Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Discover simple ways to integrate technology in your classroom to enhance the material and meet Common Core standards and other course goals. This course provides ways to integrate technology across the curriculum with tools that will engage auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.
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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 the 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.

What you will learn

  • Learn realistic ways to integrate technology into your classroom that will enhance your basic educational objectives
  • Discover all the different types of technology to benefit all types of learners (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic)
  • Learn to make the most of assistive technology, iPad apps, tablets, document cameras, projectors, smart TVs, speakers, screen readers, SMART Boards, and much more
  • Learn the safest ways for your students to surf the web
  • Discover how to integrate keyboarding and word processing into your classroom
  • Learn how to locate the best apps, Internet sites, and classroom activities to help your students in math, reading, writing, science, social studies, art, and music
  • Learn to meet the needs of special needs, GATE, and English language learners through technology

How you will benefit

  • Discover how to create a technology-friendly classroom
  • Integrate technology into every area of your curriculum
  • Use technology to meet the needs of every type of learner in your classroom and become a better teacher

How the course is taught

  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6 Weeks or 3 Months access
  • 24 course hours

Are you ready to unleash the power of technology in your classroom? Teachers are constantly faced with difficult decisions, and one of the most important is how 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.

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.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

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

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe 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-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

Instructor-Led: Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have 3 month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within the allotted access period.

Instructor-Led: The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.