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ASSIGNMENTS: 1. To complete many assignment below, first save my assignment document to your computer as directed, complete it and possibly send it where requested. All submitted files have required filenames so that you can receive credit (see naming conventions and tutorials).  Need More Specific Instructions On Saving Files?
2. Assignments should then be attached to either/or corresponding Blackboard Discussion Board Forum or Homework (2 different areas)
3. Assignments are due typically on SUNDAY by 8:00pm
4. Within several days Prof Stein will post exemplary your work to our students page (see left). Please try to do the assignments in order. More detailed instructions are located at the bottom of this page.
.IMPORTANT: To receive CREDIT every assignment file MUST have a specified name!
Rubric for Presentations

The session dates below are typically on Sundays. Prof Stein views the lesson on the following Wednesday.
So in reality you have these several extra days before an assignment is considered late.
Know that Blackboard date stamps all submissions which is viewable by all administration.
Know that in this course especially, assignments are spiraled upwards, therefore they should be done weekly to maximize benefit.
IMPORTANT- Note that the material is broken down to 12 sessions.

Sessions - FALL 2011 0
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5  6 7   8 9* 10 11 12**      
601 ONLINE -Due Dates Prep. for 9/7 9/18 9/25 10/9 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/22     You did It!

Important Note: You may request 1 week extensions for assignments (i.e. religious observance, school breaks etc.) without penalty. Please leave a message on BB Discussion Board "Messages". Remember to write your number and name in the subject line.
 * Student printed portfolios are due to Prof. Stein (if this falls on a Sunday it is due the next day, Monday)-
Portfolio Extensions are allowed for 1 week (see BBDB Portfolios)
E-portfolios should be updated and complete by the week following the date portfolios are due ( see * session above ).
**
Grades are submitted to the college.
Portfolios not received by Professor Stein, by the last class session date** are approximately 2 sessions late and grades may be seriously effected.
PLEASE be courteous to your classmates and have printed portfolios in on time. All grades go in together! Some need grades quickly for salary differentials and certifications for New Positions.

SOME ASSIGNMENTS ARE UNDER REVISION - see below...

DUE DATE

End of WEEK #

 

ASSIGNMENTS 601 Online

To capture assignment: "Right click" on assignment and then "Save Target As". Rename the file by adding your class prefix (ie. 11z) and save into your folder your student folder created in

C:\My Documents\11z601

Assignment
#

BBDB Forum Number

 

File Name
Please replace ** with your assigned 
prefix (31z,32z, etc.) to each filename
before saving to your computer
  The number of assignments look huge... RELAX.. Some are as simple as sending an email or trying a brainteaser/game..... For assistance go to BBDB FAQ and gain class participation points for asking and answering questions    
Week 0
Prep. for Class
9/7
Login to Blackboard bb.touro.edu
Update your Blackboard Profile with your most frequented email

 Preparation

No file submission required
Week 0
Prep. for Class

9/7

IF you have received a "welcome message" from Professor Stein which is a group email you DO NOT need to do the following

Professor Stein contacts all via email. Locate your "z" number on the students page (left) and send an email with a subject line - Your "z" number and your name so that you can be added to this email group.

Preparation

No file submission required

 

Week 0
Prep. for Class

9/7

In this class you are asked to create a NEW "Special" gmail account and complete the form below.
This gmail is NOT used for email but will allow you to create an e-portfolio and many other exciting things.
Directions s well as a place to complete student contact information can be found on the link below. Please complete it ASAP..
Touro Gmail Accounts and Student Information All- plus E-portfolio
 

Preparation

No file submission required

 

Week 1


Due
9/18

Phone Orientation
This activity is to introduce to our system for this reason we ask yuu to complete it and send it to both
BBDB  Blackboard Discussion Board (0-0 **phone forum0 and to BBHW Blackboard Homework/Assignments
Let me explain
1- The two site system (video may not work if youtube is blocked)
2- How to complete phone.doc (one of your first assignments)
3- See more videos on schools.webhop.org/tourodsteinbb

Submit Via Blackboard Homework and Blackboard Discussion Board
Note: This is just to give you experience using the blackboard system, finding your "z" number on our students page, class naming conventions for files, submitting assignments to Homework and attaching files to BB Discussion Board.

