NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Technology in the Classroom, Part 1

HNES 2000




Instructor: Kristen {Hetland} Ford

Grading: Letter

Monday, January 14, 2019 - Monday, March 11, 2019

Course completion March 18, 2019

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $250

Course Description:

This course will introduce classroom teachers to a variety of electronic and digital technology that can be implemented in the teaching/learning process as well as used to engage 21st Century students in the classroom.  This course will also allow teachers the time necessary to reach a high degree of competence to and develop self-efficacy in these various technology platforms. Finally, this course will provide teachers an opportunity to begin to implement these technologies into their respective course curricula. 


  1. The students will be able to explain the research and rationale for incorporating various technologies in the classroom.
  2. The students will be able to demonstrate competency in a variety technology platforms used in the classroom.
  3. The students will be able to utilize a variety of technology platforms to help increase student engagement as well as modify certain class assignments by integrating technologies.

Required Materials/Text:

1. Reliable access to the Internet and a computer

2. Text: None.  Materials will be disseminated electronically. 

"I learned a lot of different technology platforms that I can use with students and parents."

"I really enjoyed using Google Classroom, in particular on the student side - as it let me see and learn how my students use Google Classroom."

"I loved trying out all the different types of technology. I will be using Jing and the QR code a lot this year."

"The host of new resources I was able to experience and accumulate is very valuable."

"The projects completed throughout the course will be used in my classroom."

About The Instructor

Dr. Kristen Hetland-FordKristen {Hetland} Ford

Kristen earned her Ph.D. in Human Development with emphasis in wellness from North Dakota State University; received her M.S. in School Health Education from University of Wisconsin and received her B.A. in Physical & Health Education from Concordia College. Kristen is currently an associate professor in the Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science Department at Concordia College (Moorhead) and comes with 15+ years teaching experience.

**Registration Instructions:

The registration URL will close January 17th @ 5:00 p.m.

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