EDU 901 Tech Integration
Focuses on foundational elements of technology integration, including understanding the SAMR Model of Technology Integration and its application to lesson development, using digital tools for enhanced communication with parents and students, building a personal learning network, curating resources for direct instruction, using collaboration tools, using an online “home base,” and differentiating instruction using current tools.
How are you making the move to 21st Century Teaching? Do you want to increase your grasp on technology? Do you want to learn more about what can be done now that we could not do before? Do you want to more intuitively mine online resources to engage more deeply with your students and your content? Continuously evolving Web 2.0 resources and ever expanding online access open up completely new possibilities in teaching.
This course will guide you expertly through some major topics in this transition. You will increase your confidence, avoid pitfalls and speed bumps, and make great strides forward in your skillful integration of technology in your lessons. This course provides the much needed foundation to begin implementing 21st century skills in the classroom. Topics like the SAMR Model of technology integration, communicating with parents/students, personal learning networks, curation of resources, screencasting, Google Apps for Education, classroom home bases, personalized learning, differentiation, and web 2.0 resources will be explored and discussed.
See what other educators are saying about this course
Tech Integration has taught me how to grow my use of technology as a means of fulfilling students’ instructional needs while increasing parent communication in my new job as an elementary reading specialist.M.S., Reading Specialist
Great introduction and overview to technology resources!H.C., Elementary Teacher
Most valuable course I have taken. Every teacher needs to take this.J.L., Math Teacher
Using the tools I learned during the class has definitely helped me move up the SAMR model.A.C.
I found a lot of new resources to add to my classroom.K.T.
Very beneficial - I was able to create a lot for my classesM.W.
I enjoyed collaborating with my colleagues during this course. I learned about many resources that are practical to implement.B.C., Science Teacher
This course opened doors to a world that I thought never existed. Hopefully, I will be able to use these concepts in my daily teachingm.g., Social Studies Teacher
The course was very practical and I could take new material and apply it directly to my classroom.J.J., Language Arts Teacher
I enjoyed learning about the different resources and getting to try them with my instructor present.C.P., Special Education Teacher
Bridging the Digital Divide provides the learner with a nice overview of different ways to integrate technology in the classroom.M.S., Reading Specialist
Very helpful for beginners.J.F.
This was a great course. I loved that fact that we had time to explore what was taught so that I got a true understanding of the topic!k.s.
I learned a variety of new technologies to incorporate into my classroom.B.S., Elementary Teacher
This course provided valuable ways to improve communication with students and parents. It also offered me the opportunity to add to, improve often and reflect upon ways to connect with students and parents through my LMS (Schoology).B.C., World Languages Teacher