0-0

**phone.doc

Week 1

Due
9/18

**textbook
Confirm that you have ordered/received your textbook by leaving message(s) on this Blackboard Forum. When the textbook is in hand please leave a message in the subject line **z601text- Ordered Books. When the textbook is in hand please leave a message in the subject line **z601text- Received Books
**textbook
Submit Response Via Blackboard Discussion Board

0-0c

No file submission required

Week 1

Due
9/18

**intro Introduce yourself
Please introduce yourself to the class by adding text to the comment field of the corresponding   **intro introduction Blackboard Discussion Board Forum
Read at least 2 classmate introductions and respond (positive comments only).
Submit Response Via Blackboard Discussion Board

1-1

No file submission required

Week 1

Due
9/18

This file was just modified.
Please review all the following links Course Overview, Naming Conventions, and watch all of the Tutorials
This will explain how this course works.
Please show that you understand by:
1.  Locating your class student "z" number on our website 601 students'  page
2. log into Blackboard.
3. Go to BBDB forum 1-1 **system + Your name
4. Add a thread
5. In the subject line write **zsystem (**z is your "z" number)
6. Write the following (or copy and paste it) in the forum comment

My name is **
I have opened and read the links above Course Overview, and Naming Conventions. I have watched all tutorials (above).
I know that if I need to ask questions I will first ask them on BBDB FAQ, which is monitored by professor stein and my classmates. I know that I will gain class participation points for asking or answering questions.

 

1-1a
ASAP

 

No file submission required
Go to the appropriate 
Discussion Board

Week 1

Due
9/18

Think- Oftentimes teaching is the most fun when you capture the attention of your students. In an effort to gain your attention, and get your higher order thinking skills in gear, try "Think". Can you figure it out?
Go to the correct Discussion Board Forum 1-3 Think. Don't Peek! (unless you give up first)
1-3
No file submission required
Go to the appropriate 
Discussion Board
 FUN!!!
Week 2

 

Due
9/25

Student Photograph- Show that you understand the system by sending me your photo in Touro Blackboard Homework. The attached File MUST be named **zpic1.jpg 
IMPORTANT. Please note that sending your picture is granting permission to allow your picture AND assignments to be published to Prof. Stein's Website. Please contact me if you choose NOT to allow this. It will NOT effect your grade in any way.
Prof Stein will post your photo to a students web page. Later you will find your exemplary assignments posted there as well. Submit Via Blackboard Homework OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT
2-1
**pic1.jpg
Week 2

Due
9/25

My Autobiography. Classmates will be reviewing your work. It will be helpful to all if they know about you, your current position, teaching aspirations, etc..
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
2-2
**auto.doc
Week 2

Due
9/25

Qualities of a GREAT Teacher- Please analyze why and how a person in your life has earned the distinction of "Great Teacher". When these qualities are identified you can choose to emulate them.
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
 
2-3
**greatteacher.doc
Note Assignments numbers may NOT mean Week and assignment. This 2-4 is later in the course and further down on this page    
REMINDER
ONLY
     E- Portfolio shell- This should be done by now!!!!!
In this class you are asked to create a NEW "Special" gmail account and complete the form below.
This gmail is NOT used for email but will allow you to create an e-portfolio and many other exciting things.
Directions s well as a place to complete student contact information can be found on the link below. Please complete it ASAP..
Touro Gmail Accounts and Student Information All- plus E-portfolio(2)

 

   
Week 2

Due
 

9/25

NYCDOE Internet Acceptable Use Policy- The NYCDOE has guidelines as to what is permitted on a website (school, district and teacher). It is very important to know what these rules are and what permissions are necessary. In this course we will attempt to have students create a website (do not be frightened. Your classmates will assist). This is an assignment that will aid you in what NOT to do.
 1. Download/rename and use file template on the right.
 2. Complete it and and close MS Word.
 3. Now please attach it to BBHW (Assignments).
In BBHW I will have the ability to comment (if need be) ONLY to you. Here is where I will give you passwords to your e-portfolio

Submit Via Blackboard Homework

5-6

**iaup.doc
Week 2

Due
 

9/25

Sokoban
Here is a logic puzzle that you will probably enjoy. It is also a way to compete with Professor Stein!
Visit my touroweb.webhop.org and click the link Sokoban (on the left) for instructions or click here. You will find instructions and a video for level 1 explaining the game.
If you complete a level take a screen capture of the page WITH JUST ONE MORE BOX TO PUSH IN PLACE. Create a Blank Word document and paste the image on your document. At the top write
"**z**sokoban(add the levelnumber) and your name"
Paste the image in your Word document
Save this file as **z**sokoban(add the level number)
A Video Tutorial on "How to use Print Screen" may be helpful. It was created by a former student of Professor Stein
Submit Multiple Files and Comments ONLY Via Blackboard Discussion Board

2-6

 
Week 3

Due
10/9
Week 3

Want an "A"? - Complete the task at BBDB **wantana
Submit Comments ONLY Via Blackboard Discussion Board

3-0

Just for FUN!!!

