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Planning your online class
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Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/gFPzbN from the Learning ...

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/gFPzbN from the Learning to Teach Online project website.This Learning to Teach Online http://bit.ly/d18ac5 episode explores some of the key considerations when planning your online or blended (face-to-face and online) class. It examines the importance of considering pedagogy before technology; constructively aligning assessment with learning outcomes; and the integration of digital literacy skills. It also offers some useful strategies for deciding which components are better suited to an online learning environment.It is strongly recommended that teachers who are considering planning an online class also watch other Learning to Teach Online episodes and case studies for more in-depth information about the concepts discussed in this episode.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Case Study
Lecture
Provider:
University of New South Wales COFA Online
Provider Set:
Learning to Teach Online
Author:
Simon McIntyre Karin Watson
Information Security (06:03): Authentication
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Our third video in our Information Security series (part of the Introduction ...

Our third video in our Information Security series (part of the Introduction to Computer course) focuses on Authentication. Authentication is basically proving you are who you say you are

There are three forms of authentication
•Something you know
•Something you have
•Something about you

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Photo Fixes
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Read the Fine Print
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Here learners use WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, (a) to ...

Here learners use WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, (a) to investigate the nature of fading in old photographs and (b) to correct it digitally. Several digital images of faded photographs are provided, and, with a simple technique, students can enhance the brightness and contrast of the images. This lesson introduces students to simple image arithmetic with opportunities to perform and evaluate each operation.

Subject:
Mathematics
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Simplified Image Management and Processing Learning Environment for Science (SIMPLE Science)
The Heat Loss Project: A STEM Exploration
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In this lesson, 6th grade teacher Lawrence Perretto blends STEM and Project ...

In this lesson, 6th grade teacher Lawrence Perretto blends STEM and Project Based Learning by having his students construct model homes to explore how thermal energy moves. Students use iPads and thermometers to gather data about their model homes and determine how to make their homes more energy efficient. Lawrence gives his students a variety of materials to construct insulation with. After insulating their model homes, students conduct more thermal testing. Lawrence concludes the lesson by asking students reflection questions about what they learned through this project.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Roller Coaster Physics: STEM in Action
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Fifth graders in Donna Migdol's class work collaboratively to create a roller ...

Fifth graders in Donna Migdol's class work collaboratively to create a roller coaster with the longest ride so that a marble can get to end of the roller coaster without falling off. The class begins by "chiming," talking about their design ideas and building off of each other's thoughts. After discussing their plans, students construct individual sketches of their roller coasters. The groups then come together to discuss their ideas, construct group sketches, and make computer simulations of their roller coasters. After coming up with solid plans for their roller coasters, the groups construct their roller coasters using a variety of materials, testing and redesigning as necessary.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Information Security (06:06): Internet Security
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Our 6 video in the Information Security series (part of Introduction to ...

Our 6 video in the Information Security series (part of Introduction to Computers). We introduce students to the concept of Internet Security.

Specifically we look at defining the players: hackers, crackers, and script kiddies. We also look at steps the home user should take to harden the computer: keep their computer updates, run anti-malware software, and have a firewall.

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
The Internet (04:03): Technologies of the Internet
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Get ready to Geek out. In this video we take a look ...

Get ready to Geek out. In this video we take a look under the hood of the Internet. We see what technologies run the Internet and more importantly how the make our lives easier.

Topics we cover include :
*TCP/IP
*HTTP & HTTPS
*FTP
*SMTP
*POP3
*Telnet

Links from Video:
FileZilla https://filezilla-project.org/
CuteFTP: http://www.cuteftp.com/
SmartFTP; http://www.smartftp.com/
Cyberduck: http://cyberduck.io/?l=en
Mozilla Thunderbird: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
Star Wars ASCII: http://youtu.be/Dgwyo6JNTDA

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Basic Skills for the World Wide Web
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An introduction to the WWW that includes going to a web address, ...

An introduction to the WWW that includes going to a web address, the back button, basic search skills, identifying and evaluating search results, downloading and viewing files, and printing web pages.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium
Provider Set:
E-Learning Solutions
Author:
Unknown
Information Security (06:02): Physical Security
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The act of physically protecting the computers. The first rule of any ...

The act of physically protecting the computers. The first rule of any type of computer safety is restricting physical access to it. If a bad guy can get their hands on the computer assume they will be able to gain access to all data contained within.

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Telecommunication (05:01): Foundations
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The first video in series 5 Telecommunications. This introduction to telecommunications covers ...

The first video in series 5 Telecommunications. This introduction to telecommunications covers the foundations we need to know.

We look at the basics of electricity, as well as analog and digital signals.

Links from video:
-http://youtu.be/zYS9kdS56l8
-http://www.freemosquitoringtones.org/

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Information Security (06:07): Malware
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Video 7 of our information security series (part of Introduction to Computers) ...

