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Part Time Faculty Orientation Classroom Management and Technology Orange Coast College T. G. Murphy Jan. 21, 2005 Classroom Management Resources for your classroom Audio Visual, Technical Help, WBL and Career Ed. Web Sites for your classroom , Advantages, Procedures and Practice Syllabi, Outlines and Assignments, Grades Networking for your classroom, Students and Faculty Academic Honesty, How its un-done Working with a Lab in the classroom Resources for your classroom Audio Visual Audio Visual Resources are available for your classroom. These include: Data Projectors, Overheads, Televisions, VCR and Laptops. They need at least 24 hours and 72 hours is appreciated. Call 714-432-5878 from off campus or… Call ext. 26495 from any phone on campus While some classes have equipment in the classroom many do not. Check first. They have tape duplication facilities also. Provide your own tapes. Original material ok, otherwise, supply a copyright release. Resources for your classroom Technical Help Technical Help: If you have a problem with technology, i.e.… Audio Video equipment, computers, your network account or whatever contact the OCC Help Desk: Call ext. 26495 from any phone on campus, They will be available to help. *If you are in the John Clark Computing Center then take your requests to the kind people at the Information Desk. Resources for your classroom Work Based Learning, Career Ed. Work Based Learning and Career Ed are available with resources and materials for your classroom. Ext: 25628 Web Site: http://wbl.occ.cccd.edu Add your name to the mailing list in the back of the room for a Career Education WBL E-Newsletter with resources. The Internet and Web Sites for your classroom Advantages, Procedures and Practice Having a Web site for your class is fast and with Web Builder relatively easy. You do not need to know code as it will create the page/s for you. Students are used to the Web and students have access either from home or on campus. You can share notes, projects, handouts, lesson plans, outlines, grades and more. Create links to sites supporting your classroom instruction. The Internet and Web Sites for your classroom Web Builder requires you to have a valid OCC e-mail address. When you have the e-mail address, contact your division dean, you can contact Tony Salas in DesignWorks to create your Web account. Tony’s OCC Extension 26071 or DesignWorks OCC Extension: 25621 Then access your site from: http://occonline.occ.cccd.edu/online Use your OCC e-mail address and password to login. Follow the steps… Update as needed from anywhere… The Internet and Web Sites for your classroom Projects, handouts, outlines, samples and assignments can be uploaded to your Web site for downloading or viewing by your students. This saves paper and time. The student can find classroom materials from your site. *Hand out a paper syllabus first day. Create the documents, Word, PowerPoint, etc… before hand. Save them locally to your hard drive. Copy to a “thumb” drive for transfers to the classroom. *Save your Word Processing documents as an RTF for max compatibility and virus resistance. Use Web Builder to “upload” the documents to the site and create the links to them. The Internet and Web Sites for your classroom Grades can be posted as an Excel Spreadsheet file or even better as an Adobe Acrobat PDF but remember! Do not post student names on the Internet. We use a student ID number not their Social Security number. You can also use an alias number or name. You can delete the names from the spreadsheet. Do not just hide them. Add security if you use a PDF. Microsoft has many Excel and Access grade book templates available from their Template Website: http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/templategallery/ The Internet and Web Sites for your classroom Your Web address will be: http://occonline.occ.cccd.edu/online/yourname/ Direct your students on the first day to the site then show them every chance you get. Have them create a shortcut on the desktop if you are in a lab setting. Academic Honesty This campus has a policy encouraging honesty in its students, page in your handbook. The instructor has some latitude but must be aware of recent changes in cheating methods. The use of technology has complicated things by speeding up the cheating process. Some of the different ways students can compromise your classroom instruction… Text Messaging! SINGAPORE - A 23-year-old Singapore woman set a world record for sending text messages over a mobile phone. Student Kimberly Yeo thumbed 26 words in 43.24 seconds into her phone. Upper and lower case, spelled correctly with no fill-in software allowed. This is faster than most people can type. Tech Cheating Pagers and text messaging are the most common methods. PDA’s with wireless “Bluetooth” data sending capabilities to send and receive questions and answers. The use of Camera Phones to take and send pictures of both Paper and Online exams to other students. 2 Way Pagers and Pager Data Watches. Buying papers and reports on the Internet. 20-25% of papers in some schools have been bought. Sites for checking for Cheating Sites that specialize in detecting papers that have been plagiarized. http://www.mydropbox.com/ or http://www.canexus.com/eve/ Use Google and search on a phrase that looks to good to be true. If it shows up in the search it was probably copied from the Internet. More Resources for your classroom CCCS Satellite Learning and Staff Development There is material and training for faculty and staff from: California Community College Satellite Learning Service: Both Satellite and Web Casts, just register for free. Web Site: http://www.cccsat.org CCCD Staff Development Services: Training, classes and development opportunities for faculty and staff. Web Site: Free classes, just register… http://occonline.occ.cccd.edu/staffdevelopment Labs and Classrooms When you are working in a Lab setting, multiple computers or 1 computer per student, things are different. Students often spend more time surfing than paying attention. Have a specific project and have the students follow along. This project is then turned in for a grade. In the Computing Center use the NetOps software that limits the students use of the computer. You can stop all Web access, push assignments out and collect them or make only the program you are working with available. See the Computing Center Information desk for details. Move around the classroom, use a mobile mouse if you are using PowerPoint, to see what students are doing. Use a laser pen to get them back on track. Try group projects to increase interaction of students. Be ready to help, move around and observe, there is no stupid question. Watch body language for those who are shy… Any Questions?
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