Due
10/9

Week 3

Readings from textbook: Differentiating Instruction Chapters 1-3
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
3-1
**differentiate1.doc
Due
10/9
Week 3
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Can be submitted
by Week 6
 
- My Resume- Prepare your resume as if applying for a math position. Contents must be real! Use your own resume format or one of those below. Please use our class file naming conventions to name the file.
Consider using a FREE template from Microsoft (below). Note that templates are specific to the version of Word you are using. You may use your own format but make it professional.
Sample Teacher Resume
 
Browse ALL Microsoft Templates
- Rationale: Look Great, Be prepared to market yourself when opportunity knocks!
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
3-2
**resume.doc 
Due
10/9
Week 3
Watch 3 teacher made videos on Teacher Tube. Select from those listed on
my professorstein website. Complete and save the document **teachertube.doc.
Go to BBDB forum teachertube. Add a thread and tell others about your review.
Please attach your completed document in this forum.

Submit ONLY to BBDB forum. The filename is the name of the forum.

3-6

**teachertube.doc
 

ASSIGNMENTS BELOW THIS POINT ARE UNDER MODIFICATION

   
Week 4

Due
10/23

 

Left Brain, Right Brain
Experience the felling of a Special Education Student.
Conduct activity and respond at BBDB **brain.
Submit Comments ONLY Via Blackboard Discussion Board.
The filename is the name of the forum.
3-4
 No file submission required
Go to the appropriate 
Discussion Board
Week 4

Due
10/23.

 

Video Outline - You are being asked to produce video of one of your lessons. This assignment will help you organized your thoughts statements, background and production aligned. Get involved, Get creative!
   View sample videos from students in prior courses on  Course Overview.
     Should you need the use of a digital camera, make the request on BBDB FAQ. Other students may wish to offer assistance with equipment and production. Cooperative learning is encouraged.
     This is just the outline. Filming comes later.
Please complete your outline on the file **videooutline.doc in Assignments and attach it to the forum. Please comment on the outline of at least 2 others students (Positive and encouraging remarks ONLY).
Submit the completed file to Blackboard Discussion Board.
The filename is the name of the forum.
Note: This file NEED NOT be sent to BBHW.
IMPORTANT: YouTube.com is an alternative to teachertube.com
3-5
**videooutline.doc
Week 4

Due
10/23

 

Learn about CAST and UDL Use your citation skills learned in your prior lesson (Knightcite) to review an article with a simple 5 part method.
Submit the completed file to Blackboard Discussion Board.
The filename is the name of the forum.

3-7

**cast.doc
Week 4

Due
10/23

 

My Lesson 1- Create a Math lesson for the general education  population with 2 parts. Use the UDL format from the CAST assignment
Part 1 is a lesson plan to be viewed by a supervisor (**mylesson1lp.doc)
Part 2 is a sample student worksheet for assessment (**mylesson1ws.doc)
You will be asked later to make a mini lesson video (Workshop Model) for one lesson (either lesson 1 -General Ed. or lesson 2 Special Ed.)

For more information click the links at the right.

Submit Via Blackboard Homework
4-3
4-4
mylesson.html
detailed instructions

**mylesson1lp.doc - Lesson plan 1
**mylesson1ws.doc - Worksheet 1
 

Week 5

Due
10/30
 

COMPLETE WEEK 5 and 6 MATERIAL IN WEEK 5 FOR A 10 WEEK COURSE

Algebra Enhanced By Video -
Here Touro students will review 3 of the many video resource sites online that teach algebra. Videos can serve as models for the videos they will create in this course. The exceptional Touro student may wish to add these videos to their e-portfolio so that they will be easily accessible by their future students. Additionally students may wish to research additional superior sites that will help their future students.
IMPORTANT: YouTube.com is an alternative to teachertube.com
Submit Via Blackboard Homework. The HW is the same as the filename
ALSO Please attach this document to BBDB 3-3

3-3
**algebra.doc
Due
10/30
SUMMIT Intro -
Learn about a FREE Interactive Math Site at qccmath.webhop.org, where you can direct your students.
Attach your completed file **summitintro.doc in the BB Discussion Board. Feel free to review the submissions of others.
Your SUMMIT IMP spreadsheet should NOT be submitted here ( please refer to the summitintro document at the right).
This should be printed and submitted in your printed portfolio towards the close of this course.
Submit Via Blackboard Discussion Board

4-7

**summitintro.doc

Week 5
Due
10/30

E-portfolio - Here we go!
It is rare that you will find something in a course that is yours for the rest of your life. Well here it is. You will have and OWN an e-portfolio from which to teach. Your own web presence showing current and future employers that you know technology and how to teach with it! Many students have contacted me after and sometimes during station that it was the reason they were hired in a new position or received a promotion. Most enjoy it!!!! Oh yes did I mention it is FREE!

