useful to you.

You can find the applicable standards yourself.

Here are some places to start. Divide them among the group. If your group is non-functioning, start with a few of the following. The key phrases from the original assignment is this: Additional research will be required from all participants. These are only to get you started. You will need to cite your sources in your posts. In other words, I want independent research to answer the driving question and I want to know where you got the information you use in your post so I can think about adding it as "starter material" next semester.

You can present your findings in any way you desire: written work, a movie, a Google slide presentation. Embed you final project in your own blog. The product can be done individually, by your group, or by a portion of the group with other members doing the work independently or in a separate sub-group. The important thing is to make clear who participated in the product you embed on your blog.

Thanks Aaron and Allie for seeking a clarification. I hope this does the trick!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Request from Dr. Vitulli

Twitter bird
Note from Dr. Vitulli
#EDU310 TOP TWEETERS
https://twitter.com/PaigeVitulli
I am attending the 2014 National Art Education Association Convention (my favorite professional conference!) in San Diego, CA Friday, March 28th - Monday, March 31st.
The theme is SPARK! Fusing Innovative Teaching & Emerging Technologies
https://www.arteducators.org/news/national-convention/national-convention

I will be tweeting what I find tweet-worthy, interesting, observe & learn during the NAEA conference. Tweets with hash tag #NAEA14 will be shared and read by thousands of NAEA conference tweeters. Additionally, if you want my attention, be sure to add @paigevitulli and better yet, to be read by all who are following me at USA, hash tag your related tweet #EDU301, #EDM310 and #EDM510. Go ahead and search #NAEA14 at Twitter and read what educators and vendors are sharing pre-conference.

Vendors give away all sorts of fun educational and art related supplies at NAEA. In addition to what you learn and the good art/tech ideas you might gain from tweeting with me (intrinsic motivation), TOP TWEETERS might get some surprise materials that I bring back from the conference (extrinsic motivation).

*TOP TWEETERS are selected at my discretion based on quality and quantity of substantive art/technology related tweets. PV

HAPPY TWEETING
https://twitter.com/PaigeVitulli

Monday, March 17, 2014

C4K - Special Instructions

Masthead of Little Voices, Scholars Blog by Jenny She, 2nd grade teacher, Point England School, Auckland, New Zealand
C4K resumes this week.

Special Instructions for C4K This Week


The first teacher on our list is Mrs. Jenny She who teaches second grade at the Pt England School in Auckland, New Zealand. Mrs. She and the Pt. England School have been special friends of EDM310 for a very long tome - almost 5 years now. Mrs. She uses a lot of technology with her second graders. You will be leaving comments on class pages that are organized by student or topic. You must do 3 things before you start leaving your comments on Mrs. She's posts:
1. You must watch the video at the link in Column C of the C4K Assignment Sheet.
2. You must read the Literacy Cycle on the right of the Class Blog
3. You must read the material about Class 18 immediately under the Class 18 picture

After that, find the post for which you are to leave a comment. Find that post by looking for the name/category shown in Column F of the C4K instructions.

Leave your comment on the most recent post for your assigned category/name no matter what the date is on the post.

This is a second grade class in New Zealand. It is assigned to all EDM310 students, even those who will not be teaching elementary students because I want you to understand how one teacher half way around the world uses technology with second graders. That understanding will be needed in a Special Blog Post that all EDM310 students will have to do soon. So don't just leave a comment. Think about how technology is a part of the instructional process. And think about why it is being used.

Mrs. She is expecting your comments. be sure to identify yourself as being in EDM310.

Red Names

Why are some EDM310 student names in red?

Because those students did not post the summary post for C4K comments on time.

Therefore, I assume they have not done their C4K assignments. I will investigate further.

Students who do not do their C4K assignments make me very unhappy which is not a good thing. Why does that make me unhappy? First, I believe you should do all of your assignments on time. Second, and most importantly, I fear some student in some class will not get a comment while his or her classmates will and I do not like that at all.

You are in school to learn. You only learn if you DO. Not doing is not learning. There is much to learn from the way all teachers use technology - no matter what grades or subject matter you will teach! Think about that. A question: Did you also think about the name of the blog for the class? What does it tell us?

Oh, by the way. Can you find Auckland, New Zealand on a map? I would suggest you locate it. I would hope you would do that automatically - without a prod from me.



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Where Have All the Project 13s Gone?

Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger at 94

In 1955 Pete Seeger wrote "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" I borrowed his title, not because of the content of his song, but because I wonder where all of the Project 13 Posts have gone? They are not on the blogs of over 1/3 of the students in EDM310. Thirty-seven out of 96 are not present. Why? Where have all the Project 13s gone?

If your group did Project #13 (Learning Plan #1) but you have not posted it to your blog, do so immediately!

And what of the other assignments recently due? How many are missing? Fewer, but way too many!

Missing Posts

Blog Post #7 - 14
C4K Summary Report for February - 19
Book Trailer - 8

If you do not do your work in EDM310, you will not pass the course. And your work must be done on time!

wilted flowers




Monday, March 10, 2014

Bonus

bonus

Since Mardi Gras and Spring Break were combined this year, I am going to give you a bonus. There will be no C4K assignments this week. A new C4C and C4T have been assigned you, however. And I have not made assignments based on discipline so those of you who want to be coaches will experience general teachers and some of you who do not intend to be coaches will have a C4T who is a coach. Now you can broaden your experience!

In addition,the midterm questionnaire will be sent out Wednesday or Thursday. It will be due Sunday March 16 at midnight.

In general I am quite pleased with the work of most students this semester. Thank you!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Eyes and Mind Opened

eye and mind
Benjamin Mayfield's (one of you classmates) eyes and mind have been opened. Have yours been opened yet?

Here is an edited email he sent to me today March 1, 2014

I actually went to Davidson High School on Friday and observed what Mr. Finnigahn was doing there. I was surprised that the kids in his class where all excited about what they were doing and loved the class. In the class the students had a project to develop a product for the ACME company to help save them from going bankrupt. The end objective was to teach problem solving, critical thinking, and group skills. I have never seen a class room where students were so excited about learning together. The students in this class came up with their own ideas and I was shocked at how advanced some of them were. Every student I talked to said that they would prefer every class to be like this one. I was skeptical about PBL at first because of the freedom that students would have. This experience has shown me that when you give students freedom to develop their own projects and express their ideas to learn they will shock you. My views of PBL have been changed because of this experience. I was also invited back next week to judge their presentations.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Spring Break Lab Hours

Lab Open and Closed Over Spring Break

Lab Hours
Saturday March 1 - CLOSED
Sunday March 2 - CLOSED

Monday through Friday Spring Break Week - CLOSED

Saturday March 8 - OPEN 9am - 6pm
Sunday March 9 - OPEN 1pm - 6pm

Resources to Correct Problems

Corrections
Picture Solution: Place in appropriate place

One person Solution: Use my picture from Emergency Access

Email address present See p. 11 of Activities Manual

Email address working Great!

Twitter contact up See p. 11 of Activities Manual

Class Blog Feed present and working? Add RSS Feed to Your Blog

Working links in blog posts Adding Links and Break Code to Your Blog Post

Blog archives present Solution: See Dr. Strange or Lindsey, Melissa, Becca or Jacey-Blaire

Images being used in all blog posts Add Images and Tag Modifiers to Your Blog

Title tag modifier works Add Images and Tag Modifiers to Your Blog

Order of sidebar items correct Solution: See p. 11 of Activities Manual Then Go to: Blogger/ Layout/ Gadgets Drag to change order. May have to move top down.

ALT tag modifier works. TO CHECK: Go to W.A.V.E. Type in URL of blog being checked.To correct a problem, watch this movie to lear how: Title tag modifier works Add Images and Tag Modifiers to Your Blog

Buck Institute Forms

Friday, February 21, 2014

Schedule Change

Change of Plans
I have decided that since the classes this semester seem to be doing much better than in the past I will change the MANDATORY CLASS Requirement next week to only one meeting. I seriously thought about eliminating all mandatory meetings next week. I may still do so. Watch the Class Blog for more details.

As of now mandatory class meetings next week will be

Section 701 (TT 11-12:15) will meet THURSDAY 11-12:15
Section 702 (TT 2-3:15) will meet THURSDAY 2-3:15
Section 703 (MW 4-5:15) will meet WEDNESDAY 4-5:15
Section 704 (W 6-8:30 pm) will meet WEDNESDAY 6-7:15 pm

If there are any further changes I will announce them on the Class Blog.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Thank you.

Thank You EDM 310

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Blog Post Assignments Revised

Change
The Blog Post Assignments Document has been revised today 2/11/14. We are currently using Version 5. Be sure you are using the correct version.

