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Integrating Mobile Devices and Related Electronic Technologies (P-12)

EDUC 600




Instructor: Ted Mainella; Joe Ditter

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $695

Course Description:

The purpose of this 3-credit continuing education graduate course is to introduce new technologies for use in the P-12 classroom to the end that it will bolster student achievement. Technology to be covered will include the latest computer upgrades, Smart Boards, high speed Internet, digital photography, new uses for Websites, Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis, Audio Books, Scanners, new uses for Google and related mobile devices such as iPads, Kindles and iPhones. Participants will receive hands on instruction in a wide variety of classroom technologies. Participants will design learning units that include integration of technology into their curriculum.

Course strategies will include: (1) outside readings; (2) final exam; (3) large and small group presentations; (4) small group discussion; (5) individual counseling; (6) demonstrations; (7) development of a mini-unit project; and (8) the development, implementation and evaluation of an individualized Action Plan.


  As result of participation in this course, participants will know and understand:

1. The theoretical base and underlying principles and concepts of the course content as specified in the 2 texts and as measured by the quality of assignments 1 and 2 and rubrics 1A and 1B.

2. The need to work and teach differently to apply cited technologies as measured by the  quality of applications in class, readings as noted, and rubrics 2A and 5A.

3. The relevant and current research on this topic as well as an ability to apply technology heretofore identified to their own professional setting as measured by the results of the research in assignments 1 and 4, readings as noted, and rubrics 1A, 1B, 4A and 7A.

4. How to apply their curriculum requirements to the needs and interests of students as measured by the quality of assignments 3 and 4, readings as noted, and rubrics 2A, 3A and 5A.

5. A working understanding of the several cited technologies and “apps” covered in the modules as measured by the quality of class participation,  assignments 5, 6, 7 and 8 and rubrics 2A, 3A and 5A.

6. How to apply the several mobile devices as measured by the results of the participant’s Plan of Action and Mini-Unit Project (rubrics 2A, 3A and 5A).

7. How to use the technologies recommended to improve student achievement as measured by class implementation of technology-related activities and rubrics 2A, 3A and 5A.

8. How to better prepare students to take achievement tests as measured by technology related  to classroom practice activities and rubric 2A, 3A and 5A.

9. How to best implement ways to increase student academic responsibility as measured by the results of the Plan of Action (rubric 3A).

Special Instructions:

This course will not be offered Summer 2014.