Ok So what do you do with an e-portfolio?????- Many have reported getting a position and/or a promotion because they demonstrate that they know content and can teach using technology.
Website video tour of Kim Here is her site http://schools.webhop.org/tourokdapolitorudolfsky/
Website video tour by Mayen . Here is her site http://schools.webhop.org/touromdavis1/
Review these sites see how well students present themselves. Accomplishing this without showing your face is possible and acceptable.
1- The first step is to create new pages- Lots of them so that you know how with repetition
2- Second step is to take your heading on your heading on your home page and to copy it to the top left column on all the pages you have created.
Make sure your heading is correct.... I have full directions on the e-portfolio page on the left sidebar
View  THE STEPS - Click the e-portfolio page on the sidebar-
It will tell you how to search for help (youtube.com with search words "google site add video", ask questions on BBDB FAQ.)

IMPORTANT: YouTube.com is an alternative to teachertube.com (on teachertube it is not easy to place  the video on your google site

When you have created pages with your heading tell others with a messagedto BBDB FAQ and BBDB e-portfolio. If you can, copy the URL (address when viewing the site) and paste it into your message thread)


PLEASE NOTE: Professor Stein is a Field Experience and Practicum professor. A limited number of students can be assigned to him for Field Experience and practicum. If you so request and are selected you will be allowed to use current lessons and student worksheets in those courses and gain additional experience with Educational Technology.

Later in the course we will show you more COOL STUFF.....Feel free to go ahead and explore SEE E-portfolio Page on the left sidebar) BE CREATIVE. MAKE THE SITE YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Add your video to your lesson page (Top right Column) or to other pages (Differentiated Instruction Page)
Add an Image (some have done this already
Add Links- on a links page.

Please respond to BBDB 8-0e

and to BBDB FAQ

 No file submission required
Go to the appropriate 
Discussion Board..

Week 5
Due
10/30
Issues in Education (NCLB, FAPE, IEP, etc.) Conduct Internet research and identify the laws and issues and procedures that govern Special Education in today's schools. FAPE refers to Legislation and NOT the organization!
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
4-1
**issues.doc
Week 5
Due
10/30
Sokoban BBDB 2-6

Assignment Suspended....THIS GAME HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN - You may wish to search for it. Let me know if you find a good one in BBDB FAQ -
Here is a logic puzzle that you will probably enjoy. It is also a way to compete with Professor Stein!
Visit my touroweb.webhop.org and click the link Sokoban (on the left) for instructions or click here. You will find instructions and a video for level 1 explaining the game.
If you complete a level take a screen capture of the page WITH JUST ONE MORE BOX TO PUSH IN PLACE. Create a Blank Word document and paste the image on your document. At the top write
"**z**sokoban(add the levelnumber) and your name"
Paste the image in your Word document
Save this file as **z**sokoban(add the level number)
A Video Tutorial on "How to use Print Screen" may be helpful. It was created by a former student of Professor Stein
Submit Multiple Files and Comments ONLY Via Blackboard Discussion Board

2-6

Respond to BBDB
Only a new thread and attach different word files for each level or atach a picture. The image should be JUST before making the LAST MOVE.
THIS IS FUN!!!

  COMPLETE WEEK 5 and 6 MATERIAL IN WEEK 5 FOR A 10 WEEK COURSE    
Week 6
Due
11/6
 
Geometry Enhanced By Video - United Streaming- Username/Password
Please create your own account

Submit Via Blackboard Homework
4-5
**geometry.doc
Week 6
Due
11/6
Reading from textbook: Differentiating Instruction Chapters 4-6
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
5-1
**differentiate4.doc

Week 6
Due
11/6

My Lesson 2- Create a Math lesson for the special education school population with 2 parts. 
Part 1 is a lesson plan to be viewed by a supervisor (**mylesson2lp.doc)
Part 2 is a sample student worksheet for assessment (**mylesson2ws.doc)
You will be asked later a mini lesson video (**myvideo2.mpg)
NOTE: YOU ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO MAKE ONLY ONE VIDEO. A second video would receive extra credit. For more information and access to both files click the link at the right.
Have the lesson reviewed by your classmates.
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
5-2
5-3
mylessons.htm
detailed instructions

