INSYS 400 -
Class #3 Resources
(if time) Discussion: Chapter 3
- Lecture & discussion - History
of Instructional Technology
- Class activity & discussion - What
is the Internet?
- Using the "Available
Technology Inventory" worksheet that you may have been able to fill
out using your home and classroom computers, discuss and categorize software
that is available to us.
Discuss how we learn new technology?
- Online help under the computer's Help menu command
- Use your students as resources - Example: Ian
J.'s Search tutorial
- "_____ for Dummies" book series at a bookstore or Amazon.com
- FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) lists on the Web - Example
- guessing a company's home page and finding company support - Example
- Internet newsgroups such as groups.google.com
- Use the same pieces of software repetitively
- Use our class
mailing list & archive
- Sign up for an online course in a new technology
- Demonstration - Using MS Word to create a newsletter
- look at the newsletters that I have used in the classroom
as well as those from former INSYS 400 students
- examine any templates or wizards that are available in
- small group discussion
- how a newsletter can be used in your learning environment
- how students can use a newsletter to learn concepts
in your subject
- share our group ideas or examples
- on your own - examine newsletters that you already have
for an idea of visual graphics design
- Copy the newsletter document that you created this class period to your
Zip disk or floppy disk so that you can work on it at home.
- (if time) Upload your newsletter document to the Internet hard drive account
that Mr. Minich set up so that you can retrieve it from home. Make sure that
you type your name into the file name of the document that you upload since
we are sharing the same account. If you are really brave, set up your own
personal, free Internet
hard drive account or upload your it there.
- (if time) Classwork: Find an online
course with a search engine such as Google
- See the Learning Assignment
page and our online grades for a list of due
dates. Visit future Class Web pages to see when
certain projects will be introduced in class.
- By our next class, read Ch. 4 and email your Ch. 4 Reading
Reaction to the instructor at email@example.com. Please type (or copy
and paste) the question and your answer into the body of the email message.
- Finish writing all four of your required newsletter
articles by next week. They should be saved as Word or AppleWorks documents
or at least written or typed out. The newsletter assignment is due at Class
#6 on Dec. 11 and you will have time at the next class to work on them if
- Work on your Research
Assignment by finding and reviewing your 2 online journal articles. Remember,
you may borrow a printed journal for your 2 required printed articles. All
four of these article summaries are due at Class #7 on Jan 8.
- Continue working on your Web
Search Site Reviews . They are due at Class #8 on Jan. 22.
- Search for and enroll for an online
course as soon as possible. The typed summary of
your experience taking the course is due at our last class on Feb. 19.
- Begin to work on the 3 lesson plans within your Instructional Unit upon.
- Online participation