Changes made:

1. Driving Question clarified for Blog Post #5

2. The use of the rubric developed by EDM310 students is again postponed. Watch the Class Blog for further instructions.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Down for the Count?

down for the count

I don't know. Certainly a poor start on projects. Here are the figures

No Posts
Blog - 9 or 9%
C4T #1 − 21 or 23%
Presentation - 18 or 19%

You may not think that I mean it when I say you must be on time with your work. But I do. It is exactly the same as your principal insisting that you be on time for your work at a school. Exactly.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

EDM Lab Open Saturday 2/8/2014

Open
The EDM Lab (3301) WILL be open Saturday 2/8/14 from 9am - 6pm

Monday, February 3, 2014

7 Posts Not Done Despite the Ice and Snow

How wrong I was! After 3 days of ice and snow, with nothing to distract you, I thought we would break all records and have 100% of the blog posts due last night (Sunday 2/2/14) submitted on time despite the Super Bowl. Alas, I was wrong. Seven students did not post this week. Another was not on topic and was unsatisfactory. Oh my. Where have all the enthusiastic learners gone? (A reminder that Pete Seeger died this week. Where Have all the Flowers Gone?)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Blog Post #3 Still Due Sunday midnight.

Request for clarification
I just moved PART of the assignment for Blog Post #3 (Part d) to be a part of Blog Post #5. The instruction manual has been changed accordingly. The part I moved concerned the use of the rubric. Just comment without using a rubric.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Lab Open Saturday 2/1/14 From 9-6

Open
Even though the Doc with the Lab times that I have shared says otherwise, the EDM Lab (3301) WILL be open Saturday 2/1/14 from 9am - 6pm

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Important Change to Blog Post Assignment #3

experiment went wrong

We did not complete the rubric as fast as I had hoped. Since this is the first semester in which I decided that you would put it to use, I made a guess about timing and I was wrong. That's not the first time I have been wrong! When you conduct experiments (as I am always doing) you seldom get it right the first time. So… I have moved the application of the rubric as an evaluation mechanism for classmates to Blog post #5. That gives us 2 weeks and a mandatory class meeting next week to get things sorted out.

Thanks to several students for raising questions about this.

Another thing: we are now using Blog Post Assignments Version 4. Be sure you are up to date.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Only 9 Missing This Week

Missing




An improvement. Only 9 students do not have Blog Post #2 posted at this time.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mandatory Date Change for Tue/Thur Classes

Date Change for mandatory classes
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE in Mandatory Classes for Tuesday/Thursday Classes

The mandatory classes originally scheduled for Tuesday February 4 HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2014.

Change your calendars accordingly.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Week 1 Report - 10 No Shows; 2 Late

Plane leaving

Ten (10) students did not do Blog Post # 1.

Two (2) additional students were late with their work.

Man racing for Plane leaving
There are 101 currently enrolled. So 12% were late or did not do their assignment. A little better than normal. But not a good start for those 12.

Comments for Teachers (C4T) and Comments for Classmates (C4C) Assignments Now in Your Google Drive

C4C and C4T
Your C4C and C4T assignments are now in your Google Drive.


Instructions for C4C can be found in the Project Instruction Manual, Project 4 (p. 14 ).

Instructions for C4T can be found in the Project Instruction Manual, Project 5 (p. 14 ).

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lab Closed Monday 1/20/2014

Martin Luther King Day

No classes will be held and the Lab will be closed Monday January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King Day.

Responses to Questions

Conversation

In the Initial Questionnaire several students took advantage of the opportunity to raise questions about EDM310.

Here are my responses:

1. "Are there participation points for perfect attendance?" We will develop rubrics for grading various activities in class. Mandatory classes are required. If you miss any mandatory class without a valid medical excuse your will receive a penalty that lowers your final grade by 1/2 grade for every mandatory class missed without a valid medical excuse. This also applies to group meetings set for the times designated for your EDM310 class. See Response #8 below.

2. "Will we be given warning of upcoming projects, events or activities, or are we on our own?" You already have that information available to you. All class activities are to be found in the Checklist Master. Be sure you are using the latest version as indicated in the right column of the Class Blog.

3. "Even though assignments are online, will there be in class demonstrations of the materials?" Sometimes. Other demonstrations are on video. Still others can be found through searches using Google or other search engines. In some cases students will present their projects in class which serve as a type of demonstration.

4. "A more in depth explanation on what is considered plagiarism." Coming very soon.

5. "When are lab hours? Will we be allowed to use our current classroom for lab or will another lab be available?" Lab hours are in the Syllabus and will be posted Tuesday outside both doors to the Lab. The classroom in which we have been meeting is the Lab.

