Announcements

Welcome to our companion site for the textbook Digital Age Teaching Skills: A Standards Based Approach. We will post announcements to this page as needed, to provide updates on errors in the textbook, new tutorials we've prepared, or other updates.

Artifacts Table Updated

posted Jan 11, 2012, 10:20 AM by Barbara Schroeder

Please provide this new artifacts table to your students. The only change is the updated Google Reader Shared Folder Feed artifact. Thanks!

Google Apps New Look

posted Jan 11, 2012, 10:00 AM by Barbara Schroeder

You should direct your students to resources about the new interface and look of the suite of Google Apps tools. Here are some suggestions:
  1. At the beginning of the term, require students to go to http://learn.googleapps.com/new-look-docs and view the materials and videos. Set up some practice exercises requiring they complete some skill sets to prove they know how to use Google Docs. Some suggested activities:

    1. Create a Google Docs Collection and add all of your students.
    2. Have them create a sample Google Doc, naming it their lastname_firstname and enter information about themselves.
    3. Have them look at another student's document and insert comments.
    4. Have them publish their Google Doc and provide the URL of their published document.
    5. Have them download their document as a PDF file.

  2. Recommend your students subscribe to the Google Apps update feed, either through a feed reader, email updates, or following the Twitter feed: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com

  3. And, of course, make sure you know how to use the new features of Google Apps!

Textbook Update: Google Reader section

posted Jan 11, 2012, 9:43 AM by Barbara Schroeder   [ updated Jan 11, 2012, 10:19 AM ]

Google Reader has gone through a facelift, so the activities on pages 161-167 are no longer accurate. Please use the following PDF file and provide it to your students when you get to that section of the course.

Help us with our site!

posted Jul 9, 2011, 2:49 PM by Barbara Schroeder   [ updated Jul 9, 2011, 2:56 PM ]

As you work through our textbook, you will ultimately have to figure out how to solve technical problems. Add to our knowledge base by preparing a tutorial video (try out Jing Project http://jingproject.com) or static tutorial using Google Docs, for instance.

Then, post a link to your tutorial in our Textbook Forum, on the Forums page.

Thanks for your help!

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