Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Discover simple ways to integrate technology in your classroom to enhance subject material and meet Common Core standards and other course goals. This course provides ways to integrate technology across curriculum with tools that will engage auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.
6 weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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In this teacher professional development course, you will learn the secrets of technology integration in the classroom, gaining the skills educators need to use tools such as wikis, podcasts, and blogs effectively. You will discover simple ways to integrate technology to enhance your subject material and meet your Common Core standards and other course goals.

You will learn how to design presentations for auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles, how to teach keyboarding and word processing, how to develop standards-based lesson plans, and more. Whether you're new to the integration process or already use technology in classroom, learning about emerging educational technologies is vital to your students' success. By the time you finish this online teacher training course, you will know how to integrate technology across the curriculum.

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
6 weeks Access Course Code: 5it
Start Dates*Nov 13 | Dec 11 | Jan 15 | Feb 12
*Choose start date in cart
$85.00
Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T9293
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$115.00

Syllabus

Are you ready to unleash the power of technology in your classroom? Today's teachers are faced with decisions, and one of the most important to integrate new technology into the traditional classroom. Your first lesson explores the differences between a traditional classroom and a technology-friendly one.

It's time to set up the technology that benefits all learners - auditory, visual, and kinesthetic -in your classroom. This lesson will introduce ways to improve student learning using assistive technology, such as tablets, mind mapping tools, document cameras, SMART Boards, and much more.

Do you know the safest way for your students to surf the Web? This lesson explores student-friendly Internet search engines and directories that you can use to safeguard your students' online experience. You will also look at the power of the bookmark and bookmark management tools like Sqworl.

This lesson introduces the basics: integrating keyboarding and word processing. You will follow a simple timeline for integrating these two skills. You will also learn how to choose between a laptop and a tablet for typing.

This lesson explores using blogs and reading technology integration in the classroom. Trying new reading sites and the activities is a great way to capitalize on your students' interest in reading. You will also learn different ways to pair new reading technology with Common Core and traditional ELA standards.

It's time for wikis and writing technology integration. In this lesson, you will learn how to locate the best apps, websites, and activities to help your students fall in love with writing. You will also explore ways to integrate technology into your writing curriculum using at Common Core and NCTE standards.

Are you ready to learn about podcasting and science technology integration? This lesson is packed full of tips that you can use to get your students excited about science. You will explore national, state, and Next Generation science standards and look ways to meet them by integrating technology.

This lesson focuses on using Word and Excel to integrate technology into math lessons. It's never been easier to use technology to meet NCTM standards, Common Core math standards, or state math standards and bring your math lessons to life with fun websites, apps, and computer activities.

In this lesson, you will learn how to use PowerPoint, Google Slides, websites, apps, and technology integration in the social studies classroom. Technology makes teaching social studies even easier, and with the wealth of information, you will soon be meeting the NCSS standards.

Get ready to explore online museums, music downloads, and art and music technology integration. This lesson covers the importance of music and art, ways to use technology to meet national standards, fun activities, and great websites that you can use in your classroom.

It's time to discover using WebQuests and technology with diverse learners. This lesson focuses on meeting the needs of special needs, GATE, and English language learners with technology. You will learn about customized WebQuests that engage each group of students through differentiated instruction.

In your last lesson, you will learn how to keep your students safe online. Finally, you will take technology to the next level with technology integration strategies, including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the flipped classroom.

Requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Robin Sellers is a certified teacher with a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Technical and Professional Communication. She has over 11 years of experience in the traditional classroom and has been an online instructor since 2000, training thousands of students. She has the ability to take difficult or technical concepts and make them easy for her students to understand. Her students claim that she has a gift for communicating online in a clear, concise, and personal way and that she is a "born" teacher who makes her courses interesting and enjoyable.

Reviews

Great class!! Lots of useful information that will translate to real world class activities and instruction. Clear, concise and thorough instruction. I'm very pleased.

Great Class! Thanks for sharing so much useful information. I now feel more capable of addressing the needs of my school. Thank you!

I cannot believe how much I have gained confidence in using a variety of technology in the classroom (some I'd never even heard of before!). I am amazed by the wealth of ideas and Internet resources that I now have. Plus, I have access to websites that will keep me informed about developments in the future. I am inspired to do more creative activities and find it easier to brainstorm new ideas. I have already eagerly shared this new information with my colleagues.

I feel like I have come out of the dark ages since starting your class. I have brought technology into my home and personal life. I went wireless, bought a laptop, and I'm teaching my better half how to surf the net. I'm still trying to figure out some of the basic things out, but I know I can do it. I want to thank you for making me feel more confident in using the computer in the classroom and in my daily life. You presented the parts of the machine to me and then gave me ways to incorporate this tool and what it has to offer into my classroom. I have a wonderful list of favorites my students or I can go to. It has been fun and lets me know I can still do this.

I had a great time taking this course. It started out mostly as a way to keep my certification up to date and secondly as a means of keeping my teaching fresh. As I progressed through the course, it became mostly a way to freshen my teaching and secondly a way to keep certification up to date. This class offered some very valuable and helpful information and resources for encouraging me to make my classroom even more tech friendly than it already is. Thanks for the inspiration!

I hope that more students choose to take this course. It has much valuable information and many suggestions. Thank you.

Robin was an excellent instructor! I really felt like she was right there in front of me just having a conversation. I learned a lot and will definitely go the online route more often!

Thank you for all the wonderful information you shared with us. This was my first online class and I was nervous to get started. But, you made things clear and easy to follow. I will use many of the ideas in my classroom! Thanks again!

This class was fantastic!! I especially liked all the links to websites that will help me implement using technology in the classroom.

WOW!! I have learned so much from this course! I never knew integrating technology into the classroom could be so much fun! I look forward to having my own classroom next year and using as many of these great sites as possible. My 3 kids have enjoyed this as well because they have been my guinea pigs. My son has found fun sites where he can get extra practice on math facts and my daughters have visited wonderful sites to help improve their reading! I was feeling intimidated in the beginning because of my lack of computer knowledge. I now feel excited and ready to get started! I really enjoyed this course. Thank you!

This course was fun as well as informative and educational. I learned a lot about different aspects of using technology in the classroom. The instructor did a great job putting together the lessons and providing information and examples of how to use technology in the classroom. I would recommend this class to others.

This is a great course and a well-informed teacher. I would recommend this course to anyone who has frequent need of a computer either at work or home. The writing was both informative and easy to read and the instructions were clear. I will enjoy using this information in a number of areas. Thank you.

The class was great. It was easy to tell that the instructor knew a lot about the material she was teaching. She also had great technology resources to look at.

Would highly recommend this class. Great resources and ideas to make technology improve the learning curve for students.