Tech World: The Best of Today’s Classroom Tech for Tomorrow’s Teachers (P-12)
Instructor: Ted Mainella
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Partner Course Fee: $695
The purpose of this 3-credit continuing education graduate course is to introduce methods of planning, producing and integrating the new rapidly changing technology for the K-12 classroom. Technology will include the latest computer upgrades, Smart Boards, high speed Internet, digital photography, new uses for Websites, Blogs, Scanners, new uses for Google and more video and related technology. This course will provide the necessary information about current successful use of technology in the K-12 classroom. It will include exploring the Internet, web page design, digital cameras, scanners and computer video editing. Participants will receive hands on instruction in a variety of classroom technology. Successful sites with technology rich environments in K-12 education, higher education and industry will be studied as well. 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; 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 need to work and teach differently with technology as measured by the Plan of Action and class participation.
2. A working understanding of the several technologies as measured by class participation and the Plan of Action.
3. The relevant and current research on this topic as well as an ability to apply technology information to their own professional setting as measured by the results of the research course requirements.
4. How to adapt their curriculum requirements to the needs and interest of students as measured by the quality of the students’ Mini Unit Project.
5. How to implement the several technology strategies recommended as measured by the results of the students’ Reflection assignment.
6. How to use the digital technology in the classroom to enhance student learning and motivation as measured by class participation.
7. How to use the latest computer technology and various software programs to improve student achievement as measured by class implementation of technology related activities.
8. How to better prepare students to take achievement tests as measured by technology related practice activities.
9. How to best match the learning styles of these students with the most appropriate teaching styles of the teacher as measured by the final examination.
10. How to best implement ways to increase student responsibility as measured by the results of the final examination.
Preparing to Use Technology: A Practical Guide to Curriculum Integration. Blanche W. O’Bannon, Kathleen Puckett 2006
The total cost includes the NDSU credit however textbooks are not included.