Technology Survival For Educators – tech503 (3 credits)
This course provides educators with survival strategies when incorporating technology into the P-12 classroom. Managing and integrating common classroom technology and portable devices as well as integrating web-based and cloud computing applications are introduced. Participants examine basic maintenance and troubleshooting, personal and professional productivity, and issues regarding the safe and ethical use of technology.
Determine why teachers should possess basic troubleshooting skills.
Identify hardware and software components.
Identify resources to assist teachers in troubleshooting common classroom technology and portable devices.
Integrating and Managing Portable Devices in an Educational Setting
Identify portable devices.
Develop strategies to manage portable devices in the classroom.
Describe the benefits and challenges of implementing a “bring your own device” policy in educational settings.
Integrating Cloud Computing and Web-Based Applications
Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of integrating cloud computing in the classroom.
Compare commercial, freeware, and open source applications.
Create a collection of web-based resources.
Integrating Technology for Personal and Professional Productivity
Develop effective electronic communication with students and their families.
Distinguish between authentic and nonessential use of technology for learning.
Construct effective technology assessments.
Develop strategies for integrating technology to improve personal and professional productivity.
Integrating Technology Safely and Ethically in the Classroom
Summarize concerns involving the safe use of technology in the classroom.
Explain appropriate and ethical technology use in the classroom.
Identify copyright issues and ethical guidelines for integrating technology in the classroom.
All objectives apply.
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