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Teach English Now!

Technology Enriched Teaching


About this Course
This course focuses on the key concepts you need in order to effectively integrate technology
into your teaching, without letting it overshadow language learning. Discover current and
future trends in educational technology, along with strategies for implementing these trends in
the classroom and beyond. As technology is continually evolving, learn how to keep up on
current technological applications through professional development networks and training
opportunities.

Taught by: Jessica Cinco, International EducatorGlobal Launch


Taught by: Dr. Shane Dixon, Senior International EducatorArizona State University Global
Launch
Taught by: Dr. Justin Shewell, Senior International EducatorArizona State University

Basic Info

Level Beginner

Language
EnglishVolunteer to translate subtitles for this course

How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.

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Syllabus
WEEK 1
Module 1: Overcoming Your Fears of Using Technology

In this module, learners are introduced to a young teacher who is hesitant to incorporate
technology into the classroom. On his journey, we will be introduced to reasons teachers avoid
technology as well as suggestions for how to overcome some common technology difficulties. In
particular, learners will be introduced to the concepts of alignment, learner control, and the
importance of being outcomes driven. Less
6 videos, 2 readings, 2 readings
1.
Video: Welcome Video
2. Reading: Welcome Guide to the Teach English Now! MOOC
3. Video: Video 1: Technology Happens: A Day in the Life of a Teacher
4. Video: Video 2: Why Teachers Avoid Technology
5. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)
6. Video: Video 3: Through the Red Door: Welcome to the Digital Space
7. Video: Video 4: Three Tips for Using Technology: Alignment Matters
8. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)
9. Video: Video 5: Summary
10. Reading: Technology Evaluation Form

Graded: Writing Prompt


Graded: Graded Checkpoint (10 Q's)

WEEK 2
Module 2: Enhancing Lesson Planning Using Technology

In this module, our young teacher learns about creating a learning management system (LMS)
to assist him in the classroom. We are also introduced to nine different categories of technology
as well as 6 events of instruction. Events of instruction are introduced to help teachers recognize
the need to examine different technologies according to how they can be useful during the
lesson planning process. Less
6 videos, 2 readings, 2 readings
1. Video: Video 1: Making Technology Work for You: The Teaching Assistant
2. Video: Video 2: Technology Tool: Learning Management Systems
3. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint (5 Q's)
4. Video: Video 3: Choosing the Right Technology Tools
5. Video: Video 4: Nine Categories of Technology
6. Video: Video 5: Technology Tools Organized by Events of Instruction
7. Reading: Extra resource: Chart of Technology Tools and Events of Instruction
8. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint (5 Q's)
9. Video: Video 6: Summary
10. Reading: English Central: Why it Works

Graded: Writing Prompt


Graded: Graded Checkpoint (10 Q's)

WEEK 3
Module 3: Engaging Students Using Technology

In this module, we are introduced to the concept of digital nativity, and students that are both
digital natives and non-natives. Throughout the module, our young teacher is given strategies
to engage both types of learners.
5 videos, 1 reading, 2 readings
1. Video: Video 1: The Best Laid Plans Often Go Awry
2. Video: Video 2: Digital Natives and Non-Natives
3. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)
4. Video: Video 3: Back to School with Trilinguist
5. Video: Video 4: Ways to Engage Digital Natives and Non-Natives
6. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)
7. Reading: Example Technology Survey
8. Video: Video 5: Summary

Graded: Writing Prompt


Graded: Graded Checkpoint (10 Q's)

WEEK 4
Module 4: Transforming the Classroom Using Technology

In this module, learners are introduced to the interaction between teaching, content, and
technology, using the acronym TPACK. Through this acronym, teachers are invited to recognize
the ways in which different types of knowledge work together. We are also introduced to an
additional acronym: SAMR. This acronym invites teachers to consider how essential the tool is
to achieving learning outcomes, and whether it simply replaces an older type of technology, or
if it transforms the learning process itself. Less
5 videos, 1 reading, 2 readings
1. Video: Video 1: The Pedagogue (Part 1)
2. Video: Video 2: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)
3. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)
4. Video: Video 3: The Pedagogue (Part 2)
5. Video: Video 4: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR)
6. Reading: Teach English Now!...and SAMR
7. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)
8. Video: Video 5: Summary
Graded: Writing Prompt
Graded: Graded Checkpoint (10 Q's)

WEEK 5
Module 5: Focusing on Your Training

In this module, our young teacher encounters a final test in the form of marketers that attempt
to push technology tools on him and his classroom. We give some final advice about how to
deal with the massive numbers of tools that are currently available, and what to do to ensure
that the tools that are chosen will truly benefit students. Less
5 videos, 1 reading, 2 readings
1. Video: Video 1: When the Vendors Come Marching in, Remember Your Training
2. Video: Video 2: Four Tips on Evaluating Technology Tools
3. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)
4. Video: Video 3: Becoming a Technology Master
5. Video: Video 4: Straight Talk about Instructional Design
6. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5 Q's)
7. Reading: "Substitute or redefine?" (Article by Nicky Hockly)
8. Video: Video 5: Summary

Graded: Writing Prompt: Lesson Plan


Graded: Module 5 Review Quiz (10 Q's)

WEEK 6
Module 6: Final Review

Each of the concepts covered in Modules 1 - 5 is summarized in the course summary video.
Learners watch the video to verify their understanding of the course material. Then, they will
proceed to the final checkpoint quiz and peer review assignment.
1 video
1. Video: Video 1: Course Summary

Graded: Final Checkpoint (25 Questions)


Graded: Micro-Lesson