As the semester moves along you may start to notice some subtle changes to your personality. . .maybe you are starting to look at cool things on web pages and think to yourself, "That's awesome! I think I could do that." Perhaps you are finding people with pocket protectors surprisingly suave. You have a sudden liking of argyle, penny loafers and sweater vests. Acronyms like HTML, JAVA, WWW and NETS are becoming sexy. You are now the person your family and friends come to for tech advice or assistance. . .Do any of these symptoms apply to you? If so, I'm afraid to tell you that you may be turning into a tech nerd . . .Not that there's anything wrong with that ;-) Well, okay, maybe it's not that bad, but you are all becoming amazingly techie–in a good way of course.
I expect that your Prezis and GoogleForm assessments are complete and you are ready to present to your peers this evening. I will ensure that everyone can get the Prezi, the assessment, and the link to the assessment results on a page of your blog. You should also have completed your Diigo, School 2.0, and journal 1-5 assignments. I will get everything graded by class time next week.
You were also to have the rough draft of your NETS I collaborative narrative complete. Tonight, we will discuss how to leave comments for your peers and how to embed links to your assignments. I will introduce the Emerging Technology Rubric/assignment as well as the PLN assignment. That should be more than enough to keep everyone busy. And, oh yeah, Journals 6-10 also begin today.
This Week's Question: Let's talk education: Should high school exit exams be a requirement to graduate high school? Why or Why not?