**mylesson2lp.doc - Lesson plan 1
**mylesson2ws.doc - Worksheet 1



Week 6

Due
11/6
 
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (MTMS) - Article Review. 
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
2-4
**mtms.doc
Week 7
Due
11/13
COMPLETE WEEK 7 and 8 MATERIAL IN WEEK 7 FOR A 10 WEEK COURSE

Upload your video file to BBDB 6-3. Describe your lesson in the discussion board.  Open the file at the right for details on the creating the video This 2 minute video  is either myvideo1.mpg (general ed.) or myvideo2.mpg (Special Ed.). Click the link (right) to view details and samples.

Submit Via Blackboard Discussion Board
6-3
**myvideo.htm
Week 7
Due
11/13
My Teacher Tube. Upload your video to teachertube with assigned search words. Click the file on the right for details.
Submit the document on the right in your printed portfolio ONLY.
Submit Video and Comments to BB Discussion Board 6-4

6-4

**myteachertube.doc
Week 7
Due
11/13
SUMMIT- My Work
You have been introduced to SUMMIT Math earlier in the course. Try some additional problems. See what tricks and thoughts come into mind and how they relate to Differentiated Instruction. Complete the unit/lessons and place them in your printed portfolio. Please discuss your thoughts on the BBDB forum SUMMIT My Work.

Submit BBDB

6-6

**summitmywork.doc
Week 7
Due
11/13
Journal Article Review: Improving Mathematics in Middle School: (1 page min. - single spaced please)
Submit to BBHW 
6-1
**improving.doc
  Jing-
Jing is a FREE program that allows you to capture the screen of your computer with all movements and with sound too. The screen capture can be viewed and sent to the Internet for safe keeping.  Once on the Internet you can save the link to the file you created and place it on your e-portfolio (HOME PAGE). Paste the link to your Jing file also in the discussion board for all to watch and hear. This id VERY cool!

Go to www.jingproject.com and see a video tour, download and install the program (Mac or PC) and then give it a shot! You will need a microphone ( most laptops have microphones built in). It is worth it !!!!!
You are asked to use your new touro gmail and purhase the Jing Pro Account $15/year (Not the more expensive Screencast account!!!!!!!!!!!) Go into tools and add a link to allow you to create a jing and IMMEDICATEL upload it to your Youtube Account! VERY COOL

Step by step directions are on professorstein.com for more information and jingcreate.
Get class participation credit- Tell classmates when you are finished making your jings in BBDB FAQ

Respond Via Discussion Board.
Submit the file to Blackboard Discussion Board Forum 8-6
Also in BBDB FAQ with the subject Line "I created a JING!"

   

Week 8


Due
11/20
Reading from textbook: Differentiating Instruction Chapters 7 - end
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
7-1
**differentiate7.doc
Week 8

Due
11/20

My Family Graph - Use Excel to complete an online graph of family members.  Watch a circle graph and percents change. Submit the file to BBDB 7-2 **myfamily. Please make comments at this forum.
Submit Via Blackboard Homework 
7-2
**myfamily.xls
 
Week 8

Due
11/20

Special Needs Students. What if they speak another language? Translate our website and any other website into foreign languages. Respond as to how you could use this in your classroom. Make references to our text "The Differentiated Classroom" LINK
Respond Via Discussion Board. No file need be attached.
8-1

 Just For Fun!!
No File Need Be Sent
 
Week 8

Due
11/20

Graph Online with National Counsel of Teachers Of Mathematics (NCTM). Try making a variety of graphs online (Bar, Column, Line, Etc.). Explain how you might use this with a class.  Write your reaction to the site.
Respond Via Discussion Board. Submit the file to Blackboard Discussion Board Forum **9-3nctm

9-3

**nctm.doc
Week 8

Due
XXXXX

Jing-
Jing is a FREE program that allows you to capture the screen of your computer with all movements and with sound too. The screen capture can be viewed and sent to the Internet for safe keeping.  Once on the Internet you can save the link, place it on your e-portfolio, place it in a discussion board for all to watch and hear. Visit professorstein.com for more information and jingcreate.
Get class participation credit- Tell classmates when you are finished making your jings in BBDB FAQ

Respond Via Discussion Board. Submit the file to Blackboard Discussion Board Forum 8-6

 8-6

**jingintro.doc
       
Week 9


Due
12/4

Student Outcomes for 601 - THIS IS A MAJOR IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENT!!!!!
- The intent of each course syllabus is to have students leave with gained knowledge and skills. Here is your chance to evidence that you have met (hopefully exceeded) these course goals.
Please complete this assignment (right) with care. Expect that this assignment will be several pages. Please write narratives but in each of the 10 questions consider using a list as well. You may add graphics and links to websites.