6. "Will Saturday lab hours be available because I need extra help?" At the time I write this answer the Lab will be open on the following Saturdays from 9 am - 6pm: 1/25/14; 2/8/14; 2/22/14; 3/1/14; 3/15/14; 3/29/14; 4/12/14; 4/26/14. We hope to be able to have the Lab open every Saturday but we have not gotten the funds to do this yet. Watch the Class Blog, the posters to the right of the Lab doors, and changes to the Syllabus for further information.

7. "Explained the assignments and projects more in depth then just as instructed." Explain, not explained. Than not then. I do not understand what is being asked. If you have questions about any of the assignments or projects contact me or one of the Lab Assistants. Ask! We can be contacted by phone, email, in person in the Lab, through the EDM310 Facebook page. Later in the semester you can also contact us through Skype or Twitter. If you have an iPhone you can use FaceTime to contact us. The main point is to read what we provide you, search for answers on the Internet, come to the Lab for assistance, contact any of us through any of the means identified.

8. "Will we be meeting outside of scheduled call [I think you mean class] time, and if so how often?" The class has designated mandatory meeting times. If necessary, they may be changed to any time designated for the classes (MW4-5:15; TT 11-12:15; TT 2-3:15; W 6-8:15). If you cannot come to your mandatory class you can usually come to another class with advance permission. Your groups will meet several times to work collaboratively on projects. The groups can set their own meeting times and places (or use technology to hold electronic meetings). However, if a group cannot unanimously agree other than the time scheduled for the class to which you are assigned, you will be required to meet during the time scheduled for your class. You must not schedule yourself to work or participate in other activities during the times scheduled for your class, whether or not a mandatory class meeting has been declared in the Checklist and/or the Syllabus. Sometimes students think that since there are no mandatory classes set for a particular week or day that they can schedule themselves to work or to do something else. That is not correct.

9. "Yes, I would like to know the importance of having a Mac as opposed to another portable." Why a Mac?
  • They are the only computers used in Baldwin County.
  • Approximately 20% of the classes in Mobile County use Macs. Mobile County,for the most part, supports teachers in the use of the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)method for providing technology in the classroom. Most often that results in the use of smartphones, iPads and some portable computers. This will change or Mobile County will encounter significant negative feedback concerning their approach to the provision of technology to students.
  • They do not have viruses
  • They work. PCs often do not
  • They are easier to use in creating videos and other technology based instructional material
  • They cost less in the long run - repairs are needed much less often, resale values are much greater
And other things too numerous for this quick reply.

You can use a PC (or an iPad) in EDM310.

Our experience, and the experiences of those who have switched, lead us to strongly recommend Macs.

Email or call me if you want to discuss this further.

10. "Why is this questionnaire so extensive? What will it be used for? Also, honestly, some of the questions seemed intrusive and much more in-depth than what I am accustomed to for a college class." I have a lot of questions to ask. The responses are used in many ways. Most uses have to do with efforts to change the classes so that they better meet the needs of students. For example, schedules are often developed with no understanding of the times students prefer to choose among. Your responses help us understand those factors. In other cases, the same questions will be asked in the middle and at the end of the class to see if changes in attitudes or abilities are occurring. I also use the data to try to understand what factors affect student participation, attendance, and completion rates. Questions are the most vital part of learning. I hope you ask a lot of questions all the time. You say the questions are more in-depth than your previous experiences. I hope that my questions will lead to more improvement in EDM310 than if I did not find out as much as I can about my students. As for questions that are "intrusive", I am at a loss to respond since I do not believe any are intrusive. If you can provide me examples and your reasoning for designating them intrusive, I will reply. Please leave a comment for this post or send me an email.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Welcome

Welcome to EDM310!

Classes have started!

Monday, December 16, 2013

$ 320 added to EDM310 Scholarship and Award Funds

Join Amazon Student
Starting last semester I provided all EDM310 students with a link to Amazon Student where they could join Amazon Student for 6 months and get free shipping and a lot of other benefits. Eight students clicked on the link and joined Amazon Student. I doubled the $ 80 Amazon credited me and have just sent checks to the University of South Alabama totaling $ 160. The University will also double these amounts. As a result of the 8 students joining Amazon Student (it is FREE), $ 320 has been added to EDM310 scholarship accounts. Half goes to the John Hadley Strange Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to students having completed EDM310 and half goes to the William Chamberlain Fund which provides prize monies to EDM310 students.

