SED 514 Computers in Instruction

Dr. Tae Chang: Professor in Secondary Education

Office Hours: Monday  2:00-3:30 and by appointments via Zoom or in office, Ed 2140

Contact information: 818.677.6491, 818.677.2580, or (E-mail preferred) 


Course Description

Introduction to the instructional uses of the internet, text processing, graphics, desktop publishing, educational software, electronic reference tools, teacher support tools, spreadsheets and other software applications and related media. Use of such applications to access and evaluate information, analyze and solve problems, and communicate with other professional. Strategies and skills to enable teachers to prepare their students to be life-long learners in an information-based, interactive society. Meets technology education requirements for the Preliminary Credential.  Prepare teachers to lead CCCSS aligned lessons.




Conceptual Framework

The faculty of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, regionally focused and nationally recognized, is committed to Excellence through Innovation.  We believe excellence includes the acquisition of professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions and is demonstrated by the growth and renewal of ethical and caring professionals - faculty, staff, candidates - and those they serve.  Innovation occurs through collaborative partnerships among communities of diverse learners who engage in creative and reflective thinking.  To this end we continually strive to achieve the following competencies and values that form the foundation of the Conceptual Framework.

Course Objectives

1.  Acquire introductory knowledge of best practices and research findings on how to use computer-based technology in teaching and can apply this knowledge to the design of CCCSS-aligned lessons.  (TPE 1)

2.  Apply knowledge of best practices and research to the design of lessons.  TPE 1)

3.  Use computer applications and tools to design CCCSS-aligned instruction.  (TPE 4 & 6)

4.  Have basic knowledge of issues related to the educational use of computers, including: copyright, moral, legal, safety, acceptable use policies, and ethical.  (TPE 12)

5.  Use information management applications for teachers.  (TPE 3)

6.  Use selections criteria to evaluate educational technologies for use with K-8 students.  (TPE 3)

7.  Learn and apply criteria and apply criteria for selecting educational software, computer application, and Internet resources for use with middle and high school students.  (TPE 9)

8.  Able to align available software and applications with curricular goals and the CCCSS content standards

Methods of Completing Course Objectives

1.  PowerPoint

2 . Word processing

3 . Web design 

4 . Outline

5 . Database 

6.  Survey

7.  Video editing

8.  Flow charts

9.  App building



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