Video 7 of our information security series (part of Introduction to Computers) we examine malware. Malware is a blanket term that means malicious code, it includes things like viruses, Trojans, worms and spyware.

Links from Video:
-AVG by Grisoft: http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
-AVAST: http://www.avast.com
-ClamWin: http://www.clamwin.com/
-Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
The Internet (04:01): Networks 101
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The first video in the Internet series of videos supporting the Introduction ...

The first video in the Internet series of videos supporting the Introduction to Computers and BCIS series.

In this video we talk about what is a computer network and how that relates to the Internet. We also talk about some of the basic types of network hardware we need to make a network as well as the difference between a LAN and WAN.

If you have no background in networking this is the video to start with before you go any further into the Internet series.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Information Security (06:08): Social Engineering
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Our last video in the Information Security lesson covers my favorite topic, ...

Our last video in the Information Security lesson covers my favorite topic, social engineering. In this video we look at: Dumpster Diving, Shoulder Surfing, Tailgating, and Spam & Phishing.

I also tell the story about how I used tailgating to get access to a classroom at the FBI Academy.

Links from Video:
•Internet Storm Center: https://isc.sans.edu/
•SNORT: https://www.snort.org/
•Security Now: http://twit.tv/sn
•Internet Crime Complaint Center: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
•Hak5: http://hak5.org/
•Facecrooks (facebook.com/Facecrooks)

Subject:
Information Science
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Telecommunication (05:05): Computer Networks (part 2)
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We conclude out look at telecommunications and computer networks. We also give ...

We conclude out look at telecommunications and computer networks. We also give our list of additional resources to check out.

Links from Video:
-Wifi Analyzer https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer
-Cisco Networking Academy https://www.netacad.com/
-Monoprice http://www.monoprice.com

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Record the World in Video Production Classes
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Through Jim Sill's three TV and video classes, high school students learn ...

Through Jim Sill's three TV and video classes, high school students learn a variety of video production skills. In the Introduction to Video Production class, students work on cross-curricular projects. They learn how to use equipment, write and edit scripts, and collaborate to produce videos. In the TV broadcasting class, students produce a news show that is watched across the school. In the Advanced Video Production class, students work with companies and non-profits in the community to produce videos. Through all of Jim's classes, students learn real-world skills as they collaborate to create innovative videos.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Journalism
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Enhancing Chemistry Basics with Technology
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High school science teacher Kate Summers has her students work collaboratively to ...

High school science teacher Kate Summers has her students work collaboratively to create technology-enhanced presentations on basic chemistry concepts. Students work in pairs to develop a chemistry lesson to teach to their peers. Each pair's presentation needs to have a visual, a handout, and an engaging interactive activity. As they work, students use Google Docs and Google presentations. Kate explains how using Google Docs enables students to work collaboratively from different places and allows teachers to check in on their students' work. After planning their lessons, each pair delivers their presentation to the class.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Information Security (06:01): Introduction
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Simply put, this is one of my most favorite topics when it ...

Simply put, this is one of my most favorite topics when it comes to talking about computers. In this video we layout the order of this lesson, as well as give basic definitions of:
•Machine-Level Security
•Network Security
•Internet Security
•Social Engineering

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
Cyber Sleuth
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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In this lesson, learners use a Web-based customized version of ImageJ to ...

In this lesson, learners use a Web-based customized version of ImageJ to investigate the properties of digital images as they relate to forensic science. Several images are taken from criminal evidence (ATM documents, license plates, etc.), but require image enhancement to reveal full detail. A set of micrographs of hair samples is also provided, and, after classifying and measuring the samples, students are able to identify the suspect most likely to have been at the crime scene.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Simplified Image Management and Processing Learning Environment for Science (SIMPLE Science)
The Internet (04:02): Internet Basics
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We love our definitions and in this video we define what the ...

We love our definitions and in this video we define what the Internet is. We take a quick look at how the Internet got its start. Finally we look at how to get on the Internet, how to pick the right ISP and check to see how fast you are surfing.

Links from video:
http://www.speedtest.net/
http://speedtest.comcast.net/

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford
The Internet (04:05): Cloud Computing
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The final video in our series on the Internet. In this one ...

The final video in our series on the Internet. In this one we look at what is cloud computing as well as some example of how cloud computing makes your life so much cooler.

We also present our top website to check out.

Links from the video:
-w3schools http://www.w3schools.com/
-HostGator http://www.hostgator.com/
-Bitly https://bitly.com/
-Google URL Shortener http://goo.gl/
-The IT Crowd - Series 3 - Episode 4: The Internet -http://youtu.be/iDbyYGrswtg
-Paul Soares Jr. https://www.youtube.com/user/paulsoaresjr

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Mr. Ford's Class
Author:
Scott Ford