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 portable devices, cloud computing, and web-based applications are introduced. Participants examine basic computer 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.
Integrating Technology for Personal and Professional Productivity
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.
Develop effective electronic communication with students and their families.
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.
Integrating Cloud Computing and Web-based Applications
Determine educational functions of basic productivity tools.
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.
Understanding Basic Computer Troubleshooting
Determine why teachers should possess basic troubleshooting skills.
Identify hardware and software components.
- Understand how to perform basic computer maintenance.
Integrating and Managing Portable Devices in an Educational Setting
- Identify portable devices.
- Describe the benefits and challenges of integrating portable devices into a classroom.
- Develop strategies to manage portable devices in the classroom.
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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.