This is the 2016 version.
The bundle includes all JumpStart course materials and the 2016 Teacher's Guide to Tech. A complimentary copy of the 2017 Teacher's Guide to Tech has been added as well. The 2017 version of JumpStart is currently being revised into an online video course and will be available in the Cult of Pedagogy Classroom
in May of 2017.
Although JumpStart will not be updated for 2017 in its current format, this bundle will remain available, and can still offer you an excellent path toward building your tech skills.
JUMPSTART: A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO TECH MINI-COURSE
Ready to Build a Stronger Tech Foundation? This educational technology starter course will get you there!
The Teacher's Guide to Tech is a huge, comprehensive volume of tech tools you can use inside and outside of the classroom. But to really learn how to use these tools, you need practice.
Some people will get this practice on their own, exploring tools and trying things out until they find what they need. But if you need more structure, a more systematic path through some key foundational tools and skills that will better prepare you for learning more, then JumpStart will be a great fit.
This course would be ideal for a group book study, for professional development, or as a curriculum for a college-level teacher preparation course. It could even be used for self-paced independent study.
JumpStart Course Manual (PDF):
8 modules, each one containing learning objectives, a discussion of the relevance of the skill taught in the module, instructions for a hands-on task or reflective writing assignment, and a list of criteria for each task.
Rubric Pack (MS Word):
8 separate, editable rubrics -- one to assess each module task -- are perfect for use in a graded course or for peer feedback
Links to a Sample Online Portfolio:
Modeling is such a powerful instructional tool! As a student in this course, you will put all your hands-on projects onto your own online portfolio. I have created a sample online portfolio as a model to help you more clearly understand what your finished products should look like.
What You'll Learn
This course gives you opportunities to get hands-on practice with the following tools and skills:
Set up and share documents from a cloud storage system, such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
Create a support group using Voxer chat or a private Facebook group.
Blogging and Website Building:
Use Wordpress to set up your own blog, which will serve as your online portfolio for the course. Embed interactive posters, slide presentations, and videos right into your portfolio.
Create a mind map using bubbl.us, Coggle, or Popplet, a set of flashcards using Quizlet or StudyBlue, or a survey using Google Forms, Polldaddy, or Typeform.
Get out of your social media rut and try something new or acquire an advanced skill on a network you're already using.
Create your own video tutorial using screencasting software.
To take this course, you will need a copy of The Teacher's Guide to Tech
. (INCLUDED IN THIS BUNDLE...see below!)
* Skill Level:
This course is ideal for people with beginning to intermediate technology skills. If you can use common programs like Microsoft Word, are usually able to locate information online, and can perform basic tasks like sending people links in an e-mail, you will feel appropriately challenged but not over your head in this course.
THE TEACHER'S GUIDE TO TECH: AN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY HANDBOOK
Stop feeling overwhelmed by technology!
This handbook makes learning technology simple and FAST by grouping over 100 tech tools into 30 categories, explaining them in clear, simple language, and giving you practical, inspiring ideas for using each tool in and out of the classroom.
This digital binder is an interactive PDF built with tons of navigation links and a clickable table of contents and index that make it super easy to jump back and forth between sections, so you can find what you need fast.
For a closer look, watch this Personal Video Tour
Or view the complete Table of Contents
* Full-color screenshots
of each tool in action, a direct link to each tool's website and a short video demonstrating each tool in use.
* A glossary of over 80 technology terms
, with clear definitions in simple language.
* A clickable index
of terminology, tools, and concepts that will take you directly to each page where the term is used.
* Compatible with Mac and Windows platforms, is fully functional on smaller devices
, and is designed on 8.5 x 11" pages, so you can also print it out and create a paper binder
for times when you don't have access to a computer or device.
* Stays fresh:
Concerned about this information getting outdated? Your purchase entitles you to free downloads of updates of this product through the end of 2016.
BEFORE YOU BUY:
* Look carefully at the preview file and watch the Personal Video Tour
. Not every tool in the world is covered in this binder; if you’re looking for information on a specific tool, browse the table of contents and the index in the product preview before purchasing.
* This binder links to over 100 YouTube videos. If your school or district blocks YouTube, this feature will not work at school.
* If you already own the Teacher's Guide to Tech and just need the JumpStart course, you can purchase that separately HERE
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT:
Those who complete this course are eligible for 35 hours of professional development credit, contingent on approval by your district or state. Information is included in this packet for submitting your completed coursework for a personalized Certificate of Completion for 35 Professional Development Hours.
Common Core Standards Addressed by this Product:
W.K.6, W.1.6, W.2.6, W.3.6, W.4.6, W.5.6, W.6.6, W.7.6, W.8.6, W.9-10.6, W.11-12.6
W.4.8, W.5.8, W.6.8, W.7.8, W.8.8, W.9-10.8, W.11-12.8
Sl.2.5, SL.3.5, SL.4.5, SL.5.5, SL.6.5, SL.7.5, SL.8.5, SL.9-10.5, SL.11-12.5