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College Lectures a Thing of the past.

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Welcome to the pandemic of 2020 and the revolution of Colleges and Universities worldwide. In the Boy Scouts we used to have a motto, “Always Be Prepared.” Well, Colleges and Universities never dream they would have to shut their doors due to a virus. This lack of preparation is from resistance from Faculty in recording lectures and courses online to protect their Rights. Now the virus is one up on Universities. With social distancing the large 300-500 students in a lecture hall at one time is an approach from the past. Large lecture halls always saved money for Universities. One Professor teaches 500 students at one time and graduate teaching fellows follow up with study groups and grading. Now Universities have to social distance which means reduce their seating to half the original causing the need for two lectures instead of one.

Who will clean off all the seats between lectures? How about the students being provided with sanitary wipes to wipe down their own seat and table? What about maintenance spraying the lecture halls between lectures with compresses portable spraying machines with alcohol or bleach mixed with water? Requiring masks to get into the lecture hall will also help. Wearing rubber gloves will add to the protection and every other seat left empty. It can be done if students take the virus seriously.

Streaming can be done in medical schools because they have only two lectures going on at one time and require less storage space than a University that has hundreds of lectures going on at one time. It seems the software companies have stepped up to make money. Google has Google classroom which allows you to create online slides and documents for online teaching. TpT offers digital software which can be used and many other sites offer templates for lesson plans, student activities and record keeping. It is doing, but difficult in the learning curve. In time it will be part of the whole system online and in person mixed together. I found Blackboard was a great University online platform years ago for Professors to post syllabus and tests with a lock box to receive student papers.

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College and University Grant Writing Proposal for Title V Cooperative grant for $600,000 in 2004.

A Draft 5- Year Technology Plan for the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Submitted by Ad Hoc Committee for Educational Technology

Spring 2003 to Spring 2007

(Robert Coleman, Dr. Arlene Moliterno, Dr. Pel Mead, Dr.Bernadette Garam, Dr.Barbara Cohen, 

Dr. Fran Broderick, Cathy Ruby)

  1. Implementation of the Banner Project Spring 2003-2004 Summer
    1. Schedule of Banner module installation

                       June 2003- Finance Department

                       June 2004- Registrar and Student Finance?

                       Aug. 2004- Admissions Department?

                       Jan. 2005- All other departments?

  • Budget- Setup Spring 2003

                       Title V- $200,000 for Fed. Year III

                       Title V- $50,000 for Fed. Year IV * providing additional funds are given by USDE

                       Title V- No financial contribution, budget to small

                       CMSV 40% bill and Manhattan 60% budget and bills, over 2 years? Or more?

  • Completion of the Smart Classrooms imitative by title V Grant Sept. 2005 (Year V Federal)
  • 23 Classrooms, computer labs and art studios will have been completed
  • 23 Classrooms with LAN connections
  • 23 Classrooms with ceiling mounted LCD projectors or portable LCD projectors
  • 23 Classrooms with electric or manual movie screens
  • 23 Classrooms with a computer cart
  • 23 Classrooms with a wall mounted TV and DVD/VCR
  • 23 Classrooms renovated with newly painted walls, shades, lighting and sufficient electrical outlets
  • Upon completion of the Title V HSI grant 9 Sept. 30, 2005) it is anticipated that immediate renewal will be allowed for another Five years at around 1.8 to 1.9 million or $450,000+ per year
  • Rewriting of continuing Title V HSI to commence in May 2003 by Ad Hoc Committee of Professors (Garam, Moliterno, Coleman, Egan, Cohen and Grove). This will allow for sufficient time for an Ad hoc

         Committee of Professors to evaluate unfinished Goals of Title V HIS grant, and plan for future needs of the 

         campus, faculty, administration,         Students and staff for educational technology

