GRADUATE Course – Technology Today

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“Technology in education is less about the toolset and skillset and more about the mindset. The teacher’s most prominent role in the digital age is that of lead learner.”


1  Graduate Credit

  • Grading: A-F
  • Materials: Included in the course fee!
  • Graduate Credit: 1  Graduate Credit
  • Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class)
  • Time Frame: Enroll and start any time

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Course Description:

Gone are the days when the word classroom brought to mind an image of a dusty blackboard, chalk or the dim light from an overhead projector machine. Instead we think of smart boards, computers and other technology. Libraries and books as reference material are supplemented by the internet, blogs and Google; all of which are available at our (and our students!) fingertips. This three part integrated course, Technology Today, helps to bridge the gap, enabling safe implementation of technology in classrooms and preventing misuse by either students or adults while promoting effective learning.

SECTION A enhances professional development by presenting tools, techniques and resources to advance skills in using technology. Introduction to Technology for Teachers highlights the advantages of using technology as both a resource and a tool for educators in their classrooms.

Technology can promote effective learning only when used in the right manner. SECTION B, Technology in the 21st century Classroom, imparts valuable information regarding the principles of integrating technology in a way that promotes learning without being a distraction.

The third section of this course stresses the need to protect students from possible dangers in the online world. It helps to create awareness about the threats existing in the virtual world. SECTION C, Internet Safety is filled with practical ideas and steps that educators can take to ensure safety of the students who have access to the internet whether through classroom technology, at home or via their cell phones.

This integrated course helps educators gain an extensive outlook using technology effectively as well as safely.

Self-paced Professional Development Credit classes incorporate online content, quizzes, interactivities and a Course Action Plan you can put to use in your work environment. Learning takes place asynchronously, at your convenience, and may be completed over a period of 4 weeks. Note, teachers looking for graduate credits, please check with your issuing authority about whether it will accept these online teacher courses.

Objectives & Outcomes:

As a result of successful participation in SECTION A, Introduction to Technology for Teachers, students should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of computers and operating systems.
  • Use office applications effectively.
  • Use email effectively.
  • Communicate and teach effectively through PowerPoint presentations.
  • Use web tools in the classroom.
  • Oversee a computer lab.
  • Create effective lesson plans that integrate technology.
  • Integrate technology into the curriculum.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION B, Technology in the 21st century Classroom, students should be able to:

  • Understand the current scenario in educational technology today.
  • Envision using a blog to facilitate learning.
  • Envision using a wiki to facilitate learning.
  • Envision using Twitter for learning in the classroom.
  • Envision using Google docs, and Google earth to facilitate learning.
  • Integrate various audio and video tools in the classroom.
  • Enable students to develop digital learning skills.
  • Enable students to take up different roles in the process of digital learning.
  • Understand and implement ethical use of technology.
  • Understand concepts of digital literacy, informational literacy, visual literacy, global literacy and network literacy.
  • Help students learn to use technology effectively to learn, communicate and experiment.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION C, Internet Safety, students should be able to:

  • Understand how cyberbullying occurs on the internet.
  • Understand how predators find, contact and develop relationships with children on the internet.
  • Monitor and control internet use in order to protect students.
  • Understand how cellphone use can be unsafe, and teach safe practices to children.
  • Teach students to stay safe from phishing.
  • Teach students safe use of the internet.
  • Report internet crimes.

Special Instructions:

After completing the course, you will be directed to the university for registration.

Reviews

28 Reviews of “GRADUATE Course – Technology Today”:
  1. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    It was interesting and gave me many things to consider for this new school year. LoriBeth T.

  2. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great, informative course! Michael S.

  3. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Very informative. Julie S.

  4. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great class and helpful information.Angela D.

  5. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoyed and learned a lot from completing this self-study course. Cheryl H.

  6. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great class! Heather N.

  7. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Great course. Angela D.

  8. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I would like to see video examples of the discussed topics. Denise D.

  9. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I liked the descriptions of each type of technology that you can use in the classroom. Quite a lot of it was new to me, like the use of blogging and live binders in the classroom. It gave me a lot of ideas that I can use to incorporate these things into my classroom. Denise D.

  10. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks for being there. I don't know what I would have done with out PLB. Reeny S.

  11. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This course was informational. Vonda B.

  12. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I have enjoyed all the courses. I am anxious to use some of the suggestions from the course such as; Google Earth, QR code for a treasure hunt, etc. Thank you! Denise L.

  13. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks! As always, this course meets the requirements for re-certification. Karin J.

  14. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I learned new information about technology in the classroom. Patricia F.

  15. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Technology Today, was an excellent on-line course. It was very informative, and I learned about new technology issues happening in this world today. It was very easy to continue where I left off. I would recommend this program to others. Thank You. Bernadette B.

  16. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This class was full of helpful information. Thanks for sharing! Donna S.

  17. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I am pleasantly surprised by how much I am enjoying my classes. I love learning, and the two courses I have completed were fun and informative. Tammy G.

  18. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    The videos and booklets are a nice addition. Erin C.

  19. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This is very convenient for me to do at home. Julia N.

  20. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Enjoyed the class so far. David C.

  21. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    The internet links will be helpful for the upcoming school year. John S.

  22. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks! This was an informative and useful course. Gregory F.

  23. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I appreciate having to go online to continue my learning this way. Julia N.

  24. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Very helpful information. Donna S.

  25. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you! Sharon T.

  26. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I appreciated the shortcuts to websites for further information. There have been so many changes in the last few years, without training and keeping up with technology, it makes it difficult to sub with confidence. Although, I will say, the children are very proficient at 'helping'. Kathleen P.

  27. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I really liked the videos in this course and the embedded links to topics discussed. Very useful!! Jessica C.

  28. Glenda H says:
    Five Stars

    I learned much from this course. I learned much from this course.

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