- Consider using graphics and Print Screen. Watch a student of Professor Stein explains Print Screen - LINK. If you like the video please leave my student a message with a rating.

- Note that you may include applications of your assignments to other activities performed at schools.

IMPORTANT NOTE: While this is important it is should not take that much time...

The purpose is so that you can evidence learning.. NOT write a major paper on each topic. For example if it relates to Math Standards, you could take a Print Screen of the Math Standards page and say that you have reviewed the standards and incorporated it in your lessons (state your lesson topics).

If the question relates to Internet resources.. Show  "Print Screen" several sites that you have reviewed or used (601 links)

And interrelationships between math and technology you may use a "Print Screen" of your Family Graph and state how it applies.

For those that need a review of print screen, to see my former QCC student Nincka Arnold show you how to Print Screen
Attach (submit this assignment document) to BBHW and to BBDB
Discuss your approach (no file) on BBDB **9-5 outcomes

 9-5

**outcomes.doc
Week 9
Due
12/4
Print Screen

Print several screen shots of your E-portfolio. Choose some content pictures (could be content from math/science websites) and paste them onto the document at the right. Upload the file to BBDB and discuss your thoughts, uses, and the work of others.

Note that some students may wish to take Field Experience or Practicum with me so that they can use the technology and content they have learned in the course.
Respond Via Discussion Board- Upload your file here

6-7

**printscreen.doc
Week 9

Due
12/4

PRINTED PORTFOLIOS ARE DUE SOON TO PROFESSOR STEIN
Read 601 Course Overview for Directions
Note: You may request 1 One a 1 week extension on BBDB Portfolio

The Following May Help

Printed Portfolio-  This is your terms work. This is your presentation of why you should be selected for a Great Math/Science Position. Many portfolios are sent to Touro College as exemplars. Make it GREAT. I like giving High Grades that are well deserved if they are well substantiated in print!

Please send a thread to BBDB   stating the date and method that your printed portfolio was sent to Prof. Stein. Subject = **zmyportfolio. NO FILE SHOULD BE ATTACHED!!! Remember your portfolio should contain the following pages 

Suggested filenames

Description

**coverfront.doc - Front Cover- Please include all student and course information 
**coverback.doc - Back Cover
**coveredge.doc Edge of Binder with name and student number
**dedicate.doc Dedication page - you may wish to include a philosophical quotation. See favorite quotes of Prof. Stein for ideas but choose your own.
**toc.doc Table of Contents
EXTRA Sections These are ideas  for Additions (Not Required). "Unleash your creativity!"
Student Work Evidence that you have tried your lessons in school
E-Portfolio If you have created an e-portfolio "Print Screens" here

Educational Quotes:  Link1   Link2   Link3  Link4
You may also get quotes from Prof. Stein at quotes.
PLEASE INCLUDE A CD OF THE LESSON WITH YOUR PORTFOLIO
If you are teaching, an additional section may be included evidencing how knowledge and skills in this course may have been applied in your teaching (i.e.  samples of your student work showing that you actually used your math lesson).
If you have created an e-portfolio website, please include a section with print screens of your e-portfolio website. Link to Print Screen. Note that the Print Screen video was created by a student of Professor Stein. It would be nice to leave a message and rate the video with apples.

Submit Response Via Blackboard Discussion Board

1 week extension will be granted if requested on BBDB Portfolios forum
 

NOTE: Printed portfolios can be handed in by next week but need to include Week 9 lessons. You may request an extension in the BBDB portfolio for 1 week without penalty. Please add a section on your e-portfolio- Just print screen shots. A former student of mine will show you how to do this.
Visit  http://qccstudent.narnold.googlepages.com/

When you send your printed portfolio make sure to send it with a tracking number. PLEASE alert me that it is enroute by making an entry in the BBDB **portfolio forum. Follow directions there. 

