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.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Understanding Basic Troubleshooting

  • 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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