  • Full Draft of Grant  to be completed by Aug. 2004
  • Final review of Grant before submission by Dec. 2004
  • Title V HSI grant to be submitted early by Jan. 2005
  • Title V HSI Grant Final due date Mar 2005 (usually first week)
  • Five year Goal “Bridging the digital divide obstacle facing our Students.” 2004-2009
  • To apply for funding from a HSI Grant called a “Cooperative Grant,” with a major goal of bridging the digital divide between the students that can afford their own laptop computers, and the Latino, minority and low income students who cannot afford a computer of their own.
  • Available funds $600,000 over five years
  • Can run concurrently with Title V, HSI grant
  • Can be applied for as of Mar. 3, 2004.(Final deadline date)
  • Writing of different chapters must begin in May 2003
  • Writing of different chapters by volunteer professors who express an interest.
  • Writing to begin the summer of 2003 to allow for plenty of time for editing and changes.
  • Could be used to supply Laptop computers to Hispanic students, and other underserved minority students

         attending the College of Mount Saint Vincent to help bridge the “digital divide.”

  1. Suggested requirements to qualify:

                                    *Must be an on-campus student living in a dorm.

                                    *Laptop Computers loaned per semester so long as the student grantee maintains a B or

                                             better academic average.

              *Must be active in at lease one campus club or sport that season.

              *Must be a Latino, under-represented minority

  • Laptop costs and contents:

           *75 to 100 Dell laptop computers costing around $1,000 each after a quantity discount 

                    with wireless cards

                                    * the highest technology available at the time.

                                    * 75-100 CD-ROMs with MS Office and other important software programs to be installed

                                    *Annual maintenance and upgrading provided each May-June of each year the TLC staff.

  • Cooperative HSI Grant would be written by Professors beginning May 2003 and completed by Dec. 2003 to be ready for submission by the Federal Final Date of Mar. 3, 2004.  $600,000 requested for five years, with $200,000 allowed for the first year only to purchase the 100 computer laptops.
  • Since it is part of the College Tradition to accept second generation children of foreign immigrants, it goes

              hand in hand to continue to support these minorities or low income families by providing them with 

              the technology tools such as a laptop computer to help to them to succeed academically.

  • The laptop loaning program would be extended only to low income and or Latino or minority CMSV 


  • To address the computer lab access and general LAN access problem on campus over five years.-2004-2009

                       To expand the current four open computer labs to 8 computer labs over five years. Funding from two                                   different grants, HSI Cooperative Grant 2004-2009 and Title V HSI Institutional Grant renewed


                       To provide for upgrading of memory, hardware and software for existing computer labs each year.

                       To provide repair funds necessary to maintain LAN connections, printers, and all hardware.

                       To install wireless access in the ceiling of the Think-tank room in Admin. Bldg., the student Lounge, 

                                Pastorini hall, Student café, each floor in each dorm campus-wide, Hayes auditorium and 

                                Spellman building, Basement level of The library (future technology area) and new Maryvale building.

                       To continue and expand the usage of Blackboard for faculty, administration and students on campus.

                       To continue and expand the faculty web, server and department web sites, as well as individual                                    faculty web sites.

                       To institute a trial academic year of Distance Classes on the modified UCLA model (limited Faculty 

                                live contact plus online assignments)

              To select a mixed committee of faculty and administrators to research and provide protection for 

                  Academic rights for Professors and a schedule of payments suitable to current Distance

                  Payment schedules for Colleges in the North East, (NY, NJ, and Conn.).

                       To permanently install Distance Learning Classes for credit for all Graduate and upper-class Juniors 

                                         and Seniors at Manhattan College and CMSV, who have an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or 

                                         better as of Aug. 2004.

  • To provide a faculty laptop incentive purchase program 2005 Oct. 1 to 2009, Sept. 

                  To help all faculty members purchase desktop or laptop computers tax free, shipping costs free 

                           and free software upgrades for the lowest market price available by bulk orders. 

                  Twelve or more laptops to be ordered at a time to get the highest discount available.

                  To provide a $200 rebate from the next Title V HSI for professors who wish to purchase a laptop 

                           computer for scholarly work and classroom instruction.

                  To encourage all faculty members to do scholarly research using laptop computers.

