Individual Reflection and Comments About The Technology Competency Challenge

Individual Reflection 

In a minimum of 200 words, reflect about your experience in the Technology Competency Challenge. What were the most important topics/issues you learned and skills you gained in becoming technologically competent? What did you learn about yourself and how would that be useful in your future? What did you learn about working in teams? What helped your team to be successful? What advice would you give someone in becoming technologically competent?

  1. Minimum of 200 words.
  2. Due  Wednesday 11/28 (18 points).
  3. Tag your post, reflection.
  4. Refer to the Individual Reflection Rubric

Two Comments

Post a comment to at least two others’ reflections wearing a different color thinking hat. In your comments, how does it contribute in meaningful ways to further make sense of what the reflection is saying? Be sure your comment adds insight, and/or your comment includes a question that proposes answers. How does your comment represent the assigned thinking hat?

  1. Due  Sunday 12/2  (10 pts)
  2. Refer to the Comment Rubric.

Click here to see The Stray Cats Team 8’s GQ4…

Click here to see The Stray Cats Team 8’s GQ4 post.

Guiding Question 4- Team 8, STRAY CATS.Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:49 PM In an ever changing world of technology, as we see newer and more improved computer systems being developed, our younger generation continues to grow along with it. As a new computer user, you find out that there’s so much information available to you on the internet-but you’re not quite sure as to […]

Welcome to Week 6 (9/24 – 9/30)

Aloha,

Welcome to week 6! The Technology Competency Challenge begins this week with posting your Team artifact for GuidingQuestion 1 (GQ1), to your team’s blog site. (Look at the Sample Team Artifact Post.) We look forward to seeing your team artifacts and helping you build our online community. 

Please begin the week by carefully reading the Week 6 Module. Below is only a summary of the activities, due dates, and where you need to go to complete the week’s activities.

Due Date

Activity

Where to go

Tue.

9/25

Publish your team artifact blog post for Guiding Question 1. (See instructions above in “Topic Summary”.)
Look at Sample Team Artifact Post. The team artifact is the blog post of everyone’s individual artifacts.

Team Blog Site

How do I get there?

Thr.

9/27

Prepare for GQ3.

  1. Listen to: Where Is The Internet?
  2. Read Computers Are Your Future textbook, Chapter 6: The Internet & the World Wide Web and Spotlight 5: Cloud Computing.
Podcast link

CAYF Ch.6 and Spotlight 5

Fri.

9/28

Complete your team planning worksheet (Google Doc) – Week 06 (9.24-9.30) Team name Team Plan – Guiding Question 3.
Look at Tommy Technology planning sheet sample for how to fill out the planning sheet.

Week 05 (9.17-9.23) TeamName Team Plan – Guiding Question 3 (Google Docs)

Sun.

9/30

Individually comment on four other teams’ artifact blog posts for GQ1. (Min. 50-100 words each comment.)

Community site

Sun.

9/30

Improve/Edit your team planning worksheet (Google Doc) – Week 06 (9.24-9.30) Team name Team Plan – Guiding Question 3. Make necessary changes to the plan based on feedback, obstacles and other needed revisions by Sunday.

Week 06 (9.24-9.30) TeamName Team Plan – Guiding Question 3 (Google Doc)

Sun.

9/30

Finalize your individual artifact and team artifact blog post for Guiding Question 2 (GQ2).

Week 04 (9.10-9.16) TeamName Team Plan – Guiding Question 2 (Google Doc)

Sun.

9/30

MyITLab Excel Ch. 2 A, B, and Grader

MyITLab

Your grades for the previous week’s assignments will be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday. Check your grades in the Laulima Gradebook every Thursday. Please politely email your instructor if a grade is incorrect.

Thank you,
Rachael and Greg

Sample Team Artifact Post

How does one research online to uncover relevant, credible information, when searching online leads everyone in the same direction and to the same websites? How can one use research to dig and search for the truth on the Internet?

Short introduction here on how the team addressed the Guiding Question (include guiding question) with their artifacts in making sense of the entire Guiding Question. Sum up everyone’s contributions.

1. How do you find and interpret credible research information using Google search?

By: Tommy Technology

Google is one of the most widely used search engines. The common saying these days is, “Just Google it.” What does that mean? It means you can find anything – answers to all your questions using the Google search engine, http://google.com. But how do you find and interpret credible research information from your online search? In the file below, I’ve included a list of the top 10 ways to research and find credible information using the Google search engine, including additional information and examples.

Top 10 Ways to Research and Find Credible Information Using Google (.docx)

 

2. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.

3. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.

4. Next teammate’s question.

Next teammate’s name.

Short intro.

Attach artifact file here.

 

Short conclusion. Ask for comments.

Upcoming Due Date Reminders

Aloha,

We hope things are going well with creating your first individual sensemaking artifact and compiling the team artifact (which contains the team members’ individual artifacts) for GQ 1 to be posted on your blog. We’ve made the instructions clearer and created some additional step-by-step instructions and planning example for you to follow. Here are your upcoming reminders:

Due by Friday 9/21:

  1. Completed GQ 2 planning worksheet (steps 1-7a). (10 pts.)
    • Remember, starting with GQ 2, you will be creating your individual artifacts using MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access). Please check for our feedback over the weekend and make necessary revisions.
  2. Finalize individual artifact for GQ 1 (25 pts.) Here’s the rubric on how your individual artifacts will be assessed.

