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1 Are High School Students Prepared with Basic Technology Skills They Need for College? A Discussion of the Technology Skills that an Incoming College Freshman Should Possess Presented by: Cindy Ross, Bowling Green State University, Senior Lecturer Cindy Edwards, Bowling Green State University, Teaching Assistant John Mansel-Pleydel, Bowling Green State University, Teaching Assistant

2 Are High School Students Prepared ? Context –Introduction to Educational Technology (EDTL 2300) is a 2-credit hour course required of teacher candidates in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University. –EDTL 2300 is a State of Ohio TAGs (Transfer Assurance Guides) course.

3 Are High School Students Prepared ? Context continued… –The course is a Freshman Level Course –The course was moved from a face-to-face learning environment to an online course. –Over 450 students are enrolled each semester –Course is taught by TAs (Teaching Assistants) –TAs are students who are working on their Master degree in Classroom Technology –TAs are mostly classroom teachers working on their degree part-time

4 State of Ohio TAGs (Transfer Assurance Guides) The learning outcomes for the course are: –Develop basic technology competencies through effective use of multiple operating systems. – Develop the basic understanding of productivity and utility software capabilities and be able to use a variety of applications. – Develop the basic understanding of using existing and emergent educational technologies in achieving curricular goals including classroom management, curriculum design, and instructional strategies. –Develop an understanding of copyright law, use of copyrighted materials, software licensing, and other ethical issues. – Develop the ability to align curricular goals, instructional objectives, and the capabilities of electronic media through the principles of effective visual design, specification of clear instructional objectives and the production of electronic media in various digital and non-digital formats.

5 Are High School Students Prepared ? Course Content –Key Assessments Google Document Google Spreadsheet Google Form Prezi Implementation of the TCM (Technology Competencies Module) for students that do not meet target parameters of the key assessment will take place in fall –Exposure to various Digital Devices iPod Touch, iPad, Digital Microscope, Smartboard, Document Camera, Digital Video Camera, Cricut Machine

6 Are High School Students Prepared ? Course Content continued… –Internet Website Evaluation Advanced searching –Web 2.0 Tools Wordle, Glogster, Popplet, Prezi Digital Imaging Tools such as Fotoflexer, Splashup

7 Are High School Students Prepared ? Course Content continued… –Technology in Education NETS-S and NETS-T (National Technology Standards for Students and Teachers) Digital Generation Multiple Intelligences Designing and Planning for Technology Technology for Diverse Learners Teens and the Internet Distance Learning Issues with Implementing Technology in Schools Emerging Technologies

8 Are High School Students Prepared ? Course Content continued… –Technology in Education Technology Issues –Copyright –Acceptable Use Policies –Social Interactions, Cyberbullying, Internet Safety –Privacy and Freedom of Speech –Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism

9 Are High School Students Prepared ? Introduction Survey –Survey was given to students in EDTL 2300 after the 3 rd week of the course –Survey was voluntary –Survey was designed to determine the prior technology skills/knowledge of students –Students are self-evaluating their technology skill level and knowledge

10 Is EDTL 2300 the first on-line course you have taken? AnswerResponse% Yes20283% No4217% Total244100% If you answered No to the above question, indicate the type of on-line course participation AnswerResponse% as part of a high school course1024% Home school course00% College course while in high school1229% College course1844% Other (please indicate)12% Total41100%

11 QuestionI have never done this I can do this with some help I can do this by myself I am an expert and can help others with this. Format a text document (e.g., set tabs/margins, insert page breaks/tables) Create a multimedia presentation (e.g., Powerpoint) Create and update a spreadsheet (e.g., Excel) Create and update a database (e.g., Access, FileMaker, Google Forms) Import and edit still digital images (e.g., digital camera) Import and edit digital video Import and edit audio Credit and edit a blog Contribute to a collaborative Wiki Use a technology tool to create a concept map Survey Results 244 students

12 QuestionI am unfamiliar with this tool and have not used it. I am familiar with this tool but have not used it. I have used this tool I am an expert with using this tool Google Documents Word Processing tool Google Documents Spreadsheet tool Google Documents Presentation tool Google Forms Google Sites Prezi Wordle Glogster

13 QuestionI am unfamiliar with this tool and have not used it. I am familiar with this tool but have not used it. I have used this tool I am an expert with using this tool Quizlet Popplet Interactive Whiteboard (such as a Smartboard) Digital Microscope iPad iPod Touch Document Camera Digital Camera

14 QuestionI have never done this I can do this with some help I can do this by myself I am an expert and can help others with this. Copy, paste or move items from one file to another Can identify the components of a computer and explain what they are used for (ex. monitor, network card, hard drive, modem, etc Organize and backup files from different locations on my computer (flash drive, hard drive, network drive) Use the "cloud" to save and retrieve my saved files Identify common document, sound, video and graphic file extensions (.doc,.docx,.xls,.xlsx,.jpeg,.m4a,.wmv) Know how to evaluate on-line resources for credible information

15 QuestionI have never done this I can do this with some help I can do this by myself I am an expert and can help others with this. Use advance search tools such as Boolean to search the Internet Use various search engines beyond general search such as meta-search engines, news feeds, etc Correctly give credit (citation) for technology sources of information (such as text, image, movie, sound, music or Internet web sites) identify the possible bias of a website [bias means opinions, point of view] Identify, discuss and understand the terms of a AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) Identify, discuss and understand the ethical safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology as a future teacher

16 –File Management and the cloud –Web based tools such as Google Drive –Web 2.0 Concept Mapping tools Presentation tools Creativity tools –Learning Management Systems Edmodo, Schoology, Blackboard, etc. Skills that an Incoming College Freshman Should Possess

17 Creation of digital media projects –Audio –Video Online Publishing –Blogging –Discussion posts –Wikis Skills that an Incoming College Freshman Should Possess

18 Skills used in online/blended learning Internet Searching –Use of Booleans – Use of Keywords Digital Literacy

19 Discussion, Questions and Final Thoughts Contact information: Cindy Ross: Cindy Edwards: John Mansel-Pleydell:


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