Welcome to my course entitled "Google and other Educational Tools for the Classroom." (EDPU 590 Northeast Consortium/Endicott College.) I hope that you will enjoy this on-line as well as course directed educational experience that will help close your technology gaps in teaching and learning. Please feel free to reach me at email@example.com or call me at 978-973-8456.
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Being an advocate for web 2.0 tools as well as skill building programs, the syllabus and instructions presented will, hopefully, encourage inspiration by producing projects or activities that you may be able to incorporate into your classroom curriculum. Please see my "Links" page which contains particular tools that may be of professional interest as well as the article which describes the 20 skills teachers must have which is in the "Skills Needed by Teachers" page. Please click on the picture below to view my PowerPoint presentation.
In addition, there are uploaded files provided within this site to assist you in integrating technology. They are located throughout this site. We will begin our class by creating your own website and will add personal digital tools for your classroom task as we go. These individual tools will help to create effective instruction through technology integration and common core alignment. Learning AND engagement is our goal through student centered opportunities. I suggest using weebly as your template for creating your site.
This course is offered as a week long course or as a semester course. Please see our "calendar" page to see our objectives.
Please click on this link to see a variety of integration videos.
This course is designed to teach new strategies and new technology tools for teaching and learning which can result in higher levels of application. This hands-on course will also provide classroom examples for tools such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, social bookmarking, photo sharing and editing, video showcasing, google docs, electronic portfolios, search engines, calendars, mapping, social networking, organizing web info, surveys and polls, and other tools. In addition, sample work will be shown that will illustrate how teachers are using all types of programs and online resources to assist in student learning and communication. Photo taken by Kathy O'Reilly, Rockport Granite Pier.
Before technology integration can begin, teachers should start with:
1. Lesson Goals: What is first. How and why is used for deeper understanding.
2. Once your students understand, how can they reflect it?
3. What kinds of activities will reinforce these concepts?
4. Will students add value to basic ideas by simulating through experiments, deepening them through inquiry-based discussion or broadening them through project based learning?
5. How will teachers facilitate and monitor classroom collaboration?