EDU-491-22, Top:Tech for Instruc & Mgmt (FA13)
INSTRUCTOR: Ryan Schaaf
SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Special/Tuesday/6:00 – 8:45 PM, 09/10/2013-11/12/2013
An introduction to technology as a tool for classroom instruction and management, this course provides opportunities in planning, designing, and producing projects that support the instructional needs of students in grades P-12. The projects encompass skills in word processing, web page design, presentation software, and other technologies. Students explore learning theories and best practices for the integration of technology into daily instruction and are exposed to state and national technology standards.
Students will be able to:
- Discuss some of the legal, social and ethical issues facing schools and their uses of technology by examining real-world scenarios in case studies. (MTTS #3, InTASC #2,3,7,8,9, NETS-A # 6, MILF 6, ELCC #3, 5,6, SEO#3,5 )
- Explain current learning theories as they relate to the use of technology for learning by integrating technology and media into a content-based, technology enriched lesson plan. (MTTS #5, InTASC #1,2,3,4,7,8, NETS-A # 2, MILF 6, ELCC# 2, SEO#2,5)
- Express a vision for the use of technology in the classroom based on course readings (MTTS #7, InTASC #9, MILF 1, ELCC #1, 2, NETS-A # 1, 2, 3, SEO# 1, 4)
- List a wide array of adaptive and assistive technologies used to address learning obstacles (MTTS #6, InTASC#2, 9, NETS-A #2, 6, MILF 2, ELCC# 1, 2, SEO #4)
- Navigate and search the World Wide Web to locate and evaluate educational resources and activities to document the search process involved with educational research. (MTTS #1, InTASC #4, 7, 9, NETS-A # 2,3, MILF 7, ELCC# 2, SEO#1,4)
- Retrieve and analyze data to inform instructional practices (MTTS #4, InTASC #2,4,6,7 NETS-A # 2, 5, MILF 3,SEO#1, 2, 4,5)
- Use basic features of Microsoft Office for personal productivity or to create activities to enhance the learning environment (MTTS #2b, #5, InTASC #1,2,3,4,7,8,9, NETS-A #2, MILF 3, ELCC# 2, SEO#4, 5)
- Use email, a learning management system (including a web-based discussion forum), and an electronic portfolio to facilitate communication (MTTS #2a, InTASC #9, 10, NETS-A #2,3, MILF 8, ELCC# 1, 4, SEO #4)
This course satisfies portions of the following standards: Maryland Teacher Technology Standards (MTTS), Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Standards (InTASC), National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A), Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), and Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Education’s Conceptual Framework (SEOs).
Teaching techniques will include lectures, demonstrations, collaborative work, and hands-on experiences in a computer lab setting.
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
- Students are required to purchase a USB flash drive (available at most office supply stores)
- Students will be taught how to create back up files. It is the student’s responsibility to back up their files each week during lab time.
- Students need to be aware that this course will require access to a computer with MS Office 2007® (Word©, PowerPoint© and Excel©) and the Internet.
- The syllabus and rubrics for all assignments are included on the Joule site for this course.
MTTS 2a – Joule Online Discussion (5 points)
MTTS 3 –Legal, Social, Ethical Case Study (10 points)
MTTS 4 – Using Data to Improve Student Achievement (10 points)
MTTS 1 - Presentation on a Research Question (15 points)
MTTS 1,5, and 7 - Literature Circles (10 points)
MTTS 1, 5, and 7 - Technology Enriched Lesson Plan/ Resource Search Log (20 points)
MTTS 7 – Final Exam (20 points)
Attendance/ Participation (10 points)
REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:
Required for all students: Smaldino, S. E., Lowther, D. L., & Russell, J. D. (2012). Instructional technology and media for learning. (10 ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education. Inc. It is available in the College bookstore.
READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS: