Month: May 2013

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Android I:Syllabus Template

Java for Android I  Please provide a complete syllabus. All elements of the syllabus are required unless noted as “if applicable.” Course Title:  Android I Course Number (If applicable): COURSE DESCRIPTION: Mobile development course using open source Java For Android Tools. Students will be introduced to programming using Java for Android. In this course students …

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Android 1: Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Introduction To Java for Android Development Environment INTRODUCTION In this lesson you will be introduced to the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environemnt)for Android Development. The development environment will be downloaded Onto flash removable media so the environment can become portable. LESSON OBJECTIVES By the end of this lesson, you will be able to: …

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A Vision for 21st Century Technology Leadership

My vision for technology in a school district begins with a supportive administration which recognizes the necessity of developing a collaborative leadership team which is proactive as opposed to reactive to the increasing needs of widespread integration of technology on all levels. It is absolutely critical to the success of any district wide technology initiative …

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Teachers Guide To Developing Android Mobile Applications Curriculum

PROJECT OVERVIEW: Developing Android Mobile Applications in Flash Overview  A curriculum enabling students to design, develop an then test mobile applications on mobile devices addresses several cross cutting trends affecting the learning of technology curriculum(Becta,2008). The current trend of mobile devices being used in and out of the classroom to communicate, collaborate and personalize learning …

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The Power Of “Hoop Dreams” Film In High School Curriculum

In the past 5 years in my Sports Marketing course we pretty much have developed a great ritual of watching the 1994 documentary film Hoop Dreams in the class. The classic tale of two Chicago high school basketball players seeking stardom facing  injuries,economic hardship,academic and the challenges of just growing up. The film follows the …

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What does “setting high expectations and standards” mean to you?

Setting high expectations and standards means properly evaluating the current conditions in which I want to improve and developing an action plan which addresses the scenario. I am always developing an action plan to improve current conditions.  I set goals and communicate those openly in my environment. It has been beneficial for me to communicate …

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Technology Curriculum & Instruction Portfolio

Below is a link to my curriculum and instruction portfolio as it relates to technology curriculum development and consultation experiences. http://www.academia.edu/2139483/Technology_Curriculum_Instruction_Portfolio Innovative Experiences-Daniel Downs            My most innovative experience in education has come from the process of developing a curriculum focused in the development of mobile applications. I consider this experience innovative because …

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Teaching A Business Centered Project With Adobe Media Tools In A Flipped Classroom

Recently I began a unit in which students needed to conceptualize themselves as the creators of their own web design/graphic design business with multiple project outcomes such as a logo in illustrator, business card with Photoshop but using the logo,a brochure with the same designs and finally a webpage.. The first goal was to have …

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Screen Cast Mobile App Design Critiques:Video Based Assessment Models and Iterative Practice

Today was my first experimentation with using screen-casts as means to have groups critique other groups designs in the early stages of development of their mobile apps. I began with having students design a graphic layout of their application ideas with a paragraph describing the purpose and goals of the app to users and the …