Using Technology in Your Classroom

Using Technology in Your Classroom
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Technology and content area curriculum should be partnered in such a way to enhance not just learning for the students, but also increase enthusiasm for the teachers.  Student’s today have at their fingertips access to a variety of information and communications that did not exist when their teachers were children.  Students seamlessly integrate new technologies into their lives in ways that mystify many adults.  Our classrooms must capture and keep students attention and focus.  Today that means utilizing as much technology throughout each subject every day.  Our course promotes the use of technology throughout all curriculum.  In our class, students will be introduced to the most powerful instructional tool of today to enhance classroom instruction and push the boundaries to challenge all students to think and learn in meaningful ways.  

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize how to use technology in the classroom
  • Recall the differences between the traditional and cognitive tool approaches
  • List how to use blogs, wikis, and digital media for literacy learning
  • Identify how to integrate technology into lessons

Using Technology in Your Classroom Module 1
Using Technology in the Math Classroom

In module one, we will take a look at how to use technology in the classroom.  We will explore the obstacles that can be encountered when adding technology and how to address them.  Additionally, we will discuss the importance of integrating technology for the purpose of Math lessons.

  • Obstacles to Technology Integration
  • Successes of Math Integration
  • Importance of Math Technology Integration
  • Integrating Wikis into Math Instruction
  • Mathcasting

Using Technology in Your Classroom Module 2
Integrating Technology into Science Instruction

In module two, we will take a look at the differences between the traditional and cognitive tool approaches.   We will look at how to integrate ideas to enhance teaching science lessons.  Also explored in module two is how to use databases and how to empower students in science with the use of technology.

  • Traditional vs. Cognitive Tool Approach
  • Learning Science with Technology
  • Integration Ideas to Enhance Science Teaching
  • Databases and Probeware
  • Empowering Students with Science

Using Technology in Your Classroom Module 3
Integrating Technology into the Literacy Classroom

Although some technology has been used in classrooms for a while, we will look at how to increase your possibilities.  Included in module three is an exploration of how to used blogs, wikis, and digital media for literacy learning.  We will also discuss how to use video editing software to enhance your current lessons.

  • Current Technology in Literacy Classrooms
  • Increasing Possibilities
  • Digital Media for Literacy Learning
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Video Editing Software

Using Technology in Your Classroom Module 4
The Intersections of Technology in the Social Studies

In our final module, we will discuss how to integrate technology into social studies lessons.  After looking at the traditional and innovative converge, we will explore digital media sharing, virtual worlds, and the future of technology in the classroom.

  • Technology Integration in Social Studies
  • Traditional and Innovative Converge
  • Digital Media Sharing
  • Virtual Worlds
  • The Future of Technology in the Classroom

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.