MTT Exam Competency 001 Robert W. Young, Jr. University of Texas, Brownsville
Competency 001 • The Master Technology Teacher demonstrates knowledge and application of technology-related terminology and concepts, hardware, software, data-input strategies, and ethical practices, and knows how to acquire, analyze, and evaluate digital information from the Internet and other sources.
The Master Technology Teacher: • Knows technology-related terminology and concepts. • Demonstrates an understanding of the appropriate use of hardware components and software applications. • Knows how to use input and output devices when using selected digital technologies (e.g., text, graphics, animation, video, sound, Internet applications). • Identifies and demonstrates knowledge of how to create, use, manipulate, and exchange digital file formats (e.g., text, image, video, audio) between applications and/or platforms.
The Master Technology Teacher: • Demonstrates knowledge of criteria (e.g., quality, appropriateness, effectiveness, efficiency) for evaluating productivity and authoring tools for selection, acquisition, and use. • Knows how to facilitate the use of integrated technologies in foundation and enrichment curricular content. • Demonstrates knowledge and application of strategies for searching (e.g., keyword, Boolean, natural, language), locating, and acquiring information from electronic resources (e.g., collaborative software, the Internet, intranets). • Knows how to organize, store, and retrieve electronic information found in various formats (e.g., text, graphic, video, audio).
The Master Technology Teacher: • Knows how to identify and evaluate information acquired from primary and secondary sources for accuracy, relevancy, and content validity by accessing, researching, and comparing data from multiple sources (e.g., the Internet, encyclopedias, databases). • Demonstrates knowledge of the acceptable use of electronic information and products while in an individual classroom, lab, or on the Internet or an intranet. • Demonstrates knowledge of copyright laws and violations and of ethical issues (e.g., fair use, patents, and trademarks; computer hacking; computer piracy; computer vandalism; intentional virus setting; invasion of privacy) when using, manipulating, and/or editing electronic data.
The Master Technology Teacher: • Knows how to obtain and cite the source of print and digital information from a variety of resources (e.g., the Internet; encyclopedias; databases; libraries of images in a variety of formats including text, audio, video, and graphics). • Demonstrates respect for intellectual property and understands the ethical acquisition and use of digital information (e.g., citing sources using established methods).
Terminology • Experience counts. • Broad & shallow.
Operating System (OS) Terminology • Digital Operating System (DOS) • Graphic User Interface (GUI) • WYSIWYG (whizzgy) • QWERTY
Start Menu System Tray (Sys tray) Quick Launch Task Bar Windows Terminology
Task Manager • OOPS! Now What? • Control + Alt + Delete
Making a Windows computer more usable to students with special needs. Assistive Technology-Accessibility
Magnifies selected portions of desk top. Magnifier
Magnified area can be moved to a different part of the screen. Other features can be modified, too. Magnified Area Menu Magnifier
Further Review • http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ • http://www.wikipedia.org/ • Education & Microsoft Software Tutorials http://www.microsoft.com/education/Tutorials.mspx • Microsoft Accessibility Tutorials http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/default.aspx
Hardware Applications • Can you operate: • A printer on a network? • A scanner? • A digital camera? • A projector?
Software Applications • Can you use: • Photo editing software? (Photoshop) • Video editing software? (Windows Movie Maker) • Word processor? (MS Word) • Presentation Software? (Power Point) • Spreadsheet (Excel)
Applications- File Manipulation & Conversion • Copy, move, delete files safely • Recover files accidentally deleted • Find files on a computer system • Convert file types • Doc- TXT • Doc- PDF • Gif- JPEG
Should We Buy It? • Quality • Appropriateness • Effectiveness • Efficiency
Tech Integration • Supports Curricular Goals • Four key components of learning: • Active engagement • Participation in groups • Frequent interaction • Feedback, and connection to real-world experts.
Further Review • http://www.edutopia.org/tech-integration • http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/bstpract/
Strategies for Searching • Keyword • Boolean • Natural Language
Further Review • http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/strat/ • http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=searchguides.html&ctx=advanced&hl=en
File Extensions • *.exe • *.doc • *.ppt • *.txt
Visual Media Terminology • Pixels • *.jpg • *.gif • Thumbnail
Know Your Sources • Primary Sources • Original work • Secondary Sources • Cite other sources • Encyclopedia • Reviews • Accuracy • Relevancy • Content validity
Public Domain • Fair game for all. • It mainly depends on when the item was written.
Before Jan. 1, 1923 • Public Domain
1923-1978 • Works published between Jan. 1, 1923 and Dec. 31, 1978 • Registered copyright was not renewed. • If the original copyright has been renewed, the published works may be protected for a total of 95 years from date of first publication.
Before 1978, but Never Published • 70 years after the death of the author. • If the author died over 70 years ago, the copyright in an unpublished work lasted until December 31, 2002. • If such a work was published before December 31, 2002, the copyright will last until December 31, 2047.
After 1978 • Public domain 70 years after the author dies. • If the work is a work for hire (that is, the work is done in the course of employment or has been specifically commissioned) • Or is published anonymously or under a pseudonym • The copyright lasts between 95 and 120 years, depending on the date the work is published.
Fair Use- a Definition • Allows public to use a minimum amount of a copyrighted item for a reasonably limited amount of time until permission can be obtained. • Examples • Reserve copy of a single article from a journal for one semester- YES • Copied class set of a book used year after year.- NO
Fair Use • Is it copyrighted? yes/no • Fair Use- A defense in copyright violation case • Education is not a blanket excuse. • Basic Rule: When in doubt, get permission. • If you don’t have permission, don’t use it.
Fair Use- Four Tests • Each one has equal weight. • Judged on case by case basis • Character of Use • Nature of the Work • How Will Work be Used • Effect on Potential Market Value or Value of the Work
Sources for Permission Copyright Clearance Center www.copyright.com Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. www.swank.com/college/main.html
Further Review • Review & test for copyright & Fair Use. http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/copypol2.htm#test • Guidelines for Education Multimedia http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/ccmcguid.htm • Guidelines for Digital Images http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/imagguid.htm