List of my Blog posts for Pedagogy First, the Mira Costa College Program for Online Teaching Certificate Program, September 1, 2011 – April 2012
Week 1: Introduction (September 1 – September 7)
Introduction post – wondering what I’ve gotten myself into.
Now What?! – posted August 28 (6 comments)
Week 2: Teaching and Learning Online (September 8 – September 14)
In week two I posted twice. This is where I realized I didn’t need to blog about everything I’d covered all week. Thanks to Lisa’s “eek” post, I decided to select one topic from the week to focus on in my blog. So my first post for this week was kind of a reflection on starting the class. In my second post I spun off into a topic from the reading that I found interesting. I also learned to add hyper-links in my blog posts
How I Spent My Summer Vacation – posted September 10 (0 comments)
Don’t Touch Me There – posted September 11 (4 comments)
Week 3: Pedagogy and Course Design (September 15 – September 21)
For week three I focused on writing down and discussing some objectives for an online class based on the materials I studied during the week. I’m asking a lot of questions in my blog at his point. I’m getting more comfortable with WordPress too.
What’s the difference? – posted September 18 (4 comments)
Week 4: Materials for Online (September 22 – September 28)
I was really taken with Prezi, and my blog post was an embedded Prezi presentation. I used the Prezi media to cover some of my thoughts on course design in the form of a student orientation presentation. I learned to embed content from an external site. I managed to do a second post this week with some thoughts about HTML.
Playing With Prezi – posted September 24 (5 comments)
HTML spoken here – posted September 24 (4 comments)
Week 5: The Online Syllabus (September 29 – October 5)
Front and Center Syllabus – posted October 3 (5 comments)
Week 6: Creating Presentations (October 6 – October 12)
I reminisced and rambled about Powerpoint and some of the new ideas that came out of this weeks material. I also spend a lot of time looking for other online presentation apps and posted some links. I got to try out Jing, and used it to make a little tour of my Google site of one of my classes. I embedded the Jing video in my blog.
Sliding Through – posted October 9 (5 comments)
Week 7: The Online Classroom (October 13 – October 19)
I was very eager to learn about Twitter, so I blogged about that. This was also the week we started our two-week community-style discussions, so I tried to start a discussion of Twitter tools. I think that there were two or three other classmates blogging about Twitter this week, so there was a lot of discussion but it was spread across several blogs. Later in the week someone introduced Symbaloo and I made up a community Symbaloo of all our blogs to share with the group.
Trick or Tweet – posted October 16 (5 comments)
Class symbaloo – posted October 19 (2 comments)
Week 8: Creating Community (October 20 – October 26)
I may have gotten a little off-topic this week, but I re-visited the A. Couros presentation from Week 2 and blogged about his ECC831 class which is running in parallel with our class. I used that as a springboard to talk about how I was coping with the information overload at this point in the course. I thought it might be a good discussion topic. I also got absorbed in watching several Voicethread demos after Pilar’s Voicethread introduction. I left a Voicethread comment there.
Aside: Shortly after publishing this post I began to get tons of spam comments. I got thirty in one day and nearly 130 over the next two weeks or so. At first I thought it might have something to do with using POT in the title. Later I discovered that my post was listed as a pingback on Dr. Couros’ blog, so maybe that had something to do with it. I don’t know, but I got an unplanned lesson in WordPress spam management this week.
The Blur of POT – posted October 22 (6 comments)
Week 9: Student Activities (October 27 -November 2)
I stored several links to Diigo with animations on Network technology. Some of them were found from MERLOT. I joined the group in Second Life for Cris’ presentation there. I blogged about that experience. I finally tried adding some pictures to my blog this week.
A Day in the (Second) Life – posted November 1 (2 comments)
Week 10: Open Platforms for Teaching and Learning (November 3 – November 9)
I focused on Web Site building tools this week. I made a little sample “introduction to my class” site in Google sites and made a You-Tube video which I embedded into the site along with my Prezi presentation from week 4. I also learned about several other web building sites, such as WIX, which I played with for a while.
Welcomes and Web Logs – posted November 6 (1 comment)
Week 11: Class Resources and Intellectual Property (November 10 – November 16)
The major topics this week were copyright issues and accessibility. I went through all the materials but chose to focus on the accessibility topic in my blog. Aside from several links I didn’t really try anything new with my blog this week. I suppose it would have been better to include some pictures or something, but after reading all the copyright restrictions, I was a little gun shy about trying anything like that.
Accessible Resources – posted November 13 (1 comment)
Week 12 – Resources Online / Mid-year Self-Assesment Check (November 17 – November 23)
I spent a lot of time exploring the OER and OCW sites in this weeks material and even discovered a few more. I didn’t really leave myself enough time for blogging this week, so my post was a little lean this time.
