SELF-STUDY: Introduction to Technology for Teachers (5 clock hours)

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“This course covers many familiar and emerging technology tools that changed the way I teach and learn. The resources available are astounding!”

This interactive course introduces teachers to technology tools with one goal in mind: increasing teacher comfort level in using the Internet and today’s technology tools for teaching and learning. Teachers will learn new ways of using tools they are familiar with and be exposed to brand-new tools and applications for use both in professional development and with students in the classroom.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Basic computer terminology
  • Office applications
  • Email
  • Web tools
  • Integrating technology in classroom lessons
  • Using technology to enhance professional development

Teachers will learn to integrate technology effectively with student learning to increase engagement and student achievement.

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33 Reviews of “SELF-STUDY: Introduction to Technology for Teachers (5 clock hours)”:
  1. Monica E. says:
    Five Stars

    The course was very informative. I learned a lot!

  2. Mai V. says:
    Five Stars

    The course is very basic. I'm glad that you do have it. It will be great for teachers who are new to technology. It can be helpful for them.

  3. Michael S. says:
    Five Stars

    This was a great course. I really gained some valuable information.

  4. Cheryl H. says:
    Five Stars

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

  5. Heather N. says:

    Great class!

  6. Denise D. 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.

  7. Reeny S says:
    Five Stars

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

  8. Denise L. 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!

  9. Julia N. says:
    Five Stars

    This is very convenient for me to do at home.

  10. Gregory F. says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks! This was an informative and useful course.

  11. Kathryn W. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you.

  12. Kathleen P. 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'.

  13. Rachna J says:
    Five Stars

    Great course- learned new ways to bring technology to my classroom- thank you!

  14. Stephanie E says:
    Five Stars

    This is a good overview of technology in the classroom. I work a lot with technology and students, so I feel like I have more knowledge in this area and therefore the information was not new to me. But, this is very informative and would be great for most people.

  15. Dain T. says:
    Five Stars

    I cannot wait to apply some of this technology in the classroom.

  16. Katie V says:
    Five Stars

    Easy to use I work in a high tech. school so a lot was review, but much was good I had an understanding of google classroom for example but didn't exactly know how to define what a wiki is etc.

  17. Sarah C. says:
    Five Stars

    Thanks for the convenience of these classes!

  18. Rachel S. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you so much. I am able to renew my teaching license thanks to your PD online course.

  19. John M. says:
    Five Stars

    This was most informative, as I have been retired for a few years. As a substitute teacher, with a professional license, this course added to my knowledge regarding what's new.

  20. Carol S says:
    Five Stars

    It had lots of info related to technology resources that I would like to go back and reference.

  21. Richard P says:
    Five Stars

    Nice job. Very helpful.

  22. Richard H. says:
    Five Stars

    This appears to be a freshly updated course on technology for educators. I have long thought that I was especially tech savvy -- until now! Through this PLB course, I learned a great deal more on the use of blogs, social media, podcasting, Google Earth, and the ""flipped classroom."" This is all practical knowledge that can easily be applied to enhancing my everyday classroom! Richard Hubbard

  23. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    I learned a great deal of things in my web tech class.

  24. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    Over the course of this class I have learned a lot about the use of technology in my classroom. In particular the ways I can share and save my web links with the students for their own research has been a huge find for me. I usually post the links on my website and then take them down as I am done, but this will give me a chance to keep them up on the internet for a while and the students can have constant access to them. The second tool I have taken away for this to increase student participation in my class is through the use of a blog.

  25. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    This course has taught me the necessary use of technology in my classroom. My students are learning in the 21st century and eventually will be faced with employers who want their employees to have 21st century skills. I understand the importance of educating my students not only math, but how to utilize the new age technology in their learning experience. I learn how I actually could incorporate the use of technology into my teaching and learning experiences.

  26. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    This course has shown me how to incorporate technology in my classroom. Some of the resources in this class were right there at my finger tips on the internet this whole time that I did not know existed.

  27. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    I really enjoyed trying out the websites included in this course. I admit I was starting to fall behind in technology and I feel that this course and the websites/resources provided have given me some ideas to incorporate technology into my classroom. Overall I think my students will appreciate these new resources to differentiate their lessons and give them some more hands-on experiences.

  28. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    I was hesitant to sign up for this course for a couple of reasons. First of all this was my first online course so I did not know want to expect. Second, I generally do not take advantage of technology, both in my personal life as well as my professional one. I use email and am proficient in Microsoft word and excel but I generally do not push myself to learn how to do more. I was given a Smart board in my classroom last year which forced me to incorporate technology into my lesson plans so I thought that I should start to explore what additional technology exists to enhance my teaching. The last reason is that I actually prefer to be in a classroom and learn directly from an instructor with face to face interaction. Having completed the course, I am happy that I signed up. I feel that I have been exposed to a good variety of technology.

  29. Anonymous says:
    Five Stars

    This course has provided me with a significant amount of information and tools that I can utilize in my classroom.

  30. Richele S. says:
    Five Stars

    The course was very interesting and was a nice refresher in the world of technology.

  31. Susan S. says:
    Five Stars

    "Great course! Very informative."

  32. Rebecca F. says:
    Five Stars

    Taking online courses to fulfill necessary licensure requirements is a very useful and convenient way to help renew a teaching license! I like that this program is easy to use and fulfills the new requirements for my state license.

  33. Nancy I. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you for providing this convenient online learning experience. I appreciate having access to this material even after completing the course.

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