  • Computer labs in all dorms by the year 2009 funded by Title V HSI Grant as of Oct. 1, 2004

                  Wireless stations mounted in the ceiling on all dorm floors

                  One 24 hr. computer lab in each Dorm with security access

                  Discount wireless computer cards sold through the College Bookstore for all laptops or desktops

                  Wireless access for all students in the dorms on any floor.

  • Internet and bandwidth access to be doubled by 2005 and tripled by 2009
  • The campus-wide internet T1 lines are to be doubled by Sept. 2005 and Tripled by Sept. 2009
  • To keep the bandwidth and speed of LAN transmission
  1. To make Hayes Auditorium, and Spellman, and Smith halls major renovation projects for technology on campus 2004-2009
  2. To make wireless or laser connections of Spellman to the rest of the college network
  3. To create two or more smart classroom or smart lab rooms 
  4. To provide the best in LAN connections to all offices in PE
  5. To require that Hayes hall be used for large courses with many sections
  6. To require Smith to be used for lecture presentations using smart classroom equipment for large courses with 

              Many sections. Smith hall would have to have a wireless station, LAN connection and LCD ceiling 


  1. To establish two iMAC computer smart classroom labs for Communications and Fine Arts in the new Maryvale building.
  • To provide 20 iMac computers for Communications for a state of the art lab and 20 iMac computers for fine Arts studios in the new Maryvale building.
  • To provide the specialized software for Communications to offer advanced Video editing, Maya 3-D object manipulation, Adobe After-Effects, Final Cut Pro so the Communication Majors will be well prepared for the new wave of Digital movie presentations.

12.To make a long-range commitment to faculty development, technology instruction and Teacher Learner 

                  Center 2004-2009

  • To a provide a full-time Director of the Teacher Learning Center and full-time teaching assistant for 2004-2009
  • To continue as promised the faculty TLC 45 hr. course for full-time professors
  • To require all Adjunct Professors to take a 6 hour introductory workshop in blackboard, smart classrooms, and Powerpoint instruction as of Fall 2003 to 2009
  • To provide continued educational tech support for all faculty.
  1.  Evaluation and follow-up
  • To provide an annual review of all educational Technology and standard technology enhancements each Academic

              Calendar year Aug. to May by the Ed. Technology Steering Committee and the VP of Academic Affairs.

  • To provide recommendations to the President, Trustees and College Faculty on Educational Technology practices, new programs, new applications and new curriculum using technology.
  • To provide an Annual Review Yearbook of all educational Technology progress for College Trustees, students, faculty and administration.
  • Complete IDUES report each fall to the Federal Government as to the success of achieving Grant related goals.
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Online Lesson Plan American History- Alexander Hamilton in Spanish.

Plantilla de plan de lecciones en línea

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Nos encanta el aspecto de este plan de lecciones profesional tal como es. Pero también creemos que debería tener opciones. Para personalizar fácilmente esta plantilla y hacerla suya, en la pestaña Diseño, echa un vistazo a una amplia gama de opciones en las galerías Temas, Colores y Fuentes. O bien, para usar los colores de la escuela, toca Colores y, a continuación, selecciona Personalizar colores. Para reemplazar cualquier texto de marcador de posición, como este, simplemente tóquelo y escriba.

