English 808: Technology & Literacy – Course Schedule

Fall 2016

Dr. Gian Pagnucci

Course Schedule

Tech World

Week 1: Logging On
Aug. 30

  • Course Introduction
  • The Time Traveler
  • Start Research Blog

Week 2 : Home Pages
Sep. 6

  • Create Teacher Web Pages

Print and Tech Literacy

Week 3: Your Literacy Narrative
Sep. 13

Week 4: Print Literacy: Defining Literacy
Sep. 20

  • Discuss Digital Course Packet readings Part 1: Print Literacy
  • Students write definitions of literacy

Weekend Activity: Go Tech Free for a Day (Out of Class Activity)

Try your best to go an entire day without using any technology

Tech Literacy

Week 5: Going Tech Free
Sep. 27

Week 6: Tech Literacy & Begin Technology Project
Oct. 11

  • Discuss Digital Course Packet readings Part 2: Tech Literacy
  • What is technology?
  • How can we understand technology?
  • What does it mean to be literate in a technological age?
  • Overview of Technology Project

Week 7: Begin Project IUP Cast
Oct. 18

  • Experiment with audio recording and analysis
  • Discuss Digital Course Packet readings Part 3: Orality and Podcasting

Tech Pedagogy

Week 8: Tech Pedagogy–Teaching Literacy in a Technological Age
Oct. 25

  • Task: Teacher Autobiography
  • Discuss Digital Course Packet readings Part 4: Tech Pedagogy
  • Explore issues of teaching with technology
  • Create a Literacy Education Vision Statement
  • Share Literacy Education Vision Statement

Week 9: Tech Work Day
Nov. 1

  • Work on Technology Project
  • Work on Teacher Web Page
  • Work on Project IUP Cast
  • Work on WikiBib and blog postings

Tech Life

Week 10: Time and Email Management
Nov. 8

  • Overview of Time Management Strategies
  • Merlin Mann’s Email Management Video
  • Overview of Email Management Strategies

Week 11: Tech Project Conferences
Nov. 15

  • Dr. Pagnucci will be meeting individually with each student to discuss their Technology Project’s progress
  • Conferences will be held in 321 HSS

Week 12: Thanksgiving (NO CLASS)
Nov. 22

  • Holiday

Week 13: Tech Work Day
Nov. 29

  • No Class
  • Work on Project IUP Cast
  • Work on Technology Project
  • Work on Teacher Web Page
  • Work on WikiBib and blog postings

Week 14:  Logging Off
Dec. 6

  • Project IUP Cast Due
    • List to podcasts
  • Technology Project FINAL Version DUE
    • Completed Technology Project must be posted online
  • Class Pizza Party
  • Dr. Pagnucci’s Vision for Teaching with Technology
  • Time Travel Technology Demonstration