Are you a student? Do you want to try Amazon Student free for 6 months? Just click on Amazon Student. Your free trial, when you use this link, will result in a $ 40 increase in EDM310 scholarship and prize funds.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

In Memoriam - China Barber

China Barber

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Final Questionnaire Has Been Sent

question mark
I have just sent the Final Questionnaire to all students at their Gmail addresses.

If you did not get the email or have questions, CALL ME or the EDM310 Help line.

Questionnaires must be completed by Midnight Sunday December 15, 2013. The questionnaire (and your video reflection) constitute your final examination in EDM310. You must complete both.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Foliotek Instructions

USA Logo


1. You must have registered for Foliotek unless you are exempt. The following are exempt from using Foliotek: a) those seeking only recertification or license renewal; 2) students who are not seeking candidacy status; students who are not Education majors. Foliotek costs $ 35 for one year. NOTE: Several students who are in their first semester at USA report they are not being charged for Foliotek. If this happens to you - just smile. At least for the time being. Your smile may not last long, however. They usually bill you later.

To register and pay for Foliotek follow these instructions:
a. When using Foliotek use Chrome or Explorer browsers ONLY.
b.Go to the USA Online Login page.
b. Login. Your User ID is your J number. Your password is the last 4 digits of your social security number.
c. Click on Sakai. Then click on a class which requires the use of Foliotek. Then click Foliotek in the left column. If you have not established a Foliotek account, do so. You will have to pay by credit card. After all information has been entered you will have to Accept the Foliotek rules, etc.
2. Once you have registered and paid for Foliotek and Accepted the Foliotek rules, etc. you will be able to post to Foliotek.

Think of Foliotek as a storage device in the sky where you will store evidence of your accomplishments in the College of Education. Every course you take in the COE has state established standards which you must meet. You must store the evidence used to determine whether or not you have met these standards in Foliotek where anyone desiring to can see that evidence. Your instructors will provide detailed instructions of what evidence must be submitted for what standards. You then place electronic copies of that evidence in Foliotek.

In EDM310 all of your evidence for all of the standards associated with EDM310 is in your blog and the EDM310 Class Blog. Therefore your blog and the Class Blog are what "go" into Foliotek. Since your evidence consists entirely of blogs we only have to provide Foliotek with links - links to your blog and the Class Blog. Therefore completing the Foliotek requirements for EDM310 is quick and easy.

You will need:
1. A list of the standards associated with EDM310. They are:

Literacy: Oral and Written Communications (3)(c) 1.(iii)
Literacy: Technology (3)(c) 4.(i)
Literacy: Technology (3)(c) 4.(ii)
Literacy: Technology (3)(c) 4.(vi)
Professionalism: Ethics (5)(c) 5.(ii)
Professionalism: Ethics (5)(c) 5.(iv)
For Elementary Majors ONLY: General Special Education: 290-3-3-.34 (2)(g)2.(iii)

Note that the standards are grouped into Literacy, Professionalism and Teaching K-6(for General Special Education). (There are other groups.) Also note that there is one small letter i (or two or three of them) at the end of the numbering system. These are VERY IMPORTANT. Be sure you pay attention to them!

2. You will need the URL to your blog and the URL for the Class Blog ( http://edm310.blogspot.com )

3. Then follow the instructions in Foliotek Instructions.

4. After you have completed Foliotek, your entries must be checked in person by one of the EDM310 staff members. This is an ABSOLUTE requirement and it must be done in class before 4 pm Thursday December 5, 2013. If one of us does not sign off on your Foliotek entries in person you will get an I in the course. And if you do not complete Foliotek (which is a GREAT hassle for you and an even greater hassle for Dr. Strange) no later than Friday January 31, 2013 your I will become an F no matter what you would have gotten in the course.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lab Hours Thanksgiving Week

We have extended Lab Hours this week since the Final Projects are due at the start of class next week.

Open and Closed Hours



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Creating a Movie for an iBook from YouTube

If you are creating an iBook and do not have the original movie files you can create a widget in order to use your YouTube videos in your iBook. To create a widget you need to create a free account through bookry.com. After creating an account you will create a book that you are writing within the Bookshelf tab. After creating your book then add a widget. For every YouTube video you would like to use you need to create a new widget on Bookry. Once you have created your widget you will need to save and then click download. After the widget has been downloaded you can just drag and drop these widgets into your iBook. All you need to create the widgets is the URL for the YouTube video.

Lindsey Estes