Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students
About a year ago I found this post byCindy Danner-Kuhn. She had posted about the Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students. The Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students post was first made by School Technology Solutions. I read it and it was just one of those WOW moments. After trying to figure out my own feelings about some of the points on the list I thought about this class and want to know what YOU think about the post. I come from a time where we did not have computers in classrooms, only in the lab, and an overhead and VCR were fancy. I did not even have an email address until my senior year of high school. Read the link below and tell me what you think.
Educational Technology Bill of Rights for Students
A professional learning network (PLN) is simply a network of people that are in your profession that you learn something from. The nice thing about technology is that you can very easily have people in your PLN from all over the country. There is no outline for what a PLN must look like. My PLN consists of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, message boards, Youtube, podcasts, social bookmarking, Pinterest, and even email. I use each form of technology in a different way as well. Facebook tends to be for the people I am friends with in real life that also happen to teach or be involved in music or technology. Twitter and blogs are almost totally people I have ever met face to face but do a fantastic job of sharing information that is useful to me in my classroom or other aspects of my professional life. Hashtags come in very handy on Twitter as a way to find information that you might find useful. You can follow the hashtag #cumedtech to keep up with all the Tweets for this class. Youtube is a wonderful place to find all kinds of videos for teachers doing something you would like to try in your room or even to learn more about the SMART Board. Social bookmarking is still part of my PLN I am trying to develop. I use Diigo for my social bookmarking and we have a Diigo group just for this class. I post information in the group that will be useful to you as member of this class but is not the assigned material. Just this summer Pinterest became a part of my music PLN. I have used several things from Pinterest in my classroom. I have some things I am going to try this semester as well. Below are some other blog posts on PLN. Please read at least four of them and then post about how you are already using a PLN and how you can extend your PLN.
PLNs Aren't Limited to Twitter - Free Technology For Teachers The Best Guides For Helping
Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks - Larry Ferlazzo (This link has lots of different post)
Hooked on Social Bookmarking with Delicious - Cindy Danner-Kuhn
Pinterest: A Beginner’s Guide to the Hot New Social Network - Cindy Danner-Kuhn
The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest - Cindy Danner-Kuhn
Tweet Deck - Hilary Myers
Building a PLN
Welcome to ED 524 Instructional Technology. My name is Prof. Hilary Myers and I will be your instructor. I am excited to be teaching for the Master of Education program at CMU and looking forward to working with you. I am going to give you some background on myself and then request some background on you.
I graduated from CMU in 2002 with a Bachelors of Music Education. For the next eight years I taught music in the Missouri public schools. My first year of teaching I was the elementary music teacher for the Montgomery County Public School District. I taught K-5 music in all three of the districts elementary schools. For the next seven years I taught vocal music and drama at Fulton Middles School in the Fulton Public School District. I was also an active part of the tech support team at Fulton Middle. As a part of that team I was in charge of trouble shooting problems on many programs and providing teachers with instruction on the technology we had. I then spent two year sat Gratz Brown Elementary in the Moberly Public School District as the Technology Instructor. My responsibilities included teaching 3rd -5th grade students the basics of computer usage, supporting teachers with technology, to keep staff informed of ways they can incorporate technology in their classrooms, and whatever came my way. I am now teaching k-6 vocal music and High School Choir for the Salisbury Public School District. I completed my Masters of Education at CMU in December of 2011. I currently live in Fayette MO with my husband and my three children ages 6 years, 3 years and my youngest was born on November 2, 2012. I also serve as the Elementary Vocal Music VP for the Northeast District of the Missouri Music Educators Association and as the choir director at the First Christin Church in Fayette.
I have used many different forms of technology including iPads, Nooks, PC, Lap tops, and SMART Boards. I am now in a district that has Promeation
Please leave me a comment with your educational background, professional experience, what you are currently teaching, and the technology you have available to you at your school. I will be using this information to help drive some of our class blog posts. I want to make sure that I am covering the technology that you are using so that you get the most out of this class. Please be sure to check MyCMU for the rubric and the requirements for the class blog.
This blog is for class conversations for Ed 514 at Central Methodist University. We invite input form other teachers about how they use technology in their classrooms.