 

8-0 **myportfolio.doc 
No File Need Be Sent

Send Email Confirmation
Due

12/4

 

Work on your e-portfolio. Note that this belongs to you. Your site as mine will never be "FINISHED". It should a fluid changing

http://professorstein.com/eportfoliocreate.htm

Two sites for help and understanding - e-portfolio...(on this site) and http://professorstein.com/eportfoliocreate.htm

See samples of Student E-portfolios ad Faculty websites too,
schools.webhop,org/touroportfolios - student/Faculty E-Portfolios

See EXCELLENT examples of e- portfolio (Way to go Dana and Krista!)
http://student.webhop.org/tourodrogoff3/
http://tourostudent.kwagner.googlepages.com/

http://tourostudent.jnathan.googlepages.com

Also visit  Dr. Lehrer's Tech Showcase

Your Home page is MOST IMPORTANT - This landing page tells visitors and should entice them to look at other pages
Make it Professional, Attractive, Intuitive (easy to follow) and Exciting
Make sure you have an intro on your Home Page.

Can you create a Video (Virtual) Tour of your site?
Tom Llewellyn 
Maryanne Sarro

Try uploading some (not all) key assignments....

Try creating a link to them from your home page or your assignments page (if you have one)
Try creating links to your videos and to supporting documents ( lesson plan and student worksheet )

For those that need a review of print screen, to see my former QCC student Nincka Arnold show you how to Print Screen

 

8-0 **myportfolio.doc 
No File Need Be Sent
Week 10

PRINTED PORTFOLIOS ARE DUE TO PROFESSOR STEIN
- NEED MORE TIME - request a 1 week extension BBDB 8-0 portfolio
 

   
Week 10

Due

12/11

Graph Online with National Counsel of Teachers Of Mathematics (NCTM). Try making a variety of graphs online (Bar, Column, Line, Etc.). Explain how you might use this with a class.  Write your reaction to the site.
Respond Via Discussion Board. Submit the file to Blackboard Discussion Board Forum **9-3nctm
9-3
**nctm.doc

 
Due

12/11
ALL COMPLETED STUDENT PRINTED PORTFOLIOS ARE DUE TO PROF. STEIN TODAY!!!!!!!!!!
For submission instructions go to Course Overview
How and where will I send my printed portfolio?
 Note that sending via FEDEX Ground is inexpensive. If you drop it at a Kinkos they will give you the REQUIRED tracking number. Include this in your Discussion Board Messages Confirmation
PLEASE SEND A CD OF THE VIDEO LESSON WITH YOUR PORTFOLIO
8-4
No Specific File
Due

12/11

Probability Theory Enhanced By Video - View an excellent teaching video produced by a prior 601 Online Touro Student. Professor Stein has never met this student!

This course in Principles of Mathematics should covers content areas as well. Here you will review an online lesson on "Probability Theory".  Remember that as a Math Teacher this lesson can be assigned to your students for viewing, or viewed in class with properly equipped computers and follow-up student worksheets. (This lesson has been recently modified. If you did the prior version it is acceptable).
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
6-2
**probability.doc
 

ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE MODIFIED BELOW

   
Week 11

Due
12/18

**Linear ( this may have been done earlier)
Slope of a Line- Linear Equations- Enhanced By Video 

United Streaming- Username/Password
Please create a FREE Username/Password
Submit Via Blackboard Homework (this may have been completed earlier)
You can create another account with your touro gmail acccount created in this course.
5-4
 **linear.doc

Optional

Due
12/18

SHOW AND TELL and Grade Request

IMPORTANT: After submitting your Printed Portfolio via a source with a tracking number (Fedex Ground preferred) complete the formSHOW and TELL Grade Request

Please request a grade up to an A ( A+ reserved for Prof. Stein ONLY) by completing the following questions:

Consider the following when requesting a grade. Please be honest in this self-assessment.
General
Were your assignments completed in a timely manner?
Were written assignments adequately explained or very brief responses?
Did you complete all assignments on Touroweb.webhop.org - assignments?

Printed portfolio
Does your printed portfolio look professional?
Does it contain cover, table of contents, tabbed sections, screen shots of your e-portfolio and any additional supporting documents (downloaded items for example, standards, exams, student work if you are a teacher, etc.)

E-portfolio
Does your e-portfolio follow the rules of the NYCDOE IAUP?
Does your name and website address appear  at the top of every page ( required by the IAUP).
Did you link or embed your video which is posted on Teachertube.com or Youtube.com?
Did your Teachertube video get a lot of hits with comments?
Do you have additional pages created and in the sidebar?

Blackboard
Did you participate weekly in BBDB Discussion Board
Did you ask and answer lots of questions on BBDB FAQ?

Finally...

Do you think that you would be selected as part of the 5 best in the class to try for that fictitious premier job position?

