NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Educational Technology 101

EDUC 600

3 CREDITS

$345

Online

Instructor: Sharie Adamson

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $345

Course Description:

This course is designed for educators interested in learning about the most current cutting-edge technology being used in classrooms. Topics addressed in the course include information literacy, WebQuests, internet search strategies, wikis, blogs, podcasts, digital storytelling, virtual field trips, YouTube, social media, and interactive whiteboards. Teachers will learn how to use all of these technologies in the classroom and integrate them into their content curriculum.

Objectives:

• Teachers will understand the basics of using Microsoft Word.
• Teachers will understand the basics of using Microsoft Excel.
• Teachers will learn Internet search strategies.
• Teachers will gain resources for teaching information literacy and citing sources for your students.
• Teachers will learn how to create a WebQuest.
• Teachers will learn what RSS technology is.
• Teachers will know what a wiki is and how to create a wiki for your classroom.
• Teachers will know what a blog is and how to create a blog for your classroom.
• Teachers will learn how to create a classroom website.
• Teachers will learn how to incorporate digital storytelling into your curriculum.
• Teachers will learn how to listen to and create a podcast.
• Teachers will know how to create a virtual field trip.
• Teachers will know about YouTube and TeacherTube.
• Teachers will understand social media and how students are using it.
• Teachers will understand what interactive whiteboards are.
• Teachers will gain information on interactive websites for students.
• Teachers will know what a blog is and how to create a blog for your classroom.
• Teachers will learn how to create a classroom website.
• Teachers will learn how to incorporate digital storytelling into your curriculum.
• Teachers will learn how to listen to and create a podcast.
• Teachers will know how to create a virtual field trip.
• Teachers will know about YouTube and TeacherTube.
• Teachers will understand social media and how students are using it.
• Teachers will understand what interactive whiteboards are.
• Teachers will gain information on interactive websites for students.

Required Text:

“Web 2.0: How-To for Educators” by Gwen Solomon and Lynn Schrum

About The Instructor

Sharie Adamson

Sharie has 16 years of professional experience in education, reading instruction, and adult education. Her expertise is in curriculum development, curriculum standards, data analysis, and peer coaching. Sharie has earned an M.S. in Education and Reading from California State University in Fullerton, CA. Her B.A. in Liberal Studies was earned from California State University in Long Beach, CA.

Special Instructions:

The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbooks are not included.

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