OBJETIVOS1-Aprende la vida de Hamilton.1-Ver la obra de Broadway llamada, “Hamilton.”
INFORMACIÓNEn la clase Discusión. ¿Quién es Alexander Hamilton y cuál fue su contribución a las 13 colonias?¿Cuáles son los nombres de las canciones de Hamilton? ¿Quién canta las canciones? Haga una lista y envíela cuando haya terminado. Discutir.
VERIFICACIÓNFederalismo vs Derechos de los Estados.Hamilton apoyó el control federal de las colonias y estableció ¿qué parte del gobierno?El federalismo y los derechos de los Estados existen hoy en día con el presidente Trump. ¿Cuáles son los cinco asuntos de derechos de los Estados que el presidente Trump había tratado de anular?Racismo y Hamilton. ¿En qué país nació Alexander Hamilton? ¿Cómo obtuvo una educación?¿Cómo se sintió Hamilton hacia la esclavitud?¿Dónde vivía Hamilton?¿Su casa aún existe? ¿Dónde se encuentra la casa si existe? 
PROYECTO DE AVANCE RÁPIDO¿Qué Presidente fue responsable de ayudar a aprobar la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria en la década de 1960?¿Qué prevé la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria?Discusión.¿Aprobaría Alexander Hamilton el acto de Primaria y Secundaria? ¿Es actuar como una forma de federalismo o no?
RESUMENDiscusión.¿Quién escribió la obra, Hamilton?¿Qué tipo de estilo de canción se utiliza en la obra?¿Quién disparó y mató a Hamilton?¿El asesino fue juzgado alguna vez por su crimen?¿Quién era la hija del asesino?Hamilton Puzzle tg  resolver.Un proyecto de una semana para una sola persona.Encuentra una aplicación de crucigrama gratis en Internet y crear un rompecabezas de 20 palabras  cruzadas usando 20 nombres o términos de la biografía de Hamilton o jugar.Cree una hoja de respuestas y envíe ambas a la maestra en una semana.Sin pegar, cortar ni copiar.
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Online teaching lesson plan two-Alexander Hamilton

Online Lesson Plan Template

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We love the look of this professional lesson plan just as it is. But we also think you should have choices. To easily customize this template and make it your own, on the Design tab, check out a wide range of options in the Themes, Colors, and Fonts galleries. Or, to use your school colors, tap Colors and then select Customize Colors. To replace any placeholder text, such as this, just tap it and type.

OBJECTIVES1-Learn the life of Alexander Hamilton.1-Watch the Broadway play called, “Hamilton.”
INFORMATIONIn class Discussion. Who is Alexander Hamilton and what was his contribution to the 13 Colonies?What are the names of the songs in Hamilton? Who sings the songs? Make a list and submit when finished. Discuss.
VERIFICATIONFederalism vs States Rights.Hamilton supported Federal control of the colonies and established what part of the government?Federalism and States rights exists today with President Trump. What are five States rights issues the President Trump had tried to override?Racism and Hamilton. What country was Alexander Hamilton born in? How did he get an education?How did Hamilton feel toward slavery? Where did Hamilton live?Is his house still in existence? Where is the house located if it exists? 
FAST FORWARD PROJECTWhat President was responsible for helping to pass the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in the 1960’s?What does the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provide for. Discussion.Would Alexander Hamilton approve of the Elementary and Secondary act? Is that act a form of federalism or not?
SUMMARYDiscussion.Who wrote the play, Hamilton?What type of song style is used in the play?Who shot and killed Hamilton?Was the killer ever tried for his crime?Who was the killer’s daughter?Hamilton Puzzle tg solve.One week single person project.Find a free crossword puzzle app on the internet and create a 20 word cross-word puzzle using 20 names or terms from the Hamilton bio or play.Create answer sheet and submit both to teacher in one week.No pasting or cutting or copying.
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Online History Template for teachers in Spanish

