Course Introduction

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King, Jr.




A. What does the Internet tell me about my Professor? - Form Link

B. Introductions

C. Exploring data visually activity

D. Debrief:
  • Did you run into any anomalies that challenged assumptions?
    • overwhelming at first - easy to drown in data
    • need computers
    • need to know how to use the tool (teacher and student)
    • super distracted
    • making sure ability
    • checking to make sure it WORKS!!!!
  • Did you see any relative advantage to using this versus atlases or textbooks?
    • interactive
    • more up-to-date
    • interpret
    • engaging
    • visual
    • easy to compare
    • relevant
    • easily accessible
  • Does the relative advantage outweigh the challenges?
  • Not using technology will always be easier for your lesson plans. Technology always introduces complexity, potential difficulties, etc so make sure you are positive that it will provide value!

E. Purpose and focus of course

F. Course Tools

G. Purpose and Development of eFolio
  • What exactly is the eFolio? | eFolio Helpdesk
  • Why are we doing it?
  • How will I develop it?
  • What do I need to do for this course? | eFolio assignment

For Next Time:
Research Reports Summary Assignment