Due by Sunday 9/23:

  1. MyITLab Excel Ch. 1 A, B, and Grader. (25 pts.) For more helpful tutorial videos, check the “Resources” section in Week 5’s module.
  2. Completed individual sensemaking artifact that answers the question you made in step 2
    • Be creative and include anything you want like text with links, images, video, etc.
  3. Uploaded your individual artifact for GQ 1 to the shared Google Docs folder to share with their team. (See instructions.)
  4. Completed your team artifact step 7 of your GQ 1 planning worksheet following the team artifact rubric and Tommy Technology example.

Due by Tuesday 9/25: Your First Technology Competency Challenge Team Artifact (Blog Post)

  1. Post your completed team artifact for GQ 1 (of all your individual artifacts which you should’ve already drafted in step 7 of your planning worksheet) and publish to your team site by Tuesday. (See instructions on how to download your teams’ artifacts from Google Docs/Drive and attach to the blog post.)

We’re excited to see your completed team artifacts!! 🙂 We look forward to enjoying your creativity and learn along the way.  We know you will help our community become more technologically competent by researching online to uncover relevant, credible information, and being able to search for the truth on the Internet. (GQ 1)

Rachael and Greg

Welcome to Week 5 (9/17 – 9/23)

Aloha,

Congratulations – your team made it through your first week of planning! There was some confusion last week on what you needed to do. We have revised your planning worksheets and hopefully this week you will be less confused planning your artifacts. Please keep up the good work!
Beginning this week, carefully read the Week 5 Module. (This is really important so read it thoroughly and be sure you understand what you have to do, otherwise, ask early.)

This Week’s Deadlines:

Thursday 9/20 by 11:55 PM
  • Each team member completes a rough draft of steps 1-7  in your GQ (Guiding Question) 2 team planning worksheet.
Sunday 9/23 by 11:55 PM
  • Each team member revises and finalize steps 1-7  in your GQ 2 team planning worksheet.
  • Create your team artifact for GQ1 in your team’s planning worksheet (step 7). Do not publish to your team blog yet.
    • Collect all your individual artifact links into ONE team artifact in your team planning worksheet (step 7).
    • Make sure each individual artifact includes the name of the person who created it.
    • Write a short summary of why the team artifact answers and makes sense of the Guiding Question.
    • Write a short introductory description of each team member’s artifact, their individual question, and their subtopic.
    • Everything you plan on posting to your team blog should be included in your Guiding Question 1 step 7 team planning worksheet.
  • Complete MyITLab Excel Ch.1 A, B, and Grader Projects.
Your grades for the previous week’s assignments will be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday. Check your grades in the Laulima Gradebook every Thursday. Please politely email your instructor if a grade is incorrect.
Thank you,
Rachael and Greg

We have completed commenting on your planning worksheets.

We see you’ve been working hard PLANNING your first team artifact. Yeah! We’d like to remind you that this week is for PLANNING and researching HOW you will create your team artifact. Team planning is the purpose for completing your Week 04 Google Doc planning worksheet.

After you have a plan we will provide feedback to help you improve your plans. We want to help each team do well in the Technology Competency Challenge!

We have completed commenting on your planning worksheets. Over the weekend, please review our comments and questions in your planning worksheet. You don’t have to answer the questions, but please revise your plans before Monday.

We are looking forward to enjoying quality team artifacts. Quality team artifacts start with thorough planning.

Many Mahalos!

Due Tonight (8/30/12- 11:55pm)


Due Tonight (8/30/12) 11:55pm

  1. Please complete the teams survey to help us determine your team.
  2. Create an artifact that will help you and your team as it goes through the stages of Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing (include a link to at least one reference) and provide an example of a team contract (include the link) you would like to use on your online team to help your team become united as you work on common goals (min. 150-200 words). Draft your artifact in Word (save the file as a backup), copy and paste to thecommunity site, tag it week 2 artifact and post it. (Tagging helps to organize and find information

Aloha Welcome to Week 2 Thank you to…

Aloha!

Welcome to Week 2. Thank you to everyone who posted their artifact during Week 1. Your contributions are what make the class a truly active learning environment. Posting artifacts is an extremely important part of this course and you are off to a really good start. Your grades are posted. Check your grades each week in Laulima. Keep up the good work!

Please check the BUS 101 Weekly Modules > Week 2 for what to do this week. Have an outstanding week!

Your Top 5 Technology Topics

Greg and Rachael

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Important: Friendly Reminder about Artifacts

Please remember for artifacts we want you to create something of your own.  We don’t want you simply to repeat what other people have said.

We want you to use and remix some of the text or other work you find- if you include the link. Remixing is the adoption, alteration, and recombination of what your read, saw, or heard to create something new 

If you do not include your own thoughts, you are plagerizing, and you will not receive any points since your artifact will not be considered something new.