Course Description & Objectives
This course focuses on using technology in K-12 classrooms and addresses the integration of technology in all curricular areas for all students. You will investigate theoretical and practical issues surrounding the use of multimedia, Internet resources, Web inquiry, and educational software within K-12 classrooms.
The goal for this course is to integrate information and communication technologies into K-12 classroom curriculum and to prepare future teachers to use technologies to differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of all students. Technology will be used to revitalize pedagogy and provide teachers with the ability to develop lesson activities to utilize in the classroom so that students will make meaningful connections in their learning process and develop 21st Century learning skills. I feel if teacher candidates are trained to incorporate various technology tools into their curriculum it will energize their instruction and motivate students to learn. By incorporating various technologies as part of the curriculum you will have the opportunity to see how this equipment has the capability to improve classroom practices.
All future teachers will need to use the many growing technologies that are part of our changing world. This course enhances teacher candidates’ theoretical and practical knowledge of technology and integration of technology in teacher practice and practicum courses that are part of teacher certification developed by the Utah State Office of Education, the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), and Utah Education Network.
Note: Access to a computer and the Internet outside of class is REQUIRED.
In the subject line you must include...
"EDEL 2200: (04) (name) (subject)"
...if your email doesn't come in like this it will NOT be read. This allows me to answer your question with the correct information as I teach 3 different flavours of this course. Please note that at times I will answer your questions with directions on where to find the answers...this allows you to build up your skills of looking for the answers on the web as technology is dynamic...this allows you to build confidence in knowing where to find answers while you are in the 'real world'.
Office:: ME 132C
Additional times by appointment...please email me...
You are welcome to contact me anytime you see me on Facebook and Google chat. I am here to help you succeed but it will require action on your part.
Empowering the student through knowledge, preparation, and ethics.
ABSOLUTELY NO FRAGRANCE ALLOWED IN CLASSROOM OR OFFICE.
You will be asked to leave the classroom or possibly to the back of the room. Remember that your students may have their own allergies, so sensitivity to them will be necessary in your future profession.
There is no required textbook for this course. We will use online resources found on the course website.