|Jean LeLoup & Bob Ponterio
1. Work on project 1
Pay particular attention to your flowchart (i.e. your project outline) and make sure it reflects the way in which one can move through your site. The flowchart can be a simple pencil drawn sketch. If there are multiple ways to move through the site (which there should be because it cannot be linear), your flowchart must indicate these paths. Make sure that your links work, that your images work, and that all pages and images are located in the same folder. (These are the most common mistakes).
Review the page on Image Editing and examine the page on Sound Editing.
Review and practice moving files via FTP. Make sure your local copy and remote (online server) copy are identical, both files and folders.
2. Online discussion
Log onto your Blackboard / eLearning space for ICC 523. Look under the DISCUSSIONS tab in the left hand column, and follow instructions to contribute to the Gizmos & Laptops - techno problems in schools discussion of the three newspaper articles:
NY Times article about Liverpool, NY: "Seeing no progress some schools drop laptops"
A Washington Post article about low faculty morale in a high tech school: "A school that's too high on gizmos"
A NY Times article about what studies tell us about outcomes: "Grading the Digital School: In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores"
Be sure to comment on specific information in the articles. How does this relate to your own situation?
If you are using an online discusion with your own students, would it be best to use only a single kind of discussion format? Why?