Technology and Professional Assessment

Summer 2007


Instructor:     Chris Halter (email: chalter@ucsd.edu)

Course website http://edsserver.ucsd.edu/courses/eds204/su07/


Meeting Place & Times:

9am to 12pm Session

1pm to 4pm Session


KECK Computer Lab

KECK Computer lab


My Office: Roosevelt Bldg 519, 2nd Floor                My Office Phone: 858/534-8186


Advanced techniques for using network-based resources for teaching and learning will be introduced. Students will review relevant research on advanced technologies related to assessment of professional performance and student achievement. Students will present a Web-based professional Teaching Performance Assessment Portfolio that reflects teaching performance during their student teaching or internship field experience.



Course Scope

In this course, you will learn to use a variety of computer applications and advanced technology tools to examine the professional growth of a new teacher and to explore the use of technology supported curriculum in the K-12 classroom.


You will also research the connection between technology and learning, exploring its current effects and application in the classroom and its potential to transform the way we teach and learn.


Computer Availability

The EDS Keck Laboratory Classroom contains 30 networked Macintosh computers and two laser printers for student use.  This facility is available to you from 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday.



Course Grading

Participation in class discussions and activities (10%)

In-Class Group Assignments (40%)

Out-of-Class Individual Assignments (50%)


Web Resources

1. Digitales: http://www.digitales.us/

2. iLife in the Classroom: http://www.apple.com/education/solutions/ilife/

3. Digital Story Elements: http://www.inms.umn.edu/elements/


4. PowerPoint in the Classroom: http://www.actden.com/pp/

5. The Zen of PowerPoint Design: http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2005/09/whats_good_powe.html

6. The Seven Deadly Sins (in PowerPoint): http://entrepreneurs.about.com/cs/marketing/a/7sinsofppt.htm

7. Video and PowerPoint: http://www.indiana.edu/~tltl/multimedia/ppt_video.html

8. Video and Windows PowerPoint: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA100484611033.aspx


Overview of Course Assignments and Projects


This course will have several class group assignments/activities and several independent assignments/activities.


In-Class Group Assignments


1. Digital Storyboarding Intro

In this activity you will be asked collaborate in a small group to produce a short educational video.

2. Digital Storyboarding for Professional Growth

In this activity you will be asked to reflect your growth as a teacher over the past year and create a storyboard to tell that story.

3. PowerPoint to Teach

PowerPoint has the potential to be a powerful multimedia-learning tool in schools. You will create a PowerPoint presentation that shows your growth and development as a teacher.


Out-of-Class Group/Independent Assignments


1. Video evidence exemplifying your teaching practice

You will create a digital video that will highlight your teaching growth and practice. This video may contain video clips, digital photographs, or scanned images of student work. It will also contain audio, music, and narration.


Content Requirements of the project:

¯    The main thread that will tie together the story is your growth as a professional over the past year, and

¯    Your future in education.


Technical Requirements of the project:

¯    The final movie will be in Quicktime format (see handout for final settings)

¯    Transitions and Titles

¯    Multimedia content

¯    Main Title screen and end credits

¯    Narration of ÒstoryÓ

3. Final Presetnation:

Your final presentation will be a Òself-containedÓ PowerPoint slideshow representing your work in both the EDS204 and EDS206 courses.





Class Activity

Reading(s) and Videos

Assignments Due

Week 1

Session 1

Mon, 6/25


Introduction to Digital Storytelling


iMovie Tutorial

Storyboard Exercise: http://www.plugincinema.com/plugin/film_school/interactive.html

Group 10-second video

Session 2 Wed, 6/27


Digital Story

¯    Planning

¯    Storyboarding

¯    Resources



Week 2

Session 3 Mon, 7/02


Digital Story Production



Week 3

Session 4 Mon, 7/09


Digital Story Production



Session 5 Wed, 7/11


Digital Story Production



Session 6 Thur, 7/12


Digital Story Production


5-minute Digital Story DUE

Week 4

Session 7 Mon, 7/16


Multimedia PowerPoint



Session 8 Wed, 7/18


Presentation Practice

*in combination with EDS206


Session 9 Thur, 7/19


EDS Film Festival


Upload presentations to WeTeach

Session 10 Sat, 7/21


Open Lab