ED554 RESB3 Summer 2012 Knight
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.