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EDU-491-20, Top:Tech for Instruc & Mgmt (FA14)

 INSTRUCTOR: Ryan Schaaf

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Special/Wednesday/6:00-8:45 PM, 09/10/2014-11/12/2014

CONTENT:

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, Excel spreadsheets, Internet searching, , presentation software and implementation techniques, and use of an interactive whiteboard. Students explore learning theories and best practices for the integration of technology into daily instruction; students will become familiar with Common Core Standards for content and will be able to apply state and national technology standards.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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)

METHODS:

This course includes a combination of lecture, demonstrations, collaboration, reflection, and hands-on learning.

GRADING SCALE:

Letter Grade-Points

A-95-100; B+-90-94; B-85-89; C+-80-84; C-75-79; F-74 and below

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

ASSIGNMENTS-POINTS

#1  Joule Discussion Forum-5; #6 Proposal Presentation on a Research Question Proposal (Joule)-0; #2 Legal, Social, Ethical Case Study-10; #7 Proposal Technology Enriched Lesson Plan (Joule)-0; #5 Search Log for Tech Enriched Lesson Plan-10; #3 Using Data to Improve Student Achievement-10; #7 Technology Enriched Lesson Plan-15; #6 Presentation on a Research Question-20; Final Assessment-20; Attendance/Punctuality and Participation-10

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

Smaldino, S. E., Lowther, D. L., & Russell, J. D. (2014). Instructional technology and media for learning. (10 ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education. Inc. The looseleaf version is available in the University bookstore.

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

Other Internet resources are listed and linked on the Joule course site.

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

None.