SELF-STUDY: Technology in the 21st Century Classroom (5 clock hours)

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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.”

Technology has become an integral part of our life and learning patterns in the 21st century. The internet, blogs and smart phones are some examples of tools that we use to grow in our knowledge and understanding. Using technology like this in the classroom requires more than knowing how to use the tool. Teachers need to understand the role of technology in the learning process, and the principles behind integrating it in a way that it promotes learning without it being a distraction.

This course teaches concepts and ideas behind using technology in the classroom. It also helps teachers to understand the various skills that students need to develop in order to use technology in the most effective way. It equips teachers to help students use technology intelligently and responsibly.

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Reviews

22 Reviews of “SELF-STUDY: Technology in the 21st Century Classroom (5 clock hours)”:
  1. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I have taught for many years and have lacked confidence with incorporating technology into my classroom. This course has given me some courage; I believe that I now may see the way to start! Teresa B.

  2. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

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

  3. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

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

  4. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Enjoyed the class so far. David C.

  5. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

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

  6. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

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

  7. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    Very helpful information. Donna S.

  8. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

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

  9. Glenda H says:
    Five Stars

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

  10. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    I was thankful to find this class, thank you for helping teachers!! Heather P.

  11. Theresa V says:
    Five Stars

    I am very pleased with the content and format of all the PLB courses I have taken thus far. One of the most helpful aspects of this website is that one is able to view which courses are aligned with each state's requirements. Great work! Will continue to take more courses on PLB! Also, love receiving emails regarding special pricing.

  12. Network Support says:
    Five Stars

    This course was extremely rich in applications and resources for the classroom. Very glad I can come back to this course and utilize the information again and again! Angela K.

  13. Mark S. says:
    Five Stars

    Good Content!!

  14. Misty C. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you for all of the resources provided by this course. Much appreciated! I like learning via my phone while on-the-go!

  15. Karolyn B. says:
    Five Stars

    It's helping me get my CE credits in line after taking a few years off for my family. Thank you!

  16. Darlene O. says:
    Five Stars

    This course was more useful than I thought it would be during the introduction. Having used technology in my classroom for the past 20 years, I was somewhat insulted by the first section of the course. I do not need convincing that technology is an essential tool to enrich student learning opportunities. Most of the content has already been used in my classroom, however, there were some areas that I have not done much with, and this interested me. I think that additional courses offered on specific topics would greatly enhance professional development. The most helpful part of the course were the links offered.

  17. Megan S. says:
    Five Stars

    "This online course was so full of information. I was a little overwhelmed with it at first. I am not very informative about all the technology choices that are out there to use in the classroom. Now, all I keep thinking about is how am I going to learn them and use them =)"

  18. Samlong I. says:
    Five Stars

    "This course motivates me to have a mindset of the 21st century teacher."

  19. Andrea G. says:
    Five Stars

    I have already highly recommended PLB to my colleges. I was truly pleased with the content, the pace and the links provided in my Technology course. This was my first experience taking an online course and I must say that PLB made it painless. Thanks to this course I have learned to make technology an essential part of my teaching. I was integrating technology, but now I have gained at better understanding of what it means to effectively use technology to facilitate learning. The links and videos that were part of the course are extremely useful and already part of my Digo account. Thanks for making professional development relevant, easy, practical and affordable! PLB is simply the BEST! Thankfully, Andrea

  20. Brianna K. says:
    Five Stars

    I appreciate the combination of videos and readings.

  21. Theresa C. says:
    Five Stars

    This is my fifth course through PLB and by far the most useful; although, each course was excellent. As a stay at home mom/ professional teacher on hold, it is imperative that I keep up on technology to remain relevant once I re-enter the workforce. I feel excited instead of anxious in regards to what has changed in regards to technology since I left teaching in 2006. I'd love to see more!

  22. Debra K says:
    Five Stars

    I really loved the technology 21st century course!

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