Free Learning on the Web – posted November 20 (0 comments)
List of my Blog posts for the Mira Costa College Program for Online Teaching Certificate Program, September 1, 2011 – November 23, 2011
potcert11 Mid Term post – posted November 27, 2011 (1 comment)
Week 13 – Creating Class Elements Part 1: Images and screenshots (February 1 – February 7)
I learned a lot about Flickr and wrote up a tutorial covering Flickr notations and tools for adding CCI citations when using Flickr pictures. I cross posted this to DS106.
Flickr Fun – posted February 5, 2012 (3 comments)
Week 14 – Creating Class Elements Part 2: Audio and video (February 8 – February 14)
Experiments with Eyejot, Slideshare and Present.me – fun stuff.
Video Blogging for #potcert11 – posted February 14, 2012 (0 comments)
Week 15 – Creating Class Elements Part 3: Screencasting and multimedia (February 15 – February 21)
Mindmapping (Mind42.com), Surveys (SurveyMonkey) and Screencasting (Screenr). I tried all these tools out and posted my demonstrations.
Mind-maps, Surveys and Screencasts – #potcert11 – posted February 20, 2012 (0 comments)
Week 16 – Our Students Online (February 22 – February 28)
Lot of reading this week about students and how they use the technology – very interesting. I blogged about some of my impressions from the readings.
Our Students Online – notes and thoughts #potcert11 week 16 – posted February 28, 2012 (1 comment)
We also did FAQs for online classes. Since I didn’t have a specific class in mind, I wrote up some general online learning FAQs with guidelines for how to write the answers.
Some FAQs guidelines for online courses – #potcert11 – posted February 28, 2012 (1 comment)
Week 17 – Classroom Management (February 29 – March 6)
The readings were very thought provoking and I tried to share some of my thoughts in my blog. I also included another article that I found and that drew a couple of comments.
Online Classroom Management notes – #potcert11 – posted March 06, 2012 (2 comments)
Week 18 – The Course Management System (March 7 – March 13)
We were supposed to learn about an LMS that we hadn’t used before. I haven’t used any so I focused on Blackboard and Moodle since those are ones I hear about most often. I watched some online demos. I also blogged about some other articles I looked at this week.
The Course Management System notes – Week 18 #potcert11 – posted March 13, 2012 (3 comments)
Week 19 – Web-Enhanced, Hybrid and Open Classes (March 14 – March 20)
Inspired by some other class members, I tried video blogging this week, recording my remarks on this weeks readings. I reviewed the different levels of online engagement and discussed some of the web-enhancements I’ve used in my classes. I also briefly discussed flipped classes and a way to progress from on-site to online classes.
A mix of onsite and online schooling – Week 19 #potcert11 – posted March 19, 2012 (1 comment)
Week 20 – Introduction to Educational Technology and Instructional Design (March 21 – March 27)
Another video blog. I talked about my take on the usefulness of Educational Technology and Instructional Design and the value of technology in education.
Intro to educational technology & instructional design – Week 20 #potcert11 – posted March 26, 2012 (0 comments)
Week 21 – Introduction to Online Education Theory (March 28 – April 3)
An introduction and overview of three models or theories – Instructivism, Constructivism and Connectivism. I tried to describe my understanding of these theories. I also ranted on some of the other readings from this week.
Notes on Week 21: Introduction to online education theory #potcert11 – posted April 01, 2012 (0 comments)
Week 22 – Personal Learning Networks (April 4 – April 10)
I summarized on the week’s readings and reflected a little about my own PLN. A key point from this week is that with so many changes going on, we need our PLNs to try to keep up to date. Learning doesn’t stop just because we’re at the end of the course.
Notes on Week 22: Personal Learning Networks #potcert11 – posted April 08, 2012 (0 comments)
Week 23 – Presentations (April 11 – April 17)
I spent a lot of time learning to use an assortment of video tools to make my presentation. I embedded my youtube presentation in my blog post this week. I tried to see all the other presentations and comment on each one.
Pedagogy First reflections and review #potcert11 – posted April 12, 2012 (8 comments)
Week 24 – Summarize, assess and contribute (April 18 – April 24)
I re-posted some material from earlier in the course showing some Google sites.
Class Web Site Tour #potcert11 – posted April 20, 2012
This post contains links to all my posts for Pedagogy First 2011/2012
Final Summary of Blog posts #potcert11 – posted April 20, 2012
Based on the Self-Assessment and Rubric, I think I’ve done well keeping up with this class. It’s been a lot of fun trying out many new things and all the sharing and feedback has been great. I look forward to using many of the things I’ve learned here in future teaching assignments.
The Pedagogy First program has been a unique online experience for me. In addition to the online teaching instruction, I have benefited from an awareness of many new online tools and services and a growing network of contacts and connections online. I’m sure I’ll be stopping by to see what’s going on in future sessions and if I can be of any help, please let me know.
Are there any questions?