Plantilla de plan de lecciones en línea

Clase 2-AmericanHistoriaNombre del profesor112020


OBJETIVOS1-Seguir la lección 1-Washington huye a Penn.2-¿Adónde fue el almirante Howe después de que Washington huyera tierra adentro?3-¿Qué le pasó al Ejército del General William Howe durante el invierno de 1776-77?4-¿A qué capilla asistió George Washington cuando vivía en la ciudad de Nueva York? ¿La capilla sigue existiendo? ¿En qué calle se encuentra si existe?5. ¿Quién era el General a cargo de los Hesianos?6- ¿Qué crímenes de guerra hicieron los hesianos en Brooklyn? ¿En otra parte?Rompehielos, elija el nombre de uno de los generales o comandantes de Washington y diga por qué lo admira.Pida a cada estudiante que escriba todos los generales y comandantes mencionados con el nombre del estudiante.Lord Sterling- Sammy Breen
ACTIVIDADRompecabezas de palabras cruzadas creado a partir de un programa en línea gratuito.20 palabras. Terminar I 30 minutosPelículas de Youtube en Washington.¿Qué clase de red de espionaje tenía Washington?¿Cuál era la posición de Hamilton sobre el personal de Washington?¿Quién era Benedict Arnold? ¿Su esposa?Haz una lista de las películas que has visto y resumen en 50 palabras o menos para cada una de las 3-4 películas.
CANONS- LISTA TODOS LOS CÁNONES UTILIZADOS EN LA GUERRA REVOLUCIONARIA Y SUS ESPECIFICACIONES.Proyecto de dibujo estudiantil.Uso de una regla y una brújula o guías de plástico.Dibuja a Napoleón 6 libras.Dibuja otros tres cánones utilizados por los británicos y los americanos.Haz que el tamaño sea comparativo con el canon de bronce napoleón más pequeño el más pequeño.Etiquetar piezas de canon. Enviar sorteo por correo electrónico al profesorContinuar el proyecto de Declaración de Independencia de largo alcance.Sin cortes ni pegados. Todo el trabajo se comprobará con los sitios de Internet actuales. Si las palabras coinciden, recibirá una calificación de F y tendrá que volver a enviarse. Sus padres también serán notificados.Una vez más, no copie, corte o pegue material de Internet. Ponlo en tus propias palabras. Escúíbalo solo en la fuente ARIAL.
FOTOS DE WASHINGTONRecoger un álbum de fotos de Washington, batallas de guerra revolucionarias, generales británicos, generales estadounidenses. No menos de 20 fotos copias de Internet.Enviar y también almacenar en carteraProyecto SPY¿Quiénes eran los espías que usó Washington?  Dar sus nombres y ocupación
HÉROES DE LA GUERRA REVOLUCIONARIAProyecto 5- Respuesta en una página o menos. Ortografía y gramática correctas.¿Quiénes fueron los héroes de la Guerra de Independencia de los Estados Unidos?Envíe una semana más tarde.Tesis conceptual.¿Qué habrías hecho diferente si fuera el general Washington en las alturas de Brooklyn?
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Sample Online History Lesson Plan

Online Lesson Plan Template

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This is a lesson plan that emphasizes the online tools for a teacher to use to produce a positive involving  experience for the student. Online teaching is the flipped classroom style where the teacher has the student provide all the facts with reports. Try using partner teams of two students working on a one-page report. Keep reports concise to prevent run on sentences.

OBJECTIVES1-ice breaker activity to introduce students to one another on Zoom.Pick an animal you most identify or admire and share it with the class. Afterward have the class try to list all the animal names
REAL FACTS OF AMERICAN HISTORY1-Topic-George Washington and the Battle of Brooklyn Aug. 17761-   Research the Battle of Brooklyn.Draw a map of Brooklyn with the British and American lines.3-   What major mistake did Washington make before the British landed?
STUDENT PROJECTS1-Long term Project. Signing the Declaration of Independence was a death sentence. List all of the signers of the Declaration including John Hancock and tell how they died. Indicate who were killed by the British1-Names of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence. See link….www.michaelwsmith.com2. List name, Colony, reason for death, date of death.3. How many were killed by the British?
QUICK ASSIGNMENT ONE MINUTE1-What was George Washington’s white horse’s color and name?2-What river did Washington escape the British after losing Brooklyn?3-Name three Generals or Commanders that worked under Washington at Brooklyn in 1776?1-Concept Project. What would have happened if Washington’s troops were captured at the Battle of Brooklyn?2-How many close calls did Washington have to being captured in Brooklyn, Manhattan, White Plains, Harlem Heights, and New Jersey?  
END OF CLASS GAME1-Why didn’t the British follow Washington into the Penn. Wilderness in the winter?2-What did Admiral Howe do to chase Washington and cause havoc in the colonies after Washington escaped to Penn.?Rules on Long Term projects.Use Excel or Table function in Word.Place the titles in the top row.Reason for sacrifice, date of death
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