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ED554 Reston 2012

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Marymount University
ED554 RESB3 Summer 2012 Knight
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COURSE SYLLABUS
Course Number
ED 554 RESB3
Course TitleComputers & Technology in the Classroom
 
Fall
 
Spring Summer
X
Year2012Name of Instructor Office and Extension
Steven Knight Google Voice 703.307.2982
Electronic Mail
sknight@marymount.edu
Meeting Day and Time:
May 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13, 27, plus additional online hoursFridays, 6:00PM – 10:00. Reston – Room 5
 
Office Hours
: By appointment
Final:
Integrated Lesson Unit Plan due July 31, 2012
ACADEMIC INTEGRITYBy accepting this syllabus, you pledge to uphold the principles of Academic Integrity expressedby the Marymount University Community. You agree to observe these principles yourself and todefend them against abuse by others.SPECIAL NEEDS AND ACCOMMODATIONSPlease advise the instructor of any special problems or needs at the beginning of the semester. If you seek accommodation based on disabilities, you should provide a Faculty Contact Sheetobtained through Disability Support Services located in Gerard Hall, 703-284-1615.STUDENT COPYRIGHT AUTHORIZATIONFor the benefit of current and future students, work in this course may be used for educationalcritique, demonstration, samples, presentations, and verification. Outside of these uses, work shall not be sold, copied, broadcast, or distributed for profit without student consent. Itemssubmitted for this course also may be submitted to TurnItIn.com for analysis.
School of Education and Human Services
 
Marymount University
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WEATHER AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION LINE703-526-6888 (Off-campus); Ext. 6888 (On-campus)
ATTENDANCE POLICY
 Due to the intensive nature of this course;
Students are expected to attend all sessions for sixhours each day, M – F. Any absence for any reason will necessarily require a re-assessment of your continued participation in the class. Your job, this semester, is to complete this coursesuccessfully.
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BROAD PURPOSE OF COURSEAn introductory, hands-on course designed to acquaint preservice teachers with theintegration of technology into an educational curriculum, including multimedia,evaluation of educational software, and an introduction to telecommunication resourcessuch as the World Wide Web.1.a. CRITICAL ASSIGNMENTMarymount's Teacher Education Department has identified key or critical assignmentsfor your program as part of our formative assessment system. These critical assignmentsare part of your normal course work and are first considered in the evaluation for yourcourse grade. These assignments are also scored by your professor in the following fiveareas: 1) Knowledge of Subject Matter; 2) Knowledge of Human Growth andDevelopment; 3) Adapting for Individual Needs; 4) Instructional Planning Skills; and 5)Assessment of Student Learning. The scores from these five areas are not part of yourcourse grade, but are reported to the MU’s Education Department and used for programevaluation and formative assessment. You may inquire about the critical assignmentscores for this course or you may ask the department chair about the scores for all of yourcritical assignment at any time. Additionally you are evaluated using the followingdispositional statements: establishes collaborative relationship w/instructor and peers,appreciates diversity in and out of the MU classroom, demonstrates integrity, anddemonstrates self-control and exhibits a positive attitude. The critical assignment for thiscourse is: Technology-Integrated Unit Plan.1.b. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKMarymount University’s professional education programs are dedicated to our mission of “Preparing Educational Leaders for Diverse Learning Communities.” The three strandscomprising the conceptual framework model include critical thinker, effectivepractitioner, and caring professional that synergistically interact with one another.Knowledge of content, human growth and development, and pedagogy, along withcurrent research and learning theory, provide the foundation for our professionalprograms. All courses and experiences are designed to achieve this mission.1.c There is no field experience requirement for this course.
 
Marymount University
ED554 RESB3 Summer 2012 Knight
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COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course students will beexpected to:a.
 
Establish criteria for selecting educational hardware and software;b.
 
Describe appropriate applications of selected educational technologies, includingcomputers;c.
 
Demonstrate effective use of the computer as a productivity tool for teaching andlearning;d.
 
Apply selected multimedia tools;e.
 
Evaluate hardware and educational computer hardware and software, includingprograms designed to meet the needs of special populations;f.
 
Describe research findings and theory bases which underpin the application of electronic technologies in schools;g.
 
Develop a lesson unit plan which appropriately integrates educational technology.h.
 
Describe implications of education computing on such issues as equity, ethics,privacy, viruses, and copyright infringements;i.
 
Describe the role advanced technologies currently play in education and willlikely play in the future; j.
 
Establish criteria for assessing the accuracy and reliability of online resources;k.
 
Use electronic technologies to access and exchange information;l.
 
Employ appropriate technologies to support the Virginia Standards of Learningand other instructional objectives, in addition to the NETS standards.2.
 
TEACHING METHODThe integration (not merely addition) of technology into a classroom createsopportunities for rich educational experiences that are inquiry-oriented, learner-centered,and multisensory while accommodating varying learning styles. This foundation courseoffers a hands-on overview of effective teaching methods using digital technologies. Weshall explore uses of digital imagery, the internet, digital concept mapping, podcasting,and digital storytelling in addition to other technologies as means of developingproductive instructional interactions. We will also pursue readings and discussionsintended to help each student develop his/her own informed ideas about technology usein the classroom. Classes will include readings, tutorials, hands-on experience witheducational technology and discussions of reflections on our work.

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