First Term Contents

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In this page a detailed account of the classes is given to all the students of this course. The main objective of this page is to have an overview of the classes and materials that we are going to be using during the semester. Some of the links we are going to be using are on the left panel under the section "External Links". I recommend you to check them in order to get familiarised, specially Schoology for all your marks, attendance or assignments, and the Teacher's Web Page in case you need to contact me.

All the information presented in this page might be modified during the semester to add or remove content according to what the each group needs. As a teacher, I understand that some of the contents must not be suitable for all the groups, and the discussion arisen can vary from one group to another. As a result, I am open to add, omit or remove content according to what we need during the course. However, it is important to mention that the evaluations are not going to be removed or changed.

Below, you will find a table content for an easier navigation to jump to the different classes we are going to be having. Each class has its own resources, so it important for you keep track of all them, specially the reading materials which are mandatory. However, there are further resources which are not necessary to check, but I recommend you to read/watch them, as they are not always academic readings, but articles or videos that try to make you understand the main objective of each class. Finally, a shorter version of this syllabus can be found here. Please, keep in mind that this document does not have the links to the different materials used in the classroom.


Class 1

An introduction to the class is given in order to understand the importance of technology in the classroom. In this class the students are introduced to the Learning Management System called Schoology, which will be used during the semester. Besides, the syllabus and the evaluations are reviewed in order to inform the students about them and answer any questions they might have regarding this topic.

Activities

  • Introduction to the Class.
  • Enroll on Schoology.
  • Syllabus Review.
  • Rules in the classroom.

Resources

Further Resources (Optional)


Class 2

The introduction to the course is finished. During this class the students are expected to work collaboratively in an exercise where they are going to highlight the most important points of the reading material assigned for this session.

Activities

  • Introduction to the Class.
  • Q’s about Schoology.
  • Focus Group of the reading materials.

Reading Material

Resources for this class

Further Resources to read (optional)


Class 3

This session begins with a collaborative exercise, in which the students have to answer some questions about the reading materials. Additionally, the students begin with their essay about technology which must be submitted next class. In this class, it's recommended for the students to start writing at least the introduction of the topic they choose. For any questions or advise the students have or required respectively, the teacher is going to provide appropriate guidance according to the topic.

Activities

  • Control 1: Essay about technology. For more information, please check the assignment page in Schoology or here in the Wiki. This activity is done in the classroom.
  • Focus Group of the reading materials.

Reading Materials for this class

Resources

Further Resources to read (optional)


Class 4

In this class the students must finish their essay to upload their work to the Schoology Platform. As it is the first time, they are going to use this tool to upload materials. I strongly recommend to follow this short tutorial. In addition, in this session, the students are going to get familiarized with the P2P protocol used to distribute content among people. Finally, an exercise regarding the application and use of iPads in education is going to be analysed based on the reading materials for this session.

Activities

  • Submission of Control 1. For more information, please check the assignment page in Schoology or here in the Wiki. This activity is done in the classroom.
  • Introduction to P2P protocols and using a BitTorrent client.
  • Focus Group

Reading Materials for this class

Resources


Class 5

The teacher provides the respective feedback of the essay submitted by the students in the previous class/week. Additionally, a peer review activity is going to be developed during the following classes. As a result, it is mandatory that all students attend the following sessions.

Activities

  • Feedback: Control 1. For more information, please check the assignment page in Schoology or here in the Wiki. This activity is done in the classroom.
  • Peer Review Activity (Reading your classmates’ writing). Every student must attend this class.
  • Focus Group of the following reading materials.

Resources

Reading Materials for this class


Class 6

During the first part of the class, the students continue with the Peer Review Activity. In the second part, the control related to the Torrent protocol takes place.

Activities

  • Peer Review Activity (Reading your classmates’ writing). Every student must attend this class.
  • Control 2: Download using a BitTorrent client.

Resources


Class 7

In this class the students continue with the Peer review Activity. Additionally, the first PP which is related to the Reading Materials is provided to the students.

Activities

  • Peer Review Activity (Feedback from your classmates). Every student must attend this class.
  • PP1: Test Reading Materials. For more information, please check the assignment page in Schoology.

Resources


Class 8

The students submit the final version of their essays and they present their topics developed in this essay-

Activities

  • Peer Review Activity (STS re-write their essays according to the feedback received from the T’s and classmates.)

Resources


Class 9

Teacher and students meet individually in order to receive the final mark and the feedback related to the activity "Peer Review".


Class 10

Students present the induction topics related to the correct use of technology.

Activities

  • Presentation of Induction topics


Class 11

Students present the induction topics related to the correct use of technology.

Activities

  • Presentation of Induction topics


Class 12

Activities

  • Microsoft Word.

Resources


Class 13

Activities

  • Microsoft Word.

Resources


Class 14

Activities

  • Control 3: Microsoft Word – Hielo en la Selva. For more information, please check the assignment page in Schoology.


Class 15

Activities

  • Late Tests. See you next term!