EDU 958 Enhancing Literature with Technology
Enhance the literature that is used in the classroom through the use of makerspace and design challenges, coding and robotics, digital resources, QR codes and Augmented Reality. A common theme throughout the course is effective integration of the 4C’s: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking.
Participants will be introduced to high-quality literature that can be used to bring student learning to the next level. Literature will include books written by both classic and new authors, showcasing real-world problems that spark extended learning activities. Participants will be encouraged to further research books that blend with their school curriculum and develop projects and activities to be used in the classroom. Through the use and development of many new technology learning tools and applications, students will learn to extend literature through makerspace activities, design challenges, coding, QR codes, and augmented reality. Block and color coding will be demonstrated with the robots Dash, Sphero, Bee Bot and Ozobot. This course is perfect for elementary teachers, reading specialists, librarians, STEM educators or teachers of gifted students.
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I like that I was able to create things that are useful to me in my own classroom. Almost every assignment can be translated into my own teaching.H.I., Elementary Teacher
This course was very practical in helping bridge literature and technology in a way that can be used authentically in the classroom. The assignments and activities were practical and helped me prepare activities that I will be able to use in my own classroom.H.I., Elementary Teacher
All projects and assignments were very useable - I am excited to use them in my classroom this coming school year.B.S.