Scenario Posed: You are an Educational Foundation Specialist. You have been hired to present to a group of new faculty on a compelling topic related to the Foundations of Education. Select a topic from among the educational issues that are examined in the text (e.g., school choice, vouchers, religion in the schools, the role of technology in education, etc.). After reading about the issue, craft your presentation in which you take a position for a particular point of view with regard to your chosen topic. Be sure to define key terms in presentation and include visuals (to accompanying the audio portion of your presentation). The position you take should be clearly stated in your screencast, and evidence from current journal articles should be used to support the points in your argument.You can select the audience: either elementary teachers, middle school teachers or high school teachers; it is up to you.
Select and research your related topic and create a 10 minute recorded screencast presentation for viewing.
In selecting your topic, be sure it has been covered in our chapter readings and make sure you research the topic beyond the textbook. In other words, do some extended research on the topic in great detail. Then, develop a 10-minute oral presentation / lecture on the topic. Your presentation must be both visual (like a PowerPoint presentation) but it must also have audio–meaning we need to see the presentation and hear your voice (like a screencast)–we don’t necessarily need to see you, just hear you. Since you have been exposed to a cadre of Web 2.0 products, select the product that would best suit your needs to produce this lecture.
You can use a product (like Jing or Screenr) that has a limit of 5 minutes. Both are easy to use and free and work well with PowerPoint to record your voice. To do so, though, just break down your lecture in 2 parts. That is fine (5 minutes for each section). In such cases, your lecture will be divided into 2 parts– Lecture Part “A”, and Lecture Part “B” , totalling the full 10- minutes. Submit both links (as one full lecture).
In selecting your Web 2.0 tool, consider voice thread, voice over PowerPoint, Screenr and Jing, or other products to help you complete this task successfully. Again, you are recording a lecture on your select topic.
Supplements You Need to Also Include: Since you are giving a lecture, be sure to include at least two handouts for your participants. These handouts should be included when you submit your final project to your instructor. Handouts must be original. Meaning, self-created by you.
Final Project Due Date (for both activities): The final project and exam are due at the end of Week 8 (Sunday, by midnight your time). Late projects or exams will not be accepted.