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
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
Bridging the Digital Divide provides the learner with a nice overview of different ways to integrate technology in the classroom.M.S., Reading Specialist
I learned a lot about integrating technology into my classroom. I especially liked learning about screencasts, seesaw and kahoot.B.M., Elementary Teacher
I enjoyed learning about the different resources and getting to try them with my instructor present.C.P., Special Education Teacher
Opened my eyes to the various ways to utilize technology.M.B., Math Teacher
I was able to take things from each session and apply it to my teaching. It has really added an excitement and inspiration to my teaching.K.S., Language Arts Teacher
I really enjoyed the one-on-one access with the instructor. We learned about a lot of different digital resources. It was nice to be able to "sample" them, see how they worked, and determine which would work for our individual purposes.E.H.
This course was a great course to take to get familiar with different technologies in terms of communication tools and classroom technology.J.A., Math Teacher
I had a hard time at first, but now I can see the value of using technology in my classroom. It opened my eyes to many tools that I would NEVER have found on my own.M.S., World Languages Teacher
This course was structured so that everyone progressed at their own pace using the technological applications that suited their individual needs in the classroom.K.G., Science Teacher
As our district slowly moves to a 1-to-1 platform, this course was the perfect opportunity to make the learning applicable to what my individual needs are.J.W., Math Teacher
This course allowed me to create and utilize materials that can be incorporated into my classroom immediately. The instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable.H.S., Elementary Teacher
Everyone learned something and everyone taught something. Very fun!M.S., Language Arts Teacher
Thought the class was very informative.L.G., Special Education Teacher