  No File

Please complete the form

Due
12/18

9-1 **reflection - Reflections and Course Comments
Here's Your Chance. Respond with a file (**zreflection.doc)

On your own letterhead please please write me a letter addressing any or all of the questions below.
1. Was this ONLINE course a worthwhile learning experience?
2. Was this course structured in a way that was easy to follow?
3. If you have taken another ONLINE course, how does this course compare?
4. How did this course allow creative expression?
5. Was this course experience what you expected?
6. Would you take another ONLINE course?
7. For you, what was the best part of the course?
8. Will you utilize what you have learned in your current and future teaching?
9. Did you participate and make friends?
9. What did you learn in content areas? What did you learn in technology?

You will most probably be asked to fill out a formal course evaluation at a later date.
Submit Via Blackboard Homework

9-1

**reflection.doc

. 

 

YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Go CELEBRATE!

   
Due
 

4/10

Reaction time- Go to BBDB  and play Ball.
Does your reaction time decrease with practice....
Keep track of your times.. do they improve.
Try graphing (online) your results and describe them here.

8-3

No document

OPTIONAL

Due
4/10
The student that helped me most- This person will receive Extra Credit - Comments should be submitted at BBDB **helpedby
Respond Via Discussion Board. No file need be attached.
9-2
No file submission required
4/10 Oscar- So which website and video produced in our class was the best and deserves an Oscar? Check the sites of others from the Messages Page

10-5

Optional
Week 12      
       
   

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   
       
 

Below this point is for INSTRUCTOR USE

   
Week
 
Student Videos
Go to teachertube.com, and view the lessons of others in our class. Please give them a comment on teachertube and give the video an apple rating.
Later in the course you may be asked to leave your review in BBDB
10-5 Video Comments.
Many lessons are engaging, creative and educationally superb!

 

10-5 No File
 
Possible addition Stephen Wiltshire    
       
       
       
Due
8/29

Week 8
My Family Graph - Use Excel to complete an online graph of family members.  Watch a circle graph and percents change. Submit the file to BBDB 7-2 **myfamily. Please make comments at this forum.
Submit Via Blackboard Homework 
7-2
**myfamily.xls
OPTIONAL
       
Due
9/5

Week 9
Special Needs Students. What if they speak another language? Translate our website and any other website into foreign languages. Respond as to how you could use this in your classroom. Make references to our text "The Differentiated Classroom" LINK
Respond Via Discussion Board. No file need be attached.
8-1

 Just For Fun!!
No File Need Be Sent
 
Due
9/5

Week 9
Tower of Hanoi- Higher Order Thinking Skills. Finding linear equations in the real world.
Respond Via Discussion Board. No file need be attached.
8-2
**hanoi
Due
9/5

Week 9
ALL COMPLETED STUDENT PRINTED PORTFOLIOS ARE DUE TO PROF. STEIN TODAY!!!!!!!!!!
For submission instructions go to Course Overview
Send Return receipt requested. Note that sending via FEDEX Ground is inexpensive. If you drop it at a Kinkos. Ask for a tracking number. Include this in your Discussion Board Messages Confirmation
PLEASE SEND A CD OF THE LESSON WITH YOUR PORTFOLIO
8-4
Due
9/12
Week 10
The student that helped me most- This person will receive Extra Credit - Comments should be submitted at BBDB **helpedby
Respond Via Discussion Board. No file need be attached.
9-2
No file submission required
Due
9/12
Week 10
Graph Online with National Counsel of Teachers Of Mathematics (NCTM). Try making a variety of graphs online (Bar, Column, Line, Etc.). Explain how you might use this with a class.  Write your reaction to the site.
Respond Via Discussion Board. Submit the file to Blackboard Discussion Board Forum **9-3nctm

9-3

**nctm.doc
OPTIONAL
Due
9/12
Week
Math Help Research Project: What math help resources are available for students? This research project was introduced at course inception. Submit File to BBDB 0-0e 11-1

submit to 0-0e

**mathhelp.doc

OPTIONAL
Due
9/12
Week
Equation Editor- Well if you are a math teacher how would you write equations on the computer?
You would use Microsoft Equation Editor. Follow the directions Link

Submit File to BBDB 12-1

12-1

**equation.doc
OPTIONAL
Due

12/3

My Philosophy - Research noteworthy educational philosophers and develop 5 tenets of your own personal philosophy. Later in the course you will be asked to develop Standards Based Mathematics lessons using an Instructional Approach which is in line with your stated philosophical tenets.
Submit Via Blackboard Homework
4-2
**myphilosophy.doc
       
       
       
  Heading- Make this your own. Use this when